77-424 : MOS: Microsoft Access 2013

MOS: Microsoft Access 2013
ISBN : 978-1-61691-570-4

Gain hands-on expertise in MOS certification exam by 77-424 - MOS: Microsoft Access 2013 course. The course focuses on the objectives covered in the 77-424 exam and provides expertise and knowledge required to create and manage a database, reports, forms, tables, and queries. MOS certification is an entry-level certification program designed to ensure proficiency in operating Microsoft Office 2013 suites.


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Exam Information

77-424 exam is designed for candidates who have a fundamental understanding of the Access 2013 environment and the ability to complete tasks independently. On successful completion of the exam candidates should be able to demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Access 2013.

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Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: An Introduction to Database Development

  • The Database Terminology of Access
  • Relational Databases
  • Access Database Objects
  • A Five-Step Design Method

Lesson 2: Getting Started with Access

  • The Access Welcome Screen
  • How to Create a Blank Desktop Database
  • The Access 2013 Interface
  • Bulletproofing an Application

Lesson 3: Creating Access Tables

  • Table Types
  • Creating a New Table
  • Creating tblCustomers
  • Changing a Table Design
  • Understanding tblCustomers Field Properties
  • Setting the Primary Key
  • Saving the Completed Table
  • Manipulating Tables
  • Adding Records to a Database Table
  • Understanding Attachment Fields

Lesson 4: Understanding Table Relationships

  • Building Bulletproof Databases
  • Data Normalization and Denormalization
  • Table Relationships
  • Integrity Rules
  • Keys

Lesson 5: Working with Access Tables

  • Understanding Datasheets
  • Looking at the Datasheet Window
  • Opening a Datasheet
  • Entering New Data
  • Navigating Records in a Datasheet
  • Changing Values in a Datasheet
  • Using the Undo Feature
  • Copying and Pasting Values
  • Replacing Values
  • Adding New Records
  • Deleting Records
  • Displaying Records
  • Sorting and Filtering Records in a Datasheet
  • Aggregating Data
  • Printing Records

Lesson 6: Importing and Exporting Data

  • How Access Works with External Data
  • Options for Importing and Exporting
  • How to Import External Data
  • How to Export to External Formats

Lesson 7: Linking to External Data

  • Linking External Data
  • Working with Linked Tables

Lesson 8: Selecting Data with Queries

  • Introducing Queries
  • Creating a Query
  • Working with Query Fields
  • Adding Criteria to Your Queries
  • Printing a Query's Recordset
  • Saving a Query
  • Creating Multi-Table Queries
  • Working with the Table Pane

Lesson 9: Using Operators and Expressions in Access

  • Introducing Operators
  • Using Operators and Expressions in Queries
  • Entering Single-Value Field Criteria
  • Using Multiple Criteria in a Query
  • Entering Criteria in Multiple Fields

Lesson 10: Going Beyond Select Queries

  • Action Queries
  • Crosstab Queries

Lesson 11: Working with Calculations and Dates

  • Using Calculations in Your Analyses
  • Using Dates in Your Analyses

Lesson 12: Performing Conditional Analyses

  • Using Parameter Queries
  • Using Conditional Functions

Lesson 13: Fundamentals of Using Access SQL

  • Understanding Basic SQL
  • Getting Fancy with Advanced SQL Statements
  • Using SQL Specific Queries

Lesson 14: Subqueries and Domain Aggregate Functions

  • Enhancing Your Analyses with Subqueries
  • Domain Aggregate Functions

Lesson 15: Creating Basic Access Forms

  • Formulating Forms
  • Working with Controls
  • Introducing Properties

Lesson 16: Working with Data on Access Forms

  • Using Form View
  • Changing Values in a Form
  • Printing a Form
  • Working with Form Properties
  • Adding a Form Header or Footer
  • Working with Section Properties
  • Changing the Layout
  • Converting a Form to a Report

Lesson 17: Working with Form Controls

  • Setting Control Properties
  • Creating a Calculated Control
  • Working with Subforms
  • Form Design Tips
  • Tackling Advanced Forms Techniques
  • Using the Tab Control
  • Designing a Form from Scratch

Lesson 18: Presenting Data with Access Reports

  • Introducing Reports
  • Creating a Report, from Beginning to End
  • Banded Report Design Concepts
  • Creating a Report from Scratch
  • Improving the Report's Appearance

Lesson 19: Advanced Access Report Techniques

  • Grouping and Sorting Data
  • Formatting Data
  • Adding Data
  • Trying More Techniques
  • Transforming Data in Access

Lesson 20: Advanced Data Access with VBA

  • Introducing Visual Basic for Applications
  • Understanding VBA Terminology
  • Adding an Unbound Combo Box to a Form to Find Data
  • Filtering a Form

Lesson 21: Appendix A

  • MOS Access

Lesson 22: Appendix B

  • Function Reference for Data Analysts

Lesson 23: Appendix C

  • Video Tutorials

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