Microsoft Excel for Mac - Basic & Advanced

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Looking for an Excel course for beginners to experts? This online course has something for everyone, covering beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons in Excel for Mac.

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

In 49 engaging lessons you will learn basic techniques including 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. You will also learn intermediate and advanced techniques such as how to find a value with VLOOKUP, create and format PivotTables, 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: Beginner
Certificate: Yes (Excel certification)
Lessons: 49
Accredited by: CPD
Pre-requisites: None
Versions supported: Excel for Mac 2016
Video duration: 4h 19m
Estimated study time: 24h 30m for all materials

Accreditations and approvals

CPD - The CPD Certification Service.



The Ribbon

Identify the terminology and elements of the Ribbon.

Video time: 04m 36s


The Work Surface

Recognize the main terms used to describe Excel’s work canvas. 

Video time: 04m 57s



Utilize the keyboard or mouse to select cells and ranges in a spreadsheet.

Video time: 04m 23s


First File

Create your first Excel file, enter data and create a table.

Video time: 04m 22s



Format cells by selecting fonts and color fills to make information more attractive.

Video time: 05m 45s


Basic Math

Utilize basic mathematics including multiplication and division in Excel.

Video time: 05m 05s


Formula Anatomy

Understanding Excel Formula Anatomy.

Video time: 07m 19s


Cell Referencing

Learn about working with absolute and relative cell referencing, and techniques for copying formulas.

Video time: 05m 34s


Function Anatomy

Use to understand the anatomy of Excel functions, and what their components mean.

Video time: 07m 18s


Math Functions

Learn basic math functions including SUM, ROUND and SUBTOTAL.

Video time: 05m 08s


Basic Statistics

Learn basic statistical functions including COUNT, COUNTA, AVERAGE, MAX, MIN, MEDIAN and MODE.

Video time: 05m 20s


Logic Functions

Learn to build standalone logical IF functions, and make them more complex by nesting AND and OR within them.

Video time: 05m 37s


Text Functions

Learn to break apart text with the LEFT, RIGHT, MID, FIND and SEARCH functions, and to combine text with the & character.

Video time: 06m 32s


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


Conditional Math

Learn to use SUMIF, COUNTIF and SUMPRODUCT to add cells only when certain conditions are met.

Video time: 06m 05s


External Links

Learn about creating and updating external links, and about the potential dangers of external links in Excel.

Video time: 05m 27s


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



Learn to sort data in Excel by a single column or by multiple columns.

Video time: 03m 49s



Learn to filter Excel data for specific words, dates, and apply multiple filters to a single data table.

Video time: 05m 28s


Contiguous Data

Learn tricks for consolidating your data so it's vertically contiguous (without blank rows) – for Tables, PivotTables and Charts.

Video time: 05m 06s


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


Cell Formatting

Learn to work with the Format Cells dialog to apply text rotation and borders, and to center data across multiple cells.

Video time: 06m 06s



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 Column Charts

Learn how to create an effective column chart by reducing ink and 'noise' that distract from the main messages.

Video time: 04m 42s


Building Bar Charts

How to create an effective bar chart by reducing ink and noise that distract from the story.

Video time: 05m 08s


Building Pie Charts

Learn how to build an effective pie chart, and when you should and shouldn’t use them.

Video time: 05m 16s


Building Line Charts

How to create an effective line chart through careful manipulation of chart elements to enhance its story telling ability.

Video time: 04m 33s


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 about creating, reviewing and printing Excel comments.

Video time: 04m 49s



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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