Microsoft's 77-885

MOS: Microsoft Access 2010

The Microsoft Office Specialist: Access 2010 certification is an industry recognized credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills and abilities to accomplish technical tasks such as structuring databases, creating and formatting database elements, entering and modifying data, creating and modifying queries, presenting and sharing data, and managing and maintaining the overall database, etc. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for 77-885 exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment • 201 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 168 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated



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The Access 2010 exam is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 77-885.

The certification is targeted at professionals who are involved in creating business deliverables with Microsoft Office Access 2010 and might have experience with previous versions of Microsoft Office Access. The exam covers structuring databases, creating and formatting database elements, entering and modifying data, creating and modifying queries, presenting and sharing data, and managing and maintaining the overall database, etc.

This exam is an upgrade of Microsoft Office Access 2007.

Skills Measured

  • Manage the Access environment
  • Build tables
  • Build forms
  • Create and manage queries
  • Design reports

77-885 Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there are no minimum or maximum restrictions placed by uCertify. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 2-3 weeks if you have a reasonable amount of knowledge of Microsoft Office Access 2010. You should plan on devoting 3-4 hours every day.

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77-885 Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Getting started
    • Topic A: Database concepts
    • Topic B: Exploring the Access environment
    • Topic C: Getting help
    • Unit summary: Getting started
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 2: Databases and tables
    • Topic A: Planning and designing databases
    • Topic B: Exploring tables
    • Topic C: Creating tables
    • Unit summary: Databases and tables
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 3: Fields and records
    • Topic A: Changing the design of a table
    • Topic B: Finding and editing records
    • Topic C: Organizing records
    • Unit summary: Fields and records
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 4: Data entry rules
    • Topic A: Setting field properties
    • Topic B: Working with input masks
    • Topic C: Setting validation rules
    • Unit summary: Data entry rules
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 5: Basic queries
    • Topic A: Creating and using queries
    • Topic B: Modifying query results and queries
    • Topic C: Performing operations in queries
    • Unit summary: Basic queries
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 6: Using forms
    • Topic A: Creating forms
    • Apply Form design Tab options
    • Topic B: Using Design view
    • Topic C: Sorting and filtering records
    • Unit summary: Using forms
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 7: Working with reports
    • Topic A: Creating reports
    • Topic B: Modifying and printing reports
    • Unit summary: Working with reports
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 8: Relational databases
    • Topic A: Database normalization
    • Topic B: Table relationships
    • Topic C: Referential integrity
    • Unit summary: Relational databases
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 9: Related tables
    • Topic A: Creating lookup fields
    • Topic B: Modifying lookup fields
    • Topic C: Subdatasheets
    • Unit summary: Related tables
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 10: Complex queries
    • Topic A: Joining tables in queries
    • Topic B: Using calculated fields
    • Topic C: Summarizing and grouping values
    • Unit summary: Complex queries
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 11: Advanced form design
    • Topic A: Adding unbound controls
    • Apply Report Format Tab options
    • Topic B: Graphics
    • Topic C: Adding calculated values
    • Topic D: Adding combo boxes
    • Topic E: Advanced form types
    • Unit summary: Advanced form design
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 12: Reports and printing
    • Topic A: Customized headers and footers
    • Topic B: Calculated values
    • Topic C: Printing
    • Topic D: Labels
    • Unit summary: Reports and printing
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 13: Charts
    • Topic A: Charts in forms
    • Topic B: Charts in reports
    • Unit summary: Charts
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 14: PivotTables and PivotCharts
    • Topic A: PivotTables
    • Topic B: Modifying PivotTables
    • Topic C: PivotCharts
    • Topic D: PivotTable forms
    • Unit summary: PivotTables and PivotCharts
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 15: Querying with SQL
    • Topic A: SQL and Access
    • Topic B: Writing SQL statements
    • Topic C: Attaching SQL queries to controls
    • Unit summary: Querying with SQL
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 16: Advanced queries
    • Topic A: Creating crosstab queries
    • Topic B: Creating parameter queries
    • Topic C: Using action queries
    • Unit summary: Advanced queries
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 17: Macros
    • Topic A: Creating, running, and modifying macros
    • Topic B: Attaching macros to the events of database objects
    • Unit summary: Macros
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 18: Advanced macros
    • Topic A: Creating macros to provide user interaction
    • Topic B: Creating macros that require user input
    • Topic C: Creating AutoKeys and AutoExec macros
    • Topic D: Creating macros for data transfer
    • Unit summary: Advanced macros
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 19: Importing, exporting, and linking objects
    • Topic A: Importing objects
    • Topic B: Exporting object
    • Topic C: Working with XML documents
    • Topic D: Linking Access objects
    • Topic E: Using hyperlink fields
    • Unit summary: Importing, exporting, and linking objects
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 20: Database management
    • Topic A: Optimizing resources
    • Topic B: Protecting databases
    • Topic C: Setting options and properties
    • Unit summary: Database management
    • Review Questions

Career Prospects

A MOS: Microsoft Access 2010 Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • User Support Professional
  • Trainer
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Database User
  • Database Creator


77-885 Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the 77-885 exams?
If you pass Microsoft's 77-885 exam you will get credit towards the following certifications:
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 150

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Where do I take the exam?
The Microsoft 77-885 exam is administered by Certiport at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of linear, performance based questions and is conducted in a live or simulated environment.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?
There are no technical pre-requisites for this certification.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
90 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 77-885 examination, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • Retake vouchers can only be used to retake the same exam that was failed.
  • All vouchers must be used prior to their expiration dates, without exception.
  • Retake vouchers must be used within 30 days of the initial failed exam.
  • There is no waiting period for retaking a failed MOS exam.
What is the validity of the certification?
Microsoft Office Specialist has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 77-885 exam, click here.

At a Glance

77-885 Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 20
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 4
Total Questions 30 201
Interactive Quizzes 15 168
Final Test No Yes

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