Excel 2013

 

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Level 1

Course Length:   1 day

Course Description
The breadth of business, educational, and organizational information in existence today is absolutely staggering. Organizations the world over rely on this 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, the days of performing calculations and analyzing data on paper are pretty much gone. Imagine, if you will, having to calculate what percentage of your organization's sales occurred in one small town in, say, Brazil. If your organization operates in multiple countries and generates billions of dollars in revenue annually, it could take a lifetime to isolate the exact figures you need and then compare those to the rest of your revenues. Who has that kind of time? This is exactly where the power of Excel can help.

By applying the robust functionality that's built into Excel to your organization's raw data, you will be able to gain a level of insight into that data that would have been nearly impossible just a couple of decades ago. 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. Of course, knowing exactly how to ask Excel the questions that you need answered, which questions you can even ask, and how to interpret the answers Excel gives is necessary before you can even begin to embark on the journey ahead. This course aims to provide you with the foundational Excel knowledge and skills necessary to begin that journey.

This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2013 Exam and the Excel 2013 Expert Exam.

Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create and develop Excel worksheets and workbooks in order to work with and analyze the data that is critical to the success of your organization.
You will:

  • Get started with Microsoft Office Excel 2013.
  • Perform calculations.
  • Modify a worksheet.
  • Format a worksheet.
  • Print workbooks.
  • Manage workbooks.


Target Student:
This course is intended for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2013 that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

Prerequisites:
To ensure success, students will need to be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should also be comfortable working in the Windows 8 or 8.1 environment and be able to use Windows 8 or 8.1 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: opening and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To obtain this level of skill and knowledge, you can take any of the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Using Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft Windows 8.1


Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Office Excel 2013

  • Topic A: Navigate the Excel User Interface
  • Topic B: Use Excel Commands
  • Topic C: Create and Save a Basic Workbook
  • Topic D: Enter Cell Data
  • Topic E: Use Excel Help


Lesson 2: Performing Calculations

  • Topic A: Create Worksheet Formulas
  • Topic B: Insert Functions
  • Topic C: Reuse Formulas


Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet

  • Topic A: Insert, Delete, and 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: Modify Fonts
  • Topic B: Add Borders and Colors to Worksheets
  • Topic C: Apply Number Formats
  • Topic D: Align Cell Contents
  • Topic E: Apply Styles and Themes
  • Topic F: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting
  • Topic G: Create and Use Templates


Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks

  • Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook
  • Topic B: Define the Page Layout


Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks

  • Topic A: Manage Worksheets
  • Topic B: Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views
  • Topic C: Manage Workbook Properties

 

  • Appendix A: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Exam 77-420
  • Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert Exams 77–427 and 77-428
  • Appendix C: Microsoft Excel 2013 Common Keyboard Shortcuts

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Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Level 2 (Second Edition)

Course Length:  1 day

Course Description
Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that's a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But, Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data. In other words, when you have questions about your data, you need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for you. And that's exactly what this course aims to help you do.

This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 (Second Edition) course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.

This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2013 Exam and the Excel 2013 Expert Exam.

Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions.
 
You will:

  • Customize the Excel environment.
  • Create advanced formulas.
  • Analyze data by using functions and conditional formatting.
  • Organize and analyze datasets and tables.
  • Visualize data by using basic charts.
  • Analyze data by using PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts.



Prerequisites:
Logical Operations’ Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 (Second Edition).

Course Content

Lesson 1: Customizing the Excel Environment

  • Topic A: Configure Excel Options
  • Topic B: Customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Topic C: Enable Excel Add-Ins


Lesson 2: Creating Advanced Formulas

  • Topic A: Use Range Names in Formulas
  • Topic B: Use Specialized Functions
  • Topic C: Use Array Formulas


Lesson 3: Analyzing Data with Functions and Conditional Formatting

  • Topic A: Analyze Data by Using Text and Logical Functions
  • Topic B: Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting


Lesson 4: Organizing and Analyzing Datasets and Tables

  • Topic A: Create and Modify Tables
  • Topic B: Sort Data
  • Topic C: Filter Data
  • Topic D: Use SUBTOTAL and Database Functions


Lesson 5: Visualizing Data with Basic Charts

  • Topic A: Create Charts
  • Topic B: Modify and Format Charts


Lesson 6: Analyzing Data with PivotTables, Slicers, and PivotCharts

  • Topic A: Create a PivotTable
  • Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data
  • Topic C: Present Data with PivotCharts
  • Topic D: Filter Data by Using Slicers

