I think this is the best course I have ever taken."
This class was so much easier to comprehend than any text on the market!"
Well Done! Thorough and easy to understand."
Wow! I learned so much in this class. It was informative and fun at the same time. I feel confident enough now to say that I know Excel."
As an older person looking for a different career, I knew I needed new skills. I was worried I was too old to manage class learning, but it worked out great! The class was so clear and easy to follow. I can't believe the amount of knowledge I've gained. Thanks!"
I really enjoyed this course and its "work at your own pace" design. I look forward to expanding my knowledge of Excel with an intermediate course in the future."
This has been one of the most interesting and informative Excel classes. I enjoyed learning everything. I was going to start off with Intermediate Excel but glad I didn't. That will be my next venture with Excel. I enjoyed taking this class and now I have a better understanding of Excel and how many of the function works. I can't wait to sign up for the next level."
This course was extremely helpful and delivered information in just the right "bites". It is well organized, and easy to refer back to when you move on to working with your own data and worksheets. It quickly gave me more confidence in navigating through Excel. Thank you."
Thank you for putting this course together! It has been so nice to fit it into my schedule as I needed. Excel is awesome and I've just seen the tip of the iceberg!!"
Our instructor, Chad Wambolt, was great! His friendliness and pleasant attitude made learning enjoyable. Throughout the lessons, Chad included encouraging words to keep us going. Thank you so much for doing a great job!"
Course Code: ix7
Your first 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.
Your third 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 3-D 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.
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.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.
Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.
Instructor-Led: 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.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.
Instructor-Led: 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.
Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.