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Excel Introduction

1 Day Instructor-led
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Course Information


This course will provide you with the foundational Excel knowledge and skills necessary for business today. As you apply the robust functionality that's part of Excel to your organization's raw data, you will be able to gain a level of insight into that data that would have been almost impossible years ago. Excel helps you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, amend, and present your data in ways that will help you and the decision makers in your organization steer forward in the right direction

Course Requirements

Learners must be confident using a mouse and keyboard.

What will you learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Get working with Microsoft Excel efficiently and effectively
  • Perform calculations
  • Optimize your worksheets by creating and using formulas
  • Modify worksheets to manipulate and edit data
  • Format and style worksheets to get more impact from data

Course Outline

1. Getting Started With Excel
  • Starting Excel
  • Selecting the Blank Worksheet Template
  • The Excel Cell Referencing System
  • Entering Numbers and Text
  • Default Text and Number Alignment
  • Summing a Column of Numbers
  • Entering a Date
  • Worksheets and Workbooks
  • Saving a Workbook to Your Hard Disk
  • Creating,Opening and Closing a Workbook
  • Opening a Recently Used Workbook
  • Saving a Workbook Using another Name
  • Getting Help within Excel
2. Excel Selection Techniques
  • Why Are Selection Techniques Important?
  • Selecting a Cell, a Row and a Column
  • Selecting a Range of Cells
  • Selecting a Range of Rows
  • Selecting a Range of Columns
  • Selecting the Entire Worksheet
  • Recommended Techniques When Creating or Editing Lists
3. Manipulating Rows And Columns Within Excel
  • Inserting Rows and Columns into a Worksheet
  • Deleting Rows and Columns within a Worksheet
  • Modifying Column Widths
  • Modifying Column Widths Using 'Drag and Drop'
  • Automatically Resizing the Column Width to Fit Contents
  • Modifying Row Heights
4. Manipulating Cells and Cell Content within Excel
  • Copying a Cell or Range Contents within a Workbook
  • Deleting Cell Contents
  • Moving the Contents of a Cell or Range within a Workbook
  • Editing Cell Content
  • Undo and Redo
  • Copying or Moving Data between Worksheets (Within the Same Workbook)
  • Copying or Moving Data between Worksheets (In Different Workbooks)
  • AutoFill
  • Copying a Data Range Using AutoFill
  • Searching and Replacing Data
5. Excel Worksheets
  • Switching between Worksheets
  • Renaming a Worksheet
  • Recommended Techniques with Naming Worksheets
  • Inserting and Deleting a Worksheet
  • Copying or Moving a Worksheet within a Workbook
  • Copying or Moving Worksheets between Workbooks
6. Alignment Formatting within Excel
  • Horizontally Aligning Contents in a Cell Range
  • Centring a Title over a Cell Range
  • Text Wrapping within a Cell
  • Format Painter
7. Number Formatting within Excel
  • Number Formatting
  • Decimal Point Display
  • Applying and Removing Comma Style
  • Formatting (To Indicate Thousands)
  • Currency Symbol
  • Date Styles
  • Percentages
8. Freezing Titles
  • Freezing Row and Column Titles
9. Excel Formulas
  • Creating Formulas
  • The Easy Way to Create Formulas
  • Copying Formulas
  • Operators
  • Using Operators in Formulas
  • Relative Cell Referencing within Formulas
  • Absolute Cell Referencing within Formulas
10. Excel Functions
  • What Are Functions?
  • Common Functions
  • Sum and Average Function
  • Max and Min Function
  • Count and Counta Function
11. Excel Charts
  • Inserting a Column Chart
  • Changing the Chart Type
  • Formatting Charts
12. Customising Excel
  • Modifying Basic Excel Options

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:
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1 Day Course
Tue, 2 Apr 2024
Wed, 1 May 2024
Mon, 3 Jun 2024
Tue, 2 Jul 2024
Mon, 5 Aug 2024

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

Very good, trainer was excellent.

Mike Hartley-Bingle - XPS Pensions Group

The pace he delivered the course was perfect and he explained everything so clearly and in a way I could understand.

Jessica Homer - All About Food

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

Bonnie Donaghue - IRI

The trainer was fantastic and very knowledgable!

Harriet Woollam - Galloping Gourmet

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

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