Microsoft Excel 2013: Level 1

Length: 1 day(s) | Audience: Information Worker | Level: 1

Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update, and present your data in ways that will help the decision makers in your organization steer you in the right direction. Of course, knowing exactly how to ask Excel the questions that you need answered, which questions you can even ask, and how to interpret the answers Excel gives is necessary before you can even begin to embark on the journey ahead. This course aims to provide you with the foundational Excel knowledge and skills necessary to begin that journey.

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Office Excel 2013

Topic A: Navigate the Excel User Interface

Topic B: Use Excel Commands

Topic C: Create and Save a Basic Workbook

Topic D: Enter Cell Data

Topic E: Use Excel Help

Lesson 2: Performing Calculations

Topic A: Create Worksheet Formulas

Topic B: Insert Functions

Topic C: Reuse Formulas

Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet

Topic A: Insert, Delete, and Adjust Cells, Columns, and Rows

Topic B: Search for and Replace Data

Topic C: Use Proofing and Research Tools

Lesson 4: Formatting a Worksheet

Topic A: Modify Fonts

Topic B: Add Borders and Colors to Worksheets

Topic C: Apply Number Formats

Topic D: Align Cell Contents

Topic E: Apply Styles and Themes

Topic F: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting

Topic G: Create and Use Templates

Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks

Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook

Topic B: Define the Page Layout

Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks

Topic A: Manage Worksheets

Topic B: Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views

Topic C: Manage Workbook Properties

To ensure success, students will need to be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should also be comfortable working in the Windows 8 or 8.1 environment and be able to use Windows 8 or 8.1 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: opening and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders.

To obtain this level of skill and knowledge, you can take any of the following courses:

  • Using Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft Windows 8.1