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Prerequisit to learn Access

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What do I need to start learning ACCESS.. what is the prerequest...
I am familair with Windows O/S and C/C++ as a students and I am old
38.. Do I need to know VB?? Can I start from scratch.. I am alittle
bit confused about the best step to start learning Access.. thanks a
lot..
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"esara" <es******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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What do I need to start learning ACCESS.. what is the prerequest...
I am familair with Windows O/S and C/C++ as a students and I am old
38.. Do I need to know VB?? Can I start from scratch.. I am alittle
bit confused about the best step to start learning Access.. thanks a
lot..


1 Disregard any information posted by MVPs. Most of them are over 60,
unemployed or on the take from Microsoft.
2 Buy the latest version of Access and dig in! Everything you need is in
the software--including a great help system for Access and VBA (the A is for
Applications), thousands of code examples, and a demo database called
NorthBreakingWind which has some good and not so good examples.

Nov 12 '05 #2

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The referenced post was via the semi-anonymous teranews server (see the
message headers of the referenced message) and from a return address often
used by a known disgruntled participant of this newsgroup.
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"esara" <es******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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What do I need to start learning ACCESS..
what is the prerequest... I am familair with
Windows O/S and C/C++ as a students
and I am old 38 . . .


I'm not sure what your age would have to do with it, because there are
successful Access users who are pre-teens through the retirement years.

For the raw novice, _Microsoft Access <versionnumber> Step by Step_
published by Microsoft Press. Some other books that begins at the beginning
and go deeper are _Special Edition - Using Microsoft Access_ by Roger
Jennings, published by Que and _Microsoft Access Inside Out" by John L.
Viescas, published by Microsoft Press.

For the power user moving to developer level, _Programming Microsoft Access
2000_ or _Programming Microsoft Access 2002_, by Rick Dobson, published by
Microsoft Press. There is a 2003 edition that I haven't seen, but I would
guess that it would be good, too.

The consensus choice for a detailed, in-depth reference for developers is
_Access <versionnumber> Developer's Handbook_ by Litwin, Getz, et al,
published by Sybex.

For information on other resources available to help, visit the Resources
section of http://ntaccess.tripod.com.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

Nov 12 '05 #4

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"esara" <es******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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What do I need to start learning ACCESS.. what is the prerequest...
I am familair with Windows O/S and C/C++ as a students and I am old
38.. Do I need to know VB?? Can I start from scratch.. I am alittle
bit confused about the best step to start learning Access.. thanks a
lot..

The great thing about MS Access is that there are absolutely no
prerequisites! You do not even need a basic education. In fact, a number
of folks around here never finished high school.

Tom
Nov 12 '05 #5

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On 7 Feb 2004 10:31:03 -0800, es******@hotmail.com (esara) wrote:

This newsgroup, and its official web site (see FAQ posted here every
day) is a great source of information. But you have to be street smart
and not believe everything you read. Use the "show headers" feature of
your news reader. When you see a message from an anonymizing remailer,
or from a pseudo-anonymous source like teranews, understand the sender
may be a prankster, or a troll.

Take a trip to your book store, and spend some time with a couple of
"Access for Beginners" books. You'll probably find one that fits your
style of learning.

-Tom.

What do I need to start learning ACCESS.. what is the prerequest...
I am familair with Windows O/S and C/C++ as a students and I am old
38.. Do I need to know VB?? Can I start from scratch.. I am alittle
bit confused about the best step to start learning Access.. thanks a
lot..


Nov 12 '05 #6

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Tommy Cash wrote:
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The great thing about MS Access is that there are absolutely no
prerequisites! You do not even need a basic education. In fact, a number
of folks around here never finished high school.


It helps if you can read, though :-)

It is like learning to use a woodworkers' tool. Anyone can start, but
don't expect to create masterpieces from day #1.

--
Bas Cost Budde
http://www.heuveltop.org/BasCB
but the domain is nl

Nov 12 '05 #7

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Tommy Cash wrote:
"esara" <es******@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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What do I need to start learning ACCESS.. what is the prerequest...


The great thing about MS Access is that there are absolutely no
prerequisites! You do not even need a basic education. In fact, a number of folks around here never finished high school.


It helps if you can read, though :-)

Everybody always worries about the illiterate.
What about the innumerate?
Don't they count?

Vince
Nov 12 '05 #8

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"Vincent van Mental" <vi***@van.com> wrote:
Everybody always worries about the illiterate.
What about the innumerate?
Don't they count?


Eh? <chuckle> Groooaaannn.

Tony
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Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 12 '05 #9

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Vincent van Mental wrote:
Everybody always worries about the illiterate.
What about the innumerate?
Don't they count?


They do... on you!

--
Bas Cost Budde
http://www.heuveltop.org/BasCB
but the domain is nl

Nov 12 '05 #10

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My 2 cents is: to develop good apps, you need to have a good grip of
relational theory and may be SQL.
By that I don't mean a tertiary education, but certain amount of
reading and thinking on relational stuff like data normalization, ER
diagram, logical data structure, key, constraint, ...

So, if you're not familiar with Dr Codd yet, read and practice
(modeling data) first.

NB
Nov 12 '05 #11

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