About this Course

Tech Type Performance Plus
Duration 2 Days

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, filtering, conditional formatting and auditing. 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. The course emphasises hands-on experience, with a series of self-guided exercises integrated into the training.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at end users who have introductory knowledge and experience of using Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac.

What's Included

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Tutor Support


  • Create basic spreadsheets
  • Select and edit data
  • Perform basic formatting
  • Open, close and save files
  • Create basic formulas – AutoSum
  • Use Insert Function to create built-in functions
  • Work with absolute references
  • Use the Autofill feature

Delegates will learn how to

  • Use advanced formulas
  • Organise worksheet and table data using various techniques
  • Create and modify charts
  • Insert and modify graphic objects in a worksheet
  • Customise and enhance workbooks and the Microsoft Office for Mac Excel environment


Module 1 - Calculating with Advanced Formulas

  • Using Mixed References in Calculations
  • Working with Range Names
  • Calculating across Worksheets
  • Exploring Excel’s Function Categories
  • Analysing Data based on Criteria
  • Working with Text Functions
  • Calculating with Financial Functions
  • Using Logical Functions
  • Applying Lookup Functions

Module 2 - Auditing a Worksheet

  • Finding Cells
  • Finding and Resolving Errors

Module 3 - Mastering Excel Tables

  • Introducing Excel Tables

Module 4 - Organising Worksheet Data

  • Applying Basic Sorting to a Data Range
  • Advanced Sorting
  • Summarising Data with Subtotals

Module 5 - Charts

  • Understanding Charts
  • Modifying and Formatting a Chart
  • Analysing Data using Sparklines

Module 6 - Working with Templates

  • Creating a Hyperlink
  • Adding Comments
  • Working with Templates

Module 7 - Analysing Selected Data

  • Applying Basic Filters
  • Advanced Filters
  • Using Database Functions
  • Using Outlines to Organise Data

Module 8 - Applying Conditional Formatting

  • Conditional Formatting
  • Customising Conditional Formatting
  • Sorting and Filtering by Colour

Module 9 - An Introduction to PivotTables

  • Understanding PivotTables
  • Analysing Data with Recommended PivotTables

If time permits:-

Module 10 - Appendix: Inserting Illustrations

  • SmartArt
  • Inserting Images into a Spreadsheet
  • Inserting Shapes into a Spreadsheet
  • Grouping and Layering Graphics

Performance Plus

2 Days

Microsoft Office
Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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