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Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. In Part 1, you will learn how to use the core features of Excel, such as how to create and format worksheets, use functions, create formulas, and more. In Part 2, you will learn intermediate and advanced-level features of the Microsoft Excel application, such as how to create and edit charts, sort and filter data, use advanced formulas, and more.

Is this for you?

Part 1 is designed for those who wish to learn how to use this powerful spreadsheet program. You will learn the key concepts and techniques necessary to work with Excel’s most commonly used features and functions.

Part 2 is for those who are proficient with the basic concepts and features of Excel and wish to increase their productivity and enhance their spreadsheet skills using Excel’s intermediate and advanced-level features.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 34 CPD points upon successful completion

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17 hours (each part)

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    About this course

    Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program; learning how to use the software with Pitman Training shows that you’ve taken one of the best Excel courses available.

    Our Microsoft Excel course is very flexible – you will have the freedom to take the Excel lessons at your own pace, based at one of our handy town or city centre locations, with support on hand should you need it.

    This Excel course comprises several lessons, which provide a detailed but manageable study programme, so you can be confident about your new skills in the workplace.

    Having completed your Microsoft Excel course, you could add Microsoft PowerPoint and Word to your list of achievements. Or you could give your career a serious boost by completing one of our highly respected diplomas, in Bookkeeping or Microsoft Office, which could help maximise your career potential.

    Comprising ten lessons this course covers areas such as creating worksheets, formatting text, simple and complex formulas; handling rows and columns, autocomplete, using styles, headers and footers, average, max and min functions and using charts.

    Below is a breakdown of the lessons included in the Excel course:

    Part 1

    Module 1: Introduction to Excel

    The Excel 2019 Window; Mouse Basics in Excel; Backstage View

    Module 2: Creating Workbooks

    Entering Text and Numbers; Creating Basic Formulas; Relative References; Order of Operations; Working with Ranges

    Module 3: Saving and Sharing Workbooks

    Saving a Workbook; File Extension; Sharing, Exporting, and Publishing Files

    Module 4: Navigating Workbooks

    Opening Files; Working with Larger Files; Creating Freeze Panes; Split Screen

    Module 5: Page Setup and Print Options

    Headers and Footers; Print Titles; Working with Comments; Page Setup Options; Printing Workbooks

    Module 6: Working with Rows, Columns, and Cells

    Adding and Deleting Rows, Columns, and Cells; Changing Column Width and Row Height

    Module 7: Moving Data

    Cut, Copy, and Paste; Copying Formulas

    Module 8: Formulas and Functions

    Overview of Formulas; Creating Formulas Using Functions; Using Absolute Values

    Module 9: Working with Sheets

    Adding, Deleting, Renaming, and Grouping Sheets; Additional Sheet Tab Options; 3-Dimensional Formulas

    Module 10: Formatting Worksheets

    Formatting Cells; Formatting Numbers; Borders and Shading; Formatting a Range of Cells as a Table; Using Styles and the Format Painter; Protecting Sheets; Using the Fill Handle and Creating Custom Lists

    Part 2

    Module 1: Using Charts

    Creating Charts; Types of Charts; Editing Charts; Using Graphics to Enhance Charts; Linking Chart Titles; Creating Sparklines

    Module 2: Working with Names

    Creating Range Names; Managing Names; Using Names in Formulas

    Module 3: Sorting and Filtering Data

    Removing Duplicate Rows; Sorting Data; Filtering Data; Using Advanced Filters

    Module 4: Outlining and Subtotaling Data

    Creating an Outline; Adding Subtotals

    Module 5: Working with Views

    Arranging Files; New Window Feature; Custom Views

    Module 6: Linking Files

    Creating Formulas Between Files; Working with Links; Consolidating Data

    Module 7: Advanced Formula Creation

    Using IF Statements; Using Functions to Look Up Data; Working with Data Validation; Formula Auditing; Using the Watch Window

    Module 8: Overview of PivotTables and PivotCharts

    PivotTables; PivotCharts; Slicers

    Module 9: Customizing Excel

    Excel Options; Customizing the Ribbon; Modifying Workbook Properties

    Module 10: Additional Excel Features

    Text to Columns; Conditional Formatting; Hyperlinks; the Spell Checker and Translate Features; Quick Analysis Tool; the Document Inspector; Import Data from a Text / CSV File

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