Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Intermediate

 

Course Specifications

Course Length:

1 day

Course Description

 

Overview:

 

Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that’s a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But, Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data. In other words, when you have questions about your data, you need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for you. And that’s exactly what this course aims to help you do.

This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 (Second Edition) course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.

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 leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions.

You will:

  • Customize the Excel environment.
  • Create advanced formulas.
  • Analyze data by using functions and conditional formatting.
  • Organize and analyze datasets and tables.
  • Visualize data by using basic charts.
  • Analyze data by using PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts.

Target Student:

 

This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel 2013 and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to analyze and present data.

Prerequisites:

 

To ensure success, students should have completed Logical Operations’ Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 (Second Edition) or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.

Course Content

 

Lesson 1: Customizing the Excel Environment

 Topic A: Configure Excel Options

 Topic B: Customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar

 Topic C: Enable Excel Add-Ins

 

Lesson 2: Creating Advanced Formulas

 Topic A: Use Range Names in Formulas

 Topic B: Use Specialized Functions

 Topic C: Use Array Formulas

 

Lesson 3: Analyzing Data with Functions and Conditional Formatting

 Topic A: Analyze Data by Using Text and Logical Functions

 Topic B: Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting

 

Lesson 4: Organizing and Analyzing Datasets and Tables

 Topic A: Create and Modify Tables

 Topic B: Sort Data

 Topic C: Filter Data

 Topic D: Use SUBTOTAL and Database Functions

 

Lesson 5: Visualizing Data with Basic Charts

 Topic A: Create Charts

 Topic B: Modify and Format Charts

 

Lesson 6: Analyzing Data with PivotTables, Slicers, and PivotCharts

 Topic A: Create a PivotTable

 Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data

 Topic C: Present Data with PivotCharts

 Topic D: Filter Data by Using Slicers