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Excel Advanced

1 Day Course
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Course Information


This course builds on the foundational and intermediate knowledge presented in the earlier course and your previous Excel experience to help you get the most from the software. The ability to collaborate with colleagues, automate complex or repetitive tasks, and use conditional logic to construct and apply elaborate formulas and functions will give you the full power of Excel at your fingertips. The more you learn about how to get Excel to do the hard work for you, the more you'll be able to concentrate on getting the answers you need from the vast amount of data produced by organizations.

Course Requirements

To ensure success, learners should have practical experience creating and analyzing datasets using Excel. Specific tasks learners should be able to perform include: creating formulas and using Excel functions; creating, sorting, and filtering datasets and tables; presenting data by using basic charts; creating and working with PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts; and customizing the Excel environment.

What You Will Learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Work with multiple worksheets and workbooks simultaneously
  • Share and protect workbooks
  • Automate workbook functionality
  • Apply conditional logic
  • Audit worksheets
  • Present your data visually

Course Outline

1. Pivot Tables
  • Creating and Using a Pivot Table
  • Filtering and Sorting Data within a Pivot Table
  • Automatically Grouping Data in a Pivot Table and Renaming Groups
  • Manually Grouping Data in a Pivot Table and Renaming Groups
2. Input Tables
  • One-Input Data Tables
  • Two-Input Data Tables
3. Charts
  • Creating a Combined Line and Column Chart
  • Adding a Secondary Axis to a Chart
  • Changing the Chart Type for a Particular Data Series
  • Adding a Data Series to a Chart
  • Removing a Data Series from a Chart
  • Re-Positioning Chart Title
  • Re-Positioning the Chart Legend
  • Moving and Formatting Chart Data Labels
  • Modifying Chart Axis Scales
  • Formatting an Axis to Display Using Commas
  • Inserting Images into Chart Columns
  • Inserting Images to Chart Bars
  • Formatting the Chart Plot Area Using a Picture
  • Formatting the Chart Area Using a Picture
4. Hyperlinks
  • Inserting a Hyperlink
  • Editing a Hyperlink
  • Removing a Hyperlink
5. Linking & Embedding
  • What Is Embedding and Linking?
  • Linking Data within a Worksheet
  • Linking Cells between Worksheets within a Workbook
  • Linking Data between Workbooks
  • Linking Data from Excel to a Word Document
  • Linking an Excel Chart to a Word Document
  • Updating, Locking and Breaking Links
6. Importing Text Files
  • What Is a Delimited Text File?
  • Importing a Delimited Text File
7. Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Sorting Data by Multiple Columns at the Same Time
  • Applying a Pre-Installed Custom Sort
  • Creating a Customized List and Performing a Custom Sort
  • Removing a Customised List
  • Using AutoFilter
  • Using AutoFilter to Perform Multiple Queries
  • Top 10 AutoFilter
  • Removing All AutoFilters from a Worksheet
  • Advanced Filter Criteria
  • Sub-Totalling
  • Removing Subtotals
  • Expanding and Collapsing Outline Detail Levels
8. Tracking and Reviewing Changes
  • Enabling or Disabling the 'Track Changes' Feature
  • Sharing, Comparing and Merging Worksheets
9. Scenarios
  • Scenario Manager
  • Scenario Summary Reports
10. Validating
  • Data Validation - Whole Number
  • Data Validation - Decimal Number
  • Data Validation - List
  • Data Validation - Date
  • Data Validation - Time
  • Data Validation - Text Length
  • Customising a Validation Input
  • Message and Error Alert
  • Removing Data Validation
11. Auditing
  • Tracing Precedent Cells
  • Tracing Dependent Cells
  • Cells with Missing Dependents
  • Showing All Formulas in a Worksheet
  • Inserting and Viewing Comments
  • Editing and Deleting Comments
  • Showing and Hiding Comments
12. Macros
  • Macro to Change the Page Set-Up
  • Macro to Apply a Custom NumberFormat
  • Macro to Format a Cell Range
  • Macro to Insert Fields into the Header or Footer
  • Assigning a Macro to a Button on the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Deleting Macros
13. Passwords & Security Issues
  • Adding 'Open' Password Protection to a Workbook
  • Adding 'Modify' Password Protection to a Workbook
  • Removing an 'Open' Password from a Workbook
  • Removing a 'Modify' Password from a Workbook
  • Password Protecting Cells and Worksheets
  • Hiding Formulas
  • Un-Hiding Formulas

Dates & Prices

Attend one of our public Excel courses:

Small Class Sizes

Maximum of 6 students per course.

Reference Manual

High quality reference manual supporting the topics covered.

Post Course Support

Unlimited post course email support on the course topics.

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Cost Effective

If you are looking to training a group of people private courses can be very cost effective.

Post Course Support

Unlimited post course email support on the course topics.

What Our Clients Think

The course was fantastic - I couldn't recommend it enough!

Bonnie Donaghue - IRI

Very clear instruction, pace was kept moving, great snippets of advice given.

Robert Montgomery - Liberty Aluminium Technologies

This course was excellent and I am delighted with how much I have achieved. The trainer was very friendly and approachable.

Rosie Heath - Licensed Trade Charity

Trainer was very engaging, spent time explaining topics clearly.

Laura Choake - Desoutter Industrial Tools

I found the course very relevant to a lot of the day-to-day work I do.

Sian Stephenson - Aldi Stores Ltd

Very good introduction. Well paced and suited a range of experience levels.

Felicity Howdle - Health Education England

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