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Microsoft® Office Excel® Course Descriptions

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 (Desktop/Office 365™)

Course Specifications

 

Overview:

Organizations the world over rely on information to make sound decisions regarding all manner of affairs. But with the amount of available data growing on a daily basis, the ability to make sense of all of that data is becoming more and more challenging. Fortunately, this is where the power of Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016 can help. Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update, and present your data in ways that will help the decision makers in your organization steer you in the right direction. It will also make these tasks much easier for you to accomplish, and in much less time, than if you used traditional pen-and-paper methods or non-specialized software. This course aims to provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data manipulation.

 

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create and develop Excel worksheets and workbooks in order to work with and analyze the data that is critical to the success of your organization.
 
You will:

  • Get started with Microsoft Office Excel 2016.
  • Perform calculations.
  • Modify a worksheet.
  • Format a worksheet.
  • Print workbooks.
  • Manage workbooks.

 

Target Student:

This course is intended for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2016 that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

 

Course Content
 

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Office Excel 2016

 Topic A: Navigate the Excel User Interface
 Topic B: Use Excel Commands
 Topic C: Create and Save a Basic Workbook
 Topic D: Enter Cell Data
 Topic E: Use Excel Help

 

Lesson 2: Performing Calculations

 Topic A: Create Worksheet Formulas
 Topic B: Insert Functions
 Topic C: Reuse Formulas and Functions

 

Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet

 Topic A: Insert, Delete, and Adjust Cells, Columns, and Rows
 Topic B: Search for and Replace Data
 Topic C: Use Proofing and Research Tools

 

Lesson 4: Formatting a Worksheet

 Topic A: Apply Text Formats
 Topic B: Apply Number Formats
 Topic C: Align Cell Contents
 Topic D: Apply Styles and Themes
 Topic E: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting
 Topic F: Create and Use Templates

 

Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks

 Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook
 Topic B: Set Up the Page Layout
 Topic C: Configure Headers and Footers

 

Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks

 Topic A: Manage Worksheets
 Topic B: Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views
 Topic C: Manage Workbook Properties

 

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 2

Course Specifications

 

Overview:

Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that's a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But, Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data. In other words, when you have questions about your data, you need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for you. And that's exactly what this course aims to help you do.
 
This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.

 

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions.
 
You will:

  • Work with functions.
  • Work with lists.
  • Analyze data.
  • Visualize data with charts.
  • Use PivotTables and PivotCharts.

 

Target Student:

This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel 2016 and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to analyze and present data.

 

Prerequisites:

To ensure success, students should have completed Logical Operations' Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.

 

Course Content
 

Lesson 1: Working with Functions

 Topic A: Work with Ranges
 Topic B: Use Specialized Functions
 Topic C: Work with Logical Functions
 Topic D: Work with Date & Time Functions
 Topic E: Work with Text Functions

 

Lesson 2: Working with Lists

 Topic A: Sort Data
 Topic B: Filter Data
 Topic C: Query Data with Database Functions
 Topic D: Outline and Subtotal Data

 

Lesson 3: Analyzing Data

 Topic A: Create and Modify Tables
 Topic B: Apply Intermediate Conditional Formatting
 Topic C: Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting

 

Lesson 4: Visualizing Data with Charts

 Topic A: Create Charts
 Topic B: Modify and Format Charts
 Topic C: Use Advanced Chart Features

 

Lesson 5: Using PivotTables and PivotCharts

 Topic A: Create a PivotTable
 Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data
 Topic C: Present Data with PivotCharts
 Topic D: Filter Data by Using Timelines and Slicers

 

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 3

Course Specifications

 

Overview:

Clearly, you use Excel a lot in your role. Otherwise, you wouldn't be taking this course. By now, you're already familiar with Excel 2016, its functions and formulas, a lot of its features and functionality, and its powerful data analysis tools. You are likely called upon to analyze and report on data frequently, work in collaboration with others to deliver actionable organizational intelligence, and keep and maintain workbooks for all manner of purposes. At this level of use and collaboration, you have also likely encountered your fair share of issues and challenges. You're too busy, though, to waste time scouring over workbooks to resolve issues or to perform repetitive, monotonous tasks. You need to know how to get Excel to do more for you so you can focus on what's really important: staying ahead of the competition. That's exactly what this course aims to help you do.
 
