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 2013, 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 2013: Level 1 and Level 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 is intended for students who are experienced Excel 2013 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 for this Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Level 3:
To ensure success, students should have practical, real-world experience creating and analyzing datasets using Excel 2013. 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 courses, or should possess the equivalent skill level:
At Completion of this Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Level 3:
Upon successful completion, you will be able to:
- Work with multiple worksheets and workbooks simultaneously.
- Share and protect workbooks.
- Automate workbook functionality.
- Apply conditional logic.
- Audit worksheets.
- Use automated analysis tools.
- Present your data visually.
Course Outline for this Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Level 3:
Unit 1: Advanced functions and formulas
Topic A: Logical functions
Topic B: Conditional functions
Topic C: Financial functions
Topic D: Text functions
Topic E: Date and time functions
Topic F: Array formulas
Topic G: Calculation options
Unit 2: Lookups and data tables
Topic A: Using lookup functions
Topic B: Creating data tables
Unit 3: Advanced data management
Topic A: Validating cell entries
Topic B: Advanced filtering
Unit 4: Advanced charting
Topic A: Chart formatting options
Topic B: Combination charts
Topic C: Graphical objects
Unit 5: PivotTables and PivotCharts
Topic A: Working with PivotTables
Topic B: Modifying PivotTable data
Topic C: Formatting PivotTables
Topic D: Using PivotCharts
Topic E: PowerPivot
Unit 6: Exporting and importing data
Topic A: Exporting and importing text files
Unit 7: Analytical tools
Topic A: Goal Seek
Topic B: Scenarios
Topic C: Instant data analysis
Unit 8: Macros and Visual Basic
Topic A: Running and recording a macro
Topic B: Working with VBA code
Unit 9: Accessibility and language features
Topic A: Accessibility considerations
Topic B: Internationalization