Microsoft Excel - Basic & Advanced

by Ken Puls

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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.

Supports Excel for Windows 2010, 2013, 2016. Also available: Excel for Mac.


The Ribbon5m 33s

Identify the terminology and elements of the Ribbon.

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The Work Surface5m 42s

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

Navigation5m 24s

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

First File5m 26s

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

Formatting5m 33s

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

Basic Math5m 15s

Utilize basic mathematics including multiplication and division in Excel.

Formula Anatomy5m 58s

Understanding Excel Formula Anatomy

Cell Referencing5m 56s

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

Function Anatomy6m 00s

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

Math Functions5m 52s

Learn basic math functions including SUM, ROUND and SUBTOTAL.

Basic Statistics4m 09s

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

Logic Functions5m 26s

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

Text Functions5m 56s

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

Understanding Dates4m 02s

Understand how dates work in Excel using the TODAY, YEAR, MONTH, DAY and DATE functions.

Understanding Time4m 59s

Understand how time works in Excel, and how to change from whole numbers into time increments and back again.

Formula Auditing5m 42s

Learn to work with formula auditing tools including tracing precedent and dependent cells and formula evaluation.

Conditional Math5m 20s

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

External Links5m 57s

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

Temporal Functions4m 49s

Learn to work with the EOMONTH and EDATE functions that easily shift dates from one month or year to another.

VLOOKUP with Approximate Match5m 06s

Learn to use VLOOKUP to find an approximate match and return it or the corresponding value from another column.

VLOOKUP with Exact Match4m 57s

Learn to use VLOOKUP to find an exact match and return it or the corresponding value from another column.

Other Lookup Methods5m 08s

Learn to work with INDEX, MATCH and HLOOKUP, as alternatives to the VLOOKUP function.

Sorting4m 15s

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

Filtering5m 21s

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

Contiguous Data5m 30s

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

Naming Ranges5m 03s

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

Excel Tables5m 55s

Learn about creating Excel tables, and their advantages.

Recording Macros5m 09s

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

Creating PivotTables5m 30s

Learn to create and modify basic PivotTables (for quickly summarizing and highlighting data).

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Formatting PivotTables5m 50s

Learn to control formatting and other options in PivotTables.

Calculated Fields in PivotTables4m 16s

Learn to create and modify basic calculated fields for PivotTables.

What-If Analysis5m 06s

Learn to perform what-if analysis in Excel using the Scenario Manager and Goal-Seek.

Cell Formatting4m 37s

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

Outlining5m 09s

Learn about adding and working with Excel’s outlining tools to quickly hide irrelevant sections of your worksheet.

Custom Number Formats5m 45s

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 Rules5m 18s

Learn to create top/bottom and highlight cell rules, as well as to apply icon sets and data bars.

Conditional Formats with Custom Rules4m 50s

Learn to create custom conditional formatting rules based on formulas.

Building Column Charts5m 27s

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

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Building Bar Charts5m 04s

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

Building Pie Charts4m 57s

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

Building Line Charts5m 23s

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

Building Combination Line and Area Charts6m 04s

When you want to graph 3 line series, but only want 2 in focus most of the time.

Data Validation5m 06s

Learn how to use Data Validation to ensure that users enter valid data in input cells.

Data Validation Lists5m 18s

Use to restrict users ability to enter invalid data in cells by providing them with a drop down list of valid options.

Comments5m 00s

Learn about creating, reviewing and printing Excel comments.

Styles4m 22s

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

Custom Views3m 16s

Learn how to create and manage Custom Views in a worksheet.

Page Setup Options4m 23s

Learn about page setup options, fitting print jobs on a page, headers and footers, and other ways to customize print jobs.

Security Considerations4m 26s

Learn about the setup and weaknesses of Excel’s security systems.


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.

Whether you use Excel for work or study, these tutorials will start you on your journey to becoming an Excel Ninja! Learn more about how a GoSkills Excel certification can boost your career.

If you'd like to learn more advanced Excel techniques, check out our Macros and VBA course.

The course is Microsoft Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016 compliant. Videos are recorded in Microsoft Excel 2016 and 2013 for PC, and where the user interface is significantly different, Excel 2010 videos are provided too.

Once enrolled, our friendly support team and tutors are here to help with any course related inquiries.

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I have completed it in 3 days and passed the test and got the job I wanted!

— Weronika Kazmierczak

About half way through and so far outstanding. Just the right amount of information with a perfect time ~ 5 minutes. Expressed clearly and professionally. One the best I have seen.

— C. W. Hunter, CEO, Multivariable Solutions

I really liked the mixture of basic, intermediate and advanced lessons

— Malissa Page

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