Querying the hive mind...
January 11, 2010 6:03 AM Subscribe
DatabaseFilter: I know more about Access than the average person, but I'm at the point where I need to know more than what I am finding on the Access db sites and in books. I need a faster and more reliable response than I would get from posting on forums.
posted by sio42 to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have taken two trainings my work paid for, but they were on how to use Access, not how to develop in it. And the next level class (and only one) is about VBA, which I'm not quite at yet.
I feel like I need someone to sit down with me as I go through stuff and say, well, you should do this like this because of this reason. How or where can I get this kind of one-on-one? Even if it were via email or the web, I just need reliable, knowledgeable support in my transition phase.
I've been toying with Access for the last few years and I've gotten pretty good at it. I understand relational db theory to some extent and can certainly set up the tables and all that. But when I get into form design, I tend to get a bit lost. I think I understand queries - I can get the info I want pretty much all the time and can usually figure out my mistakes.
But I need to know if I'm doing things "right" or if I'm making things too hard by doing them my self-taught way.
I did not take any db classes in college and honestly just don't have the time to spend after work going to one now. (I tried last semester and it was a complete disaster and very stressful.)
Do I post on craigslist that I want an Access tutor? How would I verify their skills? I'm pretty sure my work will pay for this, but I just need to find the next level of training I need.
I spent Christmas break with a stack of books from the library, like Access Cookbook and a bunch of others. But I still feel like I'm missing some fundamental things and I don't know what they are.