Microsoft Access 2010

Microsoft Exam 77-885

Course outline

About this Exam

The typical candidate for the exam works as a user support professional, trainer, teacher, professor, database user, or database creator who needs to create or maintain a basic Access database. Users can create, modify, and extend functionality of basic database objects, including tables, queries, forms, and reports. Users can also construct and modify basic relationships among database entities and can instruct others in basic Access functionality and usage.

Credit Toward Certification

When you pass Exam 77-885: Access 2010, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Access 2010

Skills Being Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.

 

Managing the Access  Environment

         Create and manage a database.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: using Save Object As, Open, Save and Publish, Compact & Repair Database, and Encrypt with Password commands, creating a database from a template, and setting Access options

         Configure the Navigation Pane.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: renaming objects, deleting objects, and setting Navigation options

         Apply Application Parts.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: using Blank Forms, Quick Start, and user templates

Building Tables

         Create tables.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: creating tables in Design View

         Create and modify fields.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: inserting a field, deleting a field, renaming a field, Hide or Unhide fields, Freeze or Unfreeze fields, modifying data types, modifying the field description, and modifying field properties

         Sort and filter records.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: using Find, Sort, and Filter commands

         Set relationships.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: defining Primary Keys, using Primary Keys to create Relationships, and editing Relationships

         Import data from a single data file.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: importing source data into a new table, appending records to an existing table, and importing data as a linked table

Building Forms

         Create forms.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: using the Form Wizard, creating a Blank Form, using Form Design Tools, and creating Navigation forms

         Apply Form Design Tab options.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: using the Themes, Controls, Header/Footer, and Tools groups

         Apply Form Arrange Tab options.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: using the Table, Move, and Position groups

         Apply Form Format Tab options.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: using the Background and Control Formatting groups

Creating and Managing Queries

         Construct queries.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: using Select, Make Table, Append, and Crosstab query types

         Manage source tables and relationships.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: using the Show Table and Remove Table commands, and creating ad hoc relationships

         Manipulate fields.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: adding, removing, and rearranging fields, and using Sort and Show options

         Calculate totals.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: using the Total row and using Group By

         Generate calculated fields.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: performing calculations, using the Zoom box, and using Expression Builder

Designing Reports

         Create reports.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: creating a Blank Report, using Report Design Tools, and using the Report Wizard

         Apply Report Design Tab options.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: using the Themes, Grouping & Totals, Controls, Header/Footer, and Tools groups

         Apply Report Arrange Tab options.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: using the Table, Move, Position, and Sizing & Ordering groups

         Apply Report Format Tab options.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: adding color, background images, and conditional formatting

         Apply Report Page Setup Tab options.

o    This objective may include, but is not limited to: using the Page Size andPage Layout groups

         Sort and filter records for reporting.

o    This objective may include but is not limited to: using the Find, Sort, and Filter commands, and using view types