Enhanced Microsoft® Access® 2013: Comprehensive

  • AUTHORS: Philip J. Pratt; Mary Z. Last
  • ISBN-13: 9781305501157 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 904 Pages  Paperback 
  • 1st Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2014
  • ©2016     Published
  • Prices are valid only in the respective region

Overview

About The Product

Introduce students to the latest advantages that Microsoft® Access® has to offer with this new book in the next generation of the Shelly Cashman Series®. For three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series® has effectively introduced essential computer skills to millions of students. ENHANCED MICROSOFT ACCESS 2013: COMPREHENSIVE continues this history of innovation with enhanced pedagogy to accommodate the varied learning styles of today’s students. New features are specifically designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. A trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach now encourages students to expand their understanding of Access 2013 through experimentation, critical thought, and personalization. New labs integrate cloud and web technologies with Access while other enhancements ensure this Shelly Cashman Series® book delivers the most effective MS Access introduction for your students.

Features

  • STEP-BY-STEP, SCREEN-BY-SCREEN APPROACH HELPS STUDENTS RETAIN AND APPLY SKILLS. Your students have the explanatory and navigational information they need when they need to know it. This proven approach addresses all learning styles to help students recall and practice these skills in their personal and professional lives.
  • EMPHASIS ON PROJECT PLANNING FRAMES EACH CHAPTER. Each chapter centers around a practical Access problem that readers need to solve. This highly successful approach encourages critical thinking and problem solving as students determine how to proceed at various points in the chapter.
  • EXTENSIVE END-OF-CHAPTER ACTIVITIES REINFORCE CONCEPTS AND STRENGTHEN PRACTICAL ACCESS SKILLS. You’ll find a variety of class-tested reinforcement opportunities for students at the end of each chapter. Activities are specifically developed to encourage students to apply and expand their understanding of today’s most important Access skills.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Philip J. Pratt

    Philip J. Pratt is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Grand Valley State University, where he taught for 33 years. His teaching interests include database management, systems analysis, complex analysis, and discrete mathematics. He has authored more than 75 textbooks and has co-authored three levels of Microsoft® Office Access 2013 books for this popular Shelly Cashman Series and A Guide to SQL.

  • Mary Z. Last

    Mary Z. Last has taught computer information systems since 1984. She retired from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas, where she was an Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Effectiveness in Learning and Teaching. Ms. Last is actively involved in the Computing Educator's Oral History Project that encourages young women to pursue careers in math and science. She has been a contributing author to the Shelly Cashman Series since 1992. She also authors many instructor resources for database texts.

Table of Contents

Student Success Guide.
Office 2013 and Windows 8: Essential Concepts and Skills.
Office 365 Essentials.
1. Databases and Database Objects: An Introduction.
2. Querying a Database.
3. Maintaining a Database.
4. Creating Reports and Forms.
5. Multitable Forms.
6. Advanced Report Techniques.
7. Advanced Form Techniques.
8. Macros, Navigation Forms, and Control Layouts.
9. Administering a Database System.
10. Using SQL.
11. Database Design.
A. SAM Projects.
B. Capstone Projects.
C. MOS Certification.
Index.
Quick Reference.

New to this Edition

  • NEW EMPHASIS HIGHLIGHTS “WHY“ EACH STEP IS NECESSARY. When students complete projects, they learn WHY each step in the process is necessary. In addition to providing this important rationale, this edition clearly explains what the students will be doing and how they can most effectively accomplish each task.
  • NEW MINI-ROADMAPS KEEP STUDENTS FOCUSED ON THEIR PROGRESS THROUGH CHAPTER ASSIGNMENTS. These helpful Mini Roadmaps in each chapter visually show students where they are in the process of completing the chapter’s project.
  • EXPANDED EMPHASIS ON CRITICAL THINKING PREPARES STUDENTS TO SOLVE ACCESS PROBLEMS. Consider This boxes in each chapter provide thought-provoking questions and problem-solving activities. Chapter-ending Consider This: Plan Ahead boxes and Consider This: Your Turn assignments engage students in critical thinking and problem-solving skills and prompt readers to create their own solutions. In addition, every student assignment ends with a question that requires students’ personal thoughts and opinions.
  • NEW EMPHASIS ON PERSONALIZATION ASKS STUDENTS TO INCLUDE PERSONAL DETAIL IN SOLUTIONS. This personal addition to every chapter project and assignment ensures that each student’s solution is unique.
  • NEW LABS FOCUS ON INTEGRATING CLOUD AND WEB TECHNOLOGIES WITH MICROSOFT® ACCESS. These meaningful hands-on labs highlight important aspects of maximizing Access and challenge students to use general guidelines to learn and investigate independently.
  • NEW APPENDICES OFFER FLEXIBILITY IN MORE ADVANCED ASSIGNMENTS. Now you have the option to include SAM Projects, Capstone Projects, and MOS Certification tasks as part of your course, depending on your students’ interests and needs.

