Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel 2016



$159

10% discount for University of Arkansas Faculty, Staff, Current Students, and Alumni Association Members. Status will be verified and the appropriate rate will be applied.

8:30 am - 4:30 pm CT

Lunch is on your own
11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Capacity: 12 face-to-face students is the maximum per class.


Schedule

3/7/17  
Microsoft Excel Part 3
Global Campus Rogers
4/7/17  
Microsoft Excel Part 1
Global Campus Fayetteville
4/18/17  
Microsoft Excel Part 2
Global Campus Rogers
4/28/17  
Microsoft Excel Part 3
Global Campus Fayetteville
6/2/17  
Microsoft Excel Part 1
Global Campus Rogers
6/9/17  
Microsoft Excel Part 2
Global Campus Rogers
6/20/17  
Microsoft Excel Part 3
Global Campus Rogers
Microsoft Excel

Organizations the world over rely on 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, this is where the power of Microsoft® Office Excel® can help. 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. It will also make these tasks much easier for you to accomplish, and in much less time, than if you used traditional pen-and-paper methods or nonspecialized software.

This course aims to provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data manipulation. This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel Exam and the Excel Expert Exam.


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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
  • Perform calculations
  • Modify a worksheet
  • Format a worksheet
  • Print workbooks
  • Manage workbooks

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Office Excel
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 and Functions

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: Apply Text Formats
Topic B: Apply Number Formats
Topic C: Align Cell Contents
Topic D: Apply Styles and Themes
Topic E: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting
Topic F: Create and Use Templates

Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks
Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook
Topic B: Set Up the Page Layout
Topic C: Configure Headers and Footers

Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks
Topic A: Manage Worksheets
Topic B: Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views
Topic C: Manage Workbook Properties

Appendix A: Microsoft Office Excel Exam 77-727
Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel Expert Exam 77–728
Appendix C: Microsoft Excel Common Keyboard Shortcuts
Appendix D: Adding Borders and Colors to Worksheets
Appendix E: Basic Excel Customization

Microsoft Excel

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®: Part 1 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 Exam and the Excel Expert Exam.


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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:

  • Work with functions
  • Work with lists
  • Analyze data
  • Visualize data with charts
  • Use PivotTables and PivotCharts

Prerequisites

To ensure success, students should have completed Logical Operations’ Microsoft® Office Excel®: Part 1 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

Microsoft Excel

Clearly, you use Excel a lot in your role. Otherwise, you wouldn't be taking this course. By now, you're already familiar with Excel, its functions and formulas, a lot of its features and functionality, and its powerful data analysis tools. You are likely called upon to analyze and report on data frequently, work in collaboration with others to deliver actionable organizational intelligence, and keep and maintain workbooks for all manner of purposes. At this level of use and collaboration, you have also likely encountered your fair share of issues and challenges. You're too busy, though, to waste time scouring over workbooks to resolve issues or to perform repetitive, monotonous tasks. You need to know how to get Excel to do more for you so you can focus on what's really important: staying ahead of the competition. That's exactly what this course aims to help you do.

This course builds off of the foundational and intermediate knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel®: Part 1 and Part 2 courses to help you get the most of your Excel experience. The ability to collaborate with colleagues, automate complex or repetitive tasks, and use conditional logic to construct and apply elaborate formulas and functions will put the full power of Excel right 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 focus on getting the answers you need from the vast amounts of data your organization generates.

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


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Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform advanced data analysis, collaborate on workbooks with other users, and automate workbook functionality.

You will:

  • Work with multiple worksheets and workbooks.
  • Use Lookup functions and formula auditing
  • Share and protect workbooks.
  • Automate workbook functionality.
  • Create sparklines and map data.
  • Forecast data.

Target Student

This course is intended for students who are experienced Excel users and have a desire or need to advance their skills in working with some of the more advanced Excel features. Students will likely need to troubleshoot large, complex workbooks, automate repetitive tasks, engage in collaborative partnerships involving workbook data, construct complex Excel functions, and use those functions to perform rigorous analysis of extensive, complex datasets.


Prerequisites

To ensure success, students should have practical, real-world experience creating and analyzing datasets using Excel. Specific tasks students 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. To meet these prerequisites, students can take the following Logical Operations courses, or should possess the equivalent skill level:

  • Microsoft® Office Excel®: Part 1
  • Microsoft® Office Excel®: Part 2

Course Content

Lesson 1: Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks
Topic A: Use Links and External References
Topic B: Use 3-D References
Topic C: Consolidate Data

Lesson 2: Using Lookup Functions and Formula Auditing
Topic A: Use Lookup Functions
Topic B: Trace Cells
Topic C: Watch and Evaluate Formulas

Lesson 3: Sharing and Protecting Workbooks
Topic A: Collaborate on a Workbook
Topic B: Protect Worksheets and Workbooks

Lesson 4: Automating Workbook Functionality
Topic A: Apply Data Validation
Topic B: Search for Invalid Data and Formulas with Errors
Topic C: Work with Macros

Lesson 5: Creating Sparklines and Mapping Data
Topic A: Create Sparklines
Topic B: Map Data

Lesson 6: Forecasting Data
Topic A: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Data Tables
Topic B: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Scenarios
Topic C: Use the Goal Seek Feature
Topic D: Forecasting Data Trends

Appendix A: Microsoft Office Excel Exam 77-727
Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel Expert Exam 77–728
Appendix C: Microsoft Excel Common Keyboard Shortcuts
Appendix D: Cube Functions
Appendix E: Importing and Export Data
Appendix F: Internationalizing Workbooks
Appendix G: Working with Power Pivot
Appendix H: Advanced Customization Options
Appendix I: Working with Forms and Controls