Microsoft Access: Intermediate / Advanced

Microsoft Access Training Series | Level 2

Course Details

Duration: 2 days

Microsoft® Access® Versions: 2010 | 2013 | 2016 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods: Instructor-led classroom (ILC) | Virtual classroom (VC) on request

Course Dates: May 9/10, 2019 | June 3/4, 2019 | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $545 CDN per person + HST (bring your own device) or $595 CDN per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device)*

Note: Public scheduled dates for this course are delivered as live instructor-led classroom training.

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Course Overview

Move to the next level in this hands-on course and learn some of the more advanced features in Microsoft Access. Students will be introduced to advanced form design including creating command buttons, adding different types of controls such as list boxes and option groups, creating forms and subforms and creating a main menu form. Advanced queries will be created with calculated fields using the IIF function and various date functions. Total or summary queries will be created as well as parameter queries, crosstab queries, append and make table queries. Students will also create reports with calculated controls, custom filters and subreports. At the end of the course, students will create simple macros using the Macro Designer to automate repetitive actions in Access. Throughout this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts. Each student will also receive a full course manual.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Access: Introduction or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Location and timing: Public scheduled courses are held in downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time).

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at for more information including savings for custom group training.

Related training: View all Microsoft Access courses >


  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Customizing Microsoft Access

  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Setting key options

Validating Data Entry

  • Reducing data entry errors using validation rules and messages
  • Creating input masks to ensure entry is limited to specific characters

Designing Advanced Forms

  • Designing forms that extract information from multiple related tables
  • Creating navigation buttons on forms
  • Locking controls to prevent data entry
  • Creating different types of controls on forms including combo boxes, list boxes and option groups
  • Customizing form backgrounds using custom colours or graphics
  • Creating a calculation on a form
  • Inserting an image or logo on a form
  • Organizing forms using folder-like tabs

Displaying Related Data in Subforms and Linked Forms

  • Creating subforms to display relational data
  • Using linked forms to display relational data

Designing Main Menu Forms

  • Creating navigation forms including a main menu to launch at start up
  • Adding and removing buttons on a main menu form
  • Adding buttons to forms to display a main menu form

Creating Calculated Fields in Queries

  • Creating calculations in queries using different operators and functions
  • Accessing the Expression Builder
  • Using the IIF function to calculate conditional results
  • Extracting years and months from dates

Summarizing Multiple Records in Queries

  • Creating summary or totals queries to summarize multiple records
  • Grouping in summary queries
  • Calculating totals using aggregate functions including SUM, AVERAGE, MIN, MAX and COUNT
  • Using WHERE in summary queries
  • Adding captions to display in Datasheet View

Designing Queries to Prompt the User to Enter Criteria

  • Creating parameters to prompt the user to enter specific data
  • Prompting users to enter dates, text or numbers when running a query

Running Action Queries and Crosstab Queries

  • Running action queries including append and make table queries
  • Designing crosstab queries to display summaries in a cross tabular way

View Queries in SQL (Structured Query Language)

  • What is SQL (Structured Query Language)
  • Displaying the SQL interface
  • SQL syntax

Designing Advanced Reports

  • Creating reports based on multiple tables
  • Adding calculations in reports in different ways
  • Changing the source for a report
  • Key properties for controls and sections
  • Controlling sorting and grouping  in reports
  • Applying a filter in a report
  • Running a report that prompts the user to enter information
  • Numbering records in a report
  • Adding subreports

Importing and Exporting

  • Importing Excel data into a table
  • Cleaning up imported data
  • Exporting data to Excel
  • Exporting to a PDF (Portable Document Format)

Creating Macros to Automate Access

  • Creating simple embedded macros to automate common tasks such as opening and closing forms
  • Attaching an embedded macro to a button event
  • Working in the Macro Builder or Designer
  • Editing and adding macro actions and arguments

Register Now for a public course at our downtown Toronto location at 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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