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Microsoft Excel

Learn how to create clear, effective spreadsheets and analyze data using Microsoft Excel.

Excelling at Excel: Formulas and Functions


Knowing how to work efficiently with Excel’s formulas and functions is a critical skill whether you are creating a monthly budget or working in complex worksheets at a Fortune 100 company.

Excel helps us perform very complex tasks using very simple built-in functions. In this course, you will learn different cell references—Relative, Absolute/Mixed, and 3-D—and use them to begin creating and using formulas. From there, you will begin introductory functions such as SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, and TODAY to help track your monthly budget and expenses. We will discuss how to more efficiently create, copy, and organize worksheets before creating an annual budget using summary worksheets and Mixed and Absolute cell references to forecast your budget for the future.

We will also calculate loan payments, amortization, and repayment schedules using the Name Box, Name Manager, PMT, and CONCATENATE functions. Finally, we begin looking at different database functions like VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP and IF…THEN…ELSE to locate information in a workbook and avoid duplicate entries.

Audience: We designed this course for current, experienced users of Excel who want to know more about formulas and functions. This course builds on "Excelling at Excel: The FUNdamentals" and “Excelling at Excel: The 5 Fs.”

Software: We teach this course using Microsoft Excel 2016 on our lab PCs, but the content should also apply to Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013 for Windows. Material learned in this course may not apply to Excel for Mac.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Prepare formulas using basic, intermediate, and advance functions
  • Differentiate between cell references in Excel – Relative, Absolute/Mixed, and 3-D
  • Optimize budgeting with introductory functions including SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, and TODAY
  • Evaluate loan repayment options using intermediate functions – PMT and CONCATENATE
  • Construct advanced functions to find and display data with VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP and IF-THEN-ELSE.
Section: MS-EXCEL-FORMFUN (14NOV18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Nov 14, 2018 End Date: Nov 14, 2018 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register
Section: MS-EXCEL-FORMFUN (19FEB19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 19, 2019 End Date: Feb 19, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
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Section: MS-EXCEL-FORMFUN (20MAY19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 20, 2019 End Date: May 20, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
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Section: MS-EXCEL-FORMFUN (16AUG19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 16, 2019 End Date: Aug 16, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
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Excelling at Excel: More Formulas and Functions


In Part 2 of this course, we will continue to discuss VLOOKUPS/HLOOKUPS to pull together information from large, database-like workbooks. From there, we will construct logical comparisons between given and expected values using IF…THEN…ELSE statements to make data more readable.

You will discover how to formulate smarter worksheets by understanding Excel’s time format and using Date Calculations such as TODAY, YEAR, and ROUNDDOWN. Track time spent volunteering, traveling, or working by creating a worksheet that calculates the interval between time in and time out. To keep data accurate, we will also learn to use Data Validation criteria.

Using COUNTIF, SUMIF and AVERAGEIF will help us perform calculations on data meeting specific criteria to extract more meaning from our worksheets. Finally, discover how to calculate totals, averages, and counts within a database system based on certain criteria using DSUM, DAVERAGE, and DCOUNT

Audience: We designed this course for current, advanced users of Excel who want to know more about formulas and functions. This course builds on "Excelling at Excel: The FUNdamentals," “Excelling at Excel: The 5 Fs,” and “Excelling at Excel: Formulas and Functions.”

Software: We teach this course using Microsoft Excel 2016 on our lab PCs, but the content should also apply to Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013 for Windows. Material learned in this course may not apply to Excel for Mac.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain more uses of VLOOKUPS/HLOOKUPS
  • Establish criteria using Data Validation to more easily search for data
  • Measure time in hours and minutes, days, and years
  • Create multiple IF-THEN-ELSE statements for more efficient functions
  • Develop functions—COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIFS, DSUM, DCOUNT, and DAVERAGE—that give results based on criteria

Section: MS-EXCEL-FORM2 (12DEC18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Dec 12, 2018 End Date: Dec 12, 2018 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register
Section: MS-EXCEL-FORM2 (26JUN19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 26, 2019 End Date: Jun 26, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
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Excelling at Excel: The 5 Fs: Formatting, Fills, Formulas, Functions, and Filters/Sorts


In this half-day course, students will discover the important 5 Fs of Excel: Formatting, Fills, Formulas, Functions, and Filters/Sorts.

  1. Formatting: Using and creating custom formatting for SSNs, phone numbers, and other special types of data.
  2. Fills: Using fills for dates, numbers, formulas/functions, and how to create your fills.
  3. Functions: Using SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, COUNTA, TODAY, CONCATENATE, and other functions.
  4. Formulas: Using Relative, Absolute/Mixed, and 3-D references
  5. Filters/Sorts: Using Excel as a database/table for filtering and sorting data.

Audience: This course is designed for those who are familiar with Excel and want to learn to perform more complex tasks and functions. This course builds on "Excelling at Excel: The FUNdamentals."

