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Our one-level Upgrading to Microsoft Office Access 2010 training courseware will help students who are familiar with earlier versions of Access upgrade to the 2010 edition.

Section One is all about getting started. To begin, the new features of the application and the interface are covered. Then, students will learn how to customize the ribbon interface and the Quick Access toolbar.

Section Two gets into working with Access objects. To start, we’ll review how to create a database with various kinds of templates. Then, students will learn about the improved Navigation Pane and exporting objects to PDF and XPS. Next, pre-designed field sets, Application Parts, Attachment fields, themes, and conditional formatting are covered. To wrap the section up, students will learn how to create navigation forms.

Section Three is all about Access and the Web. We will cover ways of using Access 2010 with SharePoint Server 2010. We will also explore new Web databases.

Section Four introduces macros and programming concepts. To start, students will learn about the basics of macros and submacros. Next, new table macros (also known as data macros) are covered. Finally, advanced tools (including Visual Basic for Applications and e-mail alerts) are discussed.

By the end of this Upgrading to Microsoft Office Access 2010 training course, students will be able to make the most of Microsoft Access 2010’s new features. As always, Velsoft training materials and courseware are completely customizable to suit the requirements of the students and trainer.

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Section 1: Getting Started

Lesson 1.1: Starting Out

What is Microsoft Office Access 2010?

What\'s New in Microsoft Office Access 2010?

Basic Database Terminology

Opening Access

Closing Access


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.2: Interface Basics

Understanding Backstage View

Using Backstage View

Interface Overview

Using Standard Tabs

Using Contextual Tabs

Minimizing the Ribbon


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.3: Using the Quick Access Toolbar

The Default QAT Commands

Adding Commands

Removing Commands

Customizing the Toolbar

Importing and Exporting Customizations

Resetting the Quick Access Toolbar


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 1.4: Customizing the Ribbon

Getting Started

Adding or Removing Tabs

Arranging Tabs and Groups

Creating New Tabs and Groups

Customizing Group Commands

Importing and Exporting Customizations

Resetting All Customizations


Skill Sharpener

Section 1: Case Study

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Using Tables, Forms, and Reports

Lesson 2.1: First Steps

Database Basics

Planning a Database

Creating a Blank Database

Creating a Database from a Template

Warnings You May See when Opening a Database


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.2: Navigating in Access

Understanding the Navigation Pane

Managing Database Objects

Setting Navigation Options

Exporting an Object to PDF or XPS


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.3: Customizing Tables

Using Pre-Designed Fields

About Application Parts

Adding Application Parts to a Database

Using the Attachment Data Type


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.4: Using Themes

Applying Themes

Modifying Theme Fonts

Modifying Theme Colors

Saving Customized Themes

Browsing for Themes


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.5: Using Conditional Formatting with Reports

Understanding Conditional Formatting

Creating Conditional Formatting Rules

Editing Conditional Formatting Rules

Changing the Order of Conditional Formatting Rules

Deleting Conditional Formatting Rules


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 2.6: Creating a Navigation Form

Creating a Navigation Form

Adding Tabs to a Navigation Form

Creating a Tab Hierarchy

Modifying a Navigation Form

Displaying the Navigation Form When the Database Opens


Skill Sharpener

Section 2: Case Study

Section 2: Review Questions

Section 3: Access and the Web

Lesson 3.1: Understanding SharePoint Server

Understanding SharePoint Server

System Requirements

Important Terminology

Understanding SharePoint Users

Skill Sharpener

Lesson 3.2: Using Access 2010 with SharePoint Server

Linking Tables and Lists

Moving a Database to SharePoint

Saving a Database to SharePoint


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 3.3: Access 2010 and Web Databases

Creating a Web Database

Creating Tables and Fields in Web Databases

Creating Forms for Web Databases

Creating Navigation Forms for Web Databases

Using Web Database Templates

Checking Compatibility

Publishing a Web Database


Skill Sharpener

Section 3: Case Study

Section 3: Review Questions

Section 4: Creating and Managing Macros

Lesson 4.1: Macro Basics

Understanding Macros

Creating Macros

Macros as Event Procedures

Program Control with If-Then-Else Statements


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 4.2: More about Macros

About Embedded Macros

Adding Comments to Macros

Creating a Submacro

Grouping Submacros

Handling Macro Errors


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 4.3: Using Table (Data) Macros

Understanding Table Macros

Creating a Table Macro

Managing Table Macros


Skill Sharpener

Lesson 4.4: Advanced Macro Topics

Exporting a Macro to XML

Converting a Macro to Visual Basic

Creating an E-Mail Alert


Skill Sharpener

Section 4: Case Study

Section 4: Review Questions


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