This ILT Series course will familiarize students with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Excel, including identifying Excel window components, navigating worksheets, and downloading templates. In addition, students will learn the basics of entering and editing text, values, and formulas, and how to save workbooks in the native Excel format, as well as in other formats. They will learn how to move and copy data and formulas, how to determine absolute and relative references, and how to work with ranges, rows, and columns. Students will also learn how to use simple functions, and how to easily apply formatting techniques to worksheet data. They will create and modify charts, and work with graphics. Finally, they will review workbooks for spelling errors, modify page setup, and print worksheets.
This course will help students prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist core-level exam for Excel (exam 77-420) and the Microsoft Office Specialist Expert exam for Excel (exam 77-421). For comprehensive certification training, students should complete the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced courses for Excel.
Unit 1: Getting started
Topic A: Spreadsheet terminology
Topic B: The Excel environment
Topic C: Navigating a worksheet
Topic D: Using a template
Unit 2: Entering and editing data
Topic A: Entering and editing text and values
Topic B: Entering and editing formulas
Topic C: Saving and updating workbooks
Unit 3: Modifying a worksheet
Topic A: Moving and copying data
Topic B: Moving, copying, and viewing formulas
Topic C: Absolute and relative references
Topic D: Inserting and deleting ranges, rows, and columns
Unit 4: Functions
Topic A: Entering functions
Topic B: AutoSum
Topic C: Other common functions
Unit 5: Formatting
Topic A: Text formatting
Topic B: Row and column formatting
Topic C: Number formatting
Topic D: Conditional formatting
Topic E: Additional formatting options
Unit 6: Charts
Topic A: Chart basics
Topic B: Formatting charts
Unit 7: Graphics
Topic A: Working with pictures
Topic B: Conditional formatting with graphics
Topic C: SmartArt graphics
Unit 8: Printing
Topic A: Preparing to print
Topic B: Page Setup options
Topic C: Printing worksheets
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Advanced Preparation: There is no advanced preparation for this course.
Competencies: Computer Science
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Program Level: Basic
Recommend CPE Credits: 7
Fields of Study: Computer Science
Duration: Full-day – 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Member Cost: $175; Nonmember Cost: $189
Computer Training Cancellation/Reschedule Policy: If cancellation/reschedule is received 15 or more business days prior to the start of the class, there will be no penalty. If cancellation/reschedule is received 10-14 business days prior to the start of the class, there will be 50% penalty billed. Anything less than 10 business days the full fee for the class will be billed.
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