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Microsoft Access 2003: Level 3  - Training Classes in Houston


Microsoft® Office Access® 2003: Level 3

Course Specifications:

Software: A custom installation of Microsoft Office XP Professional

Course Description:

Your training in and use of Microsoft® Office Access 2003 has provided you with a solid foundation in the basic and intermediate skills for working in Microsoft® Office Access 2003. You're now ready to extend your knowledge into some of the more specialized and advanced capabilities.

Course Objective: You will create complex Access databases using forms, reports, and macros.

Target Student: This course is designed for the student who wishes to learn intermediate and advanced operations of the Microsoft® Office Access 2003 database program. The Level 3 course is for the individual whose job responsibilities include working with heavily related tables; creating advanced queries, forms, and reports; writing macros to automate common tasks; and performing general database maintenance.

  • Microsoft® Office Access 2003: Level 1
  • Microsoft® Office Access 2003: Level 2 

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • restructure an existing set of data to improve the design of a database.
  • use a variety of techniques to summarize and present data with queries.
  • create and revise basic Access macros.
  • create macros that improve data entry efficiency and integrity.
  • improve the effectiveness of data entry in forms.
  • improve the effectiveness of data displayed in reports.
  • maintain an Access database by using various utility tools.


Microsoft® Office Access 2003: Level 3

Training Course Content

Lesson 1: Structuring Existing Data

Topic 1A: Import and Link Data Tables
Topic 1B: Analyze Tables
Topic 1C: Improve Table Structure

Lesson 2: Writing Advanced Queries

Topic 2A: Create Unmatched and Duplicates Queries
Topic 2B: Group and Summarize Records Using the Criteria Field
Topic 2C: Summarize Data with a Crosstab Query
Topic 2D: Create a PivotTable and a PivotChart
Topic 2E: Display a Graphical Summary on a Form

Lesson 3: Simplifying Tasks with Macros

Topic 3A: Create a Macro
Topic 3B: Attach a Macro to a Command Button
Topic 3C: Restrict Records Using a Where Condition

Lesson 4: Adding Interaction and Automation with Macros

Topic 4A: Require Data Entry with a Macro
Topic 4B: Display a Message Box with a Macro
Topic 4C: Automate Data Entry

Lesson 5: Making Forms More Effective

Topic 5A: Change the Display of Data Conditionally
Topic 5B: Display a Calendar on a Form
Topic 5C: Organize Information with Tab Pages

Lesson 6: Making Reports More Effective

Topic 6A: Cancel Printing of a Blank Report
Topic 6B: Include a Chart in a Report
Topic 6C: Arrange Data in Columns
Topic 6D: Create a Report Snapshot

Lesson 7: Maintaining an Access Database

Topic 7A: Link Tables to External Data Sources
Topic 7B: Back Up a Database
Topic 7C: Compact and Repair a Database
Topic 7D: Protect a Database with a Password
Topic 7E: Determine Object Dependency
Topic 7F: Document a Database
Topic 7G: Analyze the Performance of a Database