Excel Beginners Training From Scratch

Learn to master Microsoft Excel with easy to follow step-by-step lessons using practical case studies and projects.
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  • Lectures 46
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • Excel 2007 or above (Windows)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • 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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction & files
Course introduction
Pre-course survey
Course and Exercise files
Section 2: Navigating Excel
Excel Terminology
Navigating the ribbon interface
Excel toolbars
The Excel file menu
Tips & Tricks
Section 3: Working with Worksheets
Working with worksheets
Creating, moving and deleting sheets
Renaming sheets
Copying and moving sheets
Worksheet organisation
Formatting cells and worksheets
Section 4: Number Formats
Introduction to number formats
Different number formats
Assigning number formats
Number format options
Custom number formats
Dates in Excel
Midway review and Exercise
Section 5: Functions and calculations
Formulas introduction
Math calculations
Introduction to functions
Absolute vs relative references
Most commonly used functions
Section wrap-up and exercise
Section 6: Charting
Charting introduction
Do you need to use a chart
Anatomy of a chart
Chart types
Creating a column chart
Creating a line chart
Creating a bar chart
Creating a pie chart and wrap-up
Section 7: Course project
Project introduction
A look at what we will be making
Creating the data section
Creating the overview section
Creating the chart and conditional formatting
Section 8: Course wrap-up
Course wrap-up and thanks!

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Section 9: Bonus content

This lecture explains, in depth, how to use one of the most popular and powerful functions of Excel - Lookups.

Specifically, we go through vertical and horizontal lookups (vlookup & hlookup), including why,when and how to use them.


Ever wondered if you could use words and name instead of cell references? Wouldn't you rather point your looks to the volumes table rather than $A$1:$B$18? Well named ranges allow you do just that - in this lecture you learn how to create, modify and use named ranges, including in lookup formulas.


In this lecture I show you how to create, edit and delete comments in Excel. The lesson also discusses when comments should be used and when to avoid them.

Lastly I show you how to print comments.


In this lesson you will learn how to print excel spreadsheets. You will learn how to prepare documents so you can print what you want to. I will show you how to set up documents, go through different page views and learn how to add the same (column) header to each of your page.

Lastly I will show you how to save your documents in PDF so they can easily be sent via emails or otherwise distributed.

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Instructor Biography

Abhijat Saraswat, Udemy course instructor

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.

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