Training Courses

Microsoft Excel : and VBA

Two Day Course

Overview

This is a two-day course for experienced Microsoft Excel users who manage large and variable amounts of data and wish to harness the power of VBA to improve its accessibility and usability.

This course will take Excel users who are able to record macros and teach them to use VBA to edit and personalise their macros.

During the course you will learn best practise for writing and editing VBA code, working with procedures and functions, understanding objects, using expressions, variables and intrinsic functions and working with forms.

As this course is run on a private company basis we are able to tailor it to your specific requirements, running it whichever version of the software you wish.

For those who already have some VBA experience we are happy to offer a one day version of this course, please call for details. Before attending this course you must be able to: record a macro, view a macro in the Editor window, apply conditional formatting, link multiple workbooks and worksheets, create PivotTables, create charts, sort and filter data, format worksheet and workbooks and create advanced formulas, e.g. IF and VLookup.

  • 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 £599 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Getting Started
    • Displaying the Developer Tab
    • Recording and running a Macro
    • Macro-Enabled Workbooks
    • Using the Visual Basic Editor
    • The Development Environment
    • Understanding Macro Security

    Working with Procedures and Functions
    • Understanding Modules
    • Understanding Procedures
    • Calling Procedures
    • Creating a Function Procedure
    • Working with the Code Editor

    Understanding Objects
    • Objects and Collections
    • Working with Properties
    • Using the With Statement
    • Creating an Event Procedure

    Using Expressions, Variables, and Intrinsic Functions
    • Understanding Expressions and Statements
    • Declaring Variables
    • Understanding Data Types
    • Using Intrinsic Functions
    • Understanding Constants
    • Declaring and using Object Variables
  • Controlling Program Execution
    • Control-of-Flow Structures
    • Working with Boolean Expressions
    • Different types of Control-of-Flow structures
    • Guidelines for use of Control-of-Flow Structures

    Working with Forms and Controls
    • Working with UserForm Properties, Events and Methods
    • Working with different Controls
    • SettingControl Appearance
    • Populating a Control
    • Adding Code to Controls
    • Launching a Form in Code

    Handling Errors
    • Understanding Error Handling
    • Writing an Error-Handling Routine
    • Working with Inline Error Handling

    Questions and answers
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 Experience9.6 / 10
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"This was an exceptionally useful course with a friendly, knowledgeable trainer. Patsy really helped clear out our editing cobwebs, while also turning us onto new processes to help us improve in our roles as editors. "

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