Sometimes an off-the-shelf program isn't the right choice, either because there's nothing that quite fits your needs, or because it's too expensive. Microsoft Access lets you easily design, build, and share your own custom database applications, and with Access 2013 your custom-built apps can be deployed to your PC, your network, or on the web. In this course, produced by Bigger Brains, Microsoft Certified Trainer Peggy Ward will walk you through all the power and tools you have at your fingertips through Microsoft Access 2013. This course also covers all the objectives included in the Microsoft Office Specialist 77-424 exam.
Bigger Brains Founder and President Chip Reaves is a serial entrepreneur who has started five successful companies. An Atlanta native, Chip began fixing computers for small businesses in the 1980's while studying Computer Science at Georgia Tech. After 10 years building a successful IT Service Practice in Atlanta, Chip founded the Computer Troubleshooters franchise system alongside Wilson & Suzanne McOrist, which became the world's largest computer service franchise and received multiple awards from Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Business Review, and AllBusiness.
Chip has been interviewed on TV and other major media on topics related to small business technology and entrepreneurship, including ABC News, BusinessWeek TV, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, and is a member of Jim Blasingame's "Brain Trust" on SmallBusinessAdvocate. In 2010 Chip was listed among the Top 150 most influential people in small business IT by SMB PC magazine.
Chip lives with his wife Maren and step-daughter Meg in Anderson, South Carolina where they also co-own a Computer Troubleshooters franchise location. In his spare time Chip is very active with his church and local charities, and consults with two aid organizations serving Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa.