Microsoft Excel – Advanced Microsoft Excel

About This Course

This Advanced Microsoft Excel  training class is designed for students to gain the skills necessary to use pivot tables, audit and analyze worksheet data, utilize data tools, collaborate with others, and create and manage macros.

Audience Profile

Students who have intermediate skills with Microsoft Excel  who want to learn more advanced skills or students who want to learn the topics covered in this course in the 2016 interface.

At Course Completion

  • Create pivot tables and charts.
  • Learn to trace precedents and dependents.
  • Convert text and validate and consolidate data.
  • Collaborate with others by protecting worksheets and workbooks.
  • Create, use, edit, and manage macros.
  • Import and export data.

Instructor Led Learning

Duration: 1 Day
Location: Cape Town & Johannesburg
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What you will learn

  • Create pivot tables and charts.
  • Learn to trace precedents and dependents.
  • Convert text and validate and consolidate data.
  • Collaborate with others by protecting worksheets and workbooks.
  • Create, use, edit, and manage macros.
  • Import and export data.

Basic computer skills

Computers made easy course

Introduction to Excel

Intermediate Excel

FULL COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Using Pivot Tables

This module explains how to use Pivot Tables.

Lessons

  • Creating Pivot Tables
  • Inserting Slicers
  • Working with Pivot Tables
  • Inserting Pivot Charts
  • More Pivot Table Functionality

Lab 1: Using Pivot Tables

  • Working with Pivot Tables

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use pivot tables to analyze data.
  • Edit pivot tables.
  • Format pivot tables.
  • Insert pivot charts.
  • Use Slicers.

Module 2: Auditing Worksheets

This module explains how to audit worksheets.

Lessons

  • Tracing Precedents
  • Tracing Dependents
  • Showing Formulas

Lab 1: Auditing Worksheets

  • Tracing Precedents
  • Tracing Dependents

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Audit formulas.
  • Trace precedents to determine which cells impact a specific cell.
  • Trace dependents to determine which cells are impacted by a specific cell.
  • Remove precedent and dependent arrows.
  • Show formulas.
  • Check for errors frequently found in formulas.

Module 3: Data Tools

This module explains how to work with data tools.

Lessons

  • Converting Text to Columns
  • Linking to External Data
  • Controlling Calculation Options
  • Data Validation
  • Consolidating Data
  • Goal Seek

Lab 1: Data Tools

  • Converting Text to Columns
  • Using Data Validation
  • Consolidating Data
  • Using Goal Seek

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Convert text to columns.
  • Use Data Validation to restrict the type of data that can be entered into a cell.
  • Consolidate data from a number of different ranges into one new range.
  • Use Goal Seek to figure out the value to input to obtain a specific result.

Module 4: Working with Others

This module explains how to do various tasks associated with working with others in Excel.

Lessons

  • Protecting Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Tracking Changes
  • Marking a Workbook as Final

Lab 1: Working with Others

  • Password Protecting a Workbook
  • Password Protecting a Worksheet
  • Password Protecting Ranges in a Worksheet
  • Tracking Changes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Password protect a workbook.
  • Password protect a worksheet.
  • Password protect ranges in a worksheet.
  • Use track changes.
  • Accept and reject changes.
  • List all changes on a new sheet.

Module 5: Recording and Using Macros

This module explains how to record and use macros.

Lessons

  • Recording Macros
  • Running Macros
  • Editing Macros
  • Adding Macros to the Quick Access Toolbar

Lab 1: Recording and Using Macros

  • Recording a Macro
  • Adding a Macro to the Quick Access Toolbar

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Run macros.
  • Edit macros.
  • Add macros to the Quick Access Toolbar.

Module 6: Random Useful Items

This module explains how to do some random useful tasks in Excel.

Lessons

  • Sparklines
  • Preparing a Workbook for Internationalization and Accessibility
  • Importing and Exporting Files

Lab 1: Random Useful Items

  • Inserting and Customizing Sparklines
  • Importing Text Files
  • Copying Data from Excel to Word
  • Copying Charts from Excel to Word

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Insert sparklines into worksheets.
  • Customize Sparklines.
  • Prepare a workbook for internationalization and accessibility.
  • Import text files into Microsoft Excel.
  • Copy cells from a worksheet into Microsoft Word.
  • Copy and paste a chart into Microsoft Word.

Module 7: Microsoft Excel Features that Were New in 2013

This module explains how to use some new features that were new in 2013.

Lessons

  • Using Slicers to Filter Data
  • Creating a PivotTable Timeline
  • Creating a Standalone PivotChart
  • Workspaces in Excel 2013

Lab 1: Microsoft Excel Features that Were New in 2013

  • Filtering Data with Slicers
  • Creating a TimelineAfter completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use slicers to filter data.
  • Create a PivotTable timeline.
  • Create a standalone PivotChart.

Module 8: Features New in 2016

This module explains how to some new features new in 2016.

Lessons

  • PivotTable Updates
  • Ink Equations
  • Multi-Select Option in Slicers
  • Quick Shape Formatting
  • Sharing with SharePoint or OneDrive

Lab 1: None

  • None

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the enhancements to PivotTables.
  • Use the Ink Equation feature.
  • Use the Multi-Select option in slicers.
  • Use the Quick Shape formatting.
  • Share workbooks.

Module 1: Using Pivot Tables

  • How PivotTables Work
  • Timeline Filters
  • Inserting Slicers
  • Grouping Data
  • Calculated Fields
  • PivotCharts
  • Working with PivotTables (Exercise)

Module 2:Advanced Functions

  • Function Syntax
  • ROWS, COLUMNS, INDEX, and XMATCH
  • Arrays and Array Formulas
  • Getting Unique Values (Exercise)
  • SORT, FILTER, and SORTBY
  • Lookup Functions
  • Using the XLOOKUP Function (Exercise)
  • The LET Function
  • The TRANSPOSE Function

Module 3: Auditing Workbooks

  • Inspecting a Workbook
  • Tracing Precedents and Dependents
  • Tracing Precedents and Dependents Practice (Exercise)
  • Watch Window
  • Evaluating Formulas
  • Error Checking

Module 4:Data Tools

  • Importing Data from online source
  • Converting Text to Columns
  • Converting Text to Columns (Exercise)
  • Importing Files
  • Importing Text Files (Exercise)
  • Linking to External Data
  • Controlling Calculation Options
  • Data Validation
  • Using Data Validation (Exercise)
  • Consolidating Data
  • Consolidating Data (Exercise)
  • What-If Analysis
  • Using Goal Seek (Exercise)

Module 5:Recording and Using Macros

  • Recording Macros
  • Recording a Macro (Exercise)
  • Running Macros
  • Editing Macros
  • Adding Macros to the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Adding a Macro to the Quick Access Toolbar (Exercise)

Module 6:Working with Others

  • Comments and Notes
  • Protecting Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Password Protecting a Workbook (Exercise)
  • Marking a Workbook as Final
  • Other Sharing Concerns

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