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:Tue 11 September 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

Why Choose Us?

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Sample customer feedback

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

Daniel Brooke (Investec Wealth Investment Limited)

"Very friendly, helpful and relaxed environment. Would definitely recommend to colleagues."

Josie MacKinlay (Brother UK)

"Brilliant course and charismatic instructor gave me a perfect introduction and support through the content at a challenging pace, would recommend to anyone (and was recommended to me by others.) The course was brilliant and left me feeling far more confident in VBA and I will most likely be taking part in the Advanced VBA course in the near future. I would give any helpful negative feedback I had ....but luckily there were no bad points! "

Robert London (Prudential plc)

"We had an excellent instructor; patient, helpful and approachable and the course is structured very well. I'd previously attended the SQL course and found it useful so thought I'd use Wise Owl again."

James Gallucci (HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMICFRS))

"Trainer was very interested in subject which enthused me."

Paul Ansboro (NHS North of England Commissioning Support Unit)

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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.

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 11-12 September 2018 2 £695 Book places
Mon/Tue 01-02 October 2018 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 08-09 November 2018 2 £850 Book places
Tue/Wed 20-21 November 2018 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 13-14 December 2018 2 £850 Book places
Date(s) Venue
11/09
01/10
08/11
20/11
13/12

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 exercises

VBA exercises

Teletubbies, Wombles, Elmer the elephant - there are all sorts of exciting exercises on VBA programming published on this site!

View Excel VBA or Advanced VBA exercises

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.

View How well do you know Excel VBA? skills assessment tests

VBA blogs

VBA blogs

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

View VBA macros blogs

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