Microsoft Excel Essentials
Learn the essential features and functionality of Microsoft Excel with this free online excel essentials course.
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This free online course Microsoft Excel Essentials starts at the very beginning by showing you how to get set up in Excel, how to personalise Excel to your needs and how to create, open and save workbooks. The course then moves onto how spreadsheets work and how to enter numbers, text and dates.
Next, the course takes you through essential functionality like fill, flash fill, Autosave as well as the different workbook views. Once you've mastered these basics, the course teaches you about the formulas and functions you'll need to know. It starts by looking at how formulas work before taking you through a few essential logical and lookup functions such as VLOOKUP and IF.
Finally, you'll be introduced to graphs and charts that will help you bring your data to life. This course includes downloadable practice exercises that you can use to put what you learn into practice. Start this course today and take your Excel skills to a new level.Start Course Now
Creating and Saving a Workbook
Opening a Workbook
Acquiring Excel 2016 and Information on Installation and Upgrade
Entering and Editing Data
Basics of Entering and Editing Data in a Workbook
Backup and Recovery
Fill and Series
Viewing and Printing
Formulas and Functions
Basic Functions in Excel
Graphs and Charts
Creating Graphs and Charts
Customizing a Cluster Column Chart
Customizing a Pie Chart
New Chart Types in Excel 2016
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Describe how to launch Excel, open workbooks, save workbooks
- Describe how to personalise Excel to your needs
- Explain about entering data including numbers, dates and text
- Describe how to adjust the view you have in Excel
- Explain how to use basic formulas
- Describe the essential features of Lookup and Logical functions
- Explain about time and date in Excel
- Describe how to create graphs and charts in Excel
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