Microsoft Access: Introduction

Microsoft Access Training Series | Level 1

Course Details

Duration: 1 day

Microsoft® Access® Versions: 2010 | 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)

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

Course Dates: May 30, 2019 | View schedule Course schedule

Course Fee: $245 CDN per person + HST (bring your own device) or $295 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

During this hands-on course, students will learn to work with this powerful relational database program to create and edit Microsoft Access databases with tables, queries, forms and reports. Tables will be designed with various types of fields and properties including fields with drop-down menus and then used in tables and forms. Students will generate select, delete and update queries to extract data and will also create queries with calculated fields. Simple relationships will also be created. Students will also create and format simple forms and reports. Each student will receive a full course manual including tips, tricks and shortcuts. Each student will also receive a full course manual.

Prerequisite: Microsoft Excel: 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

Working in the Microsoft Access Environment

  • Working with the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Creating the four basic objects – tables, queries, forms and reports
  • Working with the Navigation pane
  • Creating and saving a new database

Designing Tables

  • Designing tables with different field types including text, number, date and hyperlink
  • Specifying properties for fields
  • Creating drop-down menus in fields
  • Entering and editing records in datasheet view
  • Saving a table
  • Navigating between Design and Datasheet views

Designing Data Entry Forms

  • Creating a simple form for user entry
  • Using Form view and Design view
  • Formatting a form in Design view
  • Understanding bound and unbound controls
  • Setting properties
  • Working with control layouts and removing controls from control layouts
  • Saving a form

Setting up a Simple Relationship

  • Setting up a relationship between tables based on a key field
  • Using referential integrity
  • Extracting information from related tables in forms, reports and queries

Creating Select Queries to Extract Records

  • Creating select queries using various wildcards and operators to extract information
  • Running a query
  • Saving a query

Creating Simple Calculations in Queries

  • Creating a query with calculated fields

Designing Reports

  • Creating and running a simple report
  • Grouping data in a report through the wizard
  • Using different views with reports
  • Formatting a report

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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Microsoft Access: Introduction (Toronto course)
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