Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Basic

 

Course Specifications

Course Length:

1 day

Course Description

 

Overview:

 

The breadth of business, educational, and organizational information in existence today is absolutely staggering. Organizations the world over rely on this information to make sound decisions regarding all manner of affairs. But with the amount of available data growing on a daily basis, the ability to make sense of all of that data is becoming more and more challenging. Fortunately, the days of performing calculations and analyzing data on paper are pretty much gone. Imagine, if you will, having to calculate what percentage of your organization’s sales occurred in one small town in, say, Brazil. If your organization operates in multiple countries and generates billions of dollars in revenue annually, it could take a lifetime to isolate the exact figures you need and then compare those to the rest of your revenues. Who has that kind of time? This is exactly where the power of Excel can help.

By applying the robust functionality that’s built into Excel to your organization’s raw data, you will be able to gain a level of insight into that data that would have been nearly impossible just a couple of decades ago. Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update, and present your data in ways that will help the decision makers in your organization steer you in the right direction. Of course, knowing exactly how to ask Excel the questions that you need answered, which questions you can even ask, and how to interpret the answers Excel gives is necessary before you can even begin to embark on the journey ahead. This course aims to provide you with the foundational Excel knowledge and skills necessary to begin that journey.

This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2013 Exam and the Excel 2013 Expert Exam.

Course Objectives:

 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create and develop Excel worksheets and workbooks in order to work with and analyze the data that is critical to the success of your organization.

You will:

  • Get started with Microsoft Office Excel 2013.
  • Perform calculations.
  • Modify a worksheet.
  • Format a worksheet.
  • Print workbooks.
  • Manage workbooks.

Target Student:

 

This course is intended for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2013 that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

Prerequisites:

 

To ensure success, students will need to be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should also be comfortable working in the Windows 8 or 8.1 environment and be able to use Windows 8 or 8.1 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: opening and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To obtain this level of skill and knowledge, you can take any of the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 8.1
  • Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft® Windows® 8.1

Course Content

 

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Office Excel 2013

 Topic A: Navigate the Excel User Interface

 Topic B: Use Excel Commands

 Topic C: Create and Save a Basic Workbook

 Topic D: Enter Cell Data

 Topic E: Use Excel Help

 

Lesson 2: Performing Calculations

 Topic A: Create Worksheet Formulas

 Topic B: Insert Functions

 Topic C: Reuse Formulas

 

Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet

 Topic A: Insert, Delete, and Adjust Cells, Columns, and Rows

 Topic B: Search for and Replace Data

 Topic C: Use Proofing and Research Tools

 

Lesson 4: Formatting a Worksheet

 Topic A: Modify Fonts

 Topic B: Add Borders and Colors to Worksheets

 Topic C: Apply Number Formats

 Topic D: Align Cell Contents

 Topic E: Apply Styles and Themes

 Topic F: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting

 Topic G: Create and Use Templates

 

Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks

 Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook

 Topic B: Define the Page Layout

 

Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks

 Topic A: Manage Worksheets

 Topic B: Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views

 Topic C: Manage Workbook Properties