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In this Excel A 2 Z  An Indepth video course, Nurture Tech Academy introduces you to the most simplest and logical way to understand Excel environment in detail.
In this Excel training course, you will learn by watching the author actually perform the operation he is instructing on, as he explains step by step how to perform these functions. The training starts with Excel Introduction and its interface, how to write a Formula in Excel and starts with basic formulas like Sum and Count then gradually move to the complex one like IF, IF with And, IF with OR, Nested IF. Then it will cover the whole Lookup Functionality. Financial Functions will be covered there after with Date & Time Functions.
It will also covers the basics of Excel Charts, types of charts in Excel (e.g. Column, Bar, Line, Pie, Pie of Pie, Bar of Pie, Area, bubble chart etc.)
Data Validation, Whatif Analysis, Solver Addin covers afterwards.
Then we will see step by step how to record a Macro. Then it will show you how to use show developer tab, ways to record a Macro, record a Macro, use Relative Reference, Create a Monthly Report Macro, assign a Macro to a shape, how to edit or delete a Macro and finally what are the security settings of a Macro.
By the completion of this online training course, you will be fully versed, and capable of using most of the Formulas & Functions in Microsoft Excel 2007/2010/2013 in a commercial Environment.
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Section 1: An Introduction  

Lecture 1  01:42  
An introduction to course. 

Lecture 2  03:15  
An introduction to Excel environment. 

Section 2: File Conversion  
Lecture 3  04:04  
In this lecture we will learn how to convert an older version file into a newer one. As some of you are using Excel 2007 ( if you have a round button on the top left corner of your excel window) or Excel 2010/2013 (A file tab instead of a round button on the same position). Now if you are converting any older version file into the newer one then procedure is same for all. Just check out the same in detail in the video. 

Lecture 4  04:22  
To convert a Newer Version file into an older one, "Save As" option is used for the same. 

Section 3: Using Sum Functions  
Lecture 5  06:29  
In this Video i have tried to explain what is the proper way of writing a formula in Excel, because on the basis of this we will able to use any formula in future. 

Lecture 6  03:44  
What Does It Do ?This function adds the value of items which match criteria set by the user. Syntax=SUMIF(RangeOfThingsToBeExamined,CriteriaToBeMatched,RangeOfValuesToTotal) 

Lecture 7  05:54  
SUMIFS is the plural version of SUMIF. Using SUMIFS you can find the sum of values in your data that meet multiple conditions. Syntax SUMIFS(sum_range, criteria_range1, criteria1, [criteria_range2, criteria2], …) 

Section 4: Using Count Functions  
Lecture 8  05:00  


Lecture 9  02:35  


Lecture 10  04:24  


Lecture 11  05:47  


Section 5: Using Text functions  
Lecture 12  07:57  
In this Video we will talk about some basic text functions like: Upper Lower Proper Rept 

Lecture 13  07:52  
In this Video we will talk about some basic text functions like: Left Right Mid concatenate 

Lecture 14  07:15  
Split content based on a delimiterUse this method if your names have a delimited format, such as "First_name Last_name" (where the space between First_name and Last_name is the delimiter) or "Last_name, First_name" (where the comma is the delimiter). 

Section 6: Using Logical functions  
Lecture 15  04:55  


Lecture 16  05:59  
In this we will try to merge two functions in excel i.e. IF and AND. An AND function is like if u are sitting in five exams and if you passed in all the exams then only the final result will be Pass and if you got fail in any one of the exams then you will be considered as Fail. 

Lecture 17  06:31  
In this we will try to merge two functions in excel i.e. IF and OR. An OR function is like if u are sitting in five exams and if you passed in any of the exams then the final result will be Pass and if you got fail in all of the exams then you will be considered as Fail. 

Lecture 18  11:01  
A Nested IF function is when a second IF function is placed inside the first in order to test additional conditions. "Nesting" IF functions increases the flexibility of the function by increasing the number of possible outcomes. 

Section 7: Understanding Lookup functionality  
Lecture 19  07:22  
In this lecture we will cover 4 types of references. It is really important to know how excel reacts on references. The references available in excel are as follows: 1. Relative Reference  In this case if you refer a cell address it will not follow that address strictly i.e. it will change if you copy and paste the same on another cell. 2. Absolute Reference  In this case it will follow the same cell address everywhere when we copy and paste the same. 3. Mixed Reference  Under Mixed reference, we can either freeze a column of a row whenever we refer a cell. 4. 3D Reference  Whenever we refer a cell on a different sheet or a different workbook it is known as a 3D reference. 