Software: This class is taught using Microsoft Excel 2016 on our lab PCs, but the content applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 for Windows. Material learned in this course may not apply to Excel for Mac.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Create and use special and custom formats
  • Employ Conditional Formatting based on various criteria
  • Use AutoFill to save lists and for dates, text, numbers, and formulas and functions
  • Develop formulas and functions in Excel for tables and databases
  • Filter your information quickly for date ranges, numbers, and text lists
Section: MS-EXCEL-5FS (12FEB19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 12, 2019 End Date: Feb 12, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register
Section: MS-EXCEL-5FS (18JUN19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 18, 2019 End Date: Jun 18, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register

Excelling at Excel: The FUNdamentals

In this half-day course, students will discover important shortcuts and tips and tricks in navigating and selecting data in Excel. We’ll customize Excel through our Quick Access Toolbar and important options. The course teaches formatting, using Autofill, and how to create formulas and functions the right way the first time. Finally, we will print and view Excel worksheets using Freeze and Split panes, Page Layout View, and Page Break Preview.

Audience: This course is designed for those who are new to Excel and want to learn to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

Software: This class is taught using Microsoft Excel 2016 on our lab PCs, but the content applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 for Windows. Material learned in this course may not apply to Excel for Mac.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  1. Increase productivity through shortcuts and the Quick Access Toolbar
  2. Create attractive worksheets with formatting
  3. Use AutoFill to save time and input for text, numbers, dates, and formulas/functions
  4. Develop formulas and functions in Excel
  5. Understand syntax of Excel’s formulas and functions
  6. Print and view Excel worksheets the right way
Section: MS-EXCEL-FUND (05FEB19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 5, 2019 End Date: Feb 5, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register
Section: MS-EXCEL-FUND (04JUN19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 4, 2019 End Date: Jun 4, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
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Microsoft Excel Level 1: Introduction


Excel is one of the most powerful and frequently used tools in an office environment. Get the most out of Excel by learning to create, edit, and print basic Excel spreadsheets with the latest version of this application! In this course, you will learn to speed up data entry, move and copy information, and create formulas to perform calculations. You'll prepare a spreadsheet for printing by setting margins, page breaks, and more. Finally, you'll learn to manage large Excel workbooks, making your data more readable and more attractive with formatting techniques.

This class is taught specifically for Microsoft Excel 2016 using our lab PCs. Material learned in this course may not apply to different versions of Excel (2007/2010/2013) or those for Mac.
Section: MS-EXCEL-LVL1 (06FEB19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 6, 2019 End Date: Feb 6, 2019 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Karen Maddox-Jones Register
Section: MS-EXCEL-LVL1 (12JUN19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 12, 2019 End Date: Jun 12, 2019 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Karen Maddox-Jones Register

Microsoft Excel Level 2: Excelling at Excel

You may feel comfortable using Excel -- but to maximize the software’s full potential, you’ll need to discover the 5 Fs—Formatting, Fills, Formulas, Functions, and Filters/Sorts. To begin creating clearer and more effective spreadsheets (including fully operational budget tracking), we’ll utilize formatting as well as basic formulas and functions.

Join us to review the features in Excel that allow for data management in both flat file and relational databases as we incorporate Name Box/Name Manager for easier/cleaner data referencing. PivotTables and Pivot Charts help avoid information overload by summarizing the data selection – now you can change the view of your data, simplify huge worksheets, and easily apply functions like COUNT, SUM, AVERAGE, and more.

VLOOKUPS functionality will pull together information from large, database-like workbooks; then we’ll repackage data into more useful forms using the CONCATENATE function to combine data from two or more columns.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Increase productivity through shortcuts and the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Create attractive worksheets with formatting
  • Understand syntax of Excel’s formulas and functions
  • Develop formulas and functions in Excel for tables and databases
  • Filter your information quickly for date ranges, numbers, and text lists
  • Construct powerful functions to find and display data with VLOOKUP
  • Utilize the CONCATENATE function to bring columns together
  • Use the Name Box and Name Manager to navigate, print select, and add functionality for your tables
  • Create PivotTables to analyze data more effectively
  • Select useful charts to help visualize information

This class is taught using Microsoft Excel 2016 on our lab PCs, but the content applies to Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013 for Windows. Material learned in this course may not apply to Excel for Mac.
Section: MS-EXCEL-LVL2 (27NOV18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Nov 27, 2018 End Date: Dec 4, 2018 Tuition: $495.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register
Section: MS-EXCEL-LVL2 (18JAN19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jan 18, 2019 End Date: Jan 25, 2019 Tuition: $495.00
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Section: MS-EXCEL-LVL2 (22MAR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 22, 2019 End Date: Mar 29, 2019 Tuition: $495.00
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Section: MS-EXCEL-LVL2 (30MAY19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 30, 2019 End Date: Jun 6, 2019 Tuition: $495.00
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Section: MS-EXCEL-LVL2 (12JUL19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jul 12, 2019 End Date: Jul 19, 2019 Tuition: $495.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register

Microsoft Excel Level 3: More Excelling at Excel

Microsoft Excel has hundreds of features, functions, formulas, and other things that can make managing your data easier. In this course, we will discover how to formulate smarter worksheets by understanding Excel’s time format and using Date Calculations such as TODAY and YEAR.