 

  • Appendix A: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Exam 77-420
  • Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert Exams 77–427 and 77-428
  • Appendix C: Financial Functions
  • Appendix D: Date and Time Functions
  • Appendix E: Working with Graphical Objects


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Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Level 3 (Second Edition)

Course Length:  1 day

Course Description
Clearly, you use Excel a lot in your role. Otherwise, you wouldn't be taking this course. By now, you're already familiar with Excel 2013, its functions and formulas, a lot of its features and functionality, and its powerful data analysis tools. You are likely called upon to analyze and report on data frequently, work in collaboration with others to deliver actionable organizational intelligence, and keep and maintain workbooks for all manner of purposes. At this level of use and collaboration, you have also likely encountered your fair share of issues and challenges. You're too busy, though, to waste time scouring over workbooks to resolve issues or to perform repetitive, monotonous tasks. You need to know how to get Excel to do more for you so you can focus on what's really important: staying ahead of the competition. That's exactly what this course aims to help you do.

This course builds off of the foundational and intermediate knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 (Second Edition) and Part 2 (Second Edition) courses to help you get the most of your Excel experience. The ability to collaborate with colleagues, automate complex or repetitive tasks, and use conditional logic to construct and apply elaborate formulas and functions will put the full power of Excel right at your fingertips. The more you learn about how to get Excel to do the hard work for you, the more you'll be able to focus on getting the answers you need from the vast amounts of data your organization generates.

This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2013 Exam and the Excel 2013 Expert Exam.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform advanced data analysis, collaborate on workbooks with other users, and automate workbook functionality.

You will:

  • Work with multiple worksheets and workbooks simultaneously.
  • Share and protect workbooks.
  • Automate workbook functionality.
  • Apply conditional logic.
  • Audit worksheets.
  • Use automated analysis tools.
  • Present your data visually.



Target Student:
This course is intended for students who are experienced Excel 2013 users and have a desire or need to advance their skills in working with some of the more advanced Excel features. Students will likely need to troubleshoot large, complex workbooks, automate repetitive tasks, engage in collaborative partnerships involving workbook data, construct complex Excel functions, and use those functions to perform rigorous analysis of extensive, complex datasets.

Prerequisites:
To ensure success, students should have practical, real-world experience creating and analyzing datasets using Excel 2013. Specific tasks students should be able to perform include: creating formulas and using Excel functions; creating, sorting, and filtering datasets and tables; presenting data by using basic charts; creating and working with PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts; and customizing the Excel environment. To meet these prerequisites, students can take the following Logical Operations courses, or should possess the equivalent skill level:

  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 (Second Edition)
  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 2 (Second Edition)



Course Content

Lesson 1: Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks Simultaneously

  • Topic A: Use 3-D References
  • Topic B: Use Links and External References
  • Topic C: Consolidate Data


Lesson 2: Sharing and Protecting Workbooks

  • Topic A: Collaborate on a Workbook
  • Topic B: Protect Worksheets and Workbooks


Lesson 3: Automating Workbook Functionality

  • Topic A: Apply Data Validation
  • Topic B: Work with Forms and Controls
  • Topic C: Work with Macros



Lesson 4: Applying Conditional Logic

  • Topic A: Use Lookup Functions
  • Topic B: Combine Functions
  • Topic C: Use Formulas and Functions to Apply Conditional Formatting


Lesson 5: Auditing Worksheets

  • Topic A: Trace Cells
  • Topic B: Search for Invalid Data and Formulas with Errors
  • Topic C: Watch and Evaluate Formulas


Lesson 6: Using Automated Analysis Tools

  • Topic A: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Data Tables
  • Topic B: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Scenarios
  • Topic C: Use the Goal Seek Feature
  • Topic D: Activate and Use the Solver Tool
  • Topic E: Analyze Data with Analysis ToolPak Tools


Lesson 7: Presenting Your Data Visually

  • Topic A: Use Advanced Chart Features
  • Topic B: Create Sparklines

 

  • Appendix A: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Exam 77-420
  • Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert Exams 77–427 and 77-428
  • Appendix C: Cube Functions
  • Appendix D: Import and Export Data
  • Appendix E: Internationalize Workbooks
  • Appendix F: Work with PowerPivot

 

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