Microsoft Excel Intermediate - course outline

Microsoft Excel is a widely used, powerful spreadsheet package. The primary objective of this one-day Intermediate course is to broaden your knowledge of Excel. This practical course allows you to appreciate the full potential of Excel. You will be encouraged to discuss your individual requirements relevant to your work. By the end of the course you will be competent with the following skills:

Intermediate editing and formatting techniques

  • finding a specific entry in a worksheet
  • finding and replacing a specific entry in a worksheet
  • creating a new style/applying a style
  • using options in the paste special dialog box
  • using alignment options in the format cells dialog box

Using absolute cell references

  • entering an absolute column and absolute row cell reference into a formula
  • entering an absolute column or absolute row cell reference into a formula

Using logical functions

  • using the IF function, nesting IF functions
  • using the AND and OR functions

Using date/time functions

  • using the DATE function, using the NOW function

Creating a chart

  • what is a chart? plotting a chart
  • modifying and enhancing a chart
  • previewing and printing a chart
  • including non-contiguous data ranges in a chart

Working with a list

  • what is a list? sorting the records of a list
  • filtering the records of a list
  • specifying a range of values as criteria for a filter operation

Linking worksheets within a workbook

  • renaming worksheets in a workbook
  • moving the cell pointer from one worksheet to another
  • inserting and deleting worksheets
  • entering a formula to link related worksheets in a workbook
  • formatting multiple worksheets in one operation
  • previewing and printing multiple worksheets in one operation

Controlling the worksheet display

  • splitting the workbook window into panes, freezing window panes
  • hiding rows and columns of a worksheet
  • opening a new workbook / arranging open workbook windows
  • changing the zoom level of a worksheet

Additional intermediate Excel features

  • using an Excel template to create a workbook
  • hiding an entire worksheet and an entire workbook
  • inserting a hyperlink into a worksheet, using the research feature
  • inserting comments into a worksheet

This course outline is a guide. All our courses can be tailored to customer requirements.

Target audience
This course is aimed at anyone who has some experience of Excel and wishes to examine some of the more advanced features.

Assumed knowledge
Delegates should be familiar with the basics of Excel, either from attending our Introduction Course or knowledge gained from their own experience.