Access 2010: Introduction

Discover the world of relational databases in this introductory workshop to Access. Along with learning basic database terminology and identifying database object functions, the participant will also explore:
  • Creating a new, blank database
  • Discuss table attributes
  • Creating new tables in Design View
  • Importing data into tables
  • Entering and deleting records
  • Displaying and organizing data in a table
  • Discuss the importance of creating relationships and the types of joins that can be established
  • Creating and editing relationships
Category(s):Office Productivity
Handout: Access 2010: Introduction Handout PDF
How-to: Introduction Class - Database
Introduction Class - Import File


We highly recommend that you attend any prerequisite workshops listed below since familiarity with the skills and concepts taught in them is essential to benefit fully from subsequent workshops.

However, if you have independently learned the skills and concepts of the required workshop(s), your "equivalent skills" will be accepted as a substitute for attending the prerequisite workshop(s).

To help you determine your skill level, click workshop titles below (if any) for descriptions which outline the topics taught in each workshop and that are assumed in later sessions. You are expected to know the commands and concepts listed within the descriptions for the prerequisite workshop. In most cases, you can also refer to workshop handouts and other helpful materials from the workshop description page.

In addition to any specific prerequisites listed, you should have, as a minimum, basic computing skills.

Also, a basic understand of Spreadsheets will be helpful.