Advance your database expertise—your way and as far as you want to go—with learn-by-doing training for Access 2003. With INSIDE TRACK, you choose exactly how and what you learn: Use the book’s learning road map to plot your course. Select relevant lessons and get hands-on experience with practice-and-solution files. Assess your progress against learning checkpoints. And then apply your new skills to the real world of work. The CD packs all the exercises and database samples from inside the book, along with links to great resources. No matter what your current skill level, you’ll build a better data pipeline with training from the inside track!
Discover how to:
Design effective database tables and fields
Import or link to data in spreadsheets, text files, and other databases
Create forms for entering and viewing data
Build queries, reports, and PivotTable and PivotChart dynamic views for data analysis
Use data access pages and XML to make data Web-accessible
Set up an Access project file to work with a Microsoft SQL Server database
Write macros and code to automate your database
Back up critical data and use permissions, encryption, macro security, and other security techniques
Share data and collaborate on projects by using Access with other Microsoft Office applications CD Inside!
Practice files and database samples for all the book’s exercises
Links to Access newsgroups and Microsoft Office learning resources
Demos for Microsoft Office Access, InfoPath, and OneNote
“Extending Access,” a guide to Access tools and utilities
Fully searchable eBook of this text in PDF format
Microsoft Computer Dictionary, Fifth Edition, eBook
Here’s how you get the Inside Track:
Road Map—chart your course and target what you want to learn
Hands-On Exercises—get expert guidance and practice performing real-world tasks
Just The Steps—find instructions for key procedures at a glance
Quick Check questions—put yourself to the test
On Your Own—polish your skills for real work and better results
A Note Regarding the CD or DVD
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John Pierce was a Microsoft employee for nearly 12 years and now enjoys being a freelance writer and editor. He is the author of Microsoft Office Access 2003 Inside Track, the coauthor of Microsoft Small Business Kit, and has contributed to numerous other books about Microsoft software.