Microsoft Office training -  Excel VBA macros

VBA Training

Automating Excel with Macros Training Course

£695 + VAT for most venues (£850 + VAT for London)

2 days

Tired of repeating tasks in Excel? Perhaps it's time to automate your work, by learning how to write macros using the built-in VBA programming language (VBA stands for Visual Basic for Applications, and is the language also used by Access, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint).

Course details

  • Locations for Excel VBA macros coursesLocations:London, Manchester
  • Next Excel VBA macros course locationNext course:Tue 14 January 2020
  • Excel VBA macros course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

The content of this course are as follows:

Recording macros and buttons

  • Training topicAbsolute and relative recording
  • Training topicWhere macros can be stored
  • Training topicAssigning macros to buttons

Selecting cells

  • Training topicSelecting cells (absolute)
  • Training topicSelecting cells (relative)
  • Training topicSelecting to the end of a block
  • Training topicSelecting a range by its corners

The VB code editor

  • Training topicUsing Project Explorer
  • Training topicCreating modules
  • Training topicBasic subroutines and comments

Messages and variables

  • Training topicInput boxes and message boxes
  • Training topicDeclaring variables
  • Training topicOption Explicit
  • Training topicScope of variables
  • Training topicConstants

Visual Basic explained

  • Training topicThe Excel object model
  • Training topicObjects and collections
  • Training topicMethods and properties
  • Training topicGetting help in VBA

Loops and conditions

  • Training topicSimple IF conditions
  • Training topicMultiple IF and SELECT / CASE
  • Training topicThree main types of loop

Looping over collections

  • Training topicObject variables
  • Training topicLooping over collections

Event handling

  • Training topicAssigning macros to events
  • Training topicCancelling events

Functions

  • Training topicDeclaring functions
  • Training topicPassing arguments

Debugging and error handling

  • Training topicSetting breakpoints
  • Training topicStepping through macros
  • Training topicON ERROR statements

Forms

  • Training topicDrawing forms
  • Training topicAttaching macros to controls
  • Training topicValidating form input

Covered if time allows If time

Referencing other applications

  • Training topicLinks to Word or Access
  • Training topicWorking with files and folders

Delegates should be comfortable with using Excel (no advanced knowledge is needed). No experience of progamming is needed, although delegates should enjoy the logical challenge of learning new computer systems.

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Sample customer feedback

"Very well delivered - the trainer is positive and enthusiastic with a well rounded knowledge of Excel. It is clear he enjoys VBA and this is reflected in the delivery of the course. Clear and concise website, good online reviews, I am looking to roll out a lot of VBA within my job. A+"

Jake Orr (MVF Global)

"Great course, well structured - excellent trainer! (Been on Power BI course previously.)"

Tony Pole (UP Global Sourcing (UK) Ltd)

"The whole course has been really useful, friendly and just a great course. Given me lots of ideas to take away. Trainer is supportive and helpful. Great 2 days! Highly recommended by a number of colleagues."

Becky Leason (Department of Health)

"I now feel more at ease with something that has confused me for a while. I have greatly enjoyed the course and the content will be a great starting point to develop my knowledge. The guide and examples to take away are great and highly detailed. Very informative and easy to understand for a relatively new subject for me. Thank you for a lovely 2 days."

Sarah Barnes (Surrey County Council)

"Great enthusiasm, material, references, knowledge."

Emma Jellicoe (Groupe Bel UK Ltd)

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Scheduled Excel VBA macros training dates

Here are the Excel VBA macros courses we have scheduled for the next 3 months:

Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Tue/Wed 14-15 January 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 06-07 February 2020 2 £850 Book places
Thu/Fri 05-06 March 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 24-25 March 2020 2 £850 Book places
Thu/Fri 30th Apr/1st May 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 05-06 May 2020 2 £850 Book places
Thu/Fri 04-05 June 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 07-08 July 2020 2 £850 Book places
Tue/Wed 14-15 July 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 18-19 August 2020 2 £850 Book places
Tue/Wed 15-16 September 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 13-14 October 2020 2 £850 Book places
Thu/Fri 05-06 November 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 19-20 November 2020 2 £850 Book places
Tue/Wed 08-09 December 2020 2 £695 Book places
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All prices exclude VAT. If you can't see the dates you want, ask us about running onsite VBA training at your offices (we'll even provide and set up the computers).

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VBA videos

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VBA skills assessment

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VBA blogs

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