Microsoft Excel Half-Day (Level 1)

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About this Course

Tandem Solution offers a special half-day course for students who cannot spend an entire day away from work.  This compact course covers 4 lessons that our instructor considers to be most beneficial to students.

With basic computer skills, it's likely that you are comfortable using a computer to perform basic tasks. Instead of using paper or a calculator, it's time to think about using the computer to store and manipulate data in electronic format.

When you are manually calculating and recording data on paper, you must recalculate every time that you add new data. If you are working with large volumes of data, by the time you have recalculated the new set of data, the paper-based sheets can be practically illegible, forcing you to create a new copy each time that data changes. Updating data in an Excel worksheet is fast and easy. All you need to do is insert the new data and configure the sheet so that calculations are updated whenever the data changes. Storing your data in Excel also enables you to run reports on the data, perform calculations, print your work to share with others, and much more. In this course, you will use Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013 to create spreadsheets and workbooks that you can use to store, manipulate, and share your data.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for people who want to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2013 that is necessary to create and develop worksheets.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Excel 2013

  • Identify the User Interface Elements
  • Create a Basic Worksheet
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar

Lesson 2: Performing Calculations in an Excel Worksheet

  • Create Formulas in a Worksheet
  • Insert Functions in a Worksheet
  • Reuse Formulas

Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet

  • Manipulate Data
  • Insert and Delete Cells, Columns, Rows
  • Search and Replace Data
  • Spell Check a Worksheet

Lesson 4: Modifying the Appearance of a Worksheet

  • Modify Fonts
  • Add Borders and Colors to Cells
  • Apply Number Formatting
  • Align Cell Contents
  • Apply Cell Styles


Lesson 5: Managing Large Workbooks

  • Format Worksheet Tabs
  • Manage Worksheets
  • Manage the View of Worksheets and Workbooks