# Microsoft Excel for Mac - Advanced

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## Overview

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.

Video tutorials are recorded in Microsoft Excel for Mac 2016.

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## Summary

Intermediate

25

CPD

None

2h 11m

### Estimated study time

12h 30m for all materials

## Syllabus

#### 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.

#### 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.

#### Naming Ranges

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

#### Recording Macros

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

#### 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.

#### Outlining

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 to 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.

#### Styles

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

#### 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.