This course serves as a refresher for all professionals who need to sharpen their Excel skills for professional use. It presents 10 cases which have been collected directly from real working environments. These cases will teach you how to leverage Excel in “the real world”.
For these cases to be relevant and organized, the course first provides a unique view of the Body of Knowledge (BOK) of Excel created by the instructor, which is a first in Excel training and publications. The BOK illustrates the usual learning path of an Excel learner, naturally from basic to intermediate, and then on to advanced to expert levels. The BOK documents the essential components of Excel, such as cells, sheets, files, tables, formulas, commands, macros, pivot tables, and power suite, and is open ended with the top level embracing more esoteric skills and future developments in Excel.
Under the guidance of the BOK, all cases are tailored to the corresponding knowledge level so that the learner may ascertain which areas they are good at and which require a bit more work. For each case, the course illustrates what the issues are, why the issues exist, and how to solve them. The course also encourages contributions from the audience who believe there may be better ways of resolving these issues. Those suggestions from the audience will be shared and acknowledged in future parts of the series.
Identify key components in the EXCEL body of knowledge (BOK) created by the instructor
Explore features of TEXT functions in EXCEL
Explore the means of getting file names and sheet names
Explore how to make simple Visual Basic for Applications (VBAs) by using the Macro Recorder
Discover examples to deploy batch processing when working in EXCEL
Explore ways to synchronize charts in dashboard reporting.
If you would like Continuing Education Credit (e.g. CPE, CE, CPD, etc.) for this course, it is available if you take this course on the Illumeo dot com platform under course title: EXCEL Challenges (Part II): Real Cases from Work. Illumeo is certified to provide CPE in over two dozen different professional certifications covering finance, accounting, treasury, internal audit, HR, and more. However, in order to receive CPE credit the courses must be taken on an ‘approved-by-the-governing-body’ CPE platform, and for over two dozen corporate professional certifications, that is the Illumeo platform. Go to Illumeo dot com to learn more.