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Microsoft Excel course for beginners

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Microsoft Excel course for beginners

Get started with Microsoft Excel, Excel for beginners

updated on icon Updated on Apr, 2024

language icon Language - English

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category icon Excel,Office Productivity,Microsoft

Lectures -12

Resources -14

Duration -2.5 hours



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Course Description

In this course, you will learn how to navigate around the Excel opening screen and enter simple data. The tutorials explain how to add and adjust data within a cell. The first section covers how to create a basic spreadsheet and use basic sums to summarize columns and rows. The second section covers how to use some of the more common functions to interrogate columns and rows. Following on from the sums the tutorial dives into Excel's database features such as sorting and filtering. Excel is a great tool for creating and manipulating charts and graphs, the video examples cover the basics. Linking sheets and workbooks see Excel come into its own, automating processes, and updating records seamlessly. The last section covers how to get to grips with conditional formatting, automatically coloring cells based on trigger data.

The course topics are listed below:

  • Use the Excel Default Screen
  • Understanding Excel Worksheets/Workbooks
  • How to Navigating an Excel Workbook
  • How to Enter Data into an Excel worksheet
  • How to Selecting Cells within an Excel worksheet
  • How to Editing Data in an Excel worksheet
  • How to Format Excel Cells to display Dates, Percentages, Currency, etc
  • How to use the AutoSum/Average/Max/Min functions in Microsoft Excel
  • Understand how to use Basic Sums in Microsoft Excel
  • Understanding Mathematical Precedence
  • How to Copy and Paste Data in Microsoft Excel
  • Using the Auto Fill Feature in Microsoft Excel
  • Saving a Workbook in Microsoft Excel
  • How to format a Spreadsheet using the Borders Feature and format Cells in Microsoft Excel
  • How to create Charts using the ribbon in Microsoft Excel
  • How to Format Charts in Microsoft Excel
  • Hiding Columns in Microsoft Excel Moving Columns/Inserting Columns in Microsoft Excel
  • Using Database Filters in Microsoft Excel


What will you learn in this course:

  • How to use basic sums, functions and layout features
  • How to create and format charts
  • How to use filters and sort data
  • How to link sheets and files together
  • How to password-protect a sheet and parts of a sheet


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • This is the basic level there are no prerequisites
Microsoft Excel course for beginners


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

1 Lectures
  • play icon Course Overview 01:23 01:23
Basic Sums and Functions
2 Lectures
Filtering and Sorting Data
2 Lectures
Linking Sheets and Password protection
2 Lectures
2 Lectures
Relative and Absolute Referencing
2 Lectures
Consolidation Exercise
1 Lectures

Instructor Details

Stephen Saxton

Stephen Saxton

IT's Easy Training

I have delivered computer based training for over twenty five years. Training delivery takes three main formats, one to one, online and classroom based.  All courses have free training manuals and access to training examples if requested.  Course content is based on best practise commonly used in business. Topics, cover Microsoft Office, Project, Visio, Office 365 Apps and much more.

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