Excel 2019: From beginner to intermediate (MOS cert MO-200)

Learn the skills that Microsoft want you to know in Excel 2019. Prepare for the MOS specialist certification MO-200.
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Create, configure and save Excel worksheets and workbooks.
Navigate through and format worksheets and workbooks.
Customise options and views for worksheets and workbooks.
Configure Excel worksheets and workbooks to print (e.g. page setup).
Insert data into and format cells and ranges, and create and modify tables.
Highlight, filter, sort and group cells, ranges and tables.
Create and format Excel charts.
Insert and format objects, including modifying images.
Create formulas in Excel, including using conditional logic and modifying text.


  • Before beginning, you will need to know how to use a Windows computer, including a mouse.
  • It would be good if you have used Microsoft Excel before, but this is not essential.
  • You should have the latest version of MS Excel installed on your computer. This is Excel 2019 or Office 2019, or the version of Excel included in the Office 365 subscription.


This course series has been recorded entirely on Excel 2019. By the end of this course, you will have the skills that Microsoft want you to know at an intermediate stage. You could even go for the official Microsoft Excel Specialist exam. How would that look on your resume?

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In this 11 hour course, learn how to:

Create and manage worksheets and workbooks

  • Create and navigate in Excel worksheets and workbooks,

  • Format worksheets and workbooks,

  • Customize options and views, and

  • Configure Excel worksheets and workbooks for distribution.

Manage data cells and ranges

  • Insert data into and format cells and ranges, and

  • Summarise and organize data in Excel .

Create tables

  • Create and manage tables,

  • Manage table styles and options, and

  • Filter and sort a table.

Perform operations with Excel formulas and functions

  • Summarize data,

  • Perform conditional operations, and

  • Format and modify text.

  • Excel Formulas such as COUNTIF, SUMIF, MIN etc. are translated into 15 different languages.

Create charts and objects

  • Create charts,

  • Format graphic elements, and

  • Insert and format objects in Excel .

This course teaches all the skills that Microsoft want you to know. Specifically, they are the skills required to undertake the Microsoft Certificate MO-200 (for Excel 2019) and will be useful if you wish to take the exam, or wish to learn more about Microsoft Excel

The core skills which are taught are those tested by Microsoft in the exam. There are topics that it wants you to learn about Microsoft Excel, and this course teaches you all of them.

Each module is taught in order, and is divided in sub-topics, and generally each sub-topic will have an individual lecture lasting 5-7 minutes.

The course will take about 10 hours to complete, plus will you need additional time to test yourselves to ensure that you have learned the necessary skills.

This is what Microsoft says about the MO-200 certification: "An individual earning this certification has approximately 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience with the product, has proven competency at an industry associate-level and is ready to enter into the job market. They can demonstrate the correct application of the principal features of Excel and can complete tasks independently."

You should take this course if:

  • you want to learn more about Microsoft Excel, or

  • you want to learn the skills you need to become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for you if you want to develop your Microsoft Excel skills.
  • This course will use the latest version of Excel 2019, but is ideal for you if you use any modern version - Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or 365.
  • This course is also for you if you use an older version of Microsoft Excel, but want to learn the newer versions.
  • This course is for you if you want to become certified in Microsoft Excel, as by the end you should the knowledge to because certified as a Microsoft specialist, if you wish to do so.
  • You will cover the content tested in the Microsoft Office Specialist exams including Exam 77-727 (for Excel 2016 Core)
  • This course may not be for you if you want to learn Microsoft Excel for Macintosh computers.

Course content

24 sections • 168 lectures • 11h 43m total length
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Phillip is a Computing Consultant providing expert services in the development of computer systems and data analysis. He is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist. He has also been certified as a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert for Business Intelligence, Microsoft Office 2010 Master, and as a Microsoft Project 2013 Specialist.

He enjoys investigating data, which allows him to maintain up to date and pro-active systems to help control and monitor day-to-day activities. He has also developed expertise and programmes to catalogue and process and control electronic data, large quantities of paper or electronic data for structured analysis and investigation.

He is one of 9 award winning Experts for Experts Exchange's 11th Annual Expert Awards and was one of Expert Exchange's top 10 experts for the first quarter of year 2015.

His interests are working with data, including Microsoft Excel, Access and SQL Server.

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