Lecture 20  10:40  
You can use the VLOOKUP function to search the first column of a range of cells, and then return a value from any cell on the same row of the range. In this lecture we will learn how to use Vlookup with False or Exact Match. Whenever we have values exactly available in our lookup range we can use Vlookup with False. This will help us to get the final result. 

Lecture 21  05:20  
In the earlier lecture we have learnt how to use Vlookup with False when we have exact lookup values available but what if, we have some approximate values available for lookup. In that case we can use Vlookup with True. We can either choose True from the dropdown list or we can write 1 in that argument. Both will work fine. 

Lecture 22  05:19  
In this lecture we will cover how to use vlookup with Mixed Reference. Let me tell you guys this will help a lot in saving time while working because a number of times we face a situation in which we have to lookup the values from a data range but we have to keep either column or row to be freeze for further references. If you are not clear about how to use Mixed Reference then i'll advice you to please go through with the first lecture again and fully verse with references part and then jump into this lecture. 

Lecture 23  05:18  
With this lecture i assume that you know how to use a logical function like "IF". Let me just give you a brief about IF function that, as per its syntax i.e. (logical_test, [value if true], [value of false]) it judges the condition we give it and on the basis of that it apply the result e.g. if i toss a coin, it will be considered as a "logical_test" , now if i demand heads so this is my condition so if this condition will become true than excel ask us that what we want it to show. It means that i demanded heads so i say that if head comes then this formula will show "You Win" otherwise "You loose" so i'll assign "You Win" to [Value if true] and "You loose" to [Value of false]. So we will club this function with Vlookup and tell excel to lookup values on the basis of some conditions. 

Lecture 24  04:03  
The Microsoft Excel HLOOKUP function searches for value in the top row of table_array and returns the value in the same column based on the index_number The syntax for the Microsoft Excel HLOOKUP function is: HLOOKUP( value, table_array, index_number, [not_exact_match] ) value is the value to search for in the first row of the table_array. table_array is two or more rows of data that is sorted in ascending order. index_number is the row number in table_array from which the matching value must be returned. The first row is 1. not_exact_match is optional. It determines if you are looking for an exact match based on value. Enter FALSE to find an exact match. Enter TRUE to find an approximate match, which means that if an exact match if not found, then the HLOOKUP function will look for the next largest value that is less than value. If this parameter is omitted, HLOOKUP will return an approximate match. 

Lecture 25  04:11  
In this lecture we will see how to use lookup. The Microsoft Excel LOOKUP function returns a value from a range (one row or one column) or from an array. There are 2 different syntaxes for the LOOKUP function: In Syntax #1, the LOOKUP function searches for value in the lookup_range and returns the value in the result_range that is in the same position. The syntax for the Microsoft Excel LOOKUP function is: LOOKUP( value, lookup_range, [result_range] ) value is the value to search for in the lookup_range. lookup_range is a single row or single column of data that is sorted in ascending order. The LOOKUP function searches for value in this range. result_range is optional. It is a single row or single column of data that is the same size as the lookup_range. The LOOKUP function searches for the value in the lookup_range and returns the value from the same position in the result_range. If this parameter is omitted, the LOOKUP function will return the first column of data. 

Lecture 26  09:27  
When deciding between which vertical formula to use in excel, the majority of Excel experts agree that Index & Match is a better formula than Vlookup. However, many people still resort to using VLOOKUP because it’s a simpler formula. One major driver of this problem is that most people still don’t fully understand the benefits of switching from VLOOKUP, and without such an understanding, they are unwilling to invest the time to learn the more complex formula. In this lecture i'll explain you the advantage of using Index and Match togather. 

Section 8: Date & Time Functions  
Lecture 27  11:25  
In this Video we will try to find out that how excel store time and Date. 

Lecture 28  04:41  
Excel stores all dates as integers and all times as decimal fractions. With this system, Excel can add, subtract, or compare dates and times just like any other numbers, and all dates are manipulated by using this system.


Lecture 29  01:39  
Excel stores all dates as integers and all times as decimal fractions. With this system, Excel can add, subtract, or compare dates and times just like any other numbers, and all dates are manipulated by using this system.


Lecture 30  03:07  
Excel stores all dates as integers and all times as decimal fractions. With this system, Excel can add, subtract, or compare dates and times just like any other numbers, and all dates are manipulated by using this system.


Lecture 31  02:04  
Excel stores all dates as integers and all times as decimal fractions. With this system, Excel can add, subtract, or compare dates and times just like any other numbers, and all dates are manipulated by using this system.


