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Have some experience with Excel and want to improve your skills, or taken our Basic Excel course? This online course will help you learn intermediate and advanced Excel techniques.
Supports Excel for Windows 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Microsoft 365. Also available: Excel Advanced for Mac.
In 28 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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The course is Excel 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and Microsoft 365 compliant (previously known as Office 365). Videos are recorded in Microsoft Excel 2019, 2016 and 2013 for PC, and where the user interface is significantly different, Excel 2010 videos are provided too.
If you haven’t used Excel before, try our Basic course, or the beginner to 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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14h for all materials
Essential Formula Knowledge
Understand how dates work in Excel using the TODAY, YEAR, MONTH, DAY and DATE functions.
Understand how time works in Excel, and how to change from whole numbers into time increments and back again.
Intermediate Formula Knowledge
Learn to work with formula auditing tools including tracing precedent and dependent cells and formula evaluation.
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 in Microsoft 365. Bye, bye VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP and INDEX/MATCH!
Note: this lesson uses Excel Tables, which are introduced in the next section.
Learn about creating named ranges, and the benefits of doing so.
Learn about creating Excel tables, and their advantages.
Learn to record basic Excel macros to automate your actions (instead of doing them manually).
Learn to create and modify basic PivotTables (for quickly summarizing and highlighting data).
Learn to control formatting and other options in PivotTables.
Calculated Fields in PivotTables
Learn to create and modify basic calculated fields for PivotTables.
Learn to perform what-if analysis in Excel using the Scenario Manager and Goal-Seek.
Getting and Transforming 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!
Importing Data from a Text File
Importing data from a text file into an Excel table using Power Query.
Appending tables is the process of stacking them vertically to create long tables that can be used to feed business intelligence solutions and PivotTables.
Presenting and Reporting
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.
Validating and Updating
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.
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.
FILTER-ing Dynamic Arrays with a Single Condition
Using FILTER() to restrict the results of a Dynamic Array based on a single condition
FILTER-ing Dynamic Arrays with Multiple Conditions
Combining multiple conditions in a single FILTER() to restrict the results of a Dynamic Array
Wildcard XLOOKUPs and Dynamic Arrays
Advanced options for XLOOKUP including using wildcard matches and returing Dynamic Arrays as an output
Preparing to Deploy
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.
Learn about the setup and weaknesses of Excel’s security systems.