Higher Education

New Perspectives on Microsoft® Access 2013, Comprehensive, 1st Edition

  • Joseph J. Adamski Grand Valley State University
  • Kathleen T. Finnegan
  • Sharon Scollard Mohawk College
  • ISBN-10: 1285099206  |  ISBN-13: 9781285099200
  • 832 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2011, 2008
  • © 2014 | Published
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About

Overview

With proven pedagogy that emphasizes critical-thinking, problem-solving, and in-depth coverage, New Perspectives helps students develop the Microsoft Office 2013 skills they need to be successful in college and beyond. Updated with all new case-based tutorials, NEW PERSPECTIVES MICROSOFT ACCESS 2013 continues to engage students in applying skills to real-world situations, making concepts relevant. A new Troubleshoot case problem enhances critical thinking, and a new tutorial on Managing Your Files helps students navigate Windows 8. As always, New Perspectives improves learning outcomes and transference of skills by helping students understand why what they're learning is important.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • 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 tutorial – gives a visual look at the tasks and elements covered in the tutorial and can be used as a study guide before quizzes and tests.
  • ProSkills boxes tie Access 2013 concepts with career relevancy by providing guidance on how to use the software in professional situations.
  • ProSkills Exercises integrate technology skills with professional skills, further grounding concepts in reality. ProSkills exercises include topics such as teamwork, written communication, verbal communication, problem solving, and decision making.
  • Key Steps highlight important points to help students pay close attention to completing the step correctly and avoiding time-consuming rework.

Table of Contents

Managing Your Files.
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 Sharing a Database.
Additional Cases.
Appendix A: Relational Databases and Database Design.

What's New

  • Fully updated to reflect the new features and enhancements in Microsoft Office 2013.
  • New case scenarios for all tutorials and end-of-tutorial exercises, including Review Assignments and Case Problems, engage students in applying skills and concepts to real-world situations.
  • New Troubleshoot case problems engage students in locating, analyzing, and correcting existing errors to enhance critical-thinking skills.
  • New Managing Your Files tutorial covers file management in Windows 8, the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8, as well as some of the new touch features in Windows 8 and Office 2013.

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  • SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0 Multi-Term Printed Access Card
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  • SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0 Multi-Term Instant Access
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Instructor's Resource CD-ROM, Comprehensive  (ISBN-10: 1285099230 | ISBN-13: 9781285099231)

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LMS Integrated for SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects with MindTap Reader, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305510496 | ISBN-13: 9781305510494)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.

Sharon Scollard

Sharon Scollard is a professor in the Faculty of Engineering Technology at Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She's been teaching computing technologies for over 25 years, and particularly enjoys teaching Web technologies.