About this Course
Students taking the Intermediate Excel course will work with large worksheets in Microsoft Excel, and use multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently. It will introduce them to more advanced formatting techniques, such as applying special number formats, using workbook styles and themes, adding backgrounds, and mimicking watermarks. In addition, students will learn how to create outlines and subtotals, and how to create and apply cell names. They will sort and filter data, and create and format tables. They will learn how to save workbooks as Web pages, how to insert and edit hyperlinks, and how to share workbooks via email. Students will learn how to audit worksheets for errors, how to protect worksheets, how to share and merge workbooks, and track changes in a workbook. Finally, students will customize the Excel environment, and create and modify custom templates.
Students taking this course should be comfortable using a personal computer and Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or preferably Windows 7. Students should have some experience using Microsoft Excel. Students will get the most out of this course if their goal is to become proficient in such tasks as consolidating data, using advanced chart formatting options, sorting and filtering data, using special formatting options, using templates, using error tracing features, protecting worksheets, and linking worksheets and workbooks.
At Course Completion
After completing this course, students will know how to:
- Freeze panes and split a worksheet; open and arrange a new window with the current worksheet content; hide and unhide data; set print titles and page breaks to optimize print output; insert different even and odd headers; manage multiple worksheets; link worksheets by using 3D formulas; add a Watch windows; create and manage links between workbooks
- Apply special and custom number formats; control the display of zero values; apply and modify themes; merge and split cells; change the orientation of data in cells; transpose data; use Paste Special operations; add a background color and a watermark
- Create an outline and consolidate data; create custom views to save different sets of worksheet display and print settings; create subtotals in a list; use multiple subtotal functions.
- Define and apply cell and range names; use names in formulas; and define and apply 3D names
- Sort and filter data; create, format and name a data table, and add rows and columns; use structured references
- Save and publish a worksheet as a Web page; insert and edit hyperlinks; publish a worksheet; and send a worksheet as an email attachment
- Use auditing features; add comments to cells and workbooks; protect a worksheet or part of a worksheet; protect the workbook structure; share, merge and track changes in a workbook; find and remove hidden and personal data in a workbook; and mark a workbook as final
- Change Excel’s default application settings and customize the ribbon; create and modify templates
Unit 1: Managing workbooks and worksheets
- Topic A: Viewing large worksheets
- Topic B: Printing large worksheets
- Topic C: Working with multiple worksheets
- Topic D: Linking worksheets with 3-D formulas
- Topic E: Using multiple workbooks
- Topic F: Linking workbooks
Unit 2: Advanced formatting
- Topic A: Using special number formats
- Topic B: Working with themes
- Topic C: Other advanced formatting
Unit 3: Outlining and subtotals
- Topic A: Outlining and consolidating data
- Topic B: Creating subtotals
Unit 4: Cell and range names
- Topic A: Creating and using names
- Topic B: Managing names
Unit 5: Data structure and tables
- Topic A: Sorting and filtering data
- Topic B: Working with tables
Unit 6: Web and sharing features
- Topic A: Saving workbooks as Web pages
- Topic B: Using hyperlinks
Unit 7: Documenting and auditing
- Topic A: Auditing features
- Topic B: Comments in cells and workbooks
- Topic C: Protection
- Topic D: Workgroup collaboration
Unit 8: Application settings and templates
- Topic A: Application settings
- Topic B: Working with templates
Students taking this course should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse. Furthermore, this course assumes that students have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience:
- Windows 7: Basic
- Microsoft Excel: Level 1
Venue: LIVE Online
Live Online Training
Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied. Ask us for a demo.
Online class requirements:
- Moderate to fast Internet
- Phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial-in from a regular phone. For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
- Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
- RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.
What happens when you enroll in an online class
When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.
Online Training Advantages
Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.
Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.