A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Database Application with Microsoft Access
A common complaint about Microsoft Access is that it's simply too complicated for many people to work with on their own. The reason for this is that Access is designed for building database applications that can be used to automate and manage processes. Too few resources approach it from that perspective. This leaves users and students without the understanding they need to effectively use the software.
Managing Your Data with Microsoft Access demonstrates from start to finish how to organize your data and build an application that will enable you to manage it as needed. This course will show you the clear and logical steps involved in modeling your data, designing tables around it and then creating forms and reports based on it.
During this course, you will be able to see and follow along with the design of the Collier Public Library Database, a database application used to manage a fictional lending library. This application will include multiple tables, forms and reports intended to manage the processes involved in a library including checkouts and customer registration. The Job Search Plus application also serves as an example of a finished, distribution-ready application and what can be accomplished with Access.
Managing Your Data with Microsoft Access also includes previously published bonus content demonstrating specific tasks and concepts related to working with Access. This content will help you gain an additional perspective on some of the things that are possible with Microsoft's premier database software.