Lecture 32  03:24  
The TODAY function returns the serial number of today's date based on your system clock and does not include the time. TheNOW function returns the serial number of today's date and includes the time. How Dates Are Sorted Based on Serial Number
In Excel, dates are sorted based on the serial number of the date, instead of on the displayed number. Therefore, when you sort dates in Excel, you may not receive the results you expect. 

Lecture 33  04:02  
Instead of entering data manually on a worksheet, you can use the Auto Fill feature to fill cells with data that follows a pattern or that is based on data in other cells. 

Lecture 34  01:40  
Using Keyboard shortcuts will help us in dealing with Date & Time functions more gracefully. 

Lecture 35  02:13  
Formatting Time for Hours will really help in entering Time in excel cells. 

Lecture 36  02:45  
One can easily customize the Date formatting as per our individual requirement very easily. 

Section 9: Using Financial Functions  
Lecture 37  03:40  
The Excel PMT function computes the periodic payments for a loan, assuming constant payments and a constant interest rate. The syntax of the PMT function is:


Lecture 38  03:08  
If you want, you can use the IPMT or the PPMT function to compute the amount of interest paid each month toward the loan and the amount of the balance paid down each month (called the payment on the principal). To determine the interest paid each month, use the IPMT function. The syntax of the function is:
Except for the per argument, the arguments for the IPMT function are the same as for the PMT function. The perargument indicates the period number for which you're computing the interest. 

Lecture 39  04:08  
Similarly, to determine the amount paid toward the principal each month, use the PPMT function. The syntax of the PPMT function is:


Lecture 40  02:26  
Returns the interest rate per period of an annuity. RATE is calculated by iteration and can have zero or more solutions. If the successive results of RATE do not converge to within 0.0000001 after 20 iterations, RATE returns the #NUM! error value. SyntaxRATE(nper, pmt, pv, [fv], [type], [guess]) 

Lecture 41  03:05  
Returns the number of periods for an investment based on periodic, constant payments and a constant interest rate. SyntaxNPER(rate,pmt,pv,[fv],[type]) 

Lecture 42  02:24  
Returns the present value of an investment. The present value is the total amount that a series of future payments is worth now. For example, when you borrow money, the loan amount is the present value to the lender. SyntaxPV(rate, nper, pmt, [fv], [type]) 

Lecture 43  12:34  
In this we will prepare a Loan table. In the Loan table we will able to determine that in which period how much Principal and how much interest we have paid and how much principal left for rest of the months. 

Lecture 44  05:23  
SLN Method:
DB Method:


Lecture 45  04:03  
These miscellaneous functions includes : MIN MAX SMALL LARGE 

Section 10: Sort & Filter Functions  
Lecture 46  09:07  
You can sort data by text (A to Z or Z to A), numbers (smallest to largest or largest to smallest), and dates and times (oldest to newest and newest to oldest) in one or more columns. You can also sort by a custom list (such as Large, Medium, and Small) or by format, including cell color, font color, or icon set. Most sort operations are column sorts, but you can also sort by rows. 

Lecture 47  08:03  
You might sort by more than one column or row when you have data that you want to group by the same value in one column or row, and then sort another column or row within that group of equal values. For example, if you have a Department and Employee column, you can first sort by Department (to group all the employees in the same department together), and then sort by name (to put the names in alphabetical order within each department). You can sort by up to 64 columns. 

Lecture 48  05:07  
Filtering data is a quick and easy way to find and work with a subset of data in a range of cells or in a table column. Filtered data displays only the rows that meet criteria that you specify and hides rows that you do not want to display. You can also filter by more than one column. Filters are additive, which means that each additional filter is based on the current filter and further reduces the subset of data. You can create two types of filters: by a list of values or by criteria. 

Lecture 49  06:11  
Filtering data by conditions will help us to filter our data in any possible way and come up with a piece of data very quickly. 

Lecture 50  11:15  
When you use the Advanced Filter, you need to enter the criteria on the worksheet. Create a Criteria range above your data set. Use the same column headers. Be sure there's at least one blank row between your Criteria range and data set. 

Section 11: Excel Charts  In depth  
Lecture 51  02:46  
Charts are used to display series of numeric data in a graphical format to make it easier to understand large quantities of data and the relationship between different series of data. To create a chart in Excel, you start by entering the numeric data for the chart on worksheet. Then you can plot that data into a chart by selecting the chart type that you want to use on the Office Fluent Ribbon (Insert tab,Charts group). There are two types of charts in Excel. 1. Embedded chart 2. Chart sheet 

Lecture 52  02:45  
Design & layout is all about the cosmetic changes you make to the chart to make it more presentable in front of the spectators. After you create a chart, you can instantly change its look. Instead of manually adding or changing chart elements or formatting the chart, you can quickly apply a predefined layout and style to your chart. Excel provides a variety of useful predefined layouts and styles (or quick layouts and quick styles) that you can select from, but you can customize a layout or style as needed by manually changing the layout and format of individual chart elements. 

