Excel 2010 Essentials (Level 1-2-3)

Course Name

Excel 2010 Essentials (Level 1-2-3)

Contact Hours: 24

Course Description

This series is for anyone who wants to know Excel in a non-intimidating, soup-to-nuts manner. If you have never used Excel, this is your starting point. No prior experience is necessary. If you have used Excel but never had formal training, this course will fill in the gaps so it all makes sense and so you are efficient and accurate. If you have used previous versions of Excel (prior to Office 2007) then there are a lot of features and changes you need to be aware of to fully utilize this software. In this course we take you from start to finish including entering data, configuring workbooks, working with calculations, applying regular and conditional formatting, creating custom formats, using names, leveraging the power of tables and charts and outputting your work. These are the skills every Excel user needs to know no matter how new or how experienced you may be! Bonus--1 Year Post Course Completion Access.

Outcome

The learner will be prepared to:

  • Break down Excel into its component parts to make it more manageable and less overwhelming
  • Use common, understandable names to replace confusing cell references
  • Apply traditional formatting, create custom formats and apply formatting that automatically changes based on conditions you designate
  • Truly understand how formulas and functions work, no matter how seemingly simple or complex
  • Learn the Commandments of Excel Usage™ to ensure your work is efficient and accurate
  • Embrace the power of tables to sort, filter and manage data more easily
  • Create charts with just one click

Assessment

This course allows for self-directed work and does not require that you take a test. Apply what you have learned to your own projects.

Outline

Chapter 1: GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH EXCEL 

1. Introducing Excel
2. Recognizing Interface Features Unique to Excel
3. Understanding Workbook Structure
4. Navigating through Workbooks
5. Making Workbook Selections

Chapter 2: THE BASICS OF DATA

1. Entering Text
2. Entering Dates & Numbers
3. Editing Cell Entries
4. Copying & Moving Data
5. Filling a Series

Chapter 3: MANAGING WORKBOOK STRUCTURE 

1. Modifying Workbook & Worksheet Structure
2. Resizing Worksheet Elements
3. Hiding Workbook Components

Chapter 4: CREATING FORMULAS 


1. Excel Calculations 101
2. Entering Formulas
3. Enforcing Absolute Referencing
4. Controlling Calculation Options

Chapter 5: THE BASICS OF FUNCTIONS 

1. The Foundation of Functions
2. Using AutoSum & the Formulas Tab
3. Using Function AutoComplete

Chapter 6: WHAT'S IN A NAME? 


1. Creating Named Cells
2. De­ning Names
3. Creating Names from Selections
4. Creating Named Formulas
5. Using Names as References
6. Managing & Displaying Names

Chapter 7: MAKING DATA LOOK GOOD 

1. Applying Basic Formatting
2. Formatting Numbers
3. Exploring the Format Cells Dialog Box
4. De­ning Custom Formats
5. Creating & Applying Cell Styles
6. Conditional Formatting
7. Applying & Editing Conditional Formatting Rules

Chapter 8 A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS 

1. Getting In-Cell Summaries with Sparklines
2. Creating Charts
3. Modifying Chart Design
4. Working with Chart Layout & Format
5. Saving & Using a Chart Template

Chapter 9 THE SIMPLICITY OF TABLES 

1. Converting Data Ranges to Tables
2. Modifying Table Formatting
3. Working with Table Records
4. Using Table Calculations
5. Sorting Data
6. Creating Custom Lists
7. Filtering Data

Chapter 10 MANAGING THE EXCEL ENVIRONMENT 

1. Con­guring Excel Options
2. Adjusting the View
3. Controlling Excel Windows

Chapter 11 PREPARING FILES FOR DISTRIBUTION 

1. Print Area, Print Titles & Sheet Options
2. Renaming Sheets & Adding Headers/Footers
3. Printing Worksheets
4. Credits