Beginning Access 2013

Microsoft Certification Exam 77-424: Access 2013

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Beginning Guide to Microsoft Access 2013. If you wish to prepare for Certification Exam 77-424: Microsoft Office Access 2013 this course will help you build the skills and knowledge you need: Step-by-step video demonstrations, Companion eBook with detailed instructions, Sample databases, Practice, Quizzes and Skill Test.

All materials for this program are available online. The following resources are available to download throughout the lessons:

  • Beginning Guide to Microsoft® Access 2013 (PDF)
  • Microsoft Access 2013 Beginning Sample files

In Microsoft Access, you’ll cover basic through advanced topics, including:

  • Learn how to navigate the online course and submit your assignments
  • Understand the purpose of Tables and how they are used in a database
  • Edit the Form Properties to help Users navigate the Form Fields and enter data
  • Learn how to design Queries and use Queries to lookup records in the Tables
  • Use Query Criteria and Parameter Queries to select specific records in the Tables
  • Learn how to design and modify Reports in Layout and Design Views
  • Learn how to manage Database files: Save and Save As


A student who wishes to take Microsoft Access should be comfortable working with files and saving different versions of their work. In terms of Microsoft Excel, students should have some experience creating formulas. Microsoft Access and Excel use similar formulas to calculate dates (DateDiff), Logical functions (IIF), and financials (SUM, COUNT, AVERAGE, MAX and MIN.)

Who Can Benefit From This Course: You!

This program is for you if you are an office worker, manager, entrepreneur, or other professional who wants to start using advanced Microsoft Office skills immediately. This program is also suitable for you if you are looking to learn about this software and expand your job possibilities.

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

The Microsoft Access 2013 Certification Training Program is part of the Microsoft Business Certification program: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). MOS certification is the globally recognized standard for validating expertise with the Microsoft Office 2013 suite.

Students who wish to prepare for Microsoft Certification Exam 77-424: Microsoft Office Access 2013 will find beginning through advanced lessons that demonstrate these required MOS topics.

This course teaches the objectives for the following certification tests:

Expert Certification:
Access® 2013: Exam 77-424

Your Instructor

Elizabeth Nofs
Elizabeth Nofs
Elizabeth Ann Nofs, The Computer Mama, developed the teaching methodology in the Complete Computer Guide series using breakthrough research in gender balanced training. Elizabeth has taught several thousand men and women from government, manufacturing, small business, and education in both online and hands-on classrooms. She is the author of more than 60 Microsoft Office Computer Guides as well as a Microsoft Certified Office Specialist.

Elizabeth earned a BA in Biology from the University of Michigan.


Class Curriculum

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  Tables and Table Design
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  Forms and Form Design
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  Questions and Query Design
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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