Powerful Functions in Excel
Learn the most important text, numeric, logical and lookup functions in Microsoft Excel in this free online course.Publisher: Ross Maynard
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Excel is a data organization and calculation program. It is capable of analyzing data, computing statistics, creating pivot tables, and displaying data in the form of a chart or graphs. Massive amounts of data are generated by organizations all over the world. This data is useless unless it is sorted and organized so that meaningful information can be extracted from it. Excel is one of the tools that businesses around the world use to extract this valuable information and generate meaningful reports. The use of functions is a powerful tool that Excel provides. Functions are mathematical formulas that allow you to quickly and easily perform calculations that would otherwise be difficult to perform by hand. People who are proficient with this tool are in high demand and have a competitive advantage over those who are not. This course focuses on the most fundamental and useful Excel functions.
A function consists of three basic components: the ‘=' sign, which indicates the beginning of the function, the function name, and the parameters or arguments. Each of these components is critical to the function's proper execution. As a result, proper syntax writing is required, and this will be covered in this course. Microsoft Excel functions are divided into several categories, including text functions, numeric functions, logical functions, lookup functions, and many others. To begin, you will learn the most basic numeric functions such as SUM, AVG and COUNT. After you've learned how to write and execute a simple function, you'll move on to other important text functions like UPPER, LOWER, and PROPER. Following that, various logical functions and scenarios in which logical functions can be used will be demonstrated. Excel contains a number of functions that can assist in the generation of random numbers. These functions, which include RAND and RANDARRAY, will be covered in the following section.
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In Excel, a person must frequently search for a value in a pool of data. It can be a time-consuming process if done manually, so Excel includes functions such as VLOOKUP and XLOOKUP to help with the search. This course will also cover the various ways to configure lookup functions. Finally, the use of pivot tables for data filtering will be illustrated. Learning Excel functions simplifies your work and raises the quality of your reports and other information sheets. Excel formulas allow you to do more while saving time. If you know how to use Excel formulas and functions, you can exponentially increase your productivity, whether you are a manager or a new employee. This course is appropriate for students, professionals, or anyone looking to improve their skills and add the most in-demand skill in the market to their portfolio. Make the most of this opportunity by mastering the Excel functions game. Enroll right away!
Having completed this course, you will be able to:
• Recall the purpose of different menu options in Microsoft Excel.
• List the use of various logical functions like AND, OR, and NOT.
• Summarize various text and numeric functions and explain their uses.
• Discuss the different types of lookup functions in Microsoft Excel.
• Distinguish between the various random number generation functions.
• Outline the steps to create a pivot table.
• Identify the various scenarios to use the IF and IFS functions.
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