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Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Part 3

  • Course Code: Microsoft Office - Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Part 3
  • Course Dates: Contact us to schedule.
  • Course Category: Access Duration: 1 Days Audience: Students taking this course are database administrators or prospective database administrators who have experience working with Access 2016 and need to learn advanced skills.

Course Specifications 

Course Length: 

1 day 

Course Description 


You’ve covered many of the basic functions of Microsoft® Office Access® 2016, and now you’re ready to learn advanced Access features such as database management, advanced form design, packaging a database, encrypting a database, preparing a database for multi-user access, and more. Knowledge of these features separate database professionals from the casual database users or occasional designers. Today’s training, added to that which you’ve gained from the Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Part 1 and Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Part 2 courses, rounds out your Access education and provides you with marketable job skills. 

Course Objectives: 

In this course, you will learn to create and manage a fundamental Access 2016 database. 

You will: 

  • Customize a form layout to improve usability and efficiency of data entry. 
  • Share data across applications. 
  • Use macros to improve user interface design. 
  • Use VBA to enhance tasks. 
  • Organize data into appropriate tables to ensure data dependency and minimize redundancy. 
  • Lock down and prepare a database for distribution to multiple users. 
  • Create and modify a database switchboard and set the startup options. 

Target Student: 

Students taking this course are database administrators or prospective database administrators who have experience working with Access 2016 and need to learn advanced skills. 


To ensure your success in your course you should have experience working with Microsoft Access 2016, including a working knowledge of database design and creation, form design and creation, report design and creation, a working knowledge of database querying and the various table relationships. You can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses: 

  • Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Part 1 
  • Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Part 2 

Course-specific Technical Requirements 


For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations: 

  • 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor 
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit) 
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) 
  • CD-ROM drive (if installing any software from a CD-ROM) 
  • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device) 
  • 1,024 × 768 resolution monitor recommended 
  • Network cards and cabling for local network access 
  • Internet access (contact your local network administrator) 
  • Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver 
  • Projection system to display the instructor’s computer screen 


  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 
  • Microsoft® Office Professional 2016 

Course Content 

Lesson 1: Implementing Advanced Form Design 

Topic A: Add Controls to Forms 

Topic B: Enhance Navigation and Organization of Forms 

Topic C: Apply Conditional Formatting 

Lesson 2: Sharing Data Across Applications 

Topic A: Import Data into Access 

Topic B: Export Access Data 

Topic C: Link Tables to External Data Sources 

Topic D: Create a Mail Merge 

Lesson 3: Using Macros to Improve User Interface Design 

Topic A: Create a Macro 

Topic B: Restrict Records Using a Condition 

Topic C: Validate Data Using a Macro 

Topic D: Automate Data Entry Using a Macro 

Lesson 4: Using VBA 

Topic A: Getting Started with VBA 

Topic B: Enhance Access Using VBA 

Lesson 5: Using Advanced Database Management 

Topic A: Manage a Database 

Topic B: Determine Object Dependency 

Topic C: Document a Database 

Lesson 6: Distributing and Securing a Database 

Topic A: Splitting a Database for Multiple User Access 

Topic B: Implement Security 

Topic C: Convert an Access Database to an ACCDE File 

Topic D: Package a Database with a Digital Signature 

Lesson 7: Managing Switchboards 

Topic A: Create a Database Switchboard 

Topic B: Modify a Database Switchboard 

Topic C: Set Startup Options 

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