Microsoft Access 2013 Level 1

In Access 2013 Level 1 students learn the basic skills and concepts needed to use Microsoft Access 2013 productively and efficiently. Topics covered include reviewing the Access 2013 environment, effectively planning databases, creating tables, organizing fields and records, and working with data entry rules. Students will also learn how to create basic queries, and how to work with forms and reports.

This course will help students prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam for Access 2013 (exam 77-424). For comprehensive certification training, students should complete the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced courses for Access 2013.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the Microsoft Access 2013 environment.

  • Identify the components of a database.

  • Organize data in tables.

  • Change the design of a table

  • Organizing records

  • Set field properties

  • Set validation rules

  • Create and modify queries

  • Create forms

  • Sort and filter data

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Access 2013
Identify the Elements of the User Interface
Identify the Tabs and Commands on the Ribbon
Obtain Help in Access

Lesson 2: Identifying the Components of a Database
Define Database Concepts
Identify the Components of a Database
Examine the Relational Database Design Process

Lesson 3: Organizing Data in Tables
Create a Table
Modify Table Data and Properties
Create a Table Relationship

Lesson 4: Fields and Records
Changing the design of a table
Finding and Editing Records
Organizing records

Lesson 5: Data Entry rules
Setting Field Properties
Working with Input Masks
Setting Validation Rules

Lesson 6: Basic queries
Creating and Using Queries
Modifying Query Results and Queries
Performing Operations in Queries

Lesson 7: Using Forms
Creating Forms
Using Design View
Sorting and Filtering Records


This course is designed for students who wish to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Access Database program to perform their day-to-day responsibilities, and to understand the advantages that using a relational database program can bring to their business processes. This Level 1 course is for the individual whose job responsibilities include designing and creating new databases, tables, and relationships; creating and maintaining records; locating records; and producing reports based on the information in the database.