The breadth of business, educational, and organizational information in existence today is absolutely staggering. Organizations the world over rely on this 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, the days of performing calculations and analyzing data on paper are pretty much gone. Imagine, if you will, having to calculate what percentage of your organization's sales occurred in one small town in, say, Brazil. If your organization operates in multiple countries and generates billions of dollars in revenue annually, it could take a lifetime to isolate the exact figures you need and then compare those to the rest of your revenues. Who has that kind of time? This is exactly where the power of Excel can help.
By applying the robust functionality that's built into Excel to your organization's raw data, you will be able to gain a level of insight into that data that would have been nearly impossible just a couple of decades ago. 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. Of course, knowing exactly how to ask Excel the questions that you need answered, which questions you can even ask, and how to interpret the answers Excel gives is necessary before you can even begin to embark on the journey ahead. This course aims to provide you with the foundational Excel knowledge and skills necessary to begin that journey.
This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2013 Exam and the Excel 2013 Expert Exam.
This course is intended for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2013 that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.
Prerequisites for this Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Level 1:
To ensure success, students will need to be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should also be comfortable working in the Windows 8 or 8.1 environment and be able to use Windows 8 or 8.1 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: opening and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To obtain this level of skill and knowledge, you can take any of the following Logical Operations courses:
- Using Microsoft Windows 8.1
- Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft Windows 8.1
At Completion of this Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Level 1:
Upon successful completion, you will be able to:
- Get started with Microsoft Office Excel 2013.
- Perform calculations.
- Modify a worksheet.
- Format a worksheet.
- Print workbooks.
- Manage workbooks
Course Outline for this Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Level 1:
Unit 1: Getting started
Topic A: Spreadsheet terminology
Topic B: The Excel environment
Topic C: Navigating a worksheet
Topic D: Using a template
Unit 2: Entering and editing data
Topic A: Entering and editing text and values
Topic B: Entering and editing formulas
Topic C: Saving and updating workbooks
Unit 3: Modifying a worksheet
Topic A: Moving and copying data
Topic B: Moving, copying, and viewing formulas
Topic C: Absolute and relative references
Topic D: Inserting and deleting ranges, rows, and columns
Unit 4: Functions
Topic A: Entering functions
Topic B: AutoSum
Topic C: Other common functions
Unit 5: Formatting
Topic A: Text formatting
Topic B: Row and column formatting
Topic C: Number formatting
Topic D: Conditional formatting
Topic E: Additional formatting options
Unit 6: Charts
Topic A: Chart basics
Topic B: Formatting charts
Unit 7: Graphics
Topic A: Working with pictures
Topic B: Conditional formatting with graphics
Topic C: SmartArt graphics
Unit 8: Printing
Topic A: Preparing to print
Topic B: Page Setup options
Topic C: Printing worksheets