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Excel Fundamentals

3 Day Microsoft Excel Course  – Organise format and calculate data

What is Excel ?

Microsoft Excel is a software program produced by Microsoft that allows users to organize, format and calculate data with formulas using a spreadsheet system.

Come enjoy the motivating atmosphere, learning with your peers while you discover the possibilities of Microsoft Excel.

Audience: Data Analysts, Business Analysts, Developers, Data Managers, Business Intelligence Analysts, IT Administrators, Data Architects

Recommended Prerequisites: None

Course Schedule: 3 Days, 24 Academic Hours

About the course


Course Syllabus:

This 3 day course will give delegates a thorough study on using Microsoft Excel.

Day 1

Getting Started with Microsoft Excel

  • Starting Out
  • About Workbooks
  • Exploring your Workbook
  • Getting Help with Excel

Getting to grips with the basics

  • The Excel Interface
  • Using Backstage View
  • Understanding the Ribbon
  • Using & customising the Quick Access toolbar
  • The Home Tab
  • The Insert Tab
  • The Page Layout Tab
  • The Formulas Tab
  • The Data Tab
  • The Review Tab
  • Using shortcuts

Organising Your Workbooks effectively

  • Create, save & open a new Workbook
  • Entering numbers & text in a Workbook
  • Adding, deleting & naming sheets

Entering Data into Spreadsheets

  • Inserting Cells, Columns & Rows
  • Deleting Cells, Columns & Rows
  • AutoFill & using SmartTags

Presenting Your Data

  • Font formatting
  • Borders & Shading
  • Number formatting (currency etc)
  • Alignment options
  • Clearing formats
  • Applying cell styles
  • Formatting shortcut

Defining & Creating Calculations

  • Writing a basic formula
  • Understanding the order of BODMA
  • The Sum function & AutoSum
  • Creating statistical functions (Average, Max and Min)
  • An introduction to the Function Wizard

Advanced File Tasks

  • Saving and File Management
  • Converting and Encrypting Files
  • File Properties and Digital Signatures
  • File Accessibility and Compatibility

Working with Functions and Formulas

  • Formulas with Absolute References
  • Autosum Functions (SUM & AVERAGE)
  • IF and Nested Functions
  • Working with Named Ranges
  • Array Functions (SUMIF & AVERAGEIF)
  • Formula Auditing
  • Text Functions

Managing Tables in Microsoft Excel

  • Creating Excel Tables
  • Working with Records and Filters
  • Advanced Filters

Data Tools in Excel

  • Text to Columns
  • Flash Fill
  • Remove Duplicates
  • Data Validation
  • Consolidate

How to do more with Charts in Excel

  • Trendlines
  • Error Bars
  • Working with Axis Options
  • Advanced Chart Formatting

Day 2


  • Creating Sparklines
  • Editing Sparklines

Grouping & Outlining and Subtotals

  • Outlining and Grouping Data
  • Using the Subtotals Tool

What-If Analysis

  • Exploring Scenarios
  • Goal Seek and Data Tables
  • Using Solver


  • Getting Started with PivotTables
  • Displaying Data in a PivotTable
  • Formatting a PivotTable
  • Using the Classic PivotTable Layout
  • Slicers

Charting Pivoted Data

  • Getting Started with Pivot Charts
  • Using the PivotChart Tools Tabs
  • Formatting a PivotChart

Advanced Excel Tasks

  • Excel and Hyperlinks
  • Using Custom AutoFill Lists
  • Sharing Workbooks

Creating HLOOKUP and VLOOKUP Functions

  • Using the VLOOKUP Function
  • Using the LOOKUP Function

Introduction to Macros in Excel

  • Recording and Playing Macros
  • Copying and Deleting Macros
  • Visual Basic and Macros

Advanced Conditional Formatting

  • Editing Standard Formatting Rules
  • Using Formulas in Conditional Formatting

Using Form Controls and Templates

  • Using Form Controls
  • Creating Templates

Advanced Lookup Functions

  • Index Function
  • Using the Match Function
  • Using Index and Match Together
  • Using Index and Match with Array Formula
  • Using the Indirect Function

Advanced Functions in Excel

  • Using Error Functions
  • Using Logical Functions
  • Using Array Formulas
  • Using Rounding Functions

Advanced Pivot Table Tools

  • Importing Pivot Table Data
  • Calculated Fields in Pivot Tables
  • Showing Pivot Data as a Percentage
  • Creating Custom Pivot Tables Styles

Introduction to User Defined Functions Using VBAs

  • Creating a User Defined Function
  • Creating an Interactive Procedure
  • Create and Share a Function Add-in

Day 3

Recording and Running Macros in Excel

  • Setting Excel Macro Options
  • Record and Run Simple Macros
  • Assign Macros to the Quick Access Toolba

Introduction to User Defined Functions Using VBAs

  • Creating a User Defined Function
  • Creating an Interactive Procedure
  • Create and Share a Function Add-in

Recording and Running Macros in ExcelVBAs

  • Setting Excel Macro Options
  • Record and Run Simple Macros
  • Assign Macros to the Quick Access Toolbar

Introduction to the Excel VBA Editor

  • Starting the Visual Basic Editor
  • Using the Project Explorer
  • Using the Properties Window
  • Creating, Importing and Exporting Modules
  • Explore Recorded Macros

Creating Procedures and Functions

  • Creating Sub and Function Procedures
  • Declare and Use Variables
  • Displaying Message to the User
  • Getting Input from the User

Working with the Excel Object Model

  • Understanding Objects, Properties and Methods
  • Referencing Cells and Ranges
  • Gathering Cell and Range Information
  • Using the Offset Method
  • Using the Resize Method
  • Using With Blocks
  • Referencing Workbooks and Worksheets

Controlling Program Flow

  • Using the IF Statement
  • Using the Select Case Statement
  • Using For Next Loops
  • Using Do Loops
  • Using For Next Loops

Advanced Procedures

  • Calling Procedures
  • Passing Values to Procedures

Advanced Variables

  • Understanding Variable Scope
  • Understanding Object Variables
  • Creating Array Variables
  • Creating Dynamic Array Variables

Interacting with Office Applications

  • Setting References to other Applications
  • Setting References using Late Binding
  • Create a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Create a Letter in Word

Debugging and Error Traps

  • Review of Error Types
  • Debugging tools
  • Setting Error Traps

Creating Custom User Forms

  • Creating a Custom Form
  • Adding Form Controls
  • Creating Event Procedures

Workbook and Worksheet Events

  • Create Workbook Events
  • Create WorkSheet Events

Your Trainer

Our international certified trainers are highly experienced Microsoft Excel practitioners who have real-world expertise.

Key Information

I – All course material including a copy of Excel for Beginners will be provided to all candidates.

II – Laptops will be provided for all candidates with pre-installed Microsoft Excel.

III – Our training venue is based in Lagos (Specific venue will be emailed on confirmation of place on the course).

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