Microsoft Excel 2016 - Level 1 Essentials


Course introduction

Excel is very much more than just a spreadsheet. In the very real sense of the word, Excel is a “number-cruncher”, the likes of which have only been equalled by Lotus 1-2-3 and which it has now surpassed. From humble beginnings, Excel has developed to become the spreadsheet everyone uses, be it simple home accounting to modular solutions in major corporations.

Course Benefits

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to;

  • Forms an excellent formal introduction to Microsoft Excel
  • Learn the art of number crunching in a spreadsheet
  • Be familiar with the workings of Excel
  • Be able  to confidently produce spreadsheets and calculated totals

Target Audience

Anyone who works with numbers and are seeking to present them in a coherent, tabulated format for analysis.

Course Outline

Excel Basics

  • Interface, Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • Using The File Tab
  • Opening and Saving Excel Files
  • Spreadsheet Layout and Navigation
  • Getting Help
Data Entry
  • Selecting Cells
  • Entering, Editing and Deleting Data
  • Data Entry Shortcuts
  • Moving and Copying Data
  • Using Paste Options
Worksheets and Workbooks

Workbook Organisation

Worksheet Organisation

  • Columns and Rows
  • Text Formatting
  • Alignment, Wrapping and Indentation
  • Numbers
  • Borders and Shading
  • Clearing Formatting
  • Applying Cell Styles
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Working with Themes
  • Using Conditional Formatting
  • Formatting & Applying Table Styles
  • Formulas & Functions
  • Formulas in Excel
  • Functions
  • Introduction to Charts in Excel
  • Building Basic Charts
  • Chart Editing and Formatting
  • Working with Quick Analysis
  • Inserting Sparklines
  • Print Options
  • Print Preview
  • Printing Charts
  • Using Templates
  • Creating and Modifying Templates
  • Saving an Existing Workbook as a Template
  • Overview of Data Protection
  • Locking & Hiding Cells
  • Setting Spreadsheet Passwords
  • Worksheet & Workbook Protection
  • File Protection

Available Course Sessions

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