Access: The Basics

Learning Objectives

  • Open a database
  • Create, design, and modify tables to hold data 
  • Enter, edit, and delete data
  • Import data from an Excel spreadsheet
  • Create and use select queries
  • Define relationships between tables
  • Create a simple relational form
  • Create a simple report

Prerequisite Skills

  • Structure data in a spreadsheet
  • Navigate in a spreadsheet
  • Enter and modify data
  • Identify and use number and text formats

Enroll in the online course

Follow the appropriate enrollment method below, depending on your IU status.

IU faculty, staff, and students

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Enroll in Access: The Basics (IU: No cost)

Non-IU learners

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Enroll in Access: The Basics (Non-IU: $9.99)

This course is part of two IT Training Certificate Series, each one awards a certificate on successful completion of a final online exam.

Materials and Files

For IU learners, if you're interested in the content for this title, but prefer not to enroll in the online course, you can download the PDF and exercise files below.

Note: The PDF and exercise files provided here formed a basis for the online course, but may vary from the online course.

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