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Classroom training -  Access Querying

Classroom Training

Microsoft Access Querying

Available as classroom training course only

£375 + VAT for most venues (£495 + VAT for London)

1 day

This one-day course is aimed at people who don't know how to use Access, but have a database that they want to interrogate. The course explains the principles underlying your corporate database (if you bring a copy in, we'll do much more than this), then shows how to create queries to get at the data it contains. Learn how to select data, how to aggregate it and how to create expressions, then at the end of the course see a brief introduction to how forms and reports work.

We don't have any dates scheduled for this course, but we may well consider adding them - it's always worth asking.

Alternatively, you could enquire about running the course in your office or even (if available) as a tailored online course.

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Designing a database

  • Identifying the tables
  • What are relationships?
  • Setting a primary key
  • Using multivalue fields

Creating tables

  • Defining fields
  • The types of field
  • Entering data

Covered if time allows If time

Drawing relationships

  • Creating relationships
  • Referential integrity

Creating queries

  • The query design grid
  • Sorting
  • Setting criteria
  • Combining criteria

Advanced queries

  • Grouping and totalling
  • Creating expressions
  • Parameter queries

Covered if time allows If time

Joins

  • Creating ad hoc joins
  • Types of join

Creating forms

  • Layout and design view
  • Using the form wizard
  • Split forms
  • Creating controls

Creating reports

  • Using the report wizard
  • The group, sort and total pane
  • Report design

You should already be a confident Windows user to attend this course, but do not need to have used Access before. Note that most people find Access harder to learn than Excel.

Why Choose Us?

Sample customer feedback

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts (note that some of these reviews may be for our online courses).

"Great course with good content and pacing."

Alan Mort (Cheshire Datasystems Ltd)

"The course was very well run. Almost as good as the classroom experience! I'd previously done a SSRS course with Wise Owl and found it to be of a very high standard, with a very personable and knowledgeable trainer. It seemed like the obvious choice."

Louise Gorry (Gamma Telecom Ltd)

"Loved the Power BI training and our trainer was excellent, fun and full of life, could improve his jokes though! The course was fast paced and covered a lot of content, lots of useful tips and examples."

Lesley Munro (The City of Liverpool College Group)

"All very useful & being able to take everything away to review on my own will be very useful. Other people in the team have done the course before and recommended."

Jason Thomas (Crown Commercial Service)

"Wise Owl’s venue in London is very easy to get to and the course is very easy to get, too. Appropriately paced, with well written materials; and a proper lunch makes a big difference!”"

Emma Howard (East of England Co-op)

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