Making Sense of Microsoft Access

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John P. Herzog
©2020, 384 pages

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    By providing students with a comprehensive guide to the program, Making Sense of Microsoft Access introduces students to the awesome power of automated databases. Students discover how the use of databases can provide individuals and companies with exceptional organizational and data management capabilities. They learn how to effectively create and maintain dynamic and highly functional records directly within the program.

    Over the course of eight chapters, students learn how to create tables, forms, reports, and queries. They develop a keen understanding of how to manipulate, order, and analyze data via calculations, action queries, and group reporting. The text presents practical strategies for creating user friendly forms, building main menus for transaction data entry and reports, viewing and printing data of given records, using conditional macros and action buttons, and more. Throughout, students are challenged to complete exercises that put their newfound knowledge to the test.

    Making Sense of Microsoft Access provides students with a complete, accessible startup guide for using Microsoft Access in a variety of practical contexts. It is an ideal text for courses in business, statistics, economics, finance, or any other course that introduces the use of Microsoft Access.

    John P. Herzog is an instructor of computer science at Wittenberg University and an instructor of economics and finance at the University of Dayton, where he teaches courses in principles of macroeconomics, business finances, financial analysis and markets, and microeconomics. He earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration from Wright State University.
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    Adopting instructors will receive sample homework files, three Access exams, and an Access quiz with review sheet.