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Course description




1 day

Microsoft Office Access 2016 is the newest version of Microsoft’s popular database program. This, the second part of a two-level course, explores advanced Access features. Whether you’re using Access for the first time, or have been using it for years, this course will help you make the most of Access 2016’s features and tools.  

Implementing Advanced Form Design 

This lesson takes a look at several topics to increase your students’ knowledge of Access 2016. Here, students will learn how to add controls to forms, set form controls, create subforms, organize information with tab pages, enhance database navigation with forms, format a form, and apply conditional formatting.  

Using Data Validation 

In this second lesson of the course, the focus switches to data validation. Covered here is field validation along with form and record validation. 

Using Macros to Improve User Interface Design 

At the halfway point of this course, the lesson turns to macros and using them to improve user interface design. The topics covered here are: create a macro, restrict records using a condition, validate data using a macro, automate data entry using a macro, and convert a macro to VBA. 

Using Advanced Database Management 

Some advanced database management skills come under scrutiny in this lesson. Topics in this lesson teach your students how to: link tables to external data sources, manage a database, determine object dependency, document a database, and analyze the performance of a database. 

Distributing and Securing a Database 

In this penultimate lesson, the topics covered are: split a database for multiple user access, implement security, set passwords, convert an Access database to an ACCDE file, and package a database with a digital signature. 

Managing Switchboards 

The final lesson of Microsoft Access 2016 Part Two, is all about switchboards. Students are taught how to create a database switchboard, how to modify a database switchboard, and how to set startup options. 

Lesson Plan 

Lesson 1: Implementing Advanced Form Design 

  • Add Controls to Forms 
  • Set Form Controls 
  • Create Subforms 
  • Organize Information with Tab Pages 
  • Enhance Navigation with Forms 
  • Format a Form 
  • Apply Conditional Formatting 

Lesson 2: Using Data Validation 

  • Field Validation 
  • Form and Record Validation 

Lesson 3: Using Macros to Improve User Interface Design 

  • Create a Macro 
  • Restrict Records Using a Condition 
  • Validate Data Using a Macro 
  • Automate Data Entry Using a Macro 
  • Convert a Macro to VBA 

Lesson 4: Using Advanced Database Management 

  • Link Tables to External Data Sources 
  • Manage a Database 
  • Determine Object Dependency 
  • Document a Database 
  • Analyze the Performance of a Database 

Lesson 5: Distributing and Securing a Database 

  • Split a Database for Multiple User Access 
  • Implement Security 
  • Set Passwords 
  • Convert an Access Database to an ACCDE File 
  • Package a Database with a Digital Signature 

Lesson 6: Managing Switchboards 

  • Create a Database Switchboard 
  • Modify a Database Switchboard 
  • Set Startup Options 



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