Lecture 53  02:52  
You can also link chart and axis titles to corresponding text in worksheet cells by creating a reference to those cells. Linked titles are automatically updated in the chart when you change the corresponding text on the worksheet. This feature is really helpful when we create Excel dashboards in excel to make dynamic we have to link the tile and axis title to make is work properly. 

Lecture 54  02:33  
To make a chart easier to understand, you can add title, such as a chart title and axis titles, to any type of chart. Axis titles are typically available for all axes that can be displayed in a chart, including depth (series) axes in 3D charts. Some chart types (such as radar charts) have axes, but they cannot display axis titles. Chart types that do not have axes (such as pie and doughnut charts) cannot display axis titles either. 

Lecture 55  02:11  
To quickly identify a data series in a chart, you can add data lables to the data points of the chart. By default, the data labels are linked to values on the worksheet, and they update automatically when changes are made to these values. 

Lecture 56  02:02  
You can also show a data table for a line chart, area chart, column chart, or bar chart. A data table displays the values that are presented in the chart in a grid at the bottom of the chart. A data table can also include the legend keys. 

Lecture 57  02:03  
A column chart shows data changes over a period of time or illustrates comparisons among items. Column charts have the following chart subtypes:


Lecture 58  01:33  
A bar chart illustrates comparisons among individual items. Bar charts have the following chart subtypes:


Lecture 59  03:04  
A line chart shows trends in data at equal intervals. Line charts have the following chart subtypes:


Lecture 60  02:42  
We can reduce the unwanted axis gap by formatting the axis through format axis title. 

Lecture 61  02:07  
When you create a graph in Excel, by default any numerical axis will use the linear scale. This means that each tick on the axis is the same number of units away from the adjacent ticks. When you have a set of numbers that has both very small numbers and very large numbers, a linear scale may not display the information usefully. To fix this issue, you can change an axis on an Excel graph to use a logarithmic scale, which has each tick on the axis represents an order of magnitude over the initial tick mark. For example, if the first tick represents 10, the second tick would be 10 to the second power, or 100, and the third tick would be 10 to the third power, or 1,000. 

Lecture 62  01:22  
An area chart emphasizes the magnitude of change over time. Area charts have the following chart subtypes:


Lecture 63  02:34  
A pie chart shows the size of items that make up a data series, proportional to the sum of the items. It always shows only one data series and is useful when you want to emphasize a significant element in the data. 

Lecture 64  02:33  
Pie of Pie This is a pie chart with userdefined values extracted and combined into a second pie. For example, to make small slices easier to see, you can group them together as one item in a pie chart and then break down that item in a smaller pie or bar chart next to the main chart. Bar of Pie This is a pie chart with userdefined values extracted and combined into a stacked bar. 

Lecture 65  01:20  
A bubble chart is a type of xy (scatter) chart. It compares sets of three values and can be displayed with a 3D visual effect. The size of the bubble, or data Marker, indicates the value of a third variable. To arrange your data for a bubble chart, place the x values in one row or column, and enter corresponding y values and bubble sizes in the adjacent rows or columns. 

Lecture 66  05:16  
You can use the mouse to select chart elements on a chart sheet or in an embedded chart. However, if you are not sure where a specific element is located in the chart, you can select it in the Chart Objects box on the Chart toolbar. You can also select chart elements by using the keyboard. 

Lecture 67  03:06  
Although the Chart Tools ribbon is full of cool things you can do to your chart, sometimes you might want more control. In earlier versions of Office, advanced formatting options were buried deeply in hard to find, complex dialog boxes. Now these options are available in clean, shiny, new task panes. Select the chart element (for example, data series, axes, or titles), rightclick it, and click Format . 

Lecture 68  04:20  
The plot area in a chart or graph in spreadsheet programs such as Excel refers to that area of the chart that graphically displays the data being charted. 

Lecture 69  02:04  
After you create a chart, you might have to change its source data on the worksheet. To incorporate these changes in the chart, Microsoft Office Excel provides various ways to update a chart. You can instantly update a chart with changed values, or you can dynamically change the underlying source data. You can also update a chart by adding, changing, or removing data. 

