Microsoft Office Access 2016: Level 3

Course AC1601; Instructor-Led; 1 Day


Your training and experience using Microsoft Access 2016 has given you basic database management skills, such as creating tables, designing forms and reports, and building queries. In this course, you will expand your knowledge of relational database design, write advanced queries, structure existing data, validate data entered into a database, and customize reports. Extending your knowledge of Microsoft Access 2016 will result in a robust, functional database for your users.


You can also use the course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam for Microsoft Access 2016.


Course Objectives:

In this course, you will create and manage an Access 2016 database.


You will:

         Design a relational database.

         Join tables to retrieve data from unrelated tables.

         Validate data entered into a database.

         Use advanced queries to manipulate your data.

         Organize a database for efficiency and performance, and to maintain data integrity.

         Customize reports to organize the displayed information and produce specific print layouts.


Target Student:

This course is designed for students wishing to gain intermediate-level skills or individuals whose job responsibilities include constructing relational databases, performing database maintenance, or creating advanced queries and reports.



To ensure your success, it is recommended you have completed Microsoft Office Access 2016: Level 1, or possess equivalent knowledge. 


Course Content


Lesson 1: Designing a Relational Database

 Topic A: Relational Database Design

 Topic B: Create a Table

 Topic C: Create Table Relationships


Lesson 2: Joining Tables

 Topic A: Create Query Joins

 Topic B: Relate Data Within a Table

 Topic C: Work with Subdatasheets


Lesson 3: Using Data Validation

 Topic A: Use Field Validation

 Topic B: Use Form and Record Validation


Lesson 4: Creating Advanced Queries

 Topic A: Create Parameter Queries

 Topic B: Summarize Data

 Topic C: Create Subqueries

 Topic D: Create Action Queries

 Topic E: Create Unmatched and Duplicate Queries


Lesson 5: Organizing a Database for Efficiency

 Topic A: Data Normalization

 Topic B: Create a Junction Table

 Topic C: Improve Table Structure


Lesson 6: Using Advanced Reporting Techniques

 Topic A: Include Control Formatting in a Report

 Topic B: Add a Calculated Field to a Report

 Topic C: Add a Subreport to an Existing Report