Access 2013 Essentials

This workshop is designed to teach you a deeper understanding of Access 2013 in a practical way. The participants will learn how to use the basic 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 2013 Essentials functions without worrying about making mistakes. Access 2013 features a new framework that is designed for one purpose―enable users to create data-centric web applications. Taking the time to learn the basic features of Access 2013 will increase their knowledge on how databases work and make creating and managing an Access 2013 database easier for everyone.

Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started
• Housekeeping items
• Pre-Assignment Review
• Parking Lot
• Workshop Objectives
• Action Plans

Module Two: Opening and Closing Access
• Opening Access
• Using the Recent List and Opening Files
• Understanding Security Warnings
• Understanding the Ribbon and the Status Bar
• About Your Account
• Closing Files vs. Closing Access
• Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: An Introduction to Databases
• About Common Database Terms
• Using the Navigation Pane
• Understanding Tables and Table Relationships
• Understanding Queries
• Understanding Forms
• Understanding Reports
• Closing Database Objects
• Module Three: Review questions

Module Four: Sharing Data using Apps
• About Apps vs. Desktop Databases
• Creating a New App Using a Template
• Selecting a Table Template
• Launching the App
• Entering Data
• Understanding the App Layout
• Uploading Your Changes
• Module Four: Review questions

Module Five: Working in Your App
• Using the Search Box
• Using the Action Bar for Predefined Actions
• About Automatically Generated Controls
• Viewing Related Items
• Using AutoComplete to Look Up a Related Item
• Grouping and Summarizing Data
• Module Five: Review questions

Module Six: An Introduction to Desktop Databases
• Opening a Table in Datasheet View
• About Keys
• About Data Types
• Entering and Editing Data
• Selecting Records
• Deleting Records
• About Fields
• Module Six: Review questions

Module Seven: Understanding Basic Table Tasks
• Entering a New Record
• Saving Records
• Using the Clipboard
• Formatting Text
• Adding a Field by Entering Data
• Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Working With Fields
• Adding a Specific Type of Field
• Changing Field Name, Caption, or Description
• Changing the Data Type
• Changing Field Format
• Deleting a Field
• Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Navigating Records
• Filtering Records
• Sorting Record
• Searching for Records Using the Search Box
• Finding and Replacing Text
• Navigating Records
• Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: An Introduction to Queries, Forms, and Reports
• Types of Queries
• Creating a Query with the Wizard
• Executing a Query
• About the Different Form Views
• Viewing a Report
• Using Print Preview
• Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Protecting Your Data
• Planning Backups
• Backing Up a Database
• Restoring a Database
• Restoring Objects in a Database
• Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
• Words from the Wise
• Parking Lot
• Action Plans and Evaluations