In this course you’ll create and edit basic Microsoft Office Excel worksheets and workbooks. This course emphasises hands-on experience, with a series of self-guided exercises integrated into the training manual.

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  • Use of mouse and keyboard
  • Ability to navigate the Windows environments
  • Open and close programs
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Delegates will learn how to

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Get started with Excel
  • Create calculations with formulas and functions
  • Modify a worksheet
  • Format an Excel worksheet
  • Work with Data Lists
  • Manage worksheets and workbooks
  • Print workbooks
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Module 1: Getting started with Excel

  • What is Microsoft Excel?
  • Excel and the Excel environment
  • Navigating and selecting cells in worksheets
  • Creating a new workbook
  • Saving your work
  • Opening and closing workbooks
  • Using Help

Module 2: Modifying a worksheet

  • Cut, Copy and Paste commands
  • Undo and Redo commands
  • Using AutoFill
  • Working with rows and columns
  • Find and Replace
  • Performing a spell check

Module 3: Creating calculations with formulas and functions

  • Creating formulas
  • AutoCalculate
  • Inserting functions and using AutoSum
  • Using functions to round values
  • Copying a formula
  • Creating an Absolute formula
  • Dynamic array formulas

Module 4: Formatting an Excel worksheet

  • Text formatting
  • Add borders and colours to cells
  • Cell alignment
  • Number formatting
  • Format Painter
  • Cell styles and galleries

Module 5: Working with data lists

  • Creating an effective list
  • Applying basic sorting
  • Applying basic filters

Module 6: Managing worksheets and workbooks

  • Managing Worksheets
  • Freezing rows and columns
  • Splitting the screen
  • Arrange All command
  • View Side by Side

Module 7: Printing workbooks

  • Print Preview
  • Setting the Print Area
  • Repeating titles on Each Page
  • Manual page breaks
  • Page Layout View
  • Add page headers and footers
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Special Notices

Please note that this course uses Microsoft Excel for Windows. It’s not suitable for Excel for Mac. Courses for Mac users are available on request

For customers attending remotely via Virtual Classroom or ‘Attend From Anywhere’, an additional screen is required for this course to work through remote desktop labs and view training information.

This course is suitable for anyone using Excel 2013 or later. If delivered in a QA training centre, it will be delivered using Excel 2019.

Dates & Locations

Microsoft Office learning paths

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Certification = Certification
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