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Introduction to Access

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to ways to apply Access to your day to day microcomputer work. Access is a database management program for the Windows environment on IBM and compatible computers. It is produced by Microsoft Corporation. Access is compatible with most of the database programs on the market such as dBase and Paradox.

This course is divided into six main sections: introduction to databases, general maintenance functions, database design, searching, indexing, and reporting. The terminology and concepts provide a base for Access "literacy". The class exercises provide "hands-on" experience.

The course is designed for the first-time Access user. More than 70% of the class time is hands-on use of Access.