Excel Beginners Training From Scratch

Learn to master Microsoft Excel with easy to follow step-by-step lessons using practical case studies and projects.
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (293 ratings)
9,207 students
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Learn to navigate around Excel using the ribbon interface
Format worksheets and cells
Perform simple mathematical calculations
Use some of Excel’s built in functions
Create and edit different types of charts
Build a budgeting spreadsheet from start to finish


  • Excel 2007 or above (Windows)


The Excel beginners training from scratch course will introduce you to the industry standard and popular spreadsheet software. This Excel training course is perfect for those wanting to learn Excel from the very beginning and you will become comfortable using some of the core features that Excel has to offer.

The course will introduce you to a number of features, tool and techniques of Excel and is perfect for students, entrepreneurs, housewives, business owners, professionals or anyone else looking to learn Excel. By the end of the course you will have mastered the basics of Excel and will be able to manage workbooks, use formatting, perform calculations, use formulas and create charts.

This is a hands-on beginners Excel course and you will learn by watching the instructor as he describes each action as he performs it. The course takes a project based approach, which means that you will be able to practice as you are learn and by the end of the course you will even complete a project from beginning to end – creating a fully functional budgeting spreadsheet with charts, formulas and a host of other features.

Note: The instructor uses Excel 2010 to teach the course, but the course should be suitable for those with Excel 2007 onwards. There are some differences in the menu structure if you are using Excel 2013.

Instructor: Abhijat Saraswat (Ab)

The course is taught by Ab, who is an Excel whizz and has been using Excel for over 10 years, since Excel 95. He uses Excel almost on a daily basis and has taught Excel to a large number of students including executives of large organisations, small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Who this course is for:

  • This is course intended for beginners introducing them to the various features of Excel. The target audience is anyone interested in learning how to use Excel
  • Students, entrepreneurs, housewives, business owners or professionals

Course content

9 sections46 lectures3h 30m total length
  • Course introduction
  • Pre-course survey
  • Course and Exercise files


Abhijat Saraswat
  • 4.7 Instructor Rating
  • 293 Reviews
  • 9,208 Students
  • 1 Course

Abhijat is a self-taught computer geek and has taught a large number of students including company executives, small business owners and entrepreneurs.

He has a background in data analysis, reporting and visualisation which he developed through working with a number of large organisations during which time he was involved with, and managed data driven projects for big name brands.

Abhijat has worked with Excel for most of his professional life and uses it frequently at home. He is a huge advocate of harnessing the power of Excel to guide better decision making and to problem solving. He has strong belief in learning software through projects and experimentation and encourages his students to put into practice what they learn to solve real-world problems.

All of his courses are designed to quickly get users up-to-speed and become more efficient in their day-to-day lives.

When he is not solving problems in Excel and exploring data-sets Abhijat likes to build websites, rock climb and go running. He is also a professional photographer.