77-885 : MOS: Microsoft Access 2010

MOS: Microsoft Access 2010
ISBN : 978-1-61691-315-1
The Microsoft Office Specialist: Access 2010 certification is an industry recognized credential. 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.


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Exam Information

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. This exam is an upgrade of Microsoft Office Access 2007.

Prepare for the following certifications

Career Prospects
  • Office Professionals
  • Instructors/Trainers
  • Database Specialist
  • Product developers
Exam FAQs
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 96

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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 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?
50 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

As of 1 July 2014, Microsoft's retake policy changed to the following:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 48 hours before retaking the exam.
  • A two-day waiting period is imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an exam, the candidate may take it again.
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, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

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

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