I would definitely recommend this course to my friends and co-workers. I really appreciated the way the instructor explained and taught the class. I feel I learned tremendously about using Excel and look forward to putting it to use!
I have learned so much from taking this course, and my new skills will make me a better Excel teacher!
This was by far the best Excel class I have taken. Of course, the others were one-day, 8-hour classes and more expensive and much less detailed information. The course workbook provided was excellent.
I thoroughly enjoyed the class and received a solid understanding combined with a practical ability to use Excel 2010. I enjoyed the instructor. He has a good sense of humor and explains the processes in a step-by-step way which is easy to understand.
This was a great course. Even though I have been using Excel for years I learned lots of new tips. I have already started using many of these in my day to day job.
I loved this course, easy to understand from beginning to end. I was wary of taking an online course in Excel due to prior experience, but this far surpassed my expectations!
This course was perfect for the skills I wanted to develop. It was fun and practical. I would highly recommend this course. A lot of content was delivered in a short amount of time. Kudos for the course design!
I have already recommended this course to several of my coworkers. The material presented will be useful and touches on many capabilities of Excel, but presented it in a way that was not overwhelming.
This class was great! Not only did I learn so much about Excel that I didn't know, the scenarios used in the curriculum were so pertinent to every day life at the office and at home. I send reports on a daily basis using Excel, and as I learned how to create more professional spreadsheets, I changed what I was doing. I've also began to use what I've learned at home! Thanks Chad; this was awesome!!
Course Code: ae0
Learn how to use data analysis tools and techniques to improve your decision making, and you'll practice generating accurate data more quickly. Explore how you can modify Excel to streamline processes and make your work easier. Then discover some great table management features in Excel 2010, discuss how to use data forms with Excel databases, and look at a few alternative database techniques.
Tackle data validation techniques—your first line of defense against incorrect or missing data and the logical next step after data forms. You'll practice using whole number, decimal, date, time, list, and other forms of validation, and you’ll even explore the possibilities of custom validation. Then start working with custom controls—graphical objects that help facilitate data input and are sure to impress users. You'll learn how to create standard and drop-down list boxes, check boxes, option buttons, and group boxes. You'll also master the process of creating a dynamic list box
Learn how to use conditional formatting to hide errors, to highlight records based on multiple criteria, to track and alert you about due dates, to find the differences between two lists, to shade every other row, and more. You'll learn how to impress your manager by setting up a scorecard, which will show you problem areas in red, possible problems in yellow, and everything running smoothly in green. Then you'll learn how to use Excel's consolidation function to efficiently summarize data from multiple sources.
Focus on a few important Excel functions spanning four categories: Logical, Database, Math & Trig, and Lookup & Reference. You’ll also find out all about importing external data from various sources including external databases and the Internet.
Learn how to use two types of data tables: a one-variable data table (which lets you substitute just one variable into the formula calculation) and the two-variable data table (which allows you to change multiple aspects of the formula). Then explore three more of Excel's what-if analysis tools: Goal Seek, Scenario Manager, and Solver.
Discover how to use PivotTables, which are excellent for summarizing massive amounts of data and viewing different cuts of the information quickly. Finally, you’ll look at the functions available in the Analysis ToolPak, including: the Moving Average and Sampling tools and complete exercises using advanced filters.
Chad Wambolt is a graduate of Boise State University, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in accounting. He has spent his entire professional career in the finance field, working for both privately and publicly held companies with sales ranging from $500 million to $3 billion. Through the course of his career, Chad has become an expert user of Microsoft Excel. His knowledge of Excel's capabilities has helped organizations streamline processes and save countless hours of labor. Chad has taught Excel to students of varying skill levels since 1997.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Microsoft Office Excel 2010, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010, Microsoft Office Professional 2010 are all acceptable (software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins)
Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, or XP.
Note: This course is not suitable for Macintosh users.
Completion of the online Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 course or a similar course is recommended.
Note: "Starter Version" and "Web App" versions of Microsoft Excel 2010 will not work with the full version of Excel taught in this course.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.