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Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010

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 developed by experienced Microsoft Excel instructor. By the time you're done, you will be using this vital Office 2010 tool like a pro.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting December 12, 2018

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Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010

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Course Code: ixt

What You Will Learn
  • Learn shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently
  • Discover how to quickly and automatically calculate statistics, loan payments, future value, and more
  • Learn how to best sort and analyze date, create charts and graphs, and automate often repeated tasks
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led or self-paced online course
  • 6-12 weeks to complete
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Learn to use Excel 2010 and become a more productive member of your organization
  • Gain indispensable skills that will be useful in any organization that relies on numbers-based reporting
  • Learn to use the power of Microsoft Excel 2010 to save time, money and frustration
  • Develop skills that can be used to simplify your life of calculating and displaying numbers both personally and professionally

Outline

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Excel Basics

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.

Creating a Worksheet

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.

Time-Savers

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.

Relative & Absolute References

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.

3-Dimensional Workbooks

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.

Sorting and Subtotaling

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.

Charting

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.

Advanced Graphing Techniques

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.

The Function Wizard

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.

Financial Functions

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.

Worksheet Automation

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.

Decision-Making

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.

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Instructors & Support

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.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

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

Software Requirements: 

  • Windows XP 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.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

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

FAQs

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When can I get started?

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.

How does it work?

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.

 

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

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.

What if I need an extension?

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.

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