MS Excel Workshop Fall 2017 (Intermediate)

The Digital Business Student Association is pleased to announce “Microsoft Excel Workshop – Intermediate”, as part of TechWeek Fall 2017!
Details of the upcoming workshop:
Below are the concepts that will be covered. There will be manuals available for students to borrow and share during the workshop, and the data files will be available on a shared drive that will be provided.

 Workshop Content: Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013 Part 2 (Intermediate) 

Overview: 

Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that’s a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But, Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data. In other words, when you have questions about your data, you need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for you. And that’s exactly what this course aims to help you do.

This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 (Second Edition) course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.

This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2013 Exam and the Excel 2013 Expert Exam.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions.

You will:

  • Customize the Excel environment.
  • Create advanced formulas.
  • Analyze data by using functions and conditional formatting.
  • Organize and analyze datasets and tables.
  • Visualize data by using basic charts.
  • Analyze data by using PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts.

Target Student: 

This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel 2013 and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to analyze and present data.

Prerequisites: 

To ensure success, students should have completed Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Customizing the Excel Environment 

Topic A: Configure Excel Options

Topic B: Customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar

Topic C: Enable Excel Add-Ins

Lesson 2: Creating Advanced Formulas 

Topic A: Use Range Names in Formulas

Topic B: Use Specialized Functions

Topic C: Use Array Formulas

Lesson 3: Analyzing Data with Functions and Conditional Formatting 

Topic A: Analyze Data by Using Text and Logical Functions

Topic B: Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting

Lesson 4: Organizing and Analyzing Datasets and Tables 

Topic A: Create and Modify Tables

Topic B: Sort Data

Topic C: Filter Data

Topic D: Use SUBTOTAL and Database Functions

Lesson 5: Visualizing Data with Basic Charts 

Topic A: Create Charts

Topic B: Modify and Format Charts

Lesson 6: Analyzing Data with PivotTables, Slicers, and PivotCharts 

Topic A: Create a PivotTable

Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data

Topic C: Present Data with PivotCharts

Topic D: Filter Data by Using Slicers

Appendix A: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Exam 77-420 

Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert Exams 77–427 and 77-428 

Appendix C: Financial Functions 

Appendix D: Date and Time Functions 

Appendix E: Working with Graphical Objects

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