Introduction to Microsoft Access 2016 for Absolute Beginners
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Introduction to Microsoft Access 2016 for Absolute Beginners

Learn the essentials of Microsoft Access 2016 in easy to follow steps
4.1 (42 ratings)
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2,772 students enrolled
Created by Simon Sez IT
Last updated 7/2017
Price: Free
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Practice what you learned with included exercise files
  • Creating tables and relationships
  • Navigating the Access 2016 interface
  • Learn valuable new skills for complex data projects at work
  • Discover how to into import data from Excel into your database
  • Creating, saving and opening an Access 2016 database
  • Working with and using index fields
  • How to backup and repair your database
View Curriculum
  • Microsoft Access 2016 desktop version for Windows installed on your computer

During this introductory course on using Microsoft Access 2016, we'll teach the basics of using Microsoft Access 2016.

We'll start with navigating the Access 2016 interface, including the Ribbon, Backstage View and the Quick Access Toolbar.

Discover concepts to help you understand how to create database fields and tables, using numeric and indexed fields, and importing data from Excel into your database.

Contents and Overview

This easy to understand course starts at the very beginning, specifically designed for those with little or no Microsoft Access experience. The first task is to find the software and install it on your computer.

Then we discover the new and improved features added to the 2016 version. There are new features that could be a big help in your job, your business, or in personal projects.

We start with essential first steps. You will learn to create an Access database, save it, then open it. We show you simple ways to use Microsoft's powerful online and contextual help, so you are never left wondering when you have a question or encounter a challenge.

Along the way we keep in mind you will want to personalize Access to accomplish the things you want. We learn all about Ribbons and Toolbars that make Access extremely flexible.

Next, we move on to create tables and fields to store your data, in addition to discussing the use of indexed and numeric fields.

All along the way there are plenty of exercises and quizzes that help you fully understand all the concepts and solidify them in your memory.

This is the course you need to learn the most important ways to expertly use MS Access 2016. It assumes you are just beginning with Access and easily steps you through the process of being highly proficient with this widely used tool.

This course is for absolute beginners, thus is appropriate for those new to Access and who appreciate a methodical, patient and conversational pace.

** Updated July 2017. English close captions added

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone new to Microsoft Access
  • No previous knowledge of MS Access required. This course is created for absolute beginners.
  • Anyone new to the data management role
  • Anyone who wants to learn data management and Microsoft Access
  • Users of earlier versions of Access looking to update their skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
35 Lectures
7 Lectures 22:40
Introduction to Access 2016 Course

Essential Information for a Successful Training Experience

Course Exercise Files

Course Demo Files

Acquiring Access 2016

Structure of the Course

What's New in Access 2016

Section 1 Quiz
1 question
Using Touch
1 Lecture 07:05
Using Access in a Touch Device

Section 2 Quiz
1 question
Getting Started
3 Lectures 37:15
Using Database Templates

Creating, Saving, and Opening Databases

The Access Workspace and Backstage

Section 3 Quiz
1 question
1 Lecture 09:17
Online Help and Tell Me

Section 4 Quiz
1 question
The Ribbon and Toolbars
4 Lectures 23:20
The Ribbon

The Quick Access Toolbar

Contextual Menus

The Status Bar

Section 5 Quiz
4 questions
Keyboard Shortcuts and Key Tips
2 Lectures 06:44
Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Tips

Section 6 Quiz
1 question
Access Options
1 Lecture 12:03
General, Current Databases, and Language Options

Section 7 Quiz
2 questions
5 Lectures 55:58
Creating a Table and Fields

Indexed Field

Lookup Wizard

Numeric Fields

Exercise 01

Section 8 Quiz
6 questions
Importing Data
2 Lectures 20:18
Importing Data from Excel

Exercise 02

Section 9 Quiz
2 questions
Backup, Restore, and Repair
2 Lectures 14:04
Backing up your Database

Compact and Repair

Section 10 Quiz
1 question
2 More Sections
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