# Microsoft Excel for Mac - Basic

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## Overview

New to Excel or need a refresher? This online course is designed to give you a solid foundation in the basics of Excel for Mac.

In 24 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.

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.

Video tutorials are recorded in Microsoft Excel for Mac 2016.

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

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## Syllabus

#### The Ribbon

Identify the terminology and elements of the Ribbon.

#### The Work Surface

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

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

#### First File

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

#### Formatting

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

#### Basic Math

Utilize basic mathematics including multiplication and division in Excel.

#### Formula Anatomy

Understanding Excel Formula Anatomy.

#### Cell Referencing

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

#### Function Anatomy

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

#### Math Functions

Learn basic math functions including SUM, ROUND and SUBTOTAL.

#### Basic Statistics

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

#### Logic Functions

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

#### Text Functions

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

#### Conditional Math

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

#### Sorting

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

#### Filtering

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

#### Contiguous Data

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

#### Cell Formatting

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.

#### Building Bar Charts

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

#### Building Pie Charts

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

#### Building Line Charts

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