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Microsoft Excel Course overview

Part 1:
In this Introduction to Microsoft Excel training class, students will create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks. This course is designed for students who want to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel worksheets.

Part 2:
This Intermediate Microsoft Excel training class is meant for students who want to advance their skill set by learning to work with advanced formulas, lists, and illustrations. Students will also work with charts and advanced formatting including styles

Part 3:
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.

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Microsoft Excel is the standard spreadsheet application for both business and personal use. Microsoft Excel features graphing tools, calculations, pivot tables and more. Whether you’re new or already an advanced user, MasterGrade IT’s Excel courses for Microsoft Excel will teach you all you need to know – from basic to advanced features – to become an excel power user.

From formatting to design, this short Excel training course will allow you to create a range of documents for use in both the business and personal realm.

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Microsoft Excel Training Course

Lesson 1:Microsoft Excel Part 1:Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Lesson 2:Microsoft Excel Part 2:Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Lesson 3:Microsoft Excel Part 3:Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016

Lesson 4:Microsoft Excel Part 4:Excel on Steroids

Full course outline

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

About This Course

In this Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 training class, students will create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks. This course is designed for students who want to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel 2016 worksheets.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for students who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Excel 2016 or more experienced Excel users who want to learn the topics covered in this course in the 2016 interface.

At Course Completion

  • Create basic worksheets using Microsoft Excel 2016.
  • Perform calculations in an Excel worksheet.
  • Modify an Excel worksheet.
  • Modify the appearance of data within a worksheet.
  • Manage Excel workbooks.
  • Print the content of an Excel worksheet.
  • Learn how to use handy features new in 2016.

Module 1: Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook

This module explains how to create workbooks in Microsoft Excel.

Lessons

  • Starting Microsoft Excel
  • Creating a Workbook
  • Saving a Workbook
  • The Status Bar
  • Adding and Deleting Worksheets
  • Copying and Moving Worksheets
  • Changing the Order of Worksheets
  • Splitting the Worksheet Window
  • Closing a Workbook

Lab 1: Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook

  • Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Start Microsoft Excel.
  • Create a Microsoft Excel workbook.
  • Save a Microsoft Excel workbook.
  • Add and delete Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Copy and move worksheets.
  • Split the worksheet window.
  • Close a Microsoft Excel workbook.

Module 2: The Ribbon

This module explains how to work with the Ribbon.

Lessons

  • Tabs
  • Groups
  • Commands

Lab 1: Exploring the Ribbon

  • Exploring the Ribbon
    After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Work with tabs.
  • Work with groups.
  • Work with commands.
  • Understand which groups and commands are found on which tabs.

Module 3: The Backstage View (The File Menu)

Lessons

  • Introduction to the Backstage View
  • Opening a Workbook
  • New Workbooks and Excel Templates
  • Printing Worksheets
  • Adding Your Name to Microsoft Excel
  • Managing Workbook Versions

Lab 1: The Backstage View (The File Menu)

  • Open a Workbook
  • Select, Open and Save a Template Agenda
  • Print a Worksheet

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Open a Microsoft Excel workbook.
  • Start a new Microsoft Excel workbook.
  • Use Microsoft Excel templates.
  • Print a Microsoft Excel workbook.
  • Personalize your copy of Microsoft Excel.

Module 4: The Quick Access Toolbar

This module explains how to work with the Quick Access Toolbar.

Lessons

  • Adding Common Commands
  • Adding Additional Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
  • Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
  • Placement

Lab 1: The Quick Access Toolbar

  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Add common commands to the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Add additional commands to the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Move the Quick Access Toolbar.

Module 5: Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets

This module explains how to how to enter data in Excel worksheets.

Lessons

  • Entering Text
  • Expand Data across Columns
  • Adding and Deleting Cells
  • Adding an Outline
  • Adding a Hyperlink
  • Add WordArt to a Worksheet
  • Using AutoComplete
  • Entering Numbers and Dates
  • Using the Fill Handle

Lab 1: Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets

  • Entering Text and Using AutoComplete
  • Entering Numbers and Dates

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Enter text in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Add or delete cells in worksheets.
  • Add an outline for your data.
  • Enter a hyperlink in a worksheet.
  • Use AutoComplete.
  • Enter numbers and dates in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Use the Fill Handle to add data to cells.

Module 6: Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets

This module explains how to format Excel worksheets.

Lessons

  • Hiding Worksheets
  • Adding Color to Worksheet Tabs
  • Adding Themes to Workbooks
  • Adding a Watermark
  • The Font Group
  • The Alignment Group
  • The Number Group

Lab 1: Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets

  • Customize a Workbook Using Tab Colors and Themes
  • Working with Font Group Commands
  • Working with Alignment Group Commands
  • Working with Number Group Commands

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Select a range of cells within a worksheet.
  • Hide worksheets.
  • Add color to workbook tabs.
  • Add themes to worksheets.
  • Apply bold, italics, and underlining to text.
  • Add borders to cells.
  • Change text and cell colors.
  • Change the font and font size.
  • Align text.
  • Wrap text.
  • Indent text.
  • Merge and center text.
  • Change number formats.
  • Change date formats.

