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Microsoft Access 2016: Part Two


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Microsoft Office Access 2016 is the newest version of Microsoft’s popular database program. This is the second part of a two-level course, and it explores advanced Access features. Whether you’re using Access for the first time, or have been using it for years, this course will help you make the most of Access 2016’s features and tools.

Part Two builds on the training material presented in Velsoft’s Part One course, with lessons that cover:

  • Implementing Advanced Form Design
  • Using Data Validation
  • Using Macros to Improve User Interface Design
  • Using Advanced Database Management
  • Distributing and Securing a Database
  • Managing Switchboards

This customizable courseware package includes an instructor guide, student manual, PowerPoint slides, a quick reference guide, and exercise files.

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Course Prerequisites

Course Overview

Course Objectives

How To Use This Book

Lesson 1:
Implementing Advanced Form Design

Types of Controls

Command Buttons

Quick Start Fields

Calendar/Datepicker Control

Form Layouts

Quick Styles

Tab Order

The Anchoring Tool

Activity 1-1

Move Form Controls

Add Form Controls

Remove Form Controls

Modify Data Sources

Set Form Control Properties

Manage Labels

Activity 1-2


Activity 1-3

Tab Pages

Activity 1-4

Navigation Control and Navigation Forms

Setting Navigation Options

Creating a Navigation Form

Using a Navigation Form

Activity 1-5

Insert Headers And Footers

Insert Images

Auto-Order Forms

Sort Records

Apply Themes

Insert Backgrounds

Change Margins

Activity 1-5

Conditional Formatting

Activity 1-6


Review Questions

Lesson 2:
Using Data Validation

Field Properties

Input Masks

The Input Mask Wizard

Input Mask Characters

Lookup Lists

Expression Builder

Activity 2-1

Form Validation

Control Wizards

The Combo Box Control

The List Box Control

The Option Group Control

Record Validation

Activity 2-2


Review Questions

Lesson 3:
Using Macros to Improve User Interface Design


The Macro Builder Window

Macro Actions

Types of Macro Actions

Action Arguments

Object Events

Macros in Access Web Apps

Activity 3-1

Macro Conditions

The Where Condition

Activity 3-2

Event Properties for Data Validation

Macro Actions for Data Validation

Embedded Macros

Activity 3-3

Event Properties for Automating Data Entry

Macro Actions for Automating Data Entry

Activity 3-4

Macros and VBA

Activity 3-5


Review Questions

Lesson 4:
Using Advanced Database Management

External Data Sources

The Linked Table Manager

Activity 4-1

Exclusive Mode

Database Access Modes

Database Backup

The Compact and Repair Database Option

Activity 4-2

Object Dependency

Activity 4-3

The Database Documenter

Activity 4-4

Performance Analyzer

Activity 4-5


Review Questions

Lesson 5:
Distributing and Securing a Database

Splitting a Database

Merging a Database

Activity 5-1

Security Strategies in Access 2016

The Message Bar

The Trust Center Dialog Box

Trusted Locations

Activity 5-2

Password Protection Guidelines

Activity 5-3

The ACCDE File Format

User Templates

Saving Databases as Templates

Activity 5-4

Digital Signatures

Digital Certificates

The Package and Sign Feature

Activity 5-5


Review Questions

Lesson 6:
Managing Switchboards


Switchboard Manager

Activity 6-1

Switchboard Modification

Activity 6-2

Database Startup Options

Activity 6-3


Review Questions

Lesson Lab 1-1

Lesson Lab 1-2

Lesson Lab 1-3

Lesson Lab 2-1

Lesson Lab 3-1

Lesson Lab 3-2

Lesson Lab 4-1

Lesson Lab 4-2

Lesson Lab 5-1

Lesson Lab 5-2

Lesson Lab 6-1


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