This course builds off of the foundational and intermediate knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 and Part 2 courses to help you get the most of your Excel experience. The ability to collaborate with colleagues, automate complex or repetitive tasks, and use conditional logic to construct and apply elaborate formulas and functions will put the full power of Excel right at your fingertips. The more you learn about how to get Excel to do the hard work for you, the more you'll be able to focus on getting the answers you need from the vast amounts of data your organization generates.
 
This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2016 Exam and the Excel 2016 Expert Exam.

 

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform advanced data analysis, collaborate on workbooks with other users, and automate workbook functionality.
 
You will:

  • Work with multiple worksheets and workbooks.
  • Use Lookup functions and formula auditing
  • Share and protect workbooks.
  • Automate workbook functionality.
  • Create sparklines and map data.
  • Forecast data.

 

Target Student:

This course is intended for students who are experienced Excel 2016 users and have a desire or need to advance their skills in working with some of the more advanced Excel features. Students will likely need to troubleshoot large, complex workbooks, automate repetitive tasks, engage in collaborative partnerships involving workbook data, construct complex Excel functions, and use those functions to perform rigorous analysis of extensive, complex datasets.

 

Prerequisites:

To ensure success, students should have practical, real-world experience creating and analyzing datasets using Excel 2016. Specific tasks students should be able to perform include: creating formulas and using Excel functions; creating, sorting, and filtering datasets and tables; presenting data by using basic charts; creating and working with PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts; and customizing the Excel environment. To meet these prerequisites, students can take the following Logical Operations courses, or should possess the equivalent skill level:

  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1
  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 2

 

Course Content
 

Lesson 1: Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks

 Topic A: Use Links and External References
 Topic B: Use 3-D References
 Topic C: Consolidate Data

 

Lesson 2: Using Lookup Functions and Formula Auditing

 Topic A: Use Lookup Functions
 Topic B: Trace Cells
 Topic C: Watch and Evaluate Formulas

 

Lesson 3: Sharing and Protecting Workbooks

 Topic A: Collaborate on a Workbook
 Topic B: Protect Worksheets and Workbooks

 

Lesson 4: Automating Workbook Functionality

 Topic A: Apply Data Validation
 Topic B: Search for Invalid Data and Formulas with Errors
 Topic C: Work with Macros

 

Lesson 5: Creating Sparklines and Mapping Data

 Topic A: Create Sparklines
 Topic B: Map Data

 

Lesson 6: Forecasting Data

 Topic A: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Data Tables
 Topic B: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Scenarios
 Topic C: Use the Goal Seek Feature
 Topic D: Forecasting Data Trends

 

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Data Analysis with PivotTables

Course Specifications

 

Overview:

Advances in technology have made it possible to store ever increasing amounts of data. Along with this, the need to analyze that data and gain actionable insight is greater than ever. You already have experience working with Excel and creating basic PivotTables to summarize data. But, Excel is capable of doing much more. Being able to harness the power of advanced PivotTable features and create PivotCharts will help you to gain a competitive edge. You will not only be able to summarize data for you to analyze, but also organize the data in a way that can be meaningfully presented to others. This leads to data-driven business decisions that have a better chance for success for everyone involved.

 

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Excel 2016 advanced PivotTable functionality to analyze your raw data.
You will:

  • Prepare data for PivotTable reporting and create PivotTables from various data sources.
  • Analyze Data Using PivotTables.
  • Work with PivotCharts.

 

Target Student:

Students taking this course are experienced Excel users who are seeking to advance their data analysis capabilities by using PivotTables.

