Access 2007 Advanced

This workshop is designed to teach you a deeper understanding of Access 2007 in a practical way. The participants will learn how to use the advance features of Access to help them better manage a database. This workshop incorporates a hands-on approach to learning. They will get a chance to practice some of the advance features right on a computer.
This workshop is meant to provide a safe learning environment where they can practice and learn Access 2007 Advanced functions without worrying about making mistakes. Making mistakes is a part of learning and is expected in this workshop. Taking the time to learn the advanced features of Access 2007 will increase their knowledge on how databases work and make creating and managing an Access 2007 database easier for everyone.

Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started
• Icebreaker
• Housekeeping Items
• The Parking Lot
• Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Advanced Table Tasks
• Using the Property Sheet
• Adding, Moving, and Removing Controls
• Formatting Controls
• Setting the Primary Key

Module Three: Advanced Form Tasks
• Creating a Sub-Form
• Creating a Split-Form
• Creating a Modal Dialog
• Creating a Pivot Table
• Creating a Pivot Chart

Module Four: Advanced Reporting Tasks
• Using Report Sections
• Grouping and Sorting Data
• Adding Calculated Controls
• Creating Labels

Module Five: Understanding Relationships
• Types of Relationships
• Viewing Relationships
• Editing Relationships
• About Referential Integrity
• Establishing Referential Integrity

Module Six: Advanced Query Tasks
• Sorting and Filtering a Query
• Adding Calculated Fields
• Using the Expression Builder
• Using Logical Functions

Module Seven: Working with SQL
• What is SQL?
• Understanding SQL Statements
• Basic SQL Syntax
• Uses for SQL in Access

Module Eight: Linking Data
• Linking to an Excel Spreadsheet
• Linking Access Database
• Linking to a SharePoint List
• Linking to a Text or XML File
• Other Types of Links

Module Nine: Importing Data
• Importing from an Excel Spreadsheet
• Importing from an Access Database
• Importing from a SharePoint List
• Importing from a Text or XML File
• Other Types of Imports

Module Ten: Exporting Data
• Saving an Object as PDF
• Exporting to an Excel Spreadsheet
• Exporting to a SharePoint List
• Exporting to a Word or Text File
• Other Types of Exports

Module Eleven: Advanced Database Tools
• Using the Database Documenter
• Analyzing Table Performance
• Analyzing Database Performance
• Compact and Repair a Database

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
• Words from the Wise
• Review of Parking Lot
• Lessons Learned
• Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations