Microsoft Office training -  Excel Advanced

Excel Training

Advanced Excel Training Course

£585 + VAT for most venues (£685 + VAT for London)

2 days

Excel can do so much more than simple formulae!  This two-day advanced course will show you how to use VLOOKUP and MATCH/INDEX functions, create pivot tables and much, much more.  The idea is that by the time you finish the course you will have seen virtually everything that Excel can offer(apart from VBA, the subject of a separate two-day Excel VBA course).

Course details

  • Locations for Excel Advanced coursesLocations:Manchester, London
  • Next Excel Advanced course locationNext course:Tue 27 March 2018
  • Excel Advanced course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

Advanced IFs

  • Training topicRevision of single IFs
  • Training topicNesting =IF
  • Training topic=IFS and =SWITCH

Lookup functions

  • Training topicUsing VLOOKUP for continuous values
  • Training topicUsing VLOOKUP for exact matches
  • Training topicList data validation for exact matches
  • Training topicDynamic range names
  • Training topicHandling errors in lookup tables

Advanced lookup functions

  • Training topicUsing = MATCH to find values
  • Training topicCombining =INDEX and =MATCH
  • Training topicThe OFFSET function
  • Training topicThe INDIRECT function

Text functions

  • Training topicBasic text functions
  • Training topicFinding and replacing text
  • Training topicExtracting and joining text

Covered if time allows If time

Tracking changes

  • Training topicTurning tracking on/off
  • Training topicHow tracking works
  • Training topicAccepting and rejecting changes

Multiple worksheets

  • Training topicGroup editing
  • Training topicFormulae across sheets
  • Training topic3D summing across sheets

Advanced tables

  • Training topicRemoving duplicates
  • Training topicAdvanced filters (multiple criteria)
  • Training topicAdding and removing subtotals
  • Training topicGrouping/outlining controls

Pivot tables

  • Training topicCreating pivot tables
  • Training topicChanging the aggregation function
  • Training topicDrilling down
  • Training topicFiltering and sorting

Advanced pivot tables

  • Training topicGrouping fields
  • Training topicShowing % of grand totals, etc
  • Training topicSlicers and timelines

Getting data (was Power Query)

  • Training topicUsing different data sources
  • Training topicQuery steps
  • Training topicMassaging data before loading it
  • Training topicThe "Column by example" transform

Covered if time allows If time

Advanced charts

  • Training topicCombination charts
  • Training topicRegression and trendlines
  • Training topicPicture charts
  • Training topicSparklines

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Sample customer feedback

"Really enjoyed today thank you. Plenty of content and literature to take home."

Joanne Gay (Merchant Rentals Ltd)

"Course manual looks really detailed and a great reference. Also glad that it includes some things that weren't necessarily covered in the course eg subscriptions. Excellent course overall. The trainer was really helpful and engaging. Used a lot of Wise Owl material online which is brilliant."

Matt Curley (NHS Digital)

"The course content made me chose this course. I am very satisfied and happy and feel I made the right choice."

Sumita Mukherjee (Vanquis Bank Ltd)

"Great content, well delivered."

Damian Clegg (Cargill plc)

"Really useful course, I will take away a great deal and be able to use in my day to day job. The trainer was incredibly helpful too!"

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Delegates should already have a good working knowledge of Excel (one way to achieve this would be to attend our one-day introduction to Excel and one-day intermediate Excel courses).  Note that the course uses Excel 2016, although if you're using Excel 2013, 2010 or even 2007 you'll still find the vast majority of this course useful (you can see what's different about Excel 2016 here).

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