Microsoft Excel 2013: Level 3

Length: 1 day(s) | Audience: Information Worker | Level: 3

This course builds off of the foundational and intermediate knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Level 1 and Level 2 courses to help you get the most of your Excel experience. The ability to collaborate with colleagues, automate complex or repetitive tasks, and use conditional logic to construct and apply elaborate formulas and functions will put the full power of Excel right at your fingertips. The more you learn about how to get Excel to do the hard work for you, the more you’ll be able to focus on getting the answers you need from the vast amounts of data your organization generates.

Lesson 1: Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks Simultaneously

Topic A: Use 3-D References

Topic B: Use Links and External References

Topic C: Consolidate Data

Lesson 2: Sharing and Protecting Workbooks

Topic A: Collaborate on a Workbook

Topic B: Protect Worksheets and Workbooks

Lesson 3: Automating Workbook Functionality

Topic A: Apply Data Validation

Topic B: Work with Forms and Controls

Topic C: Work with Macros

Lesson 4: Applying Conditional Logic

Topic A: Use Lookup Functions

Topic B: Combine Functions

Topic C: Use Formulas and Functions to Apply Conditional Formatting

Lesson 5: Auditing Worksheets

Topic A: Trace Cells

Topic B: Search for Invalid Data and Formulas with Errors

Topic C: Watch and Evaluate Formulas

Lesson 6: Using Automated Analysis Tools

Topic A: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Data Tables

Topic B: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Scenarios

Topic C: Use the Goal Seek Feature

Topic D: Activate and Use the Solver Tool

Topic E: Analyze Data with Analysis ToolPak Tools

Lesson 7: Presenting Your Data Visually

Topic A: Use Advanced Chart Features

Topic B: Create Sparklines

To ensure success, students should have practical, real-world experience creating and analyzing datasets using Excel 2013. Specific tasks students should be able to perform include: creating formulas and using Excel functions; creating, sorting, and filtering datasets and tables; presenting data by using basic charts; creating and working with PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts; and customizing the Excel environment.

To meet these prerequisites, students can take the following courses, or should possess the equivalent skill level:

  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Level 1
  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Level 2