Training Courses

Microsoft Excel : Advanced

One Day Course


This course is designed for those who require a greater knowledge of the more advanced features of Excel including Goal Seek, What-if scenarios and pivot tables.

This is a 'power-user' course and you will leave able to create and customise your own macros and utilise Excel's auditing tools.

Delegates attending the public scheduled course may choose to use either MS Office 2013 or 2016 on PC and only MS Office 2016 on Mac

Maximum class size on this course is eight delegates. You should have attended the Intermediate Microsoft Excel course at Media Training or have an equivalent working knowledge.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £475 + VAT

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Course Outline

  • Expanding your functions toolbox
    • Using SUMIF and COUNTIF
    • Using SUMIFS and COUNTIFS
    • Using AND and OR
    • Using Database functions – DSUM and DCOUNT
    • Using CONVERT (2016 only)
    • INDEX and MATCH

    Reducing your audit risk
    • Using Trace Precedents
    • Using Trace Dependents
    • Removing Arrows
    • Using the error checking function
    • Evaluate Formula
    • Watch Window

    Effectively analyising your data
    • Creating Pivot Tables
    • Changing the look of your pivot
    • Grouping your data
    • Updating Pivot Tables with new data
    • Filtering your data with a Slicer
    • Linking slicers to more than one Pivot Table
    • Using a timeline
    • Creating a Pivot chart
    • Analysing data using Pivot Charts

  • Enhance your workflow
    • Understanding Macros
    • Setting Macro security
    • Recording Macros
    • Editing your Macro
    • Understanding the VBA edit window
    • Adding a message box using VBA
    • Assigning a Macro to the ribbon and your toolbar
    • Running a Macro from the ribbon and your toolbar
    • Customising your Macro toolbar
    • Understanding Macro buttons
    • Macro keyboard shortcuts
    • Saving and using a Macro enabled Workbook
    • Deleting your Macro

    Q&A - delegates are encouraged to ask questions where time permits.
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Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

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