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:Manchester, London
  • Next Excel VBA macros course locationNext course:Thu 26 April 2018
  • Excel VBA macros course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

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

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Sample customer feedback

"Good content and pace - perfect."

Darren Harriss (Shell Global Solutions (UK))

"I thought the course was excellent and if the needs arise I will certainly look to do the Advanced VBA course."

Andrew Glinwood (Downey & Co Ltd)

"Great course with an enthusiastic tutor. Enjoyable two days."

Daniel Brooke (Investec Wealth Investment Limited)

"Trainer was very enthusiastic and engaging. Am very pleased with the course content and delivery. Course handout material is very useful to take away."

Kiran Thiara (Freemans Grattan Holdings)

"Excellent trainer - very knowledgeable and welcoming. Useful to have examples to run through and exercises to put into practise. Handy manuals to take away and refer to. Recommended by colleagues who had already attended."

Eliza Hartley (Royal Bank of Scotland)

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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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VBA exercises

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VBA videos

VBA videos

We've created a suite of videos explaining different aspects of VBA (although people learn best from other people, we've found).

View Excel VBA - Basics, VBA User Forms, VBA - advanced, VBA - working with files, VBA linking applications, Built-in VBA functions, VBA - working with data, VBA - scraping websites or Excel VBA - pivot tables/charts videos

VBA skills assessment

VBA skills assessment

You can test your VBA knowledge by seeing how it stacks up relative to that of others at this skills assessment site.

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VBA blogs

VBA blogs

There's a full-blown online tutorial included in the blogs we've published on Visual Basic for Applications.

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