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Microsoft® Excel® for the First-Time User - Computer Software Training Seminar

Do you want to add Excel skills to your professional "toolbox" but aren't sure where to start? Have you tried to learn Excel on your own but gave up in frustration? Are you worried that learning Excel will add too much time to your already overloaded schedule? If you can answer "yes" to any one of these questions, then you need to attend this course!

You'll master these Excel basics (and more) in just one day:

  • Build and format worksheets
  • Edit cells, columns and rows
  • Enter, track and analyze all types of data
  • Perform calculations using formulas and Excel's pre-set Functions
  • Prepare professional-looking reports and documents
  • Create colorful graphs, charts and tables
  • Go from screen to paper — print flawlessly
  • And much, much more

Gain skills, knowledge and confidence in your Excel abilities

When you learn Excel from an expert in a program like this one, you won't have gaps in your knowledge or miss skills as you move through the fundamentals. This course prepares you to work comfortably in Excel's spreadsheet environment and lays the groundwork for mastery of advanced skills if you wish to move further.

Specifically tailored to newcomers' needs

Excel is recognized as one of today's most powerful and versatile business tools, but frustration can easily set in if you aren't familiar with its basic functions, formulas, commands and keystrokes. This course is an exceptional introduction to this powerful software program. Step-by-step, you'll become familiar with the Excel screen, learn to work with cells, columns and rows, discover how to create and format a spreadsheet, learn to enter and organize data, and perform calculations using Excel's pre-set Formulas.

Don't wait to register! This outstanding course is extremely popular with professionals from all industries and walks of life, and seats are sure to fill fast!


Microsoft Excel for the First-Time User — Seminar Overview

Part One: Screen Time

Become familiar with the Excel screen: the Ribbon, menus, toolbars and more including:

  • Active Cell
  • Formula Bar
  • Name Box
  • Column Letters
  • Row Numbers
  • Sheet Tabs
  • Ribbon
  • Quick Access Toolbar

Part Two: Creating a Spreadsheet

"Worksheets" are the Excel documents you create to enter, analyze, display and update your data. In this section, we'll cover how to:

  • Enter data — as easy as 1-2-3
  • Adjust column width
  • Use Auto Complete to simplify data entry
  • Differentiate between Excel data types
  • Edit cells
  • Change cell background colors and font colors
  • Add and delete columns or rows
  • Create a data list
  • Sort a list
  • Freeze and unfreeze columns and rows
  • Save your document

Part Three: Formatting Basics

Formatting helps you customize your worksheets, and ensures they look and perform exactly how you want them to. Learn to:

  • Format cells
  • Format numbers for dates, currency and numbers
  • Format your worksheets
  • Format documents for printing
  • Add borders to your worksheet
  • Use the NOW function to add the current date
  • Insert Headers and Footers

Part Four: Step-by-Step Guide to Formulas

Learn formulas to perform calculations such as sums, percentages, averages, interest and more! We'll teach you how to:

  • Enter a formula to perform the required calculation
  • Use Excel's pre-set formulas or Functions to streamline your work
  • Use SUM and AutoSUM to add a column of numbers
  • Use cell references in formulas
  • Using formulas and references

*NOTE: This is not a hands-on workshop. Instead, you'll learn via "computer-less" training that makes every moment count.


Seminar Check-In: 8:30 AM    Seminar Class 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Seminar Summary:

It's not as scary as you think! (see full course description)

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