Essential Skills and Concepts for Spreadsheets (Calc, Excel)

Build a foundation in any spreadsheet application including: Open Office Calc, Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, etc.
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This course will cover data entry, data manipulation, charting, and pivot tables.


  • Access to a spreadsheet application (Open Office Calc, Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, etc.)


This course covers:

  • Vendors of spreadsheets

  • Data entry

  • Spreadsheet skills (sort and filter)

  • Spreadsheet skills (data manipulation)

  • Charting

  • Pivot tables

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UPDATE (3/30/2020): The cost of this video course is now FREE. The associated Reference Guide for this section is available as a PDF download at the StrongStartComputing .com website ... see "REFERENCE GUIDES TO YOUTUBE COURSES" blog post.

Alternatively, the entire ESC4C Reference Guide can be purchased on Amazon as a paperback ($14.99) or Kindle eBook ($5.99) format.

NOTE: This course was taken directly out of my ESC4C course (Part B - Section 12).

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner to intermediate level users who want to improve their productivity, and provide decision making information to management.

Course content

1 section5 lectures1h 18m total length
  • Free Preview for ESC4Spreadsheets
  • Introduction
  • Basic Skills
  • Data Manipulation Skills
  • Charting and Pivot Tables


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