Training Courses

Microsoft Excel : Introduction

One Day Course

Overview

This course is ideal for complete novices, those who have basic knowledge of Excel or are self-taught. The course will provide you with the skills you need to work quickly and produce functional and well formatted spreadsheets.

This course is often used to benchmark MS Excel skills and ensure a level of understanding for new starts at companies.

Delegates will leave feeling confident about creating professional worksheets with the software and be able to navigate the interface intuitively and productively.

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

There is a maximum class size of eight on our MS Office public courses. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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.

     

    Discount Info
  • 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

    Free Consultation

Course Outline

  • Getting to Grips with the Basics
    • Tips and tricks to work faster
    • Using The Backstage View
    • Understanding the Ribbon
    • Using the Quick Access toolbar
    • The Excel Interface
    • Customising the Quick Access Toolbar
    • The Formula Bar
    • The spreadsheet Grid
    • The status Bar
    • Using Worksheets
    • Using shortcuts

    Effectively Organise Your Workbooks
    • Creating, saving and opening a new Workbook
    • Entering numbers and text in a Workbook template
    • Using Auto Formats
    • Sorting data
    • Adding and deleting sheets
    • Naming sheets

    Entering Data into Spreadsheets Effortlessly
    • Inserting Cells, Columns and Rows
    • Deleting Cells, Columns and Rows
    • Quick analysis button
    • Using SmartTags
    • Inputting dates and times
    • Using Copy and Paste
    • Using Undo and Redo

    Beautifully Presenting Your Data
    • Using fonts and colours
    • Applying Cell styles
    • Line breaks in a Cell
    • Using tables to format data quickly
    • Lines and shading
    • Number formatting (Currency etc)
    • Merge and Center
    • Clearing formats
    • Formatting shortcuts
    • Freeze Panes
  • Uncomplicate Tasks by Defining and Creating Calculations
    • Writing a Formula to add
    • Writing a Formula to subtract
    • Writing a Formula to multiply and divide
    • Using the BODMAS Formula
    • Calculating with dates
    • Understanding Functions
    • Using the Excel Average and sum functions
    • Copying Formulas and Functions across Worksheets (3D formula)
    • Linking Formulas
    • Using the Function Wizard
    • Using AutoSum

    Enhancing Key Messages with Visual Representations of Your Data
    • Creating a chart/graph
    • Editing a chart/graph
    • Changing the layout of a chart/graph
    • Adding and removing Titles, Axis and Legend
    • Changing the Axis scale
    • Save a chart/graph as a template
    • Shortcuts in charting
    • Combination charts
    • Chart layouts

    Fine-Tuning Your Page Layout before Printing Worksheets
    • Using Print Area Command
    • Setting page margins and page orientation
    • Creating a Header and Footer
    • Printing all or part of a worksheet
    • Print Preview techniques
    • Setting Print Titles for large Worksheets
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.7 / 10
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