Excel 2010 Advanced

Course Name

Excel 2010 Advanced

Contact Hours: 24

Course Description

Microsoft Excel. It's a mainstay for many Office users. Unfortunately, many people know the BASICS of spreadsheets but they never get to the next level, integrating and advancing basic skills to escalate worksheets to elegant, powerful solutions. In this series, new and longtime Excel users will learn how to take core skills to the next level by exploring advanced functions and chart features, connecting to external data, utilizing data tools, leveraging auditing features and gaining insight with what-if features. You'll also learn how to create macros and work with basic VBA code to customize and automate your work. Does EVERY Excel user need to know these skills? No. But if you want to use Excel beyond simple data entry and calculations to its fullest potential and therefore be able to reach your own full potential, this series will help get you there.

This training includes the program-specific features that are mapped to the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam for the corresponding product.

MOS certification validates proficiency for individuals who PASS the certification exam, and shows that they can meet globally recognized performance standards.

Bonus--1 Year Post Course Completion Access to Course.

Outcome

The learner will be prepared to:

  • Take basic Excel skills to the next level by integrating and extending basic skills to create elegant solutions
  • See how advanced functions and data tools automate routine tasks and provide easy answers to not-so-easy questions
  • Discover the power of simplifying complex data through advanced charts and pivot tables
  • Audit calculations, manage errors and ask find answer to your "what if..." questions
  • Import & connect to external data
  • Create macros and make simple edits using VBA to automate routine tasks

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: ADVANCED CALCULATIONS

1. Using Lookup Functions
2. Using Text Functions
3. Breaking Apart Text Entries
4. Using Date & Time Functions
5. Using the Net Workdays Function
6. Using Logical Functions & Fixing Errors
7. Using Text in Calculations
8. Using Financial Functions
9. Using the Cumulative Interest Payment Function
10. Using Aggregate vs. Math Functions

Chapter 2: SUBTOTALS & OUTLINES

1. Creating Subtotals
2. Working with Outlined Data
3. Manually Creating Subtotals & Outlines
4. Creating Custom Views

Chapter 3: PIVOTTABLESĀ©

1. Constructing PivotTables
2. Modifying PivotTable Calculations
3. Setting PivotTable Properties
4. Using Filters & Slicers in the PivotTable
5. Using the Report Filter & Updating Data
6. Working with PivotTable Data in Formulas & PivotCharts

Chapter 4: ADAPTING CHARTS FOR COMPLEX DATA

1. Adding a Secondary Chart Axis
2. Working with a Scatter Chart
3. Hidden & Empty Cell Settings, Formatting Error Bars
4. Adding a Trendline

Chapter 5: ADVANCED DATA TOOLS

1. Importing Data & Adding Hyperlinks
2. Converting Text to Columns
3. Linking to Databases & Removing Duplicate Records
4. Consolidating Data
5. Validating & Protecting Data

Chapter 6: AUDITING CALCULATED VALUES

1. Working with Circular References
2. Tracing Precedents & Dependents
3. Evaluating Formulas
4. Using the Watch Window
5. Error Checking

Chapter 7: PERFORMING A WHAT-IF ANALYSIS

1. Finding an Input Value with Goal Seek
2. Displaying Options via Scenarios
3. Including Variable Values through Data Tables

Chapter 8: MACROS, VBA & SECURITY

1. Macro Concepts
2. Creating a Basic Macro
3. Manipulating Cell & Range References
4. A Brief Introduction to VBA
5. Viewing & Editing VBA in Excel
6. Making Macros Accessible
7. Applying Security Settings
8. Credits