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Introduction to Excel

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  • Overview

    Organizations the world over rely on information to make sound decisions regarding all manner of affairs. But with the amount of available data growing on a daily basis, the ability to make sense of all of that data is becoming more and more challenging. Fortunately, this is where the power of Microsoft® Office Excel® 2019 can help. 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. It will also make these tasks much easier for you to accomplish, and in much less time, than if you used traditional pen-and-paper methods or non-specialized software. This course aims to provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data manipulation.

    This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist Program exam objectives to help you prepare for the Excel Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-200 and Excel Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-201 certifications.

  • Who Should Take This Course

    AUDIENCE

    This course is intended for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2019 that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

    PREREQUISITES

    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® 10 environment and be able to use Windows 10 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:
    Using Microsoft® Windows® 10

  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Lesson 1: Getting Started with Excel 2019
    • 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 and Functions

    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: Apply Text Formats
    • Topic B: Apply Number Formats
    • Topic C: Align Cell Contents
    • Topic D: Apply Styles and Themes
    • Topic E: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting
    • Topic F: Create and Use Templates

    Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks
    • Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook
    • Topic B: Set Up the Page Layout
    • Topic C: Configure Headers and Footers

    Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks
    • Topic A: Manage Worksheets
    • Topic B: Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views
    • Topic C: Manage Workbook Properties

  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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