ExcelBasic - Excel Basic

Course Duration: 18 Hours

Delivery Methods: Classroom Training - Instructor Led


Microsoft Excel is one of the major workhorses in the Microsoft 365 suite of applications and arguably the most widely used 365 products. A solid understanding of how to use this program is vital to nearly everyone in most industries today. This course is designed specifically to teach you the fundamentals of Excel and give you the skills you need to begin to create and manipulate worksheets. Specifically, you will understand how to create, save, enter data, and print spreadsheets in addition to learning how to create formulas and use functions to calculate in Excel. You will learn how to enter data, format spreadsheets, manipulate columns and rows, add headers and footers, and use page setup options to prepare them for printing. You will also learn how to handle large worksheets or multiple workbooks, use styles and themes, insert various graphic objects, and options for proofing your workbooks.


Getting Started with Excel, Creating Workbooks and Using Templates, Entering Data, Excel Formula Basics, adjusting a Worksheet, Formatting and Aligning a Worksheet, Using Cell Styles and Themes, Inserting Objects and Graphics, proofing a Workbook, Printing an Excel File, Managing Worksheets, Navigating and Viewing Excel Files.


  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Outline

1 - Import data into workbooks
  • Import data from .txt files
  • Import data from .csv files
2 - Navigate within workbooks
  • Search for data within a workbook
  • Navigate to named cells, ranges, or workbook elements
  • Insert and remove hyperlinks
3 - Format worksheets and workbooks
  • Modify page setup
  • Adjust row height and column width
  • Customize headers and footers
4 - Customize options and views
  • Customize the Quick Access toolbar
  • Display and modify workbook content in different views
  • Freeze worksheet rows and columns
  • Change window views
  • Modify basic workbook properties
  • Display formulas
5 - Configure content for collaboration
  • Set a print area
  • Save workbooks in alternative file formats
  • Configure print settings
  • Inspect workbooks for issues
6 - Manipulate data in worksheets
  • Paste data by using special paste options
  • Fill cells by using Auto Fill
  • Insert and delete multiple columns or rows
  • Insert and delete cells
7 - Format cells and ranges
  • Merge and unmerge cells
  • Modify cell alignment, orientation, and indentation
  • Format cells by using Format Painter
  • Wrap text within cells
  • Apply number formats
  • Apply cell formats from the Format Cells dialog box
  • Apply cell styles
  • Clear cell formatting
8 - Define and reference named ranges
  • Define a named range
  • Name a table
9 - Summarize data visually
  • Insert Sparklines
  • Apply built-in conditional formatting
  • Remove conditional formatting
10 - Create and format tables
  • Create Excel tables from cell ranges
  • Apply table styles
  • Convert tables to cell ranges
11 - Modify tables
  • Add or remove table rows and columns
  • Configure table style options
  • Insert and configure total rows
12 - Filter and sort table data
  • Filter records
  • Sort data by multiple columns
13 - Insert references
  • Insert relative, absolute, and mixed references
  • Reference named ranges and named tables in formulas
14 - Calculate and transform data
  • Perform calculations by using the AVERAGE(), MAX(), MIN(), and SUM() functions
  • Count cells by using the COUNT(), COUNTA(), and COUNTBLANK() functions
  • Perform conditional operations by using the IF() function
15 - Format and modify text
  • Format text by using RIGHT(), LEFT(), and MID() functions
  • Format text by using UPPER(), LOWER(), and LEN() functions
  • Format text by using the CONCAT() and TEXTJOIN() functions
16 - Create charts
  • Create charts
  • Create chart sheets
17 - Modify charts
  • Add data series to charts
  • Switch between rows and columns in source data
  • Add and modify chart elements
18 - Format charts
  • Apply chart layouts
  • Apply chart styles
  • Add alternative text to charts for accessibility
Dates & Times
1 June 14 08:00 - 14:30 (Online)
2 July 03 08:00 - 14:30 (Online)
3 July 04 08:00 - 14:30 (Online)
5 June 26 08:00 - 14:30
6 June 27 08:00 - 14:30
7 June 28 08:00 - 14:30

* Actual dates may vary.