Access 2010:


Frequently asked questions and instructor notes

Topic A0:   Classroom setup

All our courses assume that each student has a personal computer to use during the class. Our hands-on approach to learning requires that they do. This topic gives information on how to set up the classroom to teach this course.

Hardware requirements

Each student’s personal computer should have:

·   A keyboard and a mouse

·   Pentium 500 MHz processor (or faster)

·   256 MB RAM (or higher)

·   2 GB of available hard drive space

·   CD-ROM drive

·   SVGA monitor at 1024 × 768 or higher resolution

Software requirements

You will need the following software:

·   Microsoft Windows 7

·   Microsoft Office 2010 (minimally, you can install only Access)

Network requirements

The following network components and connectivity are also required for this course:

·   Internet access, for the following purposes:

   Updating the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office 2010

   Downloading the Student Data files from (if necessary)

   Opening Help files at Microsoft Office Online (If online Help is not available, students will not be able to complete Activity C-1 in the unit titled “Getting started.”)

Classroom setup instructions

The first time you teach this course, you will need to perform the following steps to set up each student computer.

1   Install Windows 7 on an NTFS partition according to the software publisher’s instructions. After installation is complete, if the student machines have Internet access, use Windows Update to install any critical updates and Service Packs.

     Note: You can also use Windows Vista or Windows XP, but the screen shots in this course were taken in Windows 7, so students’ screens will look different.

2   With flat-panel displays, we recommend using the panel’s native resolution for best results. Color depth/quality should be set to High (24 bit) or higher.

3   Install Microsoft Office 2010 according to the software manufacturer’s instructions, as follows:

a   When prompted for the CD key, enter the code included with your software.

b   Select “Customize installation” and click Next.

c   Click the Installation Options tab.

d   For Microsoft Office Access, Office Shared Features, and Office Tools, click the down-arrow and choose “Run all from My Computer.”

e   Set all except the following to Not Available: Microsoft Office Access, Office Shared Features, and Office Tools.

f    Click Install Now.

g   On the last screen of the Office 2010 installer, click Go to Office Online. Internet Explorer displays the Office Online Web site, and the installer window closes.

h   On the Office Online Web page, click the Downloads tab. Download and install any available updates.

i    Close Internet Explorer.

4   If you have the data disc that came with this manual, locate the Student Data folder on it and copy it to the desktop of each student computer.

     If you don’t have the data disc, you can download the Student Data files for the course:

a   Connect to

b   Under Downloads, click Instructor-Led Training.

c   Browse the subject categories to locate your course. Then click the course title to display a list of available downloads. (You can also access these downloads through our Catalog listings.)

d   Click the link(s) for downloading the Student Data files. You can download the files directly to student machines or to a central location on your own network.

e   Create a folder named Student Data on the desktop of each student computer.

f    Double-click the downloaded zip file(s) and drag the contents into the Student Data folder.

5   Start Microsoft Office Access 2010. Then do the following:

a   Activate the software. After activation, the Welcome to the 2010 Microsoft Office System dialog box appears.

b   Select Don’t make changes.

c   Click Finish to close the dialog box.

d   On the File tab, click Options. In the Access Options dialog box, click Trust Center and then click Trust Center Settings. In the Trust Center dialog box, click Macro Settings and select Enable All Macros. This will prevent a security warning from appearing every time you open a database file. Click OK twice to close the dialog boxes.

e   Close Access.


Topic B:   Frequently asked questions

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Topic C:   Course notes

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Topic D:   Additional information

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