Data Management

When you have a lot of data, you need a way to manage it. While you may use Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet software to analyze your data, management tools such as Microsoft Access help you collect, store, and sort data. They also help you create forms, run queries and produce reports.
Computer monitor, articulating lamp, a highlighter, and a pencil cup holding pens and pencils. On the computer monitor is a graphical representation of a popular data management software.
Companies using Microsoft Access

Quick Facts about this Microcredential

What You’ll Learn

  • Develop basic to advance skills in database management
  • Create database tables and indexes
  • Create forms
  • Build queries and run reports
  • Analyze data
  • Development of Problem Solving professional competency

Things to Know

  • This microcredential requires Microsoft Access, which only works on a PC (not on a Mac)
  • ACC students, faculty, and staff can get Microsoft Access for free, however, you will need to be able to download the software on the PC you are using
  • Recommended: student should have taken the Spreadsheets Microcredential or have intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel
  • This microcredential provides a base upon which to build digital fluency
  • This microcredential is part of the¬†Fundamentals of Computer Skills for Job Readiness¬†Microcertificate

What You’ll Earn

Those completing the microcredential with an 80% or above will receive a portable digital badge that can be shared with employers or online on sites such as LinkedIn
Digital portable badge for Austin Community College District's Digital Fluency and Innovation Data Management microcredential
Number of concurrent users in Microsoft Access

Microcredentials are a new way of learning at ACC


Unlike a traditional college course, the microcredentials are bite-sized, taking 5 weeks or less to complete


Enrollment is free to current ACC students (some microcredentials may require an additional purchase*)


A dedicated Digital Navigator will grade your work, provide helpful feedback, and answer questions


Learn on your own schedule with these microcredentials, and go as fast as you are able to master the content

* Check the Quick Facts section for details

This microcredential is now available

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