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Excel Part 1

SS Course: 1000155

Course Overview


Organizations the world over rely on information to make sound decisions regarding all manner of affairs. But with the amount of available data growing on a daily basis, the ability to make sense of all of that data is becoming more and more challenging. Fortunately, this is where the power of Microsoft® Excel® can help.


Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update, and present your data in ways that will help the decision makers in your organization steer you in the right direction. It will also make these tasks much easier for you to accomplish, and in much less time, than if you used traditional pen-and-paper methods or non-specialized software. This course aims to provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data manipulation.


Note: Most Office users perform the majority of their daily tasks using the desktop version of the Office software, so that is the focus of this training. The course material will also enable you to access and effectively utilize many web-based resources provided with your Microsoft 365 subscription. This includes brief coverage of key skills for using Excel for the Web and OneDrive. Helpful notes throughout the material alert you to cases where the online version of the application may function differently from the primary, desktop version.


Scheduled Classes

06/25/24 - HC3 - Virtual Instructor-Led - Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
07/31/24 - HD2 - Virtual Instructor-Led - Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
09/05/24 - HD2 - Virtual Instructor-Led - Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)

What You'll Learn


In this course, you will learn fundamental Excel skills.

You will:

  • Familiarize yourself with Excel's layout, its various parts, its commands, and its terminology.
  • Outline Excel's abilities to quickly, efficiently, and accurately calculate data.
  • Update worksheets without throwing away all of the valuable work you've already done.
  • Format a worksheet and organize your data.
  • Print workbooks.
  • Manage the overall structure of your workbooks.


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Lesson 1: Getting Started with Excel

Topic A: Navigate the Excel User Interface

Topic B: Use Excel Commands

Topic C: Create and Save a Basic Workbook

Topic D: Navigate in Excel for the Web

Topic E: Enter Cell Data


Lesson 2: Performing Calculations

Topic A: Create Worksheet Formulas

Topic B: Insert Functions

Topic C: Reuse Formulas and Functions


Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet

Topic A: Adjust Cells, Columns, and Rows

Topic B: Search for and Replace Data

Topic C: Use Proofing and Research Tools


Lesson 4: Formatting a Worksheet

Topic A: Apply Text Formats

Topic B: Apply Number Formats

Topic C: Align Cell Contents

Topic D: Apply Colors, Borders, and Styles

Topic E: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting


Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks

Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook

Topic B: Set Up the Page Layout

Topic C: Configure Headers and Footers


Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks

Topic A: Manage Worksheets

Topic B: Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views

Topic C: Manage Workbook Properties


Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to Microsoft Excel (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019): Exam MO-200


Appendix B: Mapping Course Content to Microsoft Excel Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019): Exam MO-201


Appendix C: Microsoft® Excel® Common Keyboard Shortcuts


Appendix D: Adding Themes and Backgrounds to Worksheets


Appendix E: Basic Excel Customization



To ensure your success, you should have end-user skills with any current version of Windows, including being able to start and close applications, navigate basic file structures, manage files and folders, and access websites using a web browser. To obtain this level of skills and knowledge, you can take the following Logical Operations course:

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 10 (Second Edition)

    Who Should Attend

    This course is intended for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Excel that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

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