In this course, you will learn the skills to enable you to use the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language to simplify or automate activities and tasks using Microsoft Office applications. The course covers examples in; Excel 2016 – 2019, Word 2016 – 2019, Outlook 2016 – 2019, PowerPoint 2016 – 2019

Please Note: Microsoft Excel 2016 is used as the primary application during the course for demonstration purposes.

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  • You have attended the QA course Microsoft Office - VBA Essentials or have equivalent knowledge
  • Able to write macros which include variable declarations with appropriate scope, intrinsic functions, decision-making structures and repeating code actions
  • Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications 2016 – 2019 (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Understand how to create Charts and PivotTables and apply filters and sorting to data sets

Target Audience

Delegates looking to gain enhanced skills to apply VBA to develop macros to work with Office applications. You will work with the application object models, manipulate data across applications and manage files and folders using VBA.

A dual monitor setup is required when attending this course via the QA Attend from Anywhere delivery method.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Overview of the VBA Essentials
  • Connecting to external data
  • Preparation of datasets
  • Develop charts and build data visuals
  • Analyse data with Pivots
  • Reporting the results in other MS applications
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Course Outline

Module 1: VBA overview

Objects, Dimensions, Loops, and Decisions

Module 2: Connecting to data

Understanding connections, importing data, coding the Power Query

Module 3: Data Preparation

Importance of data preparation, data preparation techniques

Module 4: Visualise data

Report building with tables, graphs, and charts

Module 5: Analyse data

Introduction to Pivot reports, building a PivotTable, and creating the PivotChart

Module 6: Reporting the results

Introduction to external libraries – PowerPoint, Outlook, and the FileSystemObject

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Special Notices

Please note: for virtual classroom customers, an additional monitor/screen is required for this course to work through remote desktop labs and view training information.

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