Microsoft Excel for Mac - Advanced

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Have some experience with Excel and want to improve your skills, or taken our Basic Excel for Mac course? This online course will help you learn intermediate and advanced Excel techniques.

Supports Excel for Mac 2016. Also available: Excel Advanced (PC).

In 25 engaging lessons you will learn how to find a value with VLOOKUP, create and format Pivot Tables, record basic Macros and more.

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Video tutorials are recorded in Microsoft Excel for Mac 2016.

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Skill level: Intermediate
Certificate: Yes (Excel certification)
Lessons: 25
Accredited by: CPD
Pre-requisites: None
Versions supported: Excel for Mac 2016
Video duration: 2h 11m
Estimated study time: 12h 30m for all materials

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CPD - The CPD Certification Service.



Understanding Dates

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

Video time: 04m 00s


Understanding Time

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

Video time: 04m 53s


Formula Auditing

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

Video time: 04m 59s


Temporal Functions

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

Video time: 04m 13s


VLOOKUP with Approximate Match

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

Video time: 05m 13s


VLOOKUP with Exact Match

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

Video time: 05m 18s


Other Lookup Methods

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

Video time: 05m 42s


Naming Ranges

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

Video time: 05m 23s


Excel Tables

Learn about creating Excel tables, and their advantages.

Video time: 05m 32s


Recording Macros

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

Video time: 06m 11s


Creating PivotTables

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

Video time: 05m 19s


Formatting PivotTables

Learn to control formatting and other options in PivotTables.

Video time: 06m 35s


Calculated Fields in PivotTables

Learn to create and modify basic calculated fields for PivotTables.

Video time: 04m 58s


What-If Analysis

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

Video time: 04m 47s



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

Video time: 04m 58s


Custom Number Formats

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

Video time: 05m 11s


Conditional Formats with Built-In Rules

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

Video time: 05m 36s


Conditional Formats with Custom Rules

Learn to create custom conditional formatting rules based on formulas.

Video time: 05m 31s


Building Combination Line and Area Charts

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

Video time: 05m 24s


Data Validation

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

Video time: 05m 44s


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.

Video time: 05m 11s



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

Video time: 05m 00s


Custom Views

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

Video time: 04m 38s


Page Setup Options

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

Video time: 05m 17s


Security Considerations

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

Video time: 05m 33s

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