Excel Training Masterclass

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. It has been a very widely applied spreadsheet for these platforms, especially since version 5 in 1993, and it has replaced Lotus 1-2-3 as the industry standard for spreadsheets. Excel forms part of the Microsoft Office suite of software.

Microsoft Excel has the basic features of all spreadsheets, using a grid of cells arranged in numbered rows and letter-named columns to organize data manipulations like arithmetic operations. It has a battery of supplied functions to answer statistical, engineering and financial needs. In addition, it can display data as line graphs, histograms and charts, and with a very limited three-dimensional graphical display. It allows sectioning of data to view its dependencies on various factors for different perspectives (using pivot tables  land the scenario manager) It has a programming aspect,

Functions

Excel 2016 has 484 functions. Of these, 360 existed prior to Excel 2010. Microsoft classifies these functions in 14 categories. Of the 484 current functions, 386 may be called from VBA as methods of the object “WorksheetFunction” and 44 have the same names as VBA functions.

Navigation of the Excel Interface

  • Starting Excel
  • The Excel Tab Interface
  • The Main Components of the Workbook Screen
  • Understanding the Backstage View
  • Accessing the Backstage View
  • Understanding Dialog Boxes
  • Launching Dialog Boxes
  • Understanding the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Adding Commands to the QAT
  • Changing the Location of the Bar
  • Adding a New Command to the Toolbar
  • Removing a Command from the Quick Access Bar
  • Understanding the Status Bar

Use of Lists and Tables

  • Understanding Lists
  • Applying a Filter
  • Performing an Alphabetical Sort
  • Performing a Numerical Sort
  • Creating a Table
  • Converting Selection to a Data Table
  • Inserting or Deleting Table Records
  • Deleting Table Records
  • Removing Duplicates
  • Modifying a Table
  • Sorting Data in a Table
  • Naming Tables
  • Resizing Tables
  • Converting a Table to a Range
  • Deleting a Table

Conditional Formatting

  • Understanding Conditional Formatting
  • Highlight Cells Containing Values
  • Highlighting Cells Containing Text
  • Highlighting Duplicate Values
  • Using Top and Bottom Rules
  • Using Data Bars
  • Using Colour Scales
  • Using Icon Sets
  • Creating Custom Rules
  • The Conditional Formatting Rules Manager
  • Clearing Rules

Using Formulas and Creating Pivot Tables

  • Using Sparklines
  • Using Formulas in Excel
  • Exploring Excel Functions
  • Insert Function Button
  • Working with Names and Ranges
  • Creating a Named Reference
  • Removing a Named Reference
  • What If Formulas
  • Common Logical Functions
  • Arguments used within If Functions
  • Creating a PivotTable from an Excel Data List
  • Add/Remove/Reorganise Data Fields
  • Changing the PivotTable Design
  • Refresh Data/Change Data Source
  • Creating and Modifying a Pivot Chart
  • VLOOKUP
  • Zooming In and Out Quickly
  • Undo, Redo, and Repeat with Keystrokes

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