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Microsoft Excel Introduction



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Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool essential for managing and presenting data in today’s working environment. In this Microsoft Office training course, you gain the knowledge and skills to create and edit worksheets, use formulas and functions, sort and filter detail data visually, and present summary information in a consumable and professional format.

You Will Learn How To

  • Summarize data with Excel by incorporating formulas, formatting, and charts and graphs
  • Optimize your worksheets using templates, graphs, and formulas
  • Design simple to complex formulas by nesting Excel functions
  • Import, fine-tune, and share Excel data
  • Create, manage, and launch macros

Important Course Information


  • Familiarity working in Microsoft Windows


  • This course is applicable to all versions of Excel, from Excel 97 to Excel 2016

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel
  • Examining the Excel interface
  • Working with cell ranges—navigating and selecting cells with the mouse and keyboard
  • Entering and editing data, and employing AutoFill to enter data
  • Inserting and deleting rows and columns, and adjusting column width and row height
  • Manipulating data with cut, copy, paste, and the clipboard
  • Dragging and dropping data with the mouse without using the clipboard
  • Leveraging multiple worksheets
  • Formulas and Functions
  • Writing simple formulas
  • Exploring audit tools to examine and evaluate formulas
  • Referencing cells in formulas using relative and absolute references
  • Configuring cells for the number format and alignment
  • Constructing common functions with the aid of the function wizard and the Formula tab
  • Implementing names in formulas and functions
  • Worksheet Formatting and Presentation
  • Setting up initial cell formatting
  • Drawing attention to data with formatting
  • Working with templates
  • Protecting cell ranges and worksheets
  • Analyzing data with conditional formatting
  • Getting Data In and Out
  • Importing data into Excel from various sources: text, web, Microsoft Access, SQL Server
  • Fixing data with global replace and data tools
  • TEXT and DATE functions
  • 2013 Flash Fill assistant
  • Sorting, filtering, and summarizing data with auto filter and tables
  • Creating Visual Presentation of Data
  • Leveraging charts to create a visual presentation
  • Creating charts using wizards
  • Adjusting chart settings, including titles, labels, and chart types
  • Setting up your workbook for printing
  • Introducing Advanced Features
  • Implementing dates
  • Summarizing data from other worksheets with 3-D formulas
  • Designing IF functions and conditional formatting
  • Analyzing summary data with Pivot tables and slicers
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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

“This Excel course gave me the knowledge to show my staff new and better ways of working with Excel, and to answer their questions.”

- J. Dutrow, Record Supervisor
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