Module 7: Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel

This module explains how to use formulas in Excel.

Lessons

  • Math Operators and the Order of Operations
  • Entering Formulas
  • AutoSum (and Other Common Auto-Formulas)
  • Copying Formulas and Functions
  • Relative, Absolute, and Mixed Cell References

Lab 1: Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel

  • Working with Formulas

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Master basic formulas.
  • Use AutoSum to sum data with one click.
  • Understand absolute, relative, and mixed cell references.
  • Copy formulas and functions.

Module 8: Working with Rows and Columns

This module explains how to work with rows and columns.

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  • Inserting Rows and Columns
  • Deleting Rows and Columns
  • Transposing Rows and Columns
  • Setting Row Height and Column Width
  • Hiding and Unhiding Rows and Columns
  • Freezing Panes

Lab 1: Working with Rows and Columns

  • Working with Rows and Columns

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Insert rows and columns in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Delete rows and columns in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Transpose rows and columns.
  • Change row heights.
  • Change column widths.
  • Hide and unhide rows and columns.
  • Freeze panes.

Module 9: Editing Worksheets

This module explains how to edit worksheets.

Lessons

  • Find
  • Find and Replace
  • Using the Clipboard
  • Managing Comments

Lab 1: Editing Worksheets

  • Using Find and Replace
  • Using the Clipboard

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Locate information in your worksheet using Find.
  • Use Find and Replace to quickly replace data with other data.
  • Use the Cut, Copy, Paste and Format Painter commands to edit worksheets.
  • Manage comments.

Module 10: Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets

This module explains how to finalize worksheets.

Lessons

  • Setting Margins
  • Setting Page Orientation
  • Setting the Print Area
  • Print Scaling (Fit Sheet on One Page)
  • Printing Headings on Each Page/Repeating Headers and Footers
  • Headers and Footers

Lab 1: Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets

  • Preparing to Print
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Set margins in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Set the page orientation to portrait or landscape.
  • Set the print area in a worksheet.
  • Scale a worksheet so that all data prints on one page.
  • Add headers and footers to a worksheet.

Module 11: Microsoft Excel Features that Were New in 2013

This module explains how to use some of the features that were new in the 2013 version of Excel.

Lessons

  • One Workbook Per Window Feature
  • Using Flash Fill

Lab 1: Microsoft Excel Features that Were New in 2013

  • Using Flash Fill

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the one workbook per window feature.
  • Use Flash Fill.

Module 12: Features New in 2016

This module explains how to use two new features in 2016.

Lessons

  • Tell Me
  • Smart Lookup

Lab 1: None

  • None
  • After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use the Tell Me feature.
  • Use the Smart Lookup feature.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

About This Course

This Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016 training class is meant for students who want to advance their skill set by learning to work with advanced formulas, lists, and illustrations. Students will also work with charts and advanced formatting including styles.

Audience Profile

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

At Course Completion

  • Learn to use formulas and functions.
  • Create and modify charts.
  • Convert, sort, filter, and manage lists.
  • Insert and modify illustrations in a worksheet.
  • Learn to work with tables.
  • Learn to use conditional formatting and styles.

Module 1: Advanced Formulas

This module explains how to work with formulas

Lessons

  • Using Named Ranges in Formulas
  • Naming a Single Cell
  • Naming a Range of Cells
  • Naming Multiple Single Cells Quickly
  • Using Formulas That Span Multiple Worksheets
  • Using the IF Function
  • Using AND/OR Functions
  • Using the SUMIF, AVERAGEIF, and COUNTIF Functions
  • Using the PMT Function
  • Using the LOOKUP Function
  • Using the VLOOKUP Function
  • Using the HLOOKUP Function
  • Using the CONCATENATE Function
  • Using the TRANSPOSE Function
  • Using the PROPER, UPPER, and LOWER Functions
  • The UPPER Function
  • The LOWER function
  • The TRIM Function
  • Using the LEFT, RIGHT, and MID Functions
  • The MID Function
  • Using Date Functions
  • Using the NOW and TODAY Functions
  • Creating Scenarios
  • Utilize the Watch Window
  • Consolidate Data
  • Enable Iterative Calculations
  • What-If Analyses
  • Use the Scenario Manager
  • Use Financial Functions

Lab 1: Advanced Formulas

  • Using Named Ranges in Formulas
  • Entering a Formula Using Data in Multiple Worksheets
  • Using the IF Function
  • Using the PMT Function
  • Using the VLOOKUP Function
  • Using the CONCATENATE Function
  • Using the PROPER Function
  • Using the LEFT and RIGHT Functions
  • Using the YEAR, MONTH, and DAY Functions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Name and label cells and ranges of cells.
  • Use names and labels in formulas.
  • Create formulas that span multiple worksheets.
  • Use the conditional IF function and its variants in formulas.
  • Use the PMT function to calculate payments for loans.
  • Use the LOOKUP function.
  • Use the VLOOKUP function.
  • Use the HLOOKUP function.
  • Use the CONCATENATE function to join the contents of numerous cells.
  • Use the TRANSPOSE function.
  • Use the PROPER, UPPER, and LOWER functions to alter the casing of text.
  • Use the LEFT, RIGHT, and MID functions to return characters from the
  • Start or end of a string, or a specific number of text characters.
  • Use various date functions.

