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Toronto, ON M5E 1W7


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Microsoft Access: Intermediate / Advanced (2 Day Training Course) | Online in Virtual Classroom Format

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Microsoft® Access® Course: Intermediate / Advanced (2 Days)

Upcoming Dates: November 4/5, 2021 (Virtual classroom) | December 29/30, 2021 (Virtual classroom)| Check for more dates >

Duration: 2 days (9 am - 4 pm ET)

Microsoft Access Versions: 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods: Instructor-led, in-person (live classroom) training or virtual classroom training

Course Fee: $495 CDN per person + HST (Virtual classroom), $545 CDN per person + HST (bring your own device for live classroom) or $595 CDN person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device for live classroom)

Virtual Classroom: Virtual classroom courses are led by a live instructor and run from 9 am to 4 pm (Eastern Time) with a 15 minute break in the morning and in the afternoon and a 1 hour break for lunch.

In-person (Live Classroom) Course Location: Our live classroom courses are offered in downtown Toronto at the Toronto Eaton Centre or at the Toronto Star Building (some Avantix Learning courses may be held at an alternate downtown Toronto location). Location will be confirmed when you register.

Delivery Method: Instructor-led classroom training or Virtual classroom

Learning Path: Level 2

Prerequisite: Microsoft Access: Introduction or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Custom training: Available on request. Contact us to arrange a date.

Move to the next level in this hands-on course and learn some of the more advanced features in Microsoft Access. Students will be introduced to advanced form design including creating command buttons, adding different types of controls such as list boxes and option groups, creating forms and subforms and creating a main menu form. Advanced queries will be created with calculated fields using the IIF function and various date functions. Total or summary queries will be created as well as parameter queries, crosstab queries, append and make table queries. Students will also create reports with calculated controls, custom filters and subreports. At the end of the course, students will create simple macros using the Macro Designer to automate repetitive actions in Access. Trhoughout this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts. Key takeaways include a full course manual, Quick Reference Guide including keyboard shortcuts as well as sample and exercise files.

Course topics

Customizing Microsoft Access

  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Setting key options

Validating Data Entry

  • Reducing data entry errors using validation rules and messages
  • Creating input masks to ensure entry is limited to specific characters

Designing Advanced Forms

  • Designing forms that extract information from multiple related tables
  • Creating navigation buttons on forms
  • Locking controls to prevent data entry
  • Creating different types of controls on forms including combo boxes, list boxes and option groups
  • Customizing form backgrounds using custom colours or graphics
  • Creating a calculation on a form
  • Inserting an image or logo on a form
  • Organizing forms using folder-like tabs

Displaying Related Data in Subforms and Linked Forms

  • Creating subforms to display relational data
  • Using linked forms to display relational data

Designing Main Menu Forms

  • Creating navigation forms including a main menu to launch at start up
  • Adding and removing buttons on a main menu form
  • Adding buttons to forms to display a main menu form

Creating Calculated Fields in Queries

  • Creating calculations in queries using different operators and functions
  • Accessing the Expression Builder
  • Using the IIF function to calculate conditional results
  • Extracting years and months from dates

Summarizing Multiple Records in Queries

  • Creating summary or totals queries to summarize multiple records
  • Grouping in summary queries
  • Calculating totals using aggregate functions including SUM, AVERAGE, MIN, MAX and COUNT
  • Using WHERE in summary queries
  • Adding captions to display in Datasheet View

Designing Queries to Prompt the User to Enter Criteria

  • Creating parameters to prompt the user to enter specific data
  • Prompting users to enter dates, text or numbers when running a query

Running Action Queries and Crosstab Queries

  • Running action queries including append and make table queries
  • Designing crosstab queries to display summaries in a cross tabular way

View Queries in SQL (Structured Query Language)

  • What is SQL (Structured Query Language)
  • Displaying the SQL interface
  • SQL syntax

Designing Advanced Reports

  • Creating reports based on multiple tables
  • Adding calculations in reports in different ways
  • Changing the source for a report
  • Key properties for controls and sections
  • Controlling sorting and grouping  in reports
  • Applying a filter in a report
  • Running a report that prompts the user to enter information
  • Numbering records in a report
  • Adding subreports

Importing and Exporting

  • Importing Excel data into a table
  • Cleaning up imported data
  • Exporting data to Excel
  • Exporting to a PDF (Portable Document Format)

Creating Simple Macros to Automate Access

  • Creating simple embedded macros to automate common tasks such as opening and closing forms
  • Attaching an embedded macro to a button event
  • Working in the Macro Builder or Designer
  • Editing and adding macro actions and arguments


Who will benefit

This course has been designed for Microsoft Access users who have completed the Microsoft Access: Introduction course or have equivalent knowledge and skills.

Can I bring my own device?

Absolutely! If you choose to bring your own device, you will receive a reduced rate. Be sure to bring a power cord and a mouse is helpful.

What's included

Included in this course:

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

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About Avantix Learning courses

Avantix Learning offers live instructor-led classroom and virtual classroom courses allowing personal interaction between the students and the instructor. We specialize in small classes, typically ranging from 6 to 8 students to ensure an optimal student to instructor ratio.

Live classroom courses are offered in downtown Toronto at 1 Yonge Street (Toronto Star Building), Suite 1801, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Our top-notch instructors have years of experience in the business world and students are encouraged to ask questions during our courses. Avantix Learning senior instructors have 15 or more years of experience. A complete profile of the instructor leading a specific course is available on request.


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Toronto, ON M5E 1W7


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Avantix Learning offers live instructor-led classroom (ILC) courses in downtown Toronto. We specialize in small classes with top-notch instructors. Public courses are offered at 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801, Toronto Star Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and at alternate downtown Toronto locations. We also offer courses in virtual classroom format.

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