Microsoft Access 2007 Basic

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Course duration: 1 Day

Certification: Access 2007 Microsoft Certified Application Specialist

Course Description

Most organisations maintain and manage large amounts of information. One of the most efficient and powerful ways of managing data is by using relational databases. Information can be stored, linked, and managed using a single relational database application and its associated tools. In this course, you will examine the basic database concepts, and create and modify databases and their various objects using the Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 relational database application.

Course Objective

You will create and modify new databases and their various objects.


This course is designed for students who wish to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Access Database program to perform their day-to-day responsibilities, and to understand the advantages that using a relational database program can bring to their business processes. The Level 1 course is for the individual whose job responsibilities include designing and creating new databases, tables, and relationships; creating and maintaining records; locating records; and producing reports based on the information in the database. It also provides the fundamental knowledge and techniques needed to advance to more complex Access responsibilities such as maintaining databases and using programming techniques that enhance Access applications.


To ensure the successful completion of Microsoft Access 2007: Level 1, a basic understanding of the Windows environment is recommended.


This course is one of a series of courseware titles that addresses the new Microsoft Certified Application Specialist skill sets. The Application Specialist program is for individuals who use Microsoft’s business desktop software and who seek recognition for their expertise with specific Microsoft products. Certification candidates must pass one or more proficiency exams in order to earn Applicaton Specialist certification.

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Examine the basic database concepts and explore the Microsoft Access 2007 environment.
Design a simple database.
Build a new database with related tables.
Manage the data in a table.
Query a database using different methods.
Design forms.
Generate reports.

Course Content

Getting started
Database concepts
Exploring the Access environment
Getting help

Databases and tables
Planning and designing databases
Exploring tables
Creating tables

Fields and records
Changing the design of a table
Finding and editing records
Organizing records

Data entry rules
Setting field properties
Working with input masks
Setting validation rules

Basic queries
Creating and using queries
Modifying query results and queries
Performing operations in queries

Using forms
Creating forms
Using Design view
Sorting and filtering records

Working with reports
Modifying and printing reports

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