Microsoft Excel Beginner and Intermediate with Certificate

Learn how to use Excel for Mac and PC with this beginner and intermediate excel certificate class. Top Rated Training.
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  • Lectures 34
  • Length 7.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2013 English

Course Description

This is a beginner and intermediate Microsoft Excel training class that requires no prior knowledge of Excel. The training provided in this class covers MAC and PC. Ideal for students who use a MAC and just as applicable to students who use a PC.

The class starts be describing the interface and then explains different functions a user can utilize to perform a variety of analysis.

This is a beginner and intermediate level class, no prior excel experience necessary.

Following is a list of topics covered in class:


  • Standard Toolbar
  • Formatting Toolbar

  • Home Tab

  • Layout Tab

  • Tables Tab

  • Charts Tab

  • Smart Art

  • Formulas

  • Data

  • Review


  • Sum
  • Average
  • Max
  • Min
  • Count
  • Vertical and Horizontal Lookup

  • Vertical and Horizontal Lookup with Index

  • SumIf and AverageIf

  • The IF Statement

  • Nested IF Statement

  • Vlookup nested inside an if statement

What are the requirements?

  • Microsoft Excel

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To educate on Microsoft Excel
  • Layout: Standard Toolbar​
  • Layout: Formatting Toolbar
  • Layout: Home Tab
  • Layout: Layout Tab
  • Layout: Tables Tab
  • Layout: Charts Tab
  • Layout: Smart Art
  • Layout: Formulas
  • Layout: Data
  • Layout: Review
  • Functions: Sum
  • Functions: Average
  • Functions: Max
  • Functions: Min
  • Functions: Count
  • Functions: Vertical and Horizontal Lookup
  • Functions: Vertical and Horizontal Lookup with Index
  • Functions: Sumif and Averageif
  • Functions: The IF statement
  • Functions: The nested IF statement
  • Functions: Vlookup nested inside an IF Statement

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Anyone interested in harnessing the power of Microsoft Excel
  • Mac users

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

About the class: This is an online video training class. The best way to benefit from this class is to view all the lectures in full screen and sit through all the lectures at least once. All lectures are video lectures.

What is Microsoft Excel?

Microsoft excel is a software that allows its users the ability to find a simple solution to daily data related problems. Excel can be utilized to access most problems in a mathematical spreadsheet format. For example: Let’s say you want to manage your finances. Excel offers a solution by which a user can make a list of expenses and maintain an ongoing log of incurred expenses.

Excel offers a drawing board for daily challenges in a spreadsheet format. Excel allows its users the ability to enter data in a table format. After arranging the data in an excel sheet users are then able to perform calculations on this data for the purpose of data analysis. The type of calculations that needed to be made over hundreds of pages of paper can now be made in a single spreadsheet through Microsoft Excel.

Why learn Microsoft Excel?

There is a very valid and compelling business reason for learning Excel. However more compelling than the business reason is the value excel brings into our personal lives. Excel can serve as a decision making tool as well as a personal life management tool. Management of personal finances becomes significantly easier with the help of Microsoft Excel. Other very common uses of Excel in person life include job application management, weight management, vacation budget management, market analysis and decision analysis. On the business end, excel is essential for all business success. Microsoft Excel lies at the core of all business decision making. The charting feature of excel allows for the representation of data in a colorful format that plays an integral role in business communication. Microsoft Excel is driving Global business decisions in all types of business ranging from large corporations to small privately owned companies. Most all professionals come across Microsoft Excel at some point in their careers.

Who is this class for?

This is a beginner and intermediate level class.

Topics covered in class?

The class covers the layout of the Excel interface. During this process many of the interface features are shown in action. After the interface components are covered, the next part of the class focused on a few of the key formulas used by Excel and the final part of the class is an example of the utilization of Excel.

Most of the components are covered during the layout overview. The overview shows how each one of these components works independently. The charting feature of excel is studied in detail with 2 chapters dedicated to this feature. The formulas portion of the class covers some of the most widely used Excel formulas.

Best way to learn from this class?

The best way to learn from this class is by revisiting the lectures and watching the lectures in full screen.


A certificate for this class can be earned through the completion of all the modules of the class.

Time Commitment?

Students do not need to watch the complete class in a single sitting. Students have the ability to return to lectures and re-visit lectures.

Microsoft Excel is an essential tool for all success. Learn the art of using Excel to enhance personal, professional and business performance. The skills learned in this class are essential for utilizing Microsoft Excel for all purposes. This is a vide based training program with lessons delivered online. Students learn at their own pace by re-visiting classes as needed. Students have access to all course material for up to 1 year from date of purchase. This is a beginner and intermediate level class and requires no prior understanding of Microsoft Excel. Enhance your personal and professional performance with this amazing online training.



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Section 2: Excel Layout: Standard Tool Bar

Covers the components of the Standard Tool Bar. This is usually the top most toolbar in the Excel interface.

Standard Tool Bar Quiz
5 questions
Section 3: Excel Layout: Formatting Toolbar

Learn about the components of the Formatting Toolbar. This is found at the top of the Excel window.

Formatting Toolbar Quiz
5 questions
Section 4: Excel Layout: Home Tab

The home tab is a part of the ribbon feature of excel. This video covers the features of the Home Tab. The most commonly used features of excel can be found in the Home Tab.

