"Microsoft Access for Beginners" is an introduction to Microsoft's desktop database software intended for people who have never used the program before and might be unfamiliar with database software in general. It introduces the reader to the basic concepts of a relational database system as well as some of the things that are possible with Microsoft Access. The book explains the concepts and provides a good foundation on which to continue learning and creating applications with Microsoft Access and Visual Basic for Applications. Rather than being a simple step by step tutorial, "Microsoft Access for Beginners" demonstrates how to use Access well.
The book is based on the original online series and has been thoroughly reviewed and updated for the latest version of Microsoft Access. The second edition includes an introduction to Visual Basic for Applications, the programming language with which Access users can create sophisticated applications.
Acknowledging that there are still many users of the previous Access versions, this book continues to cover multiple versions from Access 2002 to Office Access 2010.