Microsoft Office Access 2010 - Foundation Course Outline

Microsoft Office Access 2010 - Foundation



Section 1: Getting Started

Lesson 1.1: Starting Out

What is Microsoft Access?

What's New in Access 2010?

Basic Database Terminology

Opening and Closing Access


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.2: Interface Basics

Understanding Backstage View (File Menu)

Interface Overview

Using the Standard Tabs

Using Contextual Tabs


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.3: Database Security

Warnings You May See when Opening a Database

Enabling Content

About Digital Signatures

About Trusted Locations

Opening the Trust Center

Assigning a Password to your Database


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.4: Getting Help

Opening the Help File

Overview of the Help File

Online vs. Offline Help

Searching for Help


Skill Sharpener

Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: The New Interface

Lesson 2.1: The Quick Access Toolbar

The Default QAT Commands

Adding Commands

Removing Commands

Customizing the Toolbar


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.2: Basics of Tabs

About Tabs

Opening Additional Dialog Boxes

Using the File (Backstage) Menu

Minimizing the Ribbon


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.3: The Home Tab

Views Commands

Clipboard Commands

Sort & Filter Commands

Records Commands

Find Commands

Text Formatting Commands


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.4: The Create Tab

Templates Commands

Tables Commands

Queries Commands

Forms Commands

Reports Commands

Macros & Code Commands


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.5: The External Data Tab

Import & Link Commands

Export Commands

Collect Data Commands


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.6: The Database Tools Tab

Tools Commands

Macro Commands

Relationships Commands

Analyze Commands

Move Data Commands

Add-Ins Commands


Skill Sharpener

Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Creating a Database

Lesson 3.1: First Steps

Planning a Database

Creating a Blank Database

Creating a Database from a Template

Using Database Objects

Setting Navigation Options


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Lesson 3.2: About Records

What is a Record?

Navigation Tips

Adding Records

Editing Records

Deleting Records

Printing Records


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 3.3: Creating a Table

About Tables

Creating a Table

Using Design View

Entering Data into a Table

Formatting a Table


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Lesson 3.4: Formatting Text

Using the Zoom Box

Selecting Data

Cutting, Copying, and Pasting

Using the Format Painter

Using Undo and Redo

Checking your Spelling


Skill Sharpener

Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Doing More with your Database

Lesson 4.1: Creating and Using Forms

What is a Form?

Bound vs. Unbound Controls

Creating a Basic Form

Creating a Form with the Wizard

Using Design View to Modify your Form

About the Form Design Tools Contextual Tabs

Using Forms


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 4.2: Creating and Using Queries

What is a Query?

Creating a Query with the Wizard

Using Design View to Modify a Query

About the Query Design Tools Contextual Tab

Using Queries


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Lesson 4.3: Creating and Using Reports

What is a Report?

Creating a Report with the Wizard

Using Design View to Modify a Report

About the Report Design Tools Contextual Tabs

Using Reports


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 4.4: Sorting and Filtering Data

Using Find and Replace

Sorting Ascending or Descending

Toggling Filter

Using Selection Sort

Using Advanced Sort


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Lesson 4.5: Viewing Data

Using the View Menu

Using the View Icons

Using the Object Tabs

Closing Individual Object Tabs


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 4.6: Printing a Database Object

Print Commands

The Print Dialog Box

Using Print Preview

Printing vs. Exporting


Skill Sharpener

Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions


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