Overview

You’ve covered many of the basic functions of Microsoft® Office Access® 2016, and now you’re ready to learn advanced Access features such as database management, advanced form design, packaging a database, encrypting a database, preparing a database for multiple-user access, and more. Knowledge of these features separate database professionals from the casual database users or occasional designers. Today’s training, added to that which you’ve gained from the Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Part 1 and Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Part 2 courses, rounds out your Access education and provides you with marketable job skills.

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

Objectives

In this course, you will learn to create and manage a fundamental Access 2016 database.

You will:

  • Customize a form layout to improve usability and efficiency of data entry.
  • Share data across applications.
  • Use macros to improve user interface design.
  • Use VBA to enhance tasks.
  • Organize data into appropriate tables to ensure data dependency and minimize redundancy.
  • Lock down and prepare a database for distribution to multiple users.
  • Create and modify a database switchboard and set the start-up options.

Audience

Students taking this course are database administrators or prospective database administrators who have experience working with Access 2016 and need to learn advanced skills.

Prerequisites

To ensure your success in your course you should have experience working with Microsoft Access 2016, including a working knowledge of database design and creation, form design and creation, report design and creation, a working knowledge of database querying and the various table relationships. You can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Part 1
  • Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Part 2

Outline

Lesson 1: Using VBA

Topic A: Getting Started with VBA

– VBA

– The VBA Editor

– Modules

– Procedures

– How to Create a Standard Module

– Creating a Standard Module

– Macros and VBA

– How to Convert a Macro to VBA

– Converting a Macro to VBA

Topic B: Enhance Access by Using VBA

– Objects

– Properties

– Methods

– Events

– How to Enhance Forms by Using VBA

– Enhancing Forms with VBA

Lesson 2: Using Advanced Database Management

Topic A: Manage a Database

– Exclusive Mode

– Database Access Modes

– How to Open a Database in Exclusive Mode

– Database Backup

– How to Create a Database Backup

– The Compact and Repair Database Option

– How to Use the Compact and Repair Command on a Database

– Compacting and Repairing a Database

– Performance Analyzer

– How to Use Performance Analyzer

– Using the Performance Analyzer

Topic B: Determine Object Dependency

– Object Dependency

– Object Dependencies Pane

– How to Check Object Dependencies

– Viewing Object Dependency

Topic C: Document a Database

– The Need for Database Documentation

– The Database Documenter

– The Documenter Dialog Box

– How to Document a Database with Database Documenter

– Using the Database Documenter

Lesson 3: Distributing and Securing a Database

Topic A: Splitting a Database for Multiple-User Access

– The Split Database

– Advantages of a Split Database

– How to Split a Database

– Splitting a Database

Topic B: Implement Security

– Security Strategies in Access 2016

– The Message Bar

– The Trust Center Dialog Box

– Trusted Locations

– How to Add a Trusted Location

– Adding a Trusted Location

– Password Protection

– How to Set a Database Password

– Setting a Database Password

Topic C: Convert an Access Database to an ACCDE File

– The ACCDE File Format

– User Templates

– Database as a Template

– How to Convert an Access Database to an ACCDE File

– Converting a Database to ACCDE Format

Topic D: Package a Database with a Digital Signature

– Digital Signatures

– Digital Certificates

– The Package and Sign Feature

– How to Digitally Sign a Database

– Digitally Sign a Database

Lesson 4: Managing Switchboards

Topic A: Create a Database Switchboard

– Switchboards

– Switchboard Manager

– How to Create a Switchboard

– Creating a Simple Switchboard

Topic B: Modify a Database Switchboard

– Switchboard Modification

– Switchboard Appearance Options

– How to Modify a Switchboard

– Modifying a Switchboard

Topic C: Set Start-up Options

– Database Start-up Options

– Error Checking Options

– How to Set Start-up Options

– Setting Start-up Options