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 2013: Level 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.
This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel 2013 and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to analyze and present data.
Prerequisites for this Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Level 2:
Prior to taking this course, you should either have taken Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Level 1 or have equivalent knowledge.
At Completion of this Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Level 2:
Upon successful completion, you will be able to:
- Customize the Excel environment.
- Create advanced formulas.
- Analyze data by using functions and conditional formatting.
- Organize and analyze datasets and tables.
- Visualize data by using basic charts.
- Analyze data by using PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts
Course Outline for this Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Level 2:
Unit 1: Managing workbooks and worksheets
Topic A: Viewing large worksheets
Topic B: Printing large worksheets
Topic C: Working with multiple worksheets
Topic D: Linking worksheets with 3-D formulas
Topic E: Using multiple workbooks
Topic F: Linking workbooks
Unit 2: Advanced formatting
Topic A: Using special number formats
Topic B: Working with themes
Topic C: Other advanced formatting
Unit 3: Outlining and subtotals
Topic A: Outlining and consolidating data
Topic B: Creating subtotals
Unit 4: Cell and range names
Topic A: Creating and using names
Topic B: Managing names
Unit 5: Data structure and tables
Topic A: Sorting and filtering data
Topic B: Working with tables
Unit 6: Web and sharing features
Topic A: Saving workbooks as Web pages
Topic B: Using hyperlinks
Unit 7: Documenting and auditing
Topic A: Auditing features
Topic B: Comments in cells and workbooks
Topic C: Protection
Topic D: Workgroup collaboration
Unit 8: Application settings and templates
Topic A: Application settings
Topic B: Working with templates