Microsoft Office Access 2010 is a popular database application that allows users to interactively design forms and databases without any deep database knowledge. This course provides an ideal introduction to using Access 2010 for the capture and storage of data and is a good starting point for staff who wish to learn how to develop and manage databases. Staff who have some previous experience of earlier versions of the software may also find this course a useful guide to upgrading to the new interface and new features present in Access 2010. The Access 1: Essentials course is designed to be flexible to permit staff to get comfortable with Microsoft Access 2010 in a supportive atmosphere. Practical work will consist of a series of exercises to help users become familiar with both the new menu structures and some of the essential processes in database development. During the course participants will learn about working with database and table creation templates, new Access form types and changes to Access reports. The course also covers the new data types available in Access tables and their use in forms. During this session participants will also create queries using the built-in query tools.