Lecture 70  03:57  
When you create a line chart in Excel, missing data points (blank cells) aren’t plotted, which leaves gaps in the chart. Excel provides two other ways of handling missing data: * Treat the missing data as zero. * Interpolate the data by connecting the line between the nonmissing data points. 

Lecture 71  02:57  
To make a 3D chart (a chart type that displays data on a third, depth axis, such as a 3D column, 3D line, or 3D surface chart) easier to read, you can change the 3D format, rotation, and scaling of the chart. You can change the plotting order of data series so that large 3D data markers do not block smaller ones. 

Lecture 72  03:01  
A combination chart uses two or more chart types to emphasize that the chart contains different kinds of information. 

Lecture 73  02:55  
If you want to create another chart like the one that you just created, you can save the chart as a template that you can use as the basis for other similar charts. 

Lecture 74  02:11  
You can enhance a chart by inserting a picture (such as a business logo) in the chart area. Or you can use a picture fill to draw attention to specific chart elements such as the chart area, the plot area, the data marker (in column, bar, area, bubble, 3D line, and filled radar charts), the legend (in 2D and 3D charts), or the 3D walls and floor of a chart. You can also copy a picture to a chart or to chart elements such as data markers in 2D line charts, scatter charts, or an unfilled radar chart. If a picture is no longer needed, you can remove it. 

Section 12: Consolidate Data from different Workbooks/Worksheets  
Lecture 75  08:37  
To summarize and report results from separate worksheets, you can consolidate data from each separate worksheet into a master worksheet. The worksheets can be in the same workbook as the master worksheet or in other workbooks. When you consolidate data, you are assembling data so that you can more easily update and aggregate it on a regular or ad hoc basis. 

Section 13: Data Validation & Protection  
Lecture 76  20:07  
Data validation is an Excel feature that you can use to define restrictions on what data can or should be entered in a cell. You can configure data validation to prevent users from entering data that is not valid. If you prefer, you can allow users to enter invalid data but warn them when they try to type it in the cell. You can also provide messages to define what input you expect for the cell, and instructions to help users correct any errors. 

Lecture 77  03:10  
To prevent a user from accidentally or deliberately changing, moving, or deleting important data from a worksheet or workbook, you can protect certain worksheet or workbook elements, with or without a password. You can remove the protection from a worksheet as needed. By default, when you protect a worksheet, all the cells on the worksheet are locked, and users cannot make any changes to a locked cell. For example, they cannot insert, modify, delete, or format data in a locked cell. However, you can specify which elements users will be able to change when you protect the worksheet. Hiding, locking, and protecting workbook and worksheet elements is not intended to help secure or protect any confidential information that you keep in a workbook. It only helps obscure data or formulas that might confuse other users and prevents them from viewing or making changes to that data. Excel does not encrypt data that is hidden or locked in a workbook. To help keep confidential data confidential, you may want to limit access to workbooks that contain such information by storing them in a location that is available only to authorized users. Before you protect a worksheet, you can unlock the ranges that you want users to be able to change or enter data in. You can unlock cells for all users or for specific users. 

Section 14: Pivot Table  
Lecture 78  10:42  
Being able to analyze all the data in your worksheet can help you make better business decisions. But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, especially when you have a lot of data. Excel can help you by recommending and then automatically creating PivotTables, which are a great way to summarize, analyze, explore, and present your data. 

Lecture 79  03:04  
Please follow the video as we will solve a query through Pivot Table. 

Lecture 80  03:24  
Please follow the video as we will solve a query through Pivot Table. 

Lecture 81  02:44  
Please follow the video as we will solve a query through Pivot Table. 

Lecture 82  04:18  
Please follow the video as we will solve a query through Pivot Table. 

Section 15: What If Analysis & Solver AddIn  
Lecture 83  07:35  
Goal Seek is part of a suite of commands sometimes called whatifanalysis tools. When you know the desired result of a single formula but not the input value the formula needs to determine the result, you can use the Goal Seek feature available by clicking Goal Seek on the Tools menu. When goal seeking, Microsoft Excel varies the value in one specific cell until a formula that's dependent on that cell returns the result you want. 

Lecture 84  05:12  
A data table is a range of cells that shows how changing one or two variables in your formulas will affect the results of those formulas. Data tables provide a shortcut for calculating multiple results in one operation and a way to view and compare the results of all the different variations together on your worksheet. A onevariable data table has input values that are listed either down a column (columnoriented) or across a row (roworiented). Formulas that are used in a onevariable data table must refer to only one input cell. 

Lecture 85  06:12  
A twovariable data table uses a formula that contains two lists of input values. The formula must refer to two different input cells. 
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