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The skills and knowledge acquired in this course are sufficient to design and create a multi-table database, automate operations using macros, and have a general understanding of the programming environment in Microsoft Access 2016.

This course builds on the introductory skills of Level 1 and the more complex topics learned in Level 2.

Key Topics

Detailed Info
  • Relational Database Design
  • Setting Table Relationships
  • Multi Table Queries
  • Action Queries
  • Database Wellness
  • Creating a Relational Database
  • Importing and Exporting Records
  • Aggregation Queries
  • Database Security
  • An Introduction to VBA
Skills Gained
Key Topics
Target Audience

Skills Gained

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Design a relational database project
  • Create a relational database file with multiple tables
  • Set table relationships and join tables together
  • Export records to and import records from a wide variety of sources and applications
  • Create queries based on one or more tables
  • Create and work with aggregation queries
  • Create and use a series of action queries
  • Make your Microsoft Access data and computer more secure
  • Understand and use a variety of tools that ensure the wellness of your database files
  • Create some simple programming code using VBA

Key Topics

Relational Database Design

  • Designing a Relational Database
  • Scoping the System
  • Determining the Inputs
  • Normalising a Database
  • First Normal Form (1NF)
  • Second Normal Form (2NF)
  • Second Normal Form Case Study
  • Third Normal Form (3NF)
  • Database Indexing

Creating a Relational Database

  • Creating a New Database File
  • Creating Lookup Tables
  • Defining a Primary Key
  • Saving and Closing a Table
  • Creating the Expense Type Table
  • Creating the Transactions Table
  • Creating the Details Table

Setting Table Relationships

  • Understanding Table Relationships
  • Understanding Lookup Relationships
  • Looking Up the Employees Table
  • Looking Up the Expense Types Table
  • Viewing Table Relationships
  • Understanding Table Joins
  • Editing the Employee Table Join
  • Editing the Expense Type Table Join
  • Creating a New Join
  • Creating a Relationship Report

Importing and Exporting Records

  • Exporting Records to Microsoft Excel
  • Exporting Records to a Text File
  • Importing From Microsoft Excel
  • Importing From a Text File
  • Linking to an External Source

Multi Table Queries

  • Understanding Relational Queries
  • Creating a Relational Query Design
  • Filtering a Relational Query
  • Filtering Related Fields
  • Adding More Tables and Fields
  • Utilising Hidden Fields
  • Understanding Query Joins
  • Creating an Inner Join
  • Creating a Left Outer Join
  • Creating a Right Outer Join

Aggregation Queries

  • Creating an Aggregation Query
  • Working With Aggregation Queries
  • Multiple Aggregations
  • Modifying Aggregation Headings
  • Aggregating Calculated Fields
  • Applying Criteria to Aggregates
  • Understanding Nested Queries
  • Creating an Assembly Query
  • Creating the Nesting Query

Action Queries

  • Creating a Make Table Query
  • Using a Make Table Query
  • Understanding Expressions and Update Queries
  • Preparing an Update Query
  • Running an Update Query
  • Updating Using Expressions
  • Running an Expression-Based Update
  • Creating a Delete Query
  • Running a Delete Query
  • Creating an Append Query
  • Running an Append Query
  • Turning Action Messages Off

Database Security

  • Understanding Database Trust
  • Enabling Blocked Content
  • Understanding the Trust Centre
  • Creating a Trusted Location
  • Opening a Database From a Trusted Location
  • Encrypting a Database
  • Decrypting and Opening a Database
  • Removing a Database Password
  • Understanding Package and Sign
  • Creating a Self Signed Certificate
  • Creating a Signed Package
  • Extracting and Using a Signed Package

Database Wellness

  • Compacting and Repairing a Database
  • Understanding Database Splitting
  • Using the Database Splitter
  • Managing Linked Tables
  • Checking Object Dependencies
  • Analysing Database Performance
  • Documenting a Database

An Introduction to VBA

  • Understanding VBA
  • Coding VBA for an Event
  • Running VBA Event Code
  • Understanding MsgBox and InputBox
  • Modifying an Existing Procedure
  • Understanding the Modified Code
  • Creating a Standard Module
  • Loan Simulator Code
  • Running the Code
  • Understanding the Loan Simulator Code
  • Creating a Button for the Simulator
  • Attaching the Simulator Code

Target Audience

This course is primarily designed for people who need to know how to develop relational databases and automate operations in Microsoft Access 2016.

We can also deliver and customise this training course for your organisation. For more information, please call us at +632 8244 2098 or email [email protected]


This course assumes a significant knowledge of Microsoft Access 2016, and it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.

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