Intro to Access - Microsoft Access Basics for Beginners

Intimidated by Access? Microsoft Access Basics walks you through creating your first simple database from scratch.
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At the end of this course, you'll be able to create a simple database from scratch.
You'll learn how to navigate the Access dashboard, tools and ribbon.
You'll know how to create a Table in Access.
You'll know how to create a Query in Access.
You'll know how to create a Form in Access.
You'll know how to create a Report in Access.


  • This course requires no previous knowledge of Microsoft Access.
  • It is helpful if you have a copy of Microsoft Access on your computer, but it's not neccessary.


When you think about learning Microsoft Access do you feel overwhelmed or intimidated?

If so, you're in the right place. 

Microsoft Access Basics for Beginners is designed to get you started in Access by creating a very simple database from scratch. 

This is a very hands-on course where I'll walk you through it step-by-step. The lessons are short and easy to follow, and all of the steps are explained in plain English.

With this course, anyone can get started learning Access. It isn't going to make you pro, but after you finish this short course, if your boss starts talking about Queries, Forms or Reports, you'll know exactly what they're talking about. And you'll understand how to create one.

Click on into the course. I promise it'll be easier than you thought.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn to create a database with Microsoft Access.
  • This course is for you if you feel intimidated or overwhelmed by the thought of trying to learn Access.


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