Microsoft Access 2013 Level 3

In Microsoft Access 2013 Level 3 students will learn advanced features of Access. Topics covered include querying with SQL, writing advanced queries, working with macros, importing, exporting and linking objects, and performing database maintenance.

Upon sucessful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Write basic SQL statements

  • Write advanced queries to analyze and summarize data

  • Create and revise Microsoft Access 2013 macros

  • Import, export and link objects

  • Maintain databases using Microsoft Access 2013 tools

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Querying with SQL
SQL and Access
Writing SQL Statements
Attaching SQL Queries to Controls

Lesson 2: Advanced Queries
Creating Crosstab Queries
Creating Parameter Queries
Using Action Queries

Lesson 3: Macros
Creating, Running, and Modifying Macros
Attaching Macros to the Events of Database Objects

Lesson 4: Advanced Macros
Creating Macros to Provide User Interaction
Creating Macros that Require User Input
Creating AutoKeys and AutoExec Macros
Creating Macros for Data Transfer

Lesson 5: Importing, Exporting, and Linking Objects
Importing Objects
Exporting Objects
Working with XML documents
Linking Access Objects
Using Hyperlink Fields

Lesson 6: Database Management
Optimizing Resources
Protecting Databases
Setting Options and Properties


This course is for the individual whose job responsibilities include working with heavily related tables; creating advanced queries, forms, and reports; writing macros to automate common tasks; and performing general database maintenance.  This course will also assist students preparing for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam for Microsoft Access 2013.