The goal of this course is to provide you with the knowledge required to use more advanced formulas and work with various tools to analyse data in spreadsheets, such as sorting, filtering, conditional formatting and auditing.

You will also organise table data and present data as charts. You will discover how Excel spreadsheets are constructed and how to create templates. The course emphasises hands-on experience, with a series of self-guided exercises integrated into the training.

This course is for end users who have attended the Microsoft Excel 2016 Introduction course or have equivalent knowledge.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Calculate with advanced formulas
  • Audit formulas using the auditing tools
  • Work with Excel tables
  • Create and modify charts
  • Create Excel templates
  • Analyse data with recommended pivot tables
  • Apply conditional formatting
  • Organise worksheet data so that data can be sorted and filtered

Module 1: Calculating with Advanced Formulas

  • Using Excel's quick analysis tools
  • Using mixed references in calculations
  • Working with range names
  • Calculating across worksheets
  • Exploring Excel's function categories
  • Analysing data based on criteria
  • Working with text functions
  • Calculating with financial functions
  • Using logical functions
  • Applying lookup functions

Module 2: Auditing a Worksheet

  • Finding cells
  • Finding and resolving errors
  • Using the watch window
  • Evaluating a formula

Module 3: Mastering Excel Tables

  • Introducing excel tables
  • Using advanced table tools

Module 4: Organising Worksheet Data

  • Applying basic sorting to a data range
  • Advanced sorting
  • Summarising data with subtotals

Module 5: Charts

  • Understanding charts
  • Creating a chart
  • Modifying and formatting a chart
  • Analysing data using sparklines

Module 6: Working with Templates

  • Creating a hyperlink
  • Adding comments
  • Working with templates

Module 7: Analysing Selected Data

  • Applying basic filters
  • Advanced filters
  • Using database functions
  • Using outlines to organise data

Module 8: Apply Conditional Formatting

  • Conditional formatting
  • Customising conditional formatting
  • Sorting and filtering by colour

Module 9: An Introduction to Pivot Tables

  • Understanding pivot tables
  • Analysing data with recommended pivot tables

Module 10: Appendix - Inserting Illustrations

  • SmartArt
  • Inserting images into a spreadsheet
  • Inserting shapes into a spreadsheet
  • Group and layer graphics

Module 11: Appendix - Excel Options

  • Create basic spreadsheets
  • Select and edit data
  • Perform basic formatting
  • Open, close and save files
  • Create basic formulas – AutoSum
  • Use Insert Function to create built-in functions
  • Work with absolute references
  • Use the AutoFill feature