Components

Teacher Components

  • MindTap® Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Pratt/Last's Enhanced Microsoft® Access 2013: Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305578422 | ISBN-13: 9781305578425)
    MindTap™ Computing for Pratt/Last’s Microsoft® Access 2013, Enhanced: Comprehensive Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today’s students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. As an instructor using MindTap you have at your fingertips the right content and unique set of tools curated specifically for your course, all in an interface designed to improve workflow and save time when planning lessons and course structure. The control to build and personalize your course is all yours’, focusing on the most relevant material while also lowering costs for your students. Stay connected and informed in your course through real time student tracking that provides the opportunity to adjust the course as needed based on analytics of interactivity in the course.
    Price = 153.00
  • LMS Integrated for MindTap® Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305578449 | ISBN-13: 9781305578449)
    This access code will provide your students with seamless access to their MindTap Computing resources from within your campus Learning Management System. Students will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that they click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.
    Price = 153.00
  • LMS Integrated for MindTap® Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305869141 | ISBN-13: 9781305869141)
    Introduce students to the latest advantages that Microsoft® Access® has to offer with this new book in the next generation of the Shelly Cashman Series®. For three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series® has effectively introduced essential computer skills to millions of students. ENHANCED MICROSOFT ACCESS 2013: COMPREHENSIVE continues this history of innovation with enhanced pedagogy to accommodate the varied learning styles of today’s students. New features are specifically designed to engage students, improve retention, and prepare them for future success. A trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach now encourages students to expand their understanding of Access 2013 through experimentation, critical thought, and personalization. New labs integrate cloud and web technologies with Access while other enhancements ensure this Shelly Cashman Series® book delivers the most effective MS Access introduction for your students.
    Price = 229.00
  • SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Enhanced Microsoft® Access® 2013: Comprehensive v3.0 Multi-Term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130567247X | ISBN-13: 9781305672475)
    Skills Assessment Manager (SAM) trains and tests essential Microsoft® Office and computer concepts skills. Students engage in a hands-on environment, then apply their skills to real-world applications. SAM’s auto-graded assignments and flexible reporting tools saves you time and energy.
    Price = 153.00
  • LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305675614 | ISBN-13: 9781305675612)
    This access code will provide your students with seamless access to their SAM resources from within your campus Learning Management System. Students will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that they click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.
    Price = 153.00
  • LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305675606 | ISBN-13: 9781305675605)
    Price = 153.00

Student Supplements

  • MindTap® Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Pratt/Last's Enhanced Microsoft® Access 2013: Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1305578422 | ISBN-13: 9781305578425)
    As a student using MindTap™ Computing for Pratt/Last’s Microsoft® Access 2013, Enhanced: Comprehensive Edition, you have the tools you need to better manage your limited time, with the ability to complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn. Course material that is specially customized for you by your instructor in a proven, easy-to-use interface, keeps you engaged and active in the course. MindTap helps you achieve better grades today by cultivating a true understanding of course concepts, and with a mobile app to keep you on track. With a wide array of course specific tools and apps – from note taking to flashcards – you can feel confident that MindTap is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your education. You will stay engaged with real world assignments and motivated by information that shows where you stand at all times--both individually and compared to the highest performers in class. MindTap eliminates the guesswork, focusing on what’s most important to your instructor with a learning path designed specifically by your instructor and for your Microsoft Access 2013 course. Master the most important information with built-in study tools such as SAM Projects that help students stay organized and use their time efficiently.
    Price = 153.00
  • LMS Integrated for MindTap® Computing, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305578449 | ISBN-13: 9781305578449)
    This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap Computing resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.
    Price = 153.00
  • LMS Integrated for MindTap® Computing, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305869141 | ISBN-13: 9781305869141)
    Discover the latest advantages that Microsoft® Access® has to offer with this new book in the next generation of the Shelly Cashman Series®. For three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series® has effectively introduced essential computer skills to millions of students like you. ENHANCED MICROSOFT ACCESS 2013: COMPREHENSIVE continues the history of innovation with new features that accommodate your learning style. Specially refined learning tools help improve your retention and prepare you for future success while new labs integrate cloud and web technologies with MS Access. This book’s trademark step-by-step, screen-by-screen approach now guides you in expanding your understanding of Microsoft Access 2013 through experimentation, critical thought, and personalization. Trust ENHANCED MICROSOFT ACCESS 2013: COMPREHENSIVE to help you succeed with today’s most effective educational approach.
    Price = 229.00
  • SAM 2013 Assessment, Training and Projects with MindTap Reader for Enhanced Microsoft® Access® 2013: Comprehensive v3.0 Multi-Term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 130567247X | ISBN-13: 9781305672475)
    Skills Assessment Manager (SAM) is the top online training resource for Microsoft® Office suites. With automatic feedback on assignments and a personalized study plan, SAM helps you stay on track for improved grades. SAM has all your course content in one easy location, offering an intuitive homepage which ensures you always get where you need to go. SAM training and assessments simulate the real MS Office environment preparing you for more workplace success.
    Price = 153.00
  • LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305675614 | ISBN-13: 9781305675612)
    This access code will provide you with seamless access to your SAM resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.
    Price = 153.00
  • LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305675606 | ISBN-13: 9781305675605)
    Price = 153.00