Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010

Become proficient in using Microsoft Excel 2010 and discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. This course, taught by an experience Microsoft Excel instructor, provides in-depth knowledge that will have you using Excel like a pro.

6 Weeks Access / 24 Course Hrs
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This hands-on course will teach you dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You will also learn the secrets behind writing powerful mathematical formulas and discover how to use the function wizard to quickly and automatically calculate statistics, loan payments, future value, and more.

In addition, you will get tips on sorting and analyzing data, designing custom charts and graphs, creating three-dimensional workbooks, building links between files, endowing your worksheets with decision-making capabilities, and automating frequently-repeated tasks with macros and buttons.

This is not a tutorial, but an in-depth class. By the time you're done, you will be using this vital Office 2010 tool like a pro.

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This lesson will help you develop a solid understanding of the Excel interface. You will become fluent in the secret language spoken only by Excel users and discover the best way to correct any mistake you made in Excel.

In this lesson, you will learn five simple steps you should always follow to ensure that your worksheets are always well-planned, well-constructed, and beautifully-formatted.

This lesson will teach you the tricks of the Excel masters: a wide variety of useful shortcuts. You will learn the art of file management, so you can easily save, retrieve, print, and email your worksheets.

Do you know the difference between a relative reference, an absolute reference, and a circular reference? You will after this lesson. This lesson focuses on writing formulas that can help ease through some rather sticky scenarios.

With enough practice, most Excel users quickly become adept at organizing their worksheets across two dimensions: rows and columns. But only a select few will learn how to take their worksheets into the third dimension.

No Excel course would be complete without a lesson on Excel's data-crunching capabilities. In this lesson, you will not only learn how to build a database in Excel, but how to subtotal, sort, and filter.

This lesson introduces the various charts available in Excel. You will build your first graph in this lesson, and you will learn how easy it is to adjust the chart type, labels, titles, colors, and many other aspects of your chart.

This lesson explores everything from bar charts and line charts to more prosaic graphs like the pie chart, the bubble chart, and 3D charts. You will find out how to personalize your charts and discover the best ways to print or otherwise display the truly impressive charts that you will be creating.

Excel includes many powerful functions that can automatically perform complicated tasks for you. This lesson introduces helpful ways to put these functions to work. You will find out how to ask Excel to magically derive averages, modes, maximums, minimums, and other useful statistics.

This lesson provides an in-depth look at Excel's financial functions. By the time this lesson is over, you will be able to figure out how much money you will have when you retire, when your kids reach college, or just before your next vacation.

This lesson introduces automation. You will discover how to move your most frequently used commands from their present locations to a much more convenient place: the toolbar. You will also learn how macros can be used to reduce just about any complex task to a single keystroke.

In your final lesson, you will learn how to teach Excel to make and act on certain decisions. You will learn how to utilize a function that allows Excel to make comparisons and use that comparison as the basis for important decisions.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. It is not suitable for Macs.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 or Microsoft Office 2010 (the Home and Student Edition, Home and Business Edition, or Professional Edition of Microsoft Office 2010 are all acceptable). Note that the "Starter Version" and "Web App" versions of Microsoft Excel 2010 will not work with the full version of Excel taught in this course (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


Chad Wambolt

Chad Wambolt has spent his entire professional career in the finance field, working for both private and publicly-held companies with sales ranging from $500 million to $3 billion. He is a graduate of Boise State University, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in accounting. Through the course of his career, Wambolt became an expert user of Microsoft Excel. Since 1997, he has taught Excel to students of varying skill levels and helped organizations streamline internal processes.


This was a great course. I learned a lot. The lessons, assignments and quizzes were clear, concise and extremely relevant to the final. I enjoyed the instructor's teaching style as well.

Great course! I am much more confident of my Excel abilities and learned something new in every lesson. They were just about the perfect length too, as I have very limited free time. I’m looking forward to the intermediate class this fall.

This course was amazing! I never could have believed that I could have gained so much knowledge and skill with the program in only 12 lessons. I can't say enough good things about the professional presentation of the course. The explanations were simple and easily understood with pictures to support them. Mr. Wambolt’s communication was professional yet friendly.

I have never had any Excel training and this course was absolutely wonderful. It opened my eyes to the many things that can be done with Excel. I am so very happy I took this course and the instructor was FANTASTIC!

This is my first time taking an on-line class. It was a great experience. The lessons were easy to understand and follow. I liked that I was able to do them at my convenience. I have recommended it to many friends and I would definitely do it again.

This was the perfect course for my skill level. I learned so much!

Excellent course! I've used Excel in business but didn't know many of the tricks taught in the class.

I enjoyed this course and can’t wait to use it for my business!

This was exactly what I needed! I have always needed to learn Excel but never took the time, so I just had others do it for me. I found this course to be extremely well done and I really learned a lot. I am excited to put it to use.

I just wanted to thank you and let you know that the day after I took my exam I did some job testing with a temp agency; out of six tests I did best on the ones dealing with Excel and Word. I know I did better on my Word test because of things I learned in this Excel class. I'm already working through the Intermediate Excel course and will be taking the Advanced next. My hat is off to you for being able to teach Excel in such a way that I enjoyed it in spite of myself: Well done.