New Perspectives on Microsoft® Access 2010, Comprehensive

  • AUTHORS: Joseph J. Adamski; Kathleen T. Finnegan
  • ISBN-13: 9780538798471 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 840 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2006
  • ©2011     Published
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About The Product

With the New Perspectives' critical-thinking, problem-solving approach, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of MICROSOFT OFFICE ACCESS 2010 and will learn how to take advantage of the flexibility it offers. Case-based tutorials challenge students to apply what they are learning to real-life tasks, preparing them to easily transfer skills to new situations. With New Perspectives, students understand why they're learning what they're learning and are better situated to retain skills beyond the classroom.


  • Business case scenarios keep students engaged throughout the tutorials, providing a real-world context in which they can apply the concepts and skills presented.
  • Visual Overview – a two-page spread at the start of each session – gives a preview of the topics and terms covered in the session and can be used as a study guide before quizzes and tests.
  • ProSkills Boxes tie Access 2010 concepts and skills with career relevancy by providing guidance for using the software in professional situations.
  • ProSkills exercises integrate the technology skills students learn with one or more of today's necessary professional skills, such as teamwork, written communication, verbal communication, problem solving and decision making.
  • Key Steps highlight important steps to help students pay close attention to completing the step correctly and avoid time-consuming rework.

About the Contributor

  • Joseph J. Adamski

    Joseph J. Adamski spent 12 years as a computer professional at aerospace and financial services companies and is an Associate Professor Emeritus at Grand Valley State University. He has worked as a computer professional and educator for over 40 years with a special interest in database management and personal uses of databases.

  • Kathleen T. Finnegan

    Kathleen Finnegan is a co-author on New Perspectives on Microsoft® Access® and has edited and managed many other successful textbooks on Microsoft® applications for Cengage Learning’s Course Technology. She has taught various computer courses for corporate training and high-tech companies and has developed courseware as both a technical writer and editor, with over 20 years of experience in this field.

Table of Contents

Managing Your Files.
Getting Started with Microsoft Office 2010.
Tutorial 1: Creating a Database.
Tutorial 2: Building a Database and Defining Table Relationships.
Tutorial 3: Maintaining and Querying a Database.
Tutorial 4: Creating Forms and Reports.
Tutorial 5: Creating Advanced Queries and Enhancing Table Design.
Tutorial 6: Using Form Tools and Creating Custom Forms.
Tutorial 7: Creating Custom Reports.
Tutorial 8: Sharing, Integrating, and Analyzing Data.
Tutorial 9: Using Action Queries and Advanced Table Relationships.
Tutorial 10: Automating Tasks with Macros.
Tutorial 11: Using and Writing Visual Basic for Applications Code.
Tutorial 12: Managing and Securing a Database.
Additional Cases.
Appendix: Relational Databases and Database Design.