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Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010

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Do you love to work with numbers? Then a knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2010 will take you you a long way. This course can help you in that.

This is a course on Microsoft Excel 2010 to guide you through the basics of Excel in step-by-step details. It will train you in dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You'll also learn how to write powerful mathematical formulas, use the function wizard to quickly and automatically calculate statistics, loan payments, future value, and more. You will also be provided with tips on sorting and analyzing data, designing custom charts and graphs, creating three-dimensional workbooks, building links between files, endowing your worksheets with decision-making capabilities, and automating frequently-repeated tasks with macros and buttons.  

Topics covered / Highlights

The topics covered are as follows:

Week 1
•    Wednesday - Lesson 01

In our first lesson, you'll develop a solid understanding of the Excel interface. You'll become fluent in the secret language spoken only by Excel users, you'll discover the best way to correct just about any mistake you might make in Excel, and you'll find yourself gliding effortlessly from cell to cell, leaving behind expertly written labels, numbers, and formulas.

•    Friday - Lesson 02
In this lesson, you'll learn five simple steps you should always follow to ensure that your worksheets are always well-planned, well-constructed, and beautifully formatted.

Week 2
•    Wednesday - Lesson 03

Our third lesson will teach you the tricks of the Excel masters: a wide variety of useful shortcuts guaranteed to save you time, energy, and frustration. We'll also cover the art of file management in this lesson, so you'll have no trouble saving, retrieving, printing, and emailing your worksheets, or copying, renaming, and even deleting files. By the time you finish this lesson, you'll really start to feel like an Excel pro.

•    Friday - Lesson 04

Do you know the difference between a relative reference, an absolute reference, and a circular reference? You will after this lesson. Today, we focus on writing sophisticated formulas that can help ease us through some rather sticky scenarios.

Week 3
•    Wednesday - Lesson 05

With enough practice, most Excel users quickly become adept at organizing their worksheets across two dimensions: rows and columns. But only a select few will learn how to take their worksheets into the third dimension. Today, you will join that exclusive group. Prepare to have your socks knocked off as you gain hands-on experience in the construction of three-dimensional workbooks.

•    Friday - Lesson 06
No Excel course would be complete without a discussion of Excel's amazing data-crunching capabilities. Today, you'll not only learn how to build a database in Excel, you'll also learn how to subtotal, sort, and filter.

Week 4
•    Wednesday - Lesson 07

In this lesson and the next, we'll explore the exciting world of charts. You'll build your first graph today, and you'll learn how easy it is to adjust the chart type, labels, titles, colors, and many other aspects of your chart.

•    Friday - Lesson 08
Today, we'll dig deep into Excel's charting capabilities. You'll explore everything from bar charts and line charts to more prosaic graphs like the pie chart, the bubble chart, and 3-D charts. You'll find out how to personalize your charts with photographs, text labels, and drawings, and you'll discover the best ways to print or otherwise display the truly impressive charts that you'll be creating.

Week 5
•    Wednesday - Lesson 09

Excel includes many powerful functions that can automatically perform some very complicated tasks for you. In today's lesson, you'll learn some very interesting ways to put these functions to work for you. You'll find out how to ask Excel to magically derive averages, modes, maximums, minimums, and other useful statistics from nothing more than a column or two of numbers.

•    Friday - Lesson 10

We'll continue our exploration of Excel functions with an in-depth look at Excel's handy financial functions today. By the time this lesson is over, you'll be able to figure out how much money you'll have when you retire, when your kids reach college, or just before your next vacation. You'll be able to calculate the monthly payment on just about any type of loan, and you'll know how to figure out how long it will take to pay off your credit cards. You'll even create an amortization table of your very own, just like the one lenders use to track a loan's payoff amount over time.

Week 6
•    Wednesday - Lesson 11

Students often rank this lesson as one of their favorites. Today, you'll find out how to automate just about any task you find tedious or time-consuming. You'll discover how to move your most frequently used commands from their present, obscure locations to a much more convenient place: the toolbar that's always perched at the very top of your screen. You'll also learn how macros can be used to reduce just about any complex task to a single keystroke.

•    Friday - Lesson 12

I think you'll be intrigued by our final lesson, in which you'll teach Excel not only how to make decisions, but also how to act upon those decisions. We'll use a special function in Excel that allows it to make comparisons and use that comparison as the basis for important decisions.

Who can attend this ?

Anyone who wishes to learn the various concepts of Microsoft Excel 2010 can attend this course.

Pre requisites

• Internet access
• Email
• One of the following browsers:
    o Mozilla Firefox
    o Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
    o Google Chrome
    o Safari
• Adobe PDF  plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)

Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, or XP; Microsoft Excel 2010 or Microsoft Office 2010 (the Home and Student Edition, Home and Business Edition, or Professional Edition) of Microsoft Office 2010 are all acceptable. However, this course is not suitable for Macintosh users, users of older versions of Microsoft Excel, or users of OpenOffice.


What am I going to get from this Class ?

After completing this course, students will learn how to use Microsoft Excel tools effortlessly.

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Chad Wambolt

Graduate from Boise State University with a career in the Finance field

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