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Microsoft Excel - Basic
Getting to Know Excel
Identify the terminology and elements of the Ribbon.
Recognize the main terms used to describe Excel’s work canvas.
Utilize the keyboard or mouse to select cells and ranges in a spreadsheet.
Create your first Excel file, enter data and create a table.
Format cells by selecting fonts and color fills to make information more attractive.
Utilize basic mathematics including multiplication and division in Excel.
Essential Formula Knowledge
Understanding Excel Formula Anatomy
Learn about working with absolute and relative cell referencing, and techniques for copying formulas.
Use to understand the anatomy of Excel functions, and what their components mean.
Learn basic math functions including SUM, ROUND and SUBTOTAL.
Learn basic statistical functions including COUNT, COUNTA, AVERAGE, MAX, MIN, MEDIAN and MODE.
Learn to build standalone logical IF functions, and make them more complex by nesting AND and OR within them.
Learn to break apart text with the LEFT, RIGHT, MID, FIND and SEARCH functions, and to combine text with the & character.
Intermediate Formula Knowledge
Learn to use SUMIF, COUNTIF and SUMPRODUCT to add cells only when certain conditions are met.
Learn about creating and updating external links, and about the potential dangers of external links in Excel.
Learn to sort data in Excel by a single column or by multiple columns.
Learn to filter Excel data for specific words, dates, and apply multiple filters to a single data table.
Learn tricks for consolidating your data so it's vertically contiguous (without blank rows) – for Tables, PivotTables and Charts.
Presenting and Reporting
Learn to work with the Format Cells dialog to apply text rotation and borders, and to center data across multiple cells.
Building Column Charts
Learn how to create an effective column chart by reducing ink and 'noise' that distract from the main messages.
How to create an effective bar chart by reducing ink and noise that distract from the story.
Learn how to build an effective pie chart, and when you should and shouldn’t use them.
How to create an effective line chart through careful manipulation of chart elements to enhance its story telling ability.
Validating and Updating
Learn about creating, reviewing and printing Excel comments.
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