Module 2: Working with Lists

This module explains how to work with lists.

Lessons

  • Converting a List to a Table
  • Removing Duplicates from a List
  • Sorting Data in a List
  • Filtering Data in a List
  • Adding Subtotals to a List
  • Grouping and Ungrouping Data in a List

Lab 1: Working with Lists

  • Converting a List to a Table
  • Removing Duplicates from a List
  • Sorting Data in a List
  • Filtering Data in a List
  • Adding Subtotals to a List

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Convert data into tables.
  • Remove duplicates from tables.
  • Sort data in Excel.
  • Filter data in Excel.
  • Use subtotals to automatically total related data.
  • Group and ungroup data.

Module 3: Working with Illustrations

This module explains how to work with illustrations.

Lessons

  • Working with Clip Art
  • Using Shapes
  • Working with SmartArt

Lab 1: Working with Illustrations

  • Working with Clip Art
  • Adding Shapes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Add pictures to your worksheets.
  • U use Clip Art to illustrate your worksheets.
  • Insert shapes into Microsoft Excel worksheets.
  • Use SmartArt to illustrate your worksheets.

Module 4: Visualizing Your Data

This module explains how to work with charts, objects, and text boxes.

Lessons

  • Creating a Custom Chart Template
  • Inserting Charts
  • Add and Format Objects
  • Insert a Text Box
  • Create a Custom Chart Template

Lab 1: Visualizing Your Data

  • Inserting Charts
  • Editing Charts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Create charts that enable you to visualize your data.
  • Choose what data is displayed in your charts.
  • Show and hide data labels.
  • Show and hide the legend.
  • Show and hide the chart title.
  • Add a picture or shape to a chart.
  • Change the way text displays in a chart.
  • Change the fill color of a chart.
  • Add and format objects in a worksheet.

Module 5: Working with Tables

This module explains how to work with tables.

Lessons

  • Format Data as a Table
  • Move between Tables and Ranges
  • Modify Tables
  • Define Titles

Lab 1: Working with Tables

  • Creating and Modifying a Table in Excel

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Format data in Excel as a table.
  • Modify Excel tables.

Module 6: Advanced Formatting

This module explains how work with formatting options in Excel.

Lessons

  • Applying Conditional Formatting
  • Working with Styles
  • Creating and Modifying Templates
  • Lab 1: Advanced Formatting
  • Using Conditional Formatting
  • Working with Styles

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use conditional formatting to display cells differently based on their values.
  • Quickly format tables using styles.
  • Format cells using styles.

Module 7: Microsoft Excel Features that Were New in 2013

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

Lessons

  • New Functions in Excel 2013
  • Using New Chart Tools
  • Using the Quick Analysis Tool
  • Using the Chart Recommendation Feature

Lab 1: Microsoft Excel Features that Were New in 2013

  • Using the New Excel Functions
  • Using the New Excel 2013 Chart Tools
  • Using the Quick Analysis Tool

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the new chart tools in Excel.
  • Use the Quick Analysis tool.
  • Use the Chart Recommendation feature.

Module 8: Features New in 2016

This module explains how to use the new charts in 2016.

Lessons

  • New Charts
  • Treemap
  • Sunburst
  • Histogram
  • Waterfall
  • Box and Whisker
  • Pareto

Lab 1: None

  • None

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use the new charts in Excel 2016.

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016

About This Course

This Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016 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 2016 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.

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.

Excel on Steroids

About This Course

In this course, students will use the advanced features of microsoft office Excel 2016 to attain proficiency as an Excel power user.

Audience Profile

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

Lesson 1: Manipulating data using statistical and lookup functions

  • Forecast gdp using statistical functions
  • Evaluate sales data using statistical functions
  • Analyse stock data using statistical functions
  • Mine data using the lookup and reference functions

Lesson 2: Analysing data using data analysis tools

  • Analyse sales data using descriptive statistics
  • Analyse time series data using exponential smoothing
  • Analyse data using regression
  • Identify the beta value of a security
  • Analyse sector data using correlation and covariance matrices
  • Optimize a stock portfolio using solver

Lesson 3: Working with data using financial functions

  • Develop an investment schedule using financial functions
  • Make investment decisions using financial functions
  • Analyse sales data using math functions
  • Calculate stock returns using math functions
    Aggregate gdp data using math functions

Lesson 4: Examining data using math functions

  • Analyse sales data using math functions
  • Calculate stock returns using math functions
  • Aggregate gdp data using math functions

Lesson 5: Manipulating data using text and information functions

  • Manipulate data using text functions
  • Validate data using information functions

Lesson 6: Working with templates and charts

  • Create advanced templates
  • Create advanced charts

Lesson 7: Managing data in workbooks

  • Retrieve and paste data
  • Clean data in workbooks
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