Be able to understand and create the structure of an Access database.


Basic Windows skills



General topics

  • Launching Microsoft Access
  • Exiting Microsoft Access
  • Using/Managing the Ribbon
  • Displaying/Hiding the tool tip texts
  • Navigation pane
  • Customizing the Quick access toolbar
  • Moving the quick access toolbar
  • Cancelling/Restoring the manipulations


  • Searching help by using keywords


  • Thinking about the database purpose
  • Creating a new Database
  • Opening/Closing a database
  • Managing the prior database formats
  • Compacting and repairing a database
  • Saving a database

Introduction to database objects

  • Access database objects: tables, queries, forms, reports …
  • Modifying the display/items order
  • Searching an object
  • Managing the objects


  • Table structure
    • Creating a table
    • Modifying the structure of the table with the Design/Datasheet view
    • Modifying field properties
    • Creating a list of values
    • Creating a multivalued list based on permanent data
    • Indexing a table
    • Defining a primary key
  • Relationships between the tables
    • Establishing a relationship between two tables
    • Managing database relationships
    • Displaying/ Modifying linked data in a sub-datasheet

Data management

  • Records
    • Entering information in the datasheet
    • Managing the datasheet
    • Adding/ Modifying/ Deleting a record
    • Sorting data
    • Filtering the information
    • Adding/Hiding a total row in a datasheet
    • Inserting a hyperlink
    • Searching a value in the records
    • Replacing a value
  • Data printing
    • Using the print preview
    • Modifying print margins and orientation
    • Printing an object


  • Selection queries
    • Creating a query based on a single table
    • Creating a multi-table query
    • Defining query properties
    • Managing the Design grid
    • Running a query
    • Defining criteria
    • Defining a parameter
    • Modifying the join type in a multi-table query
    • Creating a non-matching query by using the assistant
    • Creating a query which allows to find duplicates by using the assistant
    • Inserting a calculated field in a query

Creation of forms and reports

  • Creating a Form
    • Creating an instant form
    • Creating a form with the assistant
    • Displaying a form in design view
  • Creating a Report
    • Creating a report by using the assistant
    • Sorting data
    • Creating Labels by using the Report’s wizard
    • Modifying the labels page setup
    • Printing a report for some records
    • Grouping records
    • Inserting a summary calculation in a report

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