 

Prerequisites:

To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience working with Excel 2016 and PivotTables. You should already understand spreadsheet concepts and be comfortable creating basic PivotTables. You can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1
  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 2

 

Course Content
 

Lesson 1: Preparing Data and Creating PivotTables

Topic A: Prepare Data
Topic B: Create a PivotTable from a Local Data Source
Topic C: Create a PivotTable from Multiple Local Data Sources
Topic D: Create a PivotTable from an External Data Source

 

Lesson 2: Analyzing Data Using PivotTables

Topic A: Summarize PivotTable Data
Topic B: Organize PivotTable Data
Topic C: Filter PivotTable Data
Topic D: Format a PivotTable
Topic E: Refresh and Change PivotTable Data

 

Lesson 3: Working with PivotCharts

Topic A: Create a PivotChart
Topic B: Manipulate PivotChart Data
Topic C: Format a PivotChart

 

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Data Analysis with Power Pivot

Course Specifications

 

Overview:

We are now living in the age of big data. Data is being collected all the time and for increasingly detailed transactions. This can lead to an overwhelming amount of data, which brings about a need for people who can analyze large amounts of data quickly. Fortunately, Excel provides Power Pivot to help you organize, manipulate, and report on your data in the best way possible. Since a tool is only as good as the person using it, it is important to gain a solid understanding of Power Pivot to maximize your effectiveness when analyzing data.

 

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Power Pivot along with Excel 2016 to analyze data from a variety of sources.
You will:

  • Get started with Power Pivot.
  • Visualize Power Pivot data.
  • Work with advanced functionality in Power Pivot.

 

Target Student:

Students taking this course are experienced Excel users who are seeking to advance their data-analysis capabilities by using Power Pivot.

 

Prerequisites:

To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience working with Excel 2016 and PivotTables. You should already understand spreadsheet concepts and be comfortable creating and analyzing basic PivotTables. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 (Second Edition)
  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 2 (Second Edition)
  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Data Analysis with PivotTables (recommended)

 

Course Content
 

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Power Pivot

Topic A: Enable and Navigate Power Pivot
Topic B: Manage Data Relationships

 

Lesson 2: Visualizing Power Pivot Data

Topic A: Create a Power Pivot Report
Topic B: Create Calculations in Power Pivot

 

Lesson 3: Working with Advanced Functionality in Power Pivot

Topic A: Create a Key Performance Indicator
Topic B: Work with Dates and Time in Power Pivot

 

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Dashboards

Course Specifications

 

Overview:

Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that's a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. You already know how to get Microsoft® Office Excel® to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data, and present it in a visual format that enables decision makers to view key trends and conclusions at a glance. And that's exactly what this course aims to help you do.
 
This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that you can use to create dashboards. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable intelligence from it, and present that information to decision makers is the cornerstone of driving a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.

 

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create dashboards in Excel 2016.
 
You will:

  • Create range names and advanced formulas.
  • Automate workbook functionality.
  • Apply conditional logic.
  • Visualize data by creating basic charts.
  • Create trendline and sparkline charts.
  • Use PivotTables, PivotCharts, and slicers to create a dashboard.

 

Target Student:

This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel 2016 and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to summarize table data by using functions, charts, and PivotTables, and display those elements in a dashboard format.
 
This course is a combination of selected topics from the Logical Operations courses Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 2 and Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 3 and is specifically designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to create effective dashboards. If students have already taken these two courses, they are unlikely to garner much new information from this course.

 

Prerequisites:

To ensure success, students should have completed Logical Operations' Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 or have the equivalent knowledge and experience. In particular, students should have some experience in creating workbooks with formulas and functions.

 

Course Content
 

Lesson 1: Using Names in Formulas and Functions

 Topic A: Examine Dashboards
 Topic B: Use Range Names in Formulas
 Topic C: Use Specialized Functions

 
Lesson 2: Automating Workbook Functionality

 Topic A: Apply Data Validation
 Topic B: Work with Forms and Controls

 
Lesson 3: Applying Conditional Logic

 Topic A: Use Lookup Functions
 Topic B: Combine Functions

 
Lesson 4: Visualizing Data with Basic Charts

 Topic A: Create Charts
 Topic B: Modify and Format Charts

 
Lesson 5: Using Advanced Charting Techniques

 Topic A: Create Dual-Axis Charts and Trendlines
 Topic B: Create Sparklines

 
Lesson 6: Analyzing Data with PivotTables, PivotCharts, and Slicers

 Topic A: Create a PivotTable
 Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data
 Topic C: Present Data with PivotCharts
 Topic D: Filter Data by Using Slicers

 

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Jazmine Reynolds

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