Microsoft Excel 365 - Advanced

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If you already have some experience with Excel and want to further boost your skills, this online course will quickly amplify your knowledge of intermediate and advanced Excel functions.

In just a few hours, you'll learn how to:

  • Find a value with VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX, MATCH.
  • Discover the latest features, like XLOOKUP, Dynamic Arrays, and LET functions.
  • Present and report your data exactly how you want to see it.
  • Create and format Pivot Tables.
  • Record a basic Macro to automate repetitive tasks.
  • Use data validation to restrict data entry.
  • Customize your page setup options for printing.
  • And much, much more!

These bite-sized lessons will power you through your journey to mastering Excel with clarity and ease, and can even help you earn an Excel certification!

For those new to Excel, try our Basic course, or the beginner and advanced lessons in our combined Basic and Advanced Course. If you'd like to learn more advanced techniques, check out our Macros and VBA course.

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Skill level: Intermediate
Certificate: Yes (Excel certification)
Lessons: 36
Accredited by: CPD
Pre-requisites: Excel - Basic
Versions supported: 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2021, 365
Video duration: 3h 18m
Estimated study time: 14h for all materials

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Understanding Dates

Understand how dates work in Excel using the TODAY, YEAR, MONTH, DAY, and DATE functions.


Understanding Time

Understand how time works in Excel and how to change from whole numbers into time increments and back again.


Formula Auditing

Learn to work with formula auditing tools including tracing precedent and dependent cells and formula evaluation.


The LET Function

Learn to use LET to simplify complex formulas and make them easy to debug.


Temporal Functions

Learn to work with the EOMONTH and EDATE functions that easily shift dates from one month or year to another.


VLOOKUP with Approximate Match

Learn to use VLOOKUP to find an approximate match and return it or the corresponding value from another column.


VLOOKUP with Exact Match

Learn to use VLOOKUP to find an exact match and return it or the corresponding value from another column.


Other Lookup Methods

Learn to work with INDEX, MATCH, and HLOOKUP as alternatives to the VLOOKUP function.


Introduction to XLOOKUP

An introduction to the new XLOOKUP function. Bye, bye other lookups!


Naming Ranges

Learn about creating named ranges and the benefits of doing so.


Excel Tables

Learn about creating Excel tables and their advantages.


Recording Macros

Learn to record basic Excel macros to automate your actions instead of doing them manually.


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Creating PivotTables

Learn to create and modify basic PivotTables for quickly summarizing and highlighting data.


Formatting PivotTables

Learn to control formatting and other options in PivotTables.


Calculated Fields in PivotTables

Learn to create and modify basic calculated fields for PivotTables.


What-If Analysis

Learn to perform what-if analysis in Excel using the Scenario Manager and Goal-Seek.


Unpivoting Data

If you work with PivotTables a lot, you know that they put information out the way users want to read it, but you can't use it to drive another PivotTable. So what if there was an easy way to unpivot the data? There is, and it's called Power Query!


Contiguous Data

Learn tricks for consolidating your data so it's vertically contiguous (without blank rows) – for Tables, PivotTables, and Charts.


Importing from Text Files

Importing data from a text file into an Excel table.


Appending Tables

Appending tables is the process of stacking them vertically to create long tables that can be used to feed business intelligence solutions and PivotTables.



Learn about adding and working with Excel’s outlining tools to quickly hide irrelevant sections of your worksheet.


Custom Number Formats

Learn to build your own custom number formats to display dates, values, and variances how you want to see them.


Conditional Formats with Built-In Rules

Learn to create top/bottom and highlight cell rules, as well as apply icon sets and data bars.


Conditional Formats with Custom Rules

Learn to create custom conditional formatting rules based on formulas.


Building Combination Line and Area Charts

When you want to graph 3 line series, but only want 2 in focus most of the time.


Data Validation

Learn how to use Data Validation to ensure that users enter valid data in input cells.


Data Validation Lists

Use to restrict users' ability to enter invalid data in cells by providing them with a drop-down list of valid options.


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Learn how to apply built-in number styles and create your own custom styles packages.


Introduction to Dynamic Arrays

An introduction to the new Dynamic Arrays capability added to Microsoft 365.


Introduction to FILTER

Learn how to filter a range of data based on criteria you define with the FILTER function.


FILTER and 'IFS' Functions

Using FILTER to restrict the results of a Dynamic Array based on one or more conditions.


FILTER with AND-OR Conditions

Combining multiple conditions in a single FILTER to restrict the results of a Dynamic Array.


XLOOKUP and Dynamic Arrays

Advanced options for XLOOKUP including using wildcard matches and returning Dynamic Arrays as an output.


Custom Views

Learn how to create and manage Custom Views in a worksheet.


Page Setup Options

Learn about page setup options, fitting print jobs on a page, headers and footers, and other ways to customize print jobs.


Security Considerations

Learn about the setup and weaknesses of Excel’s security systems.

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