Access 2007 training courses and tutorials

A roadmap to Access 2007 training:

1. Get familiar with Access


What you'll learn

Choose between Access and Excel

When to use Access and when to use Excel. This course helps you answer that essential question so you don't set off in the wrong direction.

Get to know Access 2007

Access basics, how to download and use templates, how to create and use forms and reports.

Up to speed with Access 2007


Demo: Up to speed with Access 2007

Brief lessons in the Ribbon, Quick Access toolbar, and Microsoft Office Button, plus working with file formats.

Take charge of your database with the Navigation Pane


Demo: Meet the Navigation Pane

How to use the Navigation Pane, the essential tool for using and managing your databases.

2. Build your first database


What you'll learn

Design tables for a new Access 2007 database

Step 1 in the process of creating a new database — how to plan the tables that store your data.

Create tables for a new Access 2007 database

Step 2 in the process — how to build the tables and set the data types for the fields in each table.

Build relationships for a new Access 2007 database

Step 3 in the process — how to create the relationships between your tables, and how to put them to work.

Create queries for a new Access 2007 database

Step 4 in the process — how to create the queries that extract data, add calculations, and make it easier to create forms and reports.

Create forms for a new Access 2007 database

Step 5 in the process — how to create forms and put an intuitive "public face" on your database.

Create reports for a new Access 2007 database

The final step — how to create the reports that make it easy for others to understand and use your data.

3. Start managing your data, fast


What you'll learn

Easy Access with templates I: Create a database

Download and use a ready-made database template. All you'll need to do is enter the data.

Easy Access with Templates II: Modify a database

Make modifications to the database that you created from a template.

Datasheets I: Create a table by entering data

A quick, easy way to create a simple table, just by entering data.

Datasheets II: Sum, sort, filter, and find your data

How to use a new feature called the Totals row, plus built-in sorting and filtering tools.

Datasheets III: Make data easier to read by formatting columns and rows

How to change the visual look and feel of your table and data.

Import data from Excel to a new table in Access 2007

A fast, accurate way to move data from Excel to Access.

4. Find answers with queries


What you'll learn

Queries I: Get started with queries

An overview of what queries are, what goes into them, and how to use them.

Queries II: Create basic select queries

How to create basic select queries by using a wizard or a designer.

Queries III: Use expressions and other criteria

How to use selection criteria and expressions — formulas that do more than math — in your queries.

Queries IV: Use functions and calculated fields in your queries

How to use functions to sum, average, or count data, and how to create calculated fields that display the results of an expression.

Queries V: Use And, Or, and In to set multiple conditions

How to use AND, OR, and IN logic to find records that meet multiple conditions, such as customers who also own their businesses.

Queries VI: Use wildcards in queries and parameters

How to use wildcard characters to find data and match patterns of characters.

Queries VII: Query multiple sources for data

How to query more than one table (or query) for data.

Queries VIII: Dealing with ambiguous joins

How to work around ambiguous outer joins, a problem that sometimes arises when you query multiple tables.

5. Deepen your Access skills


What you'll learn

Demo: Use the Expression Builder

The basics of using the Expression Builder to create functions.

Demo: Collect data in Access 2007 by using e-mail

How to use collect data for your database by using e-mail messages.

6. Learn general Office skills


What you'll learn

Up to speed with the 2007 Office system

The new features in Office 2007, including the Ribbon and the new file formats.

Keyboard shortcuts in the 2007 Office system

How to work faster by using keyboard shortcuts.

Security I: How the 2007 Office system helps you to stay safer

The security risks that may affect your computer and data, how digital signatures can make you safer, and how to use the Message Bar to decide whether to enable macros and other potentially unsafe content.

Security II: Turn off the Message Bar and run code safely

How to trust digitally signed code, and how to create a "trusted" folder that allows you to run unsigned code without having to deal with the Message Bar.

Security III: Sign your own macros for stronger security

How to create your own digital certificates, and sign and run your macros.

And that's not all

Online training isn't just for Access 2007. It's also available for all Office applications. Because the more you know, the better you do.

Applies To: Access 2007

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