Microsoft Excel Certification Training (Voucher Included)

Get the Excel training you need to achieve success so you can manipulate data faster and more efficiently in most workplace situations. If your organization uses lists of any kind, you need to know how to use Microsoft Excel. Earning the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Expert certification sets your professional skill set apart from other Excel users. The course will prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Excel Expert exam.

In this online Excel course, you will first learn...

6 Months / 70 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES896

What you will learn

  • Modify and format data in Excel to create clear, presentable worksheets
  • Perform calculations, write formulas, manage workbooks, and save time with Excel shortcuts
  • Use Excel database functions and logic functions to work with information in large datasets, and leverage Excel's statistical functions to analyze data
  • Visualize your data using charts to show trends, create comparisons, and demonstrate other meaningful insights
  • Convert, sort, filter, and manage lists to keep your data organized
  • Insert and modify illustrations, logos, or shapes to create professional reports
  • Emphasize interesting and unusual data with conditional formatting and save time by using styles to apply formatting instantly
  • Create PivotTables and charts to quickly summarize large amounts of data
  • Learn to trace precedents and dependents to learn about the data connected to your active cell
  • Convert blocks of text, analyze data using tables, and leverage validation tools to control the data entered into your worksheet. Consolidate data from various sources into one master worksheet for easy summary and review
  • How to protect your worksheets and workbooks for safe and secure collaboration
  • Work with other applications by importing and exporting data, charts, and files

How you will benefit

  • Enhance your resume with widely-recognized and in-demand Microsoft Excel skills, making you more attractive to potential employers
  • Leverage Excel's powerful data analysis capabilities to make informed data-driven decisions
  • Use Excel to automate repetitive tasks, saving you valuable time and reducing the risk of manual errors
  • Generate sophisticated reports and visualizations using Excel to better understand your data and communicate your findings
  • Master Excel's tools and shortcuts to boost your efficiency to complete your tasks more quickly

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 70 course hours
  1. Introduction to Excel
    1. Microsoft Office Basics
    2. Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
    3. The Ribbon
    4. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
    5. The Quick Access Toolbar
    6. Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    7. Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    8. Editing Worksheets
    9. Working with Rows and Columns
    10. Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel
    11. Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    12. Introduction to Excel Exam
  2. Intermediate Excel
    1. Common Functions
    2. Working with Lists
    3. Visualizing Your Data
    4. Working with Tables
    5. Advanced Formatting
    6. Intermediate Excel Exam
  3. Advanced Excel
    1. Using PivotTables
    2. Advanced Functions
    3. Auditing Workbooks
    4. Data Tools
    5. Working with Others
    6. Recording and Using Macros
    7. Advanced Excel Exam
  4. Final Exam

Tracy Berry

Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide. She was also involved in several large corporate software rollouts. She has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, and reporting/productivity applications.


There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, you should be comfortable using a personal computer and be familiar with operating Microsoft Office software.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs and Chromebooks are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Microsoft Office 365, 2021 or 2019 (not included in enrollment). While you can use an older version of Microsoft Office, if you do, there will be some differences between your version and what you see in the course.
  • 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.

Becoming certified in Microsoft Excel is beneficial for several reasons. It equips you with the skills for data-driven decision-making, time-saving automation, and advanced reporting to help you work faster and smarter while increasing your productivity and overall employability.

Yes, you will be prepared for the Microsoft Excel Expert certification exam. For students using Microsoft Office 2019/2021, we recommend the MO-201 exam and the MO-211 exam for Microsoft Office 365 users. This course offers enrollment with or without a voucher. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for a certifying exam of your choosing upon eligibility. Proctor fees may apply, which are not included.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.

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Microsoft is a global leader in software development and technology solutions. Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint are used both at home and at work. Microsoft provides certifications in these programs that range from beginner to expert level, helping professionals realize their full potential. Whether you want to learn a single program or the entire Office Suite, completing a Microsoft-certified course is the first step.