Introduction Microsoft Access

If you’re looking for really great Introduction Microsoft Access training you’re in the right place.

Companies large and small choose us – why? Your own tailored, Introduction Microsoft Access training course, at your own premises at the same price as a standard course from elsewhere.

In this Microsoft Access training course, you will learn how to create basic tables and forms for input of data into an Access database. You will also learn how to create simple queries and reports for data output.

The JMD Training difference is clear:

  • We come to you – your Introduction Microsoft Access training will be given on your site
  • You get to keep the manuals – Introduction Microsoft Access training manuals are provided as PDFs
  • We can train using your own Microsoft Access databases
  • There will only be people from your company on your course
  • We offer a money-back guarantee if any delegates are not completely satisfied
  • The training date is around you, not us!
  • Our prices are astounding
  • We can assess all learners in advance for free
  • Our courses are never cancelled
Course TypeCost per day
1 to 1 training$495 + GST
2 to 3 delegate $895 + GST
4 to 5 delegates$1295 + GST
6 to 8 delegates$1595 + GST

For further details, please fill in the contact form. If you are ready to book, please fill in the contact form with your first and second choice of date – if we cannot accommodate these dates we will arrange a mutually convenient date within 24 hours.

Aims of the Introduction Access course

This course aims to introduce delegates with little or no understanding of the Microsoft Access software to the basic features of the package.

Course Objectives

On completion of the course delegates should understand and be able to accomplish basic operations associated with developing, formatting and using a simple MS Access database. They should also be able to create and use tables and forms, and be able to retrieve information from a database using queries and reports. The course is of one day’s duration.

How the course is run

This instructor-led course has a hands-on approach, with plenty of opportunity for delegates to practise the new skills they learn at the computer.


Delegates attending the course should preferably have a basic understanding of the Windows environment and use of the keyboard and mouse.

  • MS Access Database Concepts
    • Understanding what a database is
    • Understanding how a database is organised in terms of tables, records, fields and with field data types, field properties
    • Understanding what a primary key is
    • Understanding what an index is
    • Understanding the purpose of relating tables in a database
    • Understanding the importance of setting rules to ensure relationships between tables are valid
  • First Steps with Access 2010 Databases
    • Opening and closing Access 2010
    • The Getting Started with Microsoft Access dialog box
    • Opening an existing Access database
    • Creating a new Access database
    • Viewing the Access 2010 window
    • The Navigation Pane
    • Saving a database to a location on a drive
    • Using available Help functions
    • Closing an Access 2010 database
  • Adjusting Settings
    • Changing between view modes in a table, form, report
    • Working with toolbars
  • Tables
    • Creating and saving a table and specifying fields with their data types
    • Table templates
    • Adding and deleting records in a table
    • Adding a field to an existing table
    • The Field List pane
    • Field Templates
    • Adding and modifying data in a record
    • Deleting data in a record
    • Using the undo command
    • Navigating within a table to next record, previous record, first record, last record, specific record
    • Deleting a table
    • Saving and closing a table
    • Defining a primary key
    • Indexing a field with and without duplicates
    • Changing field format attributes such as: field size, number format, date format
    • Understanding consequences of changing field size attributes in a table
    • Creating a simple validation rule for number, text, date/time, currency
    • Changing column widths in a table
    • Moving a column within a table
  • Table Relationships
    • Creating a one-to-one, one-to-many relationship between tables
    • Deleting relationships between tables
    • Applying rules to relationships such that fields that join tables are not deleted as long as links to another table exist
  • Forms
    • Opening a form
    • Creating and saving a form
    • Creating a form using the Form Wizard
    • Using a form to enter, modify and delete records
    • Navigating to next record, previous record, first record, last record, specific record using form display
    • Adding and modifying text in form headers and footers
    • Deleting a form
    • Saving and closing a form
  • Searching and filtering
    • Using the search command for a specific word, number, date in a field
    • Applying a filter to a table or form
    • Removing a filter from a table or form
  • Queries
    • Creating a saving a query using specific search criteria
    • Adding a criteria to a query using the operators <, <=, >, >=, = <>, AND, OR
    • Editing a query by adding or removing criteria
    • Editing a query by adding, removing, moving, hiding, unhiding fields
    • Running a query
    • Deleting a query
    • Saving and closing a query
  • Sorting records
    • Sorting data in a table, form or query output in ascending, descending, numeric and alphabetical order
  • Reports
    • Creating and saving a report based on a table or query
    • Changing arrangement of data fields and headings within a report layout
    • Grouping data under a specific field in a report in ascending or descending order
    • Presenting specific fields in a grouped report by sum, minimum, maximum, average, count, at appropriate break points
    • Adding and modifying text in report headers and footers
    • Deleting a report
    • Saving and closing a report
  • Preparing outputs
    • Previewing tables, forms and reports
    • Changing report orientation: portrait, landscape. Changing paper size
    • Print a page, selected records, a complete table
    • Print all records or specific pages using form layout
    • Printing the results of a query
    • Printing a report or specific pages in a report