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  • Published:
    June 19, 2007
  • Languages:
    English, Russian
  • Audiences:
    Information workers
  • Technology:
    Microsoft Office Access 2007
  • Credit toward certification:

MOS: Using Microsoft Office Access 2007

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Skills measured

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Structure a database (10‒15%)
  • Define data needs and types; define and print table relationships; add, set, change, or remove primary keys; split databases

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Create and format database elements (35‒40%)
  • Create databases, create tables, modify tables, create fields and modify field properties, create forms, create reports, modify the design of reports and forms

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Enter and modify data (5‒10%)
  • Enter, edit, and delete records; navigate among records; find and replace data; attach documents to and detach from records; import data

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Create and modify queries (15‒20%)
  • Create queries, modify queries

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Present and share data (10‒15%)
  • Sort data, filter data, create and modify charts, export data, save database objects as other file types, print database objects

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Manage and maintain databases (15%)
  • Perform routine database operations, manage databases

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Who should take this exam?

This exam is for users of Microsoft Office Access 2007 who have the equivalent of six months to one year of hands-on experience using Office Access 2007 and might have experience using previous versions of Microsoft Access. They are especially effective and efficient at structuring databases, creating and formatting database elements, entering and modifying data, creating and modifying queries, presenting and sharing data, and managing and maintaining the overall database. These candidates are the Office Access 2007 gurus within their organizations.

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