Microsoft Excel (LIT07)

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that is used incredibly widely. Having a good understanding of how Excel works is a key skill for any office worker today. Spreadsheets let you store and organise data in a grid of rows and columns. It lets you control and process your data by using formulas and functions. In its most simple applications, it can be used to summarise data showing totals, averages and also to very quickly produce graphs and charts. However, it is an extremely powerful and flexible tool and is used in a very wide variety of far more complicated applications such as for producing full financial models for businesses or groups of businesses and statistically analysing scientific data.


Where: Malvern House London (Kings Cross)

Start: 18th September or 2nd October 2017

Duration: 10 hours over 2 weeks

Time: Mon & Thu 9-11:30am

Cost: £300  Now: £150

Course level: Introductory

Prerequisite: N/A


Proposed Syllabus

Part 1 

  1. Basic functions (sum, mid, average, etc.)
  2. Data validation options – creating lists
  3. Formatting Options and other basics
  4. Practical Exercises

Part 2

  1. vlookup function level 1
  2. Advanced filtering options
  3. If function Level 1
  4. Practical Exercises

Part 3

  1. Creating charts
  2. Pivot tables
  3. Practical Exercises

Part 4

  1. sumifs function
  2. countifs function
  3. Practical Exercises

Part 5

  1. Formatting functions & Date functions​
  2.  Hyperlinks and creating dynamic user-friendly charts
  3. Practical Exercises

Part 6

  1.  index match
  2.  If function Level 3 (combining functions in if)
  3. Practical Exercises

Part 7

  1. Conditional formatting (with If function)
  2. Exploring more logical functions
  3. Practical Exercises

Part 8

  1. Recording and running macros
  2. Multiconditional VLOOKUP
  3. Practical Exercises