Excel for the Absolute Beginner

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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
  • Includes Lifetime access
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Published 6/2015 English Closed captions available

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What students are saying:

"Awesome course, really simple and easy to follow thanks for an amazing course." - Melvar Miranda

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Study after study concludes that Excel skills are the hot commodity in today's job market. The fact is that you need Excel to survive in the workplace. This course will give you the skills that you need to use and discuss Excel confidently with your coworkers and bosses. The best part is that it only takes 1 hour, and you keep the skills for a lifetime. I have cut out all the fluff so you can quickly learn Excel and move on with your busy life!

In this course you will learn:

  • The Excel interface.
  • Quick tricks to improve your Excel productivity 5x or more.
  • To create formulas and use functions
  • To make your Excel workbook look professional and presentable.
  • Much more - I will be updating this course regularly for the next year with free content!

In addition to the video courses and exercise files, you will have access to me! Come visit me during my office hours on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am - 12pm EST. This will give you a chance to ask any questions that you may have, or just stop by to say hello! All you have to do is go to the discussion section of the course and post whatever you'd like me to see.

What are the requirements?

  • How to use a computer
  • Install Excel 2013

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use Excel 2013 with Confidence
  • Impress Employees and Coworkers with Excel Skills
  • Increase Your Marketability in the Increasingly Competitive Job Market

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for complete beginners who have never used Microsoft Excel. You don't even have to have experience with any Microsoft Office product, we start from the very beginning.
  • You should not take this course if you are already familiar with Excel, and want to learn more advanced topics. Check the curriculum before enrolling.

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: Getting Started
Section 2: The Excel Interface

After this lecture you will be able to create a new Excel Workbook and explore premade templetes.


After this lecture you will be able to navigate the menu systems(Ribbon) in Excel.


After this lecture you will be able to use and customize your quick access toolbar.


After this lecture you will understand how a spreadsheet works. You will learn the purpose of a column and row, as well as what a cell is.


You will learn what the formula bar is used for and how to utilize it effectivley.


You will be able to use the shortcut/context menu and the Mini Toolbar to greatly improve your productivity in Excel.

Section 3: Entering Data

You will learn how to enter data in Excel as well as the different methods of editing data that is already entered.


You will learn how to enter mass amounts of data in seconds!


You will learn how datas and times are represented and formatted in Excel.


You will learn how to fix minor and major mistakes with a click of a button.


You will learn the often ignored commenting feature in Excel.


You will learn to save your workbook for the first time, and save your workbook in a different location with a different name.

Section 4: Functions and Formulas

After this lecture you will be able to create your own formulas.


Learn how to save time by copying formulas that you have already written.


Learn about the different types of references that you can use when copying formulas in Excel.


You will begin using your first Excel functions. In this lecture we will cover using the SUM and AVERAGE fucntions.


You will learn to use even more function!

Section 5: Formatting Techniques

Learn to make your Excel workbook look professional with font styles and effects.


Learn to make your data fit perfectly in your worksheet by adjusting row heights and column widths.


Learn to make your data look even better with alignment and wrap text.


Learn to make important data stand out by using borders.


Learn how to make your data look how you want it to look. In this lecture we explore the variety of formatting options for numeric data.


If this .... then that! Learn how to use conditional formatting. Want to highlight a cell only if it is greater than a certain number? Watch this lecture!


Get a peek at some of the intermediate functions of Excel. In this lecture we will learn to create a table and use many of its useful features.

Section 6: Was this course worth your money?

Please take the time to leave your thoughts about the course in the form of a review. I like bad reviews just as much as good review because I like the feedback. This video will show you how to leave a review.


If you were not satisfied with this course, I encourage you to request a refund from Udemy after leaving a review with your feedback. This video will show you how to request a refund.

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