Access 2013 Training

Your training and experience using Microsoft® Access® 2013 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, share data across applications, and customize reports. Extending your knowledge of Microsoft Access 2013 will result in a robust, functional database for your users.

You can also use this course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exams for Microsoft Access 2013.


In this course, you will learn to create and manage a fundamental Access 2013 database.

You will:

  • Use action queries to manage table data quickly and efficiently
  • Learn to set table relationships to maintain data integrity
  • Learn how to make forms easier to use
  • Understand query joins, and learn how to use date functions
  • Learn to build a report dialog box to dynamically run database reports based on criteria the user selects
  • Explore how to use Visual Basic to add custom commands to the report dialog box
  • Learn how to prepare a database for use by others


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


To ensure your success, it is recommended you have completed Microsoft Access 2013 Part 1, or possess equivalent knowledge.


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: Join Tables That Have No Common Fields

Topic C: Relate Data within a Table

Topic D: Work with Subdatasheets

Topic E: Create Subqueries

Lesson 3: Organizing a Database for Efficiency

Topic A: Data Normalization

Topic B: Create a Junction Table

Topic C: Improve Table Structure

Lesson 4: Sharing Data Across Applications

Topic A: Import Data into Access

Topic B: Export Data to Text File Formats

Topic C: Export Access Data to Excel

Topic D: Create a Mail Merge

Lesson 5: Advanced Reporting

Topic A: Organize Report Information

Topic B: Format Reports

Topic C: Include Control Formatting in a Report

Topic D: Add a Calculated Field to a Report

Topic E: Add a Subreport to an Existing Report

Appendix A: Additional Reporting Options

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