Microsoft Office Access 2003 helps you get started working with databases right away by providing sample database applications that you can use to store your own personal or business data. Access also offers a set of database wizards that aid you in creating common business databases. You can study these sample databases and wizards to get ideas for the databases you might want to design for other types of data that aren't covered by the existing samples and wizards.
When you are working with an existing database, however, you don't need to worry about the complexities of database design. You just need to know how to get around the database you are using. The tasks you are likely to perform with an existing database include entering and viewing data or subsets of data, creating and printing reports , and working efficiently with all the windows in front of you.