We will also learn to use Data Validation criteria to keep data accurate and streamline input with dropdown lists. From there, we will construct logical comparisons between given and expected values using IF…THEN…ELSE statements to make data more readable, locate information in a workbook, and avoid duplicate entries.

We will use advanced functions to repackage data into more useful forms—such as correctly formatted addresses—using the CONCATENATE function to pull data together from two or more columns. Split data using delimiters and the Text to Columns feature to deconstruct names, dates, and other data into more useful formats.

We will also go more in-depth with PivotTables, saving time with macros, and how to create the most useful types of charts for presenting your data.

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Establish criteria using Data Validation to more easily search for data
  • Record macros for repetitious actions that save time and assign the macro to keyboard shortcuts
  • Create multiple IF-THEN-ELSE statements for more efficient functions
  • Develop functions—COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIFS, DSUM, DCOUNT, and DAVERAGE—that give results based on criteria
  • Develop formulas and functions in Excel for tables and databases
  • Construct advanced functions to find and display data with VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP and IF-THEN-ELSE.
  • Create the CONCATENATE function to bring columns together
  • Employ Text to Columns to separate data from one column into multiple columns

This class is taught using Microsoft Excel 2016 on our lab PCs, but the content applies to Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013 for Windows. Material learned in this course may not apply to Excel for Mac.
Section: MS-EXCEL-LVL3 (13DEC18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Dec 13, 2018 End Date: Dec 13, 2018 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register
Section: MS-EXCEL-LVL3 (28AUG19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 28, 2019 End Date: Aug 28, 2019 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register

Microsoft Excel: Data Analysis Using Pivot Tables


When you use Excel as a tracking system or database, you can have a tremendous amount of data in thousands of rows and hundreds of columns. Summarizing the data and reviewing key components of the worksheet can be difficult, but PivotTables can help with this information overload. If you work in an analytical role, being able to create and manipulate PivotTables is a necessary skill.

PivotTables allow you to change the view of your data quickly and easily. They also automatically sort your data and create totals, averages and other functions, too. PivotCharts add visualizations to the data summarized into a PivotTable and can help you spot trends and patterns within the data.

Students in this half-day course will build different PivotTables using existing databases to obtain insights into account management, human resources, marketing, and more. We will use sorting and filtering to help restrict our data and use PivotTables for SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, and PERCENTAGE functions. We will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the new Format as a Table feature.

Audience: We designed this course for current, experienced users of Excel who are comfortable using formatting, sorting, and filtering features.

Software: We teach this course using Microsoft Excel 2016 on our lab PCs, but much of the content should also apply to Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013 for Windows. Material learned in this course may not apply to any version of Excel for Mac.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Create custom PivotTables and edit existing PivotTables
  • Use the Format as a Table feature
  • Analyze data through PivotTables
  • Increase productivity using the Report Filter Pages
  • Produce attractive and professional reports with PivotTable styles
  • Filter data interactively through slicers
  • Apply PivotTables to a wide variety of datasets
  • Incorporate custom calculations for data items and fields
Section: MS-EXCEL-DATA (01FEB19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 1, 2019 End Date: Feb 1, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register
Section: MS-EXCEL-DATA (07MAY19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 7, 2019 End Date: May 7, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
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Section: MS-EXCEL-DATA (15AUG19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 15, 2019 End Date: Aug 15, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
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Microsoft Excel: Data Management and Manipulation


Control data without data controlling you!

In this half-day course, we will discuss how Excel can be used to manage and manipulate data in Excel, both in flat file databases and relational databases. Create and import databases and tables in Excel while handling multiple sorting and filtering tasks using a variety of criteria. We will also discuss how to format tables and databases in a professional manner while using Excel’s Format as Table feature.

Discover how to retrieve the information you need quickly and easily using multiple filters and custom views. We will also employ Excel’s terrific Name Box and Name Manager features to make data clearer and easier to reference.

We will use advanced functions to repackage data into more useful forms— such as correctly formatted addresses—using the CONCATENATE function to pull data together from two or more columns. Split data using delimiters and the Text to Columns feature to deconstruct names, dates, and other data into more useful formats.

Audience: We designed this course for current, experienced users of Excel who want to know more about managing and manipulating data

Software: This class is taught using Microsoft Excel 2016 on our lab PCs, but the content applies to Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 for Windows. Material learned in this course may not apply to Excel for Mac.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Sort and filter data using multiple criteria in order to get needed information with little effort
  • Download databases from other applications and servers
  • Create a data table or database avoiding common pitfalls
  • Format a professional and attractive table
  • Use the Name Box and Name Manager to efficiently navigate, print select, and add other functionality for your database and tables
  • Create the CONCATENATE function to bring columns together
  • Employ Text to Columns to separate data from one column into multiple columns
Section: MS-EXCEL-MGMT (16NOV18) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Nov 16, 2018 End Date: Nov 16, 2018 Tuition: $185.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Greg Creech Register
Section: MS-EXCEL-MGMT (21MAR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 21, 2019 End Date: Mar 21, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
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Section: MS-EXCEL-MGMT (18JUL19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jul 18, 2019 End Date: Jul 18, 2019 Tuition: $185.00
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