Excel 2016 Course - Excel Spreadsheet Protection

Excel 2016 tutorial course on protecting Excel spreadsheets. Learn how to password your work.
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 36 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 9/2015 English

Course Description

Do you love Excel? Do you want to protect your work? Then take this Excel 2016 course! This course is intended to help the Excel user in protecting your spreadsheet from average office users! No protection Excel method is 100% secure so the best defense is basically to combine more than one method.

Note this course will not teach you how to break passwords so please don't take this thinking it will. This short course will simply teach you how to use built in Excel features to protect your work.

This Excel bite size course will help you to understand better how to use certain types of protection and walk you through how to activate them. All support is provided via discussion forums and like all our Excel courses a full 30 day money back guarantee is given. So don't just make Excel spreadsheets..protect them now!

What are the requirements?

  • Users should have a working knowledge of Excel
  • Users will need a copy of Excel 2007-2016

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Users will be able to confidently apply password protection to their workbooks, worksheets and workbook structure
  • Users will be able to choose a good password according to best practice

Who is the target audience?

  • Users wanting to feel confident they know how to protect their Excel work
  • Users wanting a short refresher on Excel security
  • Analysts who regularly send out spreadsheets and wish to protect their master sheets

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 to Excel 2016 spreadsheet protection course

Lecture introduces Excel course, aims of course and best ways to learn from this course

Section 2: Passwording your worksheet

This lecture shows you how to password a worksheet

2 questions

Quiz on worksheets

Section 3: Passwording and unpasswording your workbook

This lectures shows you how to add a password to an Excel workbook

Quick note on unpasswording lecture

Shows you how to take out your Excel password. Please note this is using the standard 'remove function' in Excel from the menu and does not cover how to break a password (sorry!)

2 questions

Quiz on workbooks

Section 4: Protecting the workbook structure

Protect the structure of a workbook in Excel

Section 5: Hiding sheets in Excel

This lecture shows you how to hide a sheet in a workbook

2 questions

Quiz on hiding sheets

Section 6: Passwording your VBA project

This lecture covers how to password a VBA project


Quick note if you are thinking about passwording a VBA project

1 page

Hi all, just in case the Developer tab is missing and you prefer to access the VBA window like that, then this slide will show you how to add it.

2 questions

Quiz on VBA passwording

Section 7: Good password ethics

Tips on choosing a good password for Excel

Use Excel 2013 onwards
Section 8: End lecture

Lecture wraps up course


Bonus lecture to course

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Mach 42 Productions, Excel Tutoring/Consulting Services

Our Udemy Excel courses have been developed to cover a wide range of needs for the Excel user. There is a course to suit everyone from beginners level to advanced. We provide all workbooks and full support via the discussion forums. Simply put our Excel courses use real life examples and not just theory to help you learn and improve yourself and give you proper skills you can use in your workplace.

Our Excel IT Consultant/Instructor Navin has been in the IT industry for approximately ten years. Recently featured nationwide in Costco Magazine, Navin has over 6 years experience as an Analyst. Having self-taught himself Microsoft Excel and VBA, he achieved MCAS (now known as Microsoft Office Specialist) certification in Excel in 2010. His work in Excel has been varied having worked on automating and streamlining reports to building and deploying real time dashboards to monitor performance.

During his time as an Analyst, he often assisted colleagues who needed problems solved in Excel. By relating the functions to use, to the context of their problem, his colleagues were able to grasp the concepts of what functions to use and in what context.

This spurned Navin's need to develop these range of Excel courses which to date have over 11,500 students enrolled. So please have a look at our range of fantastic courses and join us on our journey. You won't be disappointed.

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