Virtual and Classroom Training - All our courses are available virtually. We have also started a safe return to classroom training. Click here to learn more.

banner image

Excel Advanced

1 Day Course
course icon

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:

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

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. 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
3. Hyperlinks
  • Inserting a Hyperlink
  • Editing a Hyperlink
  • Removing a Hyperlink
4. 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
5. Importing Text Files
  • What Is a Delimited Text File?
  • Importing a Delimited Text File
6. 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
7. Validating
  • Data Validation - Whole Number
  • Data Validation - Decimal Number
  • Data Validation - List
  • Data Validation - Date
8. 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
9. Macros
  • Macro to Apply a Custom Number Format
  • Deleting Macros
10. 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.

Delivery Options:
Choose a location...
1 Day Course
Thu, 17 Feb 2022
Thu, 17 Mar 2022
Thu, 14 Apr 2022
Fri, 20 May 2022
Thu, 16 Jun 2022

Private Courses

We can arrange your own private Excel course.


Have us build a custom private course tailored to your needs.

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 trainer was very through and very helpful. The course was delivered superbly and I'm very pleased.

David O'Hara - Multibrands UK

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

Sian Stephenson - Aldi Stores Ltd

Really good trainer. He made the training interesting and fun.

Wendy Sipson - Hampshire Constabulary

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

The trainer was a really good instructor, he took the time to help us with individual issues and also tried to cater the course to meet our collective needs.

Ben Knight - Atlas Copco Ltd

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

Felicity Howdle - Health Education England

Related Courses

This introductory Microsoft Excel course is ideal for beginners who want to learn how to produce spreadsheets, work with data and perform basic calculations.

This course has been developed for people wanting to use Excel to perform calculations with a variety of common worksheet functions, filter, sort and summarise database lists, format and modify charts, and conditionally format cells.

  • Work with multiple workbooks and worksheets at the same time
  • Share and protect workbooks
  • Automate workbook functionality
  • Apply conditional logic
  • Audit worksheets
  • Present your data visually effectively
  • Understand the functions of Excel VBA
  • Understand applications of Excel VBA to improve efficiency
  • Use Excel VBA to enhance efficiency of the software
  • Investigate and solve problems related to Excel VBA
  • Create advanced formulas
  • Automate workbook functionality
  • Apply conditional logic
  • Visualise data using basic charts
  • Implement advanced charting techniques
  • Use PivotTables, slicers and PivotCharts to analyse data
  • Prepare data for PivotTables
  • Create PivotTables from various data sources
  • Analyse data using PivotTables
  • Work with PivotCharts
  • Utilise Power Pivot in your data analysis
  • Visualise Power Pivot data
  • Apply the advanced functions to your data

Learn the basics of the M language and how to use Power Query to organise and query your data inside Excel.