Microsoft Access: Level 4 is for students who have a thorough understanding of the basic and advanced user features of the Access program, and are interested in developing introductory-level administrator skill sets. Students will extend their Access skills to create and implement switchboard forms, to develop data access pages that include advanced controls, to protect that information using security protocols, and to make your data more accessible and portable. Additionally, students will take the next step up to the world of VBA programming. This course is also for the student who may be working in a multi-user environment and will need to adapt Access applications to the environment.
The course is designed for the student who has mastered the basic Access user skills covered in Levels 1 through 3 of this training series, such as designing and creating relational databases, running queries to find information, creating customized forms and reports, understanding the principles of table relationships and referential integrity, integrating data with other applications, modifying a table design to control data entry, finding data with filters and queries, customizing forms and reports, and creating data access pages. In addition, the student should understand the advanced Access skills, including how to structure existing data, summarize data, simplify tasks with macros, and add interaction and automation with macros.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Create and modify a database switchboard, and set and modify your startup options.
- Develop a data access page and include in it a PivotTable and PivotChart.
- Distribute a database and add security features to it.
- Integrate Access more fully into your business operations.
- Automate a business process using VBA.
Lesson 1: Creating a Switchboard and Setting the Startup Options
Topic 1A: Create a Database Switchboard
Topic 1B: Modify a Database Switchboard
Topic 1C: Set the Startup Options
Topic 1D: Modify the Startup Options
Lesson 2: Developing a Data Access Page and Including a PivotTable and PivotChart
Topic 2A: Create a Data Access Page in Design View
Topic 2B: Incorporate a ComboBox Control in the Data Access Page
Topic 2C: View Data Access Pages with the Browser
Topic 2D: Add Records to a Database Using the Data Access Page
Topic 2E: Plan a PivotTable
Topic 2F: Develop a PivotTable with the Office PivotTable Tool
Topic 2G: Develop a PivotChart from a PivotTable
Lesson 3: Distributing and Securing the Database
Topic 3A: Split a Database
Topic 3B: Implement Security
Topic 3C: Set Passwords
Topic 3D: Encrypt and Decrypt a Database
Topic 3E: Convert an Access Database to an MDE File
Lesson 4: Integrating Access into Your Business
Topic 4A: Link Tables to External Data Sources
Topic 4B: Import XML Data into an Access Database
Topic 4C: Export Access Data to XML Format
Topic 4D: Replicate an Access Database
Lesson 5: Automating a Business Process with VBA
Topic 5A: Create a Standard Module
Topic 5B: Create and Insert a Procedure
Topic 5C: Develop Procedure Code
Topic 5D: Call a Procedure from a Form
Topic 5E: Run the Procedure