Microsoft Access 2013 for Beginners - Start Your Database Journey

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Do you need to know about databases and how to use Microsoft Access? This beginner course in Microsoft Access 2013 takes you from no knowledge of MS Access 2013 to confident database user. This free online course is perfect if you're brand new to Microsoft Access. No prior knowledge is needed as our expert author takes the time to make this complicated software easy to use.
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    6-10 Hours
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  • Certification

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Being able to analyze data is more important than ever. That’s because to stand out in the workplace, you’ve got to be able to find information fast and to identify game-changing insights. During our Microsoft Access 2013 course, you’ll explore how to do this and more. In this video-based class, you’ll learn how to capture and synthesize information with custom web apps and desktop databases. This course is perfect if you're already a confident Excel user and are looking to take your skills up a notch to include database management. You'll be using many of the Access 2013 features to help you gather and interpret data in no time at all.

Starting with the basics, our certified instructor will teach you how to add and delete records to your database, create relationships between databases, format fields in the correct way, create tables and create and edit forms. You'll walk away with a solid grounding in Microsoft Access 2013.

If you’re interested in database development as a future career, or if you’re an IT professional seeking to improve your skills, then this clear and simple course is the one for you. Creating and using databases are essential tasks in any IT department, so learning how to understand and manage them is an absolute must for any aspiring IT professional. So start this course today, and by the end of the week you’ll have developed valuable new skills for using MS Access with confidence.

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss navigating Microsoft Access using the ribbon and toolbar
  • Recognize how to customize Access for your specific requirements
  • Discuss the use of the desktop or web app versions
  • Identify how to create tables and create relationships between those data tables
  • Identify how to sort, filter, enter and find data in your databases
  • Discuss correctly designing an Access table including using Design View and Field properties
  • Recognise how to create, design and edit Forms


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    Ndagire S.
    2 months ago
    Ndagire S.

    This has been my dream to learn Microsoft but here it comes thanks Alison

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