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New to Excel or need a refresher? This online course is designed to give you a solid foundation in the basics of Excel.
Supports Excel for Windows 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, Microsoft 365. Also available: Excel Basic for Mac.
In 25 engaging lessons you will learn how to use math, statistical, logic and text functions, organize data by sorting and filtering, effectively present your data in several chart formats 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.
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Getting to Know Excel
Identify the terminology and elements of the Ribbon.
Video time: 06m 23s
The Work Surface
Recognize the main terms used to describe Excel’s work canvas.
Video time: 05m 49s
Utilize the keyboard or mouse to select cells and ranges in a spreadsheet.
Video time: 05m 31s
Create your first Excel file, enter data and create a table.
Video time: 05m 57s
Format cells by selecting fonts and color fills to make information more attractive.
Video time: 05m 55s
Utilize basic mathematics including multiplication and division in Excel.
Video time: 05m 22s
Essential Formula Knowledge
Understanding Excel Formula Anatomy
Video time: 06m 15s
Learn about working with absolute and relative cell referencing, and techniques for copying formulas.
Video time: 06m 03s
Use to understand the anatomy of Excel functions, and what their components mean.
Video time: 06m 06s
Learn basic math functions including SUM, ROUND and SUBTOTAL.
Video time: 06m 12s
Learn basic statistical functions including COUNT, COUNTA, AVERAGE, MAX, MIN, MEDIAN and MODE.
Video time: 04m 49s
Learn to build standalone logical IF functions, and make them more complex by nesting AND and OR within them.
Video time: 05m 32s
Learn to break apart text with the LEFT, RIGHT, MID, FIND and SEARCH functions, and to combine text with the & character.
Video time: 06m 12s
Intermediate Formula Knowledge
Learn to use SUMIF and COUNTIF to add cells only when certain conditions are met.
Video time: 05m 49s
Learn about creating and updating external links, and about the potential dangers of external links in Excel.
Video time: 06m 04s
Learn to sort data in Excel by a single column or by multiple columns.
Video time: 04m 24s
Learn to filter Excel data for specific words, dates, and apply multiple filters to a single data table.
Video time: 05m 28s
Power Query is the best tool for consolidating your data so it's vertically contiguous (without blank rows or other garbage) – for Tables, PivotTables and Charts.
Video time: 05m 37s
Learn about creating Excel tables, and their advantages.
Video time: 06m 01s
Presenting and Reporting
Learn to work with the Format Cells dialog to apply text rotation and borders, and to center data across multiple cells.
Video time: 04m 54s
Building Column Charts
Learn how to create an effective column chart by reducing ink and 'noise' that distract from the main messages.
Video time: 05m 33s
Building Bar Charts
How to create an effective bar chart by reducing ink and noise that distract from the story.
Video time: 05m 10s
Building Pie Charts
Learn how to build an effective pie chart, and when you should and shouldn’t use them.
Video time: 05m 21s
Building Line Charts
How to create an effective line chart through careful manipulation of chart elements to enhance its story telling ability.
Video time: 05m 29s
Validating and Updating
Comments & Notes
Learn about creating, reviewing and printing Excel comments, as well as how comments are evolving in Office 365.
Video time: 05m 47s