Microsoft Office Access 2016: Part 2

Your training and experience using Microsoft® Access® 2016 has given you basic database management skills, such as creating tables, designing forms and reports, and building queries. In this course, you will expand your knowledge of relational database design, write advanced queries, structure existing data, validate data entered into a database, and customize reports. Extending your knowledge of Microsoft Access 2016 will result in a robust, functional database for your users.

This course is the second part of a three-course series that covers the skills needed to perform database design and development in Access.
– Microsoft Office Access 2016: Part 1
– Microsoft Office Access 2016: Part 2 (this course)
– Microsoft Office Access 2016: Part 3

You can also use the course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam for Microsoft Access 2016.

Completion of this course will earn 0.6 CEUs.


Course Objectives:

In this course, you will optimize an Access database.
You will:

– Provide input validation features to promote the entry of quality data into a database.
– Organize a database for efficiency and performance, and to maintain data integrity.
– Improve the usability of Access tables.
– Create advanced queries to join and summarize data.
– Use advanced formatting and controls to improve form presentation.
– Use advanced formatting and calculated fields to improve reports.

Target Student:

This course is designed for students wishing to gain intermediate-level skills or individuals whose job responsibilities include constructing relational databases and developing tables, queries, forms, and reports in Microsoft Access for Office 365.


To ensure your success in this course, it is recommended you have completed Microsoft® Access® for Office 365™: Part 1 or possess equivalent knowledge.

It is also suggested that you have end-user skills with any current version of Windows, including being able to start programs, switch between programs, locate saved files, close programs, and use a browser to access websites. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking either of the following Logical Operations courses, or any similar courses in general Microsoft Windows skills:

Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 7


  • Lesson 1: Designing a Relational Database

    • Topic A: Relational Database Design
    • Topic B: Create a Table
    • Topic C: Create Table Relationships
  • Lesson 2: Joining Tables

    • Topic A: Create Query Joins
    • Topic B: Relate Data Within a Table
    • Topic C: Work with Subdatasheets
  • Lesson 3: Using Data Validation

    • Topic A: Use Field Validation
    • Topic B: Use Form and Record Validation
  • Lesson 4: Creating Advanced Queries

    • Topic A: Create Parameter Queries
    • Topic B: Summarize Data
    • Topic C: Create Subqueries
    • Topic D: Create Action Queries
    • Topic E: Create Unmatched and Duplicate Queries
  • Lesson 5: Organizing a Database for Efficiency

    • Topic A: Data Normalization
    • Topic B: Create a Junction Table
    • Topic C: Improve Table Structure
  • Lesson 6: Using Advanced Reporting Techniques

    • Topic A: Include Control Formatting in a Report
    • Topic B: Add a Calculated Field to a Report
    • Topic C: Add a Sub-report to an Existing Report

Course Schedule

*Indicates a course that spans over multiple days.

**Indicates a course that is only a half day.