About this Course

Tech Type Performance Plus
Course Code QAGSADV
Duration 1 Day

In this hands-on instructor led course, you will learn about the Google Sheets app to an advanced level.

Following the course, delegates will be confident in analysing and manipulating their data in Google sheets using various advanced formulas and functions. You will cover more advanced sheets functionality like conditional formatting, data validation and sheet protection. This course builds on the knowledge from the intermediate Google sheets course (QAGSITM).


  • Competent IT user
  • Experience in web browsing
  • Must have attended the Google sheets intermediate course (QAGSITM) or have the equivalent knowledge
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Google sheets or Excel spreadsheets

Delegates will learn how to

  • Use conditional formatting to change the appearance of a Google sheet
  • Utilise data validation to restrict user entry within a Google sheet
  • Protect a Google sheet whilst allowing certain cells to remain editable
  • Share a Google sheet
  • Use advanced Date & Time, Logical, Lookup functions to analyse data
  • Understand and use Array formulas
  • Work with Sparklines
  • Use the Google Import & Export functions
  • Use Google specific functions to analyse data
  • Understand additional add-ins available to enhance Google sheets functionality


Module 1: Automating Tasks in Google Sheets with Macros
  • What is a Macro
  • The Google sheets macro recorder
  • Record tasks using the macro recorder
  • Edit or delete a macro
Module 2: Formatting Cells with Conditional Formatting
  • Add formatting with conditional formatting to a range of cells
  • Add multiple conditional formats
  • Apply a conditional format with colour scales
  • Remove a conditional format
  • Apply conditional format with formulas
Module 3: Use Data Validation to Restrict User Entry
  • Restrict user entry with numbers
  • Restrict user entry with text
  • Apply a warning message box
  • Create a drop-down list using data validation
  • Applying validation with formulas
Module 4: Google Sheet Protection and Sharing
  • Password Protecting a Google sheet
  • Applying an editable range to a protected sheet
  • Share a protected sheet with a colleague
Module 5: Advanced Formulas and Functions
  • Date and Time functions – Yearfrac / Eomonth / Edate / Year, Month, Day functions
  • Logical functions – IF / AND / OR / SUMIFS / COUNTIFS
  • Lookup functions - Vlookup(recap) / Hlookup / Index / Match
  • Array formulas in sheets
Module 6: Working with Sparklines
  • What are Sparklines
  • Insert Sparklines into a Google sheet
  • Change Sparkline properties
  • Copy and remove Sparklines
Module 7: Importing and Exporting
  • Importing a range of data from another Google sheet using Import Range
  • Importing data from a webpage using the ImportHTML Google function
Module 8: Overview of Useful Add-ins (Time Permitting)
  • Power Tools add in
  • Analysis Toolpak
  • Solver

Performance Plus

1 Day


This course is authored by QA

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