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The goal of this course is to provide you with the knowledge required to use more advanced formulas and work with various tools to analyse data in spreadsheets, such as sorting and filtering. You will also organise table data and present data as charts. You will discover how Excel spreadsheets are constructed and be given a clear path on how to create templates.

This course emphasises hands-on experience, with a series of self-guided exercises integrated into the training.


This course is aimed at existing Excel users who need to further their knowledge. Delegates are assumed to have experience of entering data and writing basic formulas, including common functions such as SUM and AVERAGE.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Create more efficient formulas using range names
  • Link formulas to data in other worksheets
  • Create logical and lookup formulas using IF and VLOOKUP
  • Work with data lists effectively using sorting, filtering and subtotals
  • Take advantage of Excel’s Tables command and its benefits
  • Create and modify charts from worksheet data
  • Work with PivotTables, Slicers and PivotCharts


Module 1: Calculating with advanced formulas

  • Working with range names
  • Calculating across worksheets
  • Exploring Excel’s function categories
  • Use logical functions
  • Using the VLOOKUP function

Module 2: Working with data lists

  • Creating an effective list
  • Applying basic sorting
  • Advanced sorting
  • Summarising with subtotals
  • Filtering data lists

Module 3: Mastering Excel tables

  • Introducing tables
  • Creating a table
  • Managing tables
  • Calculations and totals in tables
  • Formatting a table
  • Further table tools

Module 4: Charts

  • Understanding charts
  • Creating a chart
  • Resizing and moving
  • Managing a chart
  • Working with chart elements
  • Formatting charts
  • Working with chart templates

Module 5: Working with PivotTables

  • Introducing PivotTables
  • Creating a PivotTable
  • Modifying PivotTables
  • Grouping data
  • Slicers
  • Creating PivotCharts