The Mastering MS Excel is aimed at MS Excel 2010 to 2016. The course videos are based on MS Excel 2016, used on a Windows computer. No prior knowledge of MS Excel is required. The course will take you from the beginner level to the advanced level.
The course focuses on those aspects that are important in everyday working life and helps you get the most out of MS Excel. Intermediate users will also benefit from this course as it covers the in-depth topics of Complex Charts, PivotTables, PivotCharts and Interactive Dashboards.
The course is aimed at job seekers trying to gain MS Excel Skills for todays job market. It will also help existing workers, who use MS Excel, to fascinate and astound their colleagues and managers with their newly gained skills.
Chapter 1 covers important definitions of the terms : spreadsheet, workbook, worksheet and cell. It also covers how to start MS Excel, and the layout of the window, including the ribbon menu.
Chapter 2 is editing and looks at font sizes, types, colors, text alignment, text wrap, merging cells, borders and shading.
Chapter 3 looks at formatting cells as decimals, currency, percent and date&time.
Chapter 4 opens up new opportunities for you to dazzle people. We discuss conditional formatting.
Chapter 5 looks at how you can move easily and quickly around a worksheet containing data. You will be impressed.
Chapter 6 covers copying, cutting, pasting and moving data
Chapter 7 is the longest chapter and looks at the most powerful feature of excel that sets it apart from other applications. You will learn about formulas and cover functions such as If, Nested Ifs, Count functions, String functions, DateTime functions, Random number generator functions and more.
Chapter 8 delves into the powerful VLookUp function. You’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
Chapter 9 slows down to a more gentle pace, giving your tired brain a rest, by covering sorting and filtering data.
Chapter 10 will dazzle you with creating Graphs, or Charts, as it is called in Excel. We’ll start with simple graphs and end with some complex ones that very few people know how to create.
Chapter 11 teaches you about a tool that makes data analysis easy-pezee. It’s the awesome Pivot table.
Chapter 12 takes this one step further with the power of pivot charts and slicers. We’ll also show you how to create an INTERACTIVE dashboard.
Chapter 13 shows you how to make your life easier by formatting your data as tables.
Chapter 14 covers Macros. This makes repetitive tasks easy-peeze.
Chapter 15 covers the remaining exciting concepts of: Removing duplicate data rows, defining named ranges, creating a pick list using data validation, protecting your sheet and workbook, inserting fancy graphics. And finally creating a Contents sheet.
Be rest assured that this course does not cover VBA programming. All that you learn is done without any programming.
Best of luck in your future endeavours.
An introduction to this course. It covers - Course Objectives, Minimum Requirements, About Me, Course Chapters and Downloadable materials
All downloadable material for this entire course is available in this lecture. Check under the "Downloadable materials" section. It contains a zip file that has files for some of the chapters in this course as well as an Excel file that lists all the chapters. At the start of the filename, their are two digits that give the chapter to which the spreadsheet refers to.
What is a Spreadsheet, Workbook, Worksheet and Cell? Starting Excel and the Menu Ribbon.
Entering data in a cell. Entering Numbers vs text. Forcing Excel to treat entry as text. Setting row and column sizes.
Formatting cells as number, currency, percentage or date-time. Setting the number of decimal places. Customising date-time format.
Automatic formatting using the Conditional Formatting feature. This helps to visualise your data and make extremes stand out.
Moving around Contiguous data using - Ctrl + Home / End / Down / Up / Right / Left. Selecting row / Column. Deleting Rows/columns. Pressing Ctrl when dragging a cell, to increment values.
Moving around Non-Contiguous data using - Ctrl + Home / End / Down / Up / Right / Left.
Click and drag to select Contiguous cells. Hold Shift and select Contiguous Cells. Hold Ctrl to select Non-Contiguous Cells.
Copy&Paste, Cut&Paste, Move similar to Cut&Paste. Format Painter. Inserting cells - Insert row/column, Shift cells down or right. Paste Special - Transpose, Paste Values and Paste Formats.
Relative cell references in simple formulas. Drag-Copy or double click formula to extend formulas. Sum, Average, Min and Max functions. We also examine the impact on the relative cell reference when copying and when moving the formulas.
Absolute cell reference. There is no impact on the absolute cell reference when the formula is moved or copied.
A detailed explanation of Copy&Paste, Cut&Paste, Drag-Move and Drag-Copy effect on formulas. (NB: There are two types of dragging, namely Drag-Copy and Drag-Move. The former copies&pastes cells while the latter Cut&Pastes cells.)
'If' function explained.
Introduction to 'And' and 'Or'. 'And' function in action.
'Or' Function in action.
Nested 'If' function.
'Countif', 'CountA', 'CountBlank' and 'CountIfs' functions.
String manipulation - 'Concatenate', 'left' , 'find', 'len' and 'right' functions.
String manipulation - 'Mid' Function.
Date Time Functions - 'Now', 'Days', 'YearFrac' functions. How Excel treats dates & times in calculations.
Date Time Function - 'NetworkDays' function.
The versatile 'Exact' function.
'Rand' and 'Randbetween' random generator functions.
Referencing another worksheet and workbook in formulas.
Introduction to the 'Vlookup' function.
Returning multiple columns.
Matching two lists with 'Vlookup'.
Sorting data in ascending or descending order.
Filter, Filter Sort, And/Or Filter Combo, Copy & Paste and Deleting rows. Watch out for blank rows.
Clustered Column & Pie Charts.
Using Categories Stacked and Clustered Column Charts.
Clustered Stacked Chart.
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