An Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Giving you the skills to fully utilise Excel

Excel has long been a popular choice for creating spreadsheets, analysing data and creating graphical representations of information. Excel has more bells and whistles than any version before it, and can be daunting for a novice user.

There are few things in life more impressive than a properly formatted and presented spreadsheet, so if you want to dazzle colleagues with your workbook wizardry or automate a process you repeat every day then this is the course for you.

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3 Hours
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Available as Nutshell

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Purpose of this course

This course will introduce you to Excel and give you the skills to use the program every day.

Who is this course for

Anyone that manages, stores or looks at data as part of their role.

You will learn how to
  • Create and customise workbooks in Excel.  
  • Use Excel as a day to day user.
  • Present data graphically.
Benefits for your organisation

This course will enable delegates to format and present data in easier to understand ways.

Benefits for you as an individual

An in-depth knowledge of Excel is useful for any role in an organisation and can make day to day data management quicker and easier. 

Welcome to Excel  
  • Workbooks and Worksheets
  • File types
  • Spreadsheet navigation
Excel Interface
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Excel Ribbon
  • Overview of Tabs
  • Command groups

Excel Basics
  • Labels
  • Printing
  • Autosum and Autofill
  • Copy/Cut/Paste
  • Introduction to Formulae
Workbook Formatting
  • Modification of cells and cell data
  • Styles and borders
  • Chart creation and modification
  • Cell referencing

There are no prerequisites for this course though a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office would be advantageous. 

About the Lead Trainer

Jason is one of the technical trainers here at Quanta covering areas such as the CompTIA course track and Microsoft systems and applications. Jason has previously worked as a web designer, system administrator and technical consultant for organisations including a plant nursery and web service provider.

When he’s not at Quanta, Jason is an avid American Football fan and can also occasionally be found singing and dancing with local Amateur Gilbert and Sullivan societies. He does however promise to keep the theatrics to a minimum in the classroom.