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.
In this course, you will learn fundamental Excel skills.
- 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.
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)