Home Tab Quiz
5 questions
Section 5: Excel Layout: Layout Tab

The layout tab is a part of the ribbon feature of excel. Users are able to set sheet layout options from this tab.

Layout Tab Quiz
5 questions
Section 6: Excel Layout: Tables Tab

This tab allows the creation and formatting of a table for tables that do not have a custom format. It also implements the named range feature to tables.

Tables Tab Quiz
4 questions
Section 7: Excel Layout: Charts Tab - Part 1

The charts tab allows for the representation of data in chart form. Create a variety of chart types using this tab.

The supporting file for the charts tab part 1 and 2 is the same.

Charts Tab - Part 1 Quiz
4 questions
Section 8: Excel Layout: Charts Tab - Part 2

Part 2 of Charts Tab. The charts tab allows for the representation of data in chart form. Create a variety of chart types using this tab.

The supporting file for the charts tab part 1 and 2 is the same.

Charts Tab - Part 2 Quiz
5 questions
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Section 9: Excel Layout: Smart Art, Formulas, Data and Review

The features of these tabs are combined in a single lesson. Features from this tab are also referred to throughout the course. The Smart Art Tab offers the ability to make flow diagrams, the formula’s tab covers all pre functioned formulas in excel and the review tab allows for implementing features such as notes and spell check.

Smart Art, Formulas, Data and Review Quiz
5 questions
Section 10: Functions: Sum, Average, Max, Min and Count

An explanation of some of the key standard formulas available in excel. Functions covered: Sum, Average, Max, Min and Count. These are the most common used functions of excel.

Sum, Average, Max, Min and Count Quiz
5 questions
Section 11: Functions: Vertical and Horizontal Lookup

Vertical Lookup (Vlookup) and Horizontal Lookup (Hlookup) are features of excel that allow users to make a query on a data table. These are very useful functions that help in report making through data querying.

Vertical and Horizontal Lookup Quiz
5 questions
Section 12: Functions: Vertical and Horizontal Lookup with Index

The index function when combined with the Vlookup and Hlookup functions allows for the creation of dynamic reports. Index offers a quick solution for querying a table with vertical and horizontal reference points.

Vertical and Horizontal Lookup with Index Quiz
4 questions
Section 13: Functions: SumIf and AverageIf

The sum if and average if functions allow the application of the sum function and the average function based on a specific criterion. Values within a specific range can be summed based on a specific criterion using the SumIf function. Similarly, averages can be calculated within a specific range with the AverageIf function.

SumIf and AverageIf Quiz
5 questions
Section 14: Functions: The IF Statement

The IF statement is used to determine validity of a criterion. A cell is declared and the calculation is made to determine if this cell meets the criterion in IF statement. Pre determined outcomes can be implemented based on the statements validity.

The IF Statement Quiz
4 questions
Section 15: Functions: Nested IF Statement

The nested IF statement allows for multiple calculations to be made within a single IF statement. In a nested IF statement a secondary IF statement is tested for while within the initially setup IF statement. This video shows the nesting of an IF statement.

Nested IF Statement Quiz
4 questions
Section 16: Functions: Vlookup nested inside an if statement

The video in this chapter teaches how to nest a function within a function. The functions that are utilized can be different types of functions. In this particular example the Vertical lookup function is nested inside an IF statement.

Vlookup nested inside an if statement Quiz
4 questions
Section 17: Using Microsoft Excel for Personal Finance - Example

In this example we learn how to use Microsoft Excel for managing personal finances. A formula covered in this example is the payment calculation formula.

The setup for the formula is:

Payment = ( interest rate, compounding period, Present Value, Future Value, Type)

Interest rare = This is self explanatory. The interest you pay; its a percentage also refers to as Annual Percentage Rate

Compounding Period = If your loan is a 30 year loan compounding annually then your period is 30. More than likely the rate is compounded annually

Present Value = This is the amount of the loan

Future Value = This is usually 0, because you are bringing the amount to 0

Type = More than likely the type will be 0. The concept is based on if the loan compounds at the beginning of the year or at the end. Most loans compound at the end. 0 means end of the year and 1 means beginning of the year. More than likely you will use 0.

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Section 18: Connect with us
Section 19: Excel 2013 - Add Subtract Multiply Divide
Add Subtract Multiply Divide
Section 20: Excel 2013 Home Tab Clipboard
Home Tab Clipboard
Home Tab Clipboard Copy Paste
Section 21: Excel 2013 Fonts and related features
Fonts and related features
Section 22: Excel 2013 Alignment
Excel 2013 Alignment
Section 23: Excel 2013 Currency Feature
Excel 2013 Currency Feature
Section 24: Excel 2013 Conditional Formatting
Excel 2013 Conditional Formatting 1
Excel 2013 Conditional Formatting 2
Excel 2013 Conditional Formatting 3
Section 25: Excel 2013 Format Table and Cells Features
Excel 2013 Format Table and Cells Features
Section 26: Excel 2013 Edit Options in Home Tab
Excel 2013 Edit Options in Home Tab
Section 27: Pivot Table
Pivot Table
Insert Table and recommended Pivot Table
Section 28: Excel 2013 Illustrations
Excel 2013 Illustrations

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