Access 2016: Core Database Management, Manipulation, and Query Skills

Course code: MSOFA1

Duration: 16 Hours

Microsoft Access is a database management system (DBMS) from Microsoft. It is an easy to use tool for quickly creating browser-based database applications that help you run your business. This course educates how to build databases to store and retrieve your data more efficiently with Access 2016. This course will also prepare the students for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam 77-730: Access 2016: Core Database Management, Manipulation, and Query Skills.


This course is intended for end-users of Microsoft Office applications. Individuals who are interested in taking exam 77-730 Access 2016: Core Database Management, Manipulation, and Query Skills, can also attend this course.




After completing this course, students will be able to use this application to:
  • create and modify database, tables and fields
  • retrieve, insert, update and delete data from the tables
  • create forms
  • create reports

Education Criteria


Module1: Create and manage a database

  • Create and modify databases
    • Create a blank desktop database, create a database from a template, create a database by using Import objects or data from other sources, delete database objects
  • Manage relationships and keys
    • Create and modify relationships, set the primary key, enforce referential integrity, set foreign keys, view relationships
  • Navigate through a database
    • Navigate specific records, create and modify a navigation form, set a form as the startup option, display objects in the Navigation Pane, change views of objects
  • Protect and maintain databases
    • Compact a database, repair a database, back up a database, split a database, encrypt a database with a password, recover data from backup
  • Print and export data
    • Print reports, print records, save a database as a template, export objects to alternative formats

Module 2: Build tables

  • Create tables
    • Create a table, import data into tables, create linked tables from external sources, import tables from other databases, create a table from a template with application parts
  • Manage tables
    • Hide fields in tables, add total rows, add table descriptions, rename tables
  • Manage records in tables
    • Update records, add records, delete records, append records from external data, find and replace data, sort records, filter records
  • Create and modify fields
    • Add fields to tables, add validation rules to fields, change field captions, change field sizes, change field data types, configure fields to auto-increment, set default values, using input masks, delete fields

Module 3: Create queries

  • Create a query
    • Run a query, create a crosstab query, create a parameter query, create an action query, create a multi-table query, save a query
  • Modify a query
    • Rename a query, add fields, remove fields, hide fields, sort data within queries, format fields within queries
  • Create calculated fields and grouping within queries
    • Add calculated fields, set filtering criteria, group and summarize data, group data by using comparison operators, group data by using arithmetic and logical operators

Module 4: Create forms

  • Create a form
    • Create a form, create a form from a template with application parts, save a form
  • Configure form controls
    • Move form controls, add form controls, modify data sources, remove form controls, set form control properties, manage labels, add sub-forms
  • Format a form
    • Modify tab order, configure Print settings, sort records by form field, apply a theme, control form positioning, insert backgrounds, insert headers and footers, insert images

Module 5: Create reports

  • Create a report
    • Create a report based on the query or table, create a report in Design view, create a report by using a wizard
  • Configure report controls
    • Group and sort fields, modify data sources, add report controls, add and modify labels
  • Format a report
    • Format a report into multiple columns, add calculated fields, control report positioning, format report elements, change report orientation, insert header and footer information, insert images, apply a theme

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