Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 - Beginning & Intermediate

Learn how to confidently create worksheets, use formatting, calculations, functions, analyze, filter, charts & tables.
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  • Lectures 62
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

This course is taught by a professional corporate trainer in a friendly, step by step method so that you can follow along and do the steps with the instructor. If you prefer to watch and listen, that works great too!

This course is designed to give you complete confidence in your knowledge of Excel. You will learn core features that you will use and build on throughout the course as we increase our knowledge of key features.

We start with a blank workbook and will build out multiple sheets from entering values to calculations and functions, all the way to building charts and updating data series.

This course is titled Beginning Excel but actually covers intermediate topics, too!

Can you answer these questions?

1. What is the difference between workbooks, spreadsheets, templates, sheets, file?

2. What is the difference between labels and values and why is that important?

3. Can you confidently use and modify calculations and average, sum, min and max formulas?

5. When should you convert your data to a table range and what are the pro's and con's?

6. How do I sort and filter my data by multiple criteria?

7. How do I add a series to a data range and have a chart automatically update?

If you answered "no" to any of these questions, then this course is for you!

We will answer all of these questions and much more!

Come on in and join us! We look forward to having you!

What are the requirements?

  • Basic Computer Skills - scrolling, clicking, pointing
  • This course is based on Excel for Mac 2011. However all of these features exist in Windows based versions of Excel, too. The commands may be in slightly different locations.
  • It is best if you have Excel installed on your computer if you desire to follow along step by step but this is not required. Many people like to just watch.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of the course, you will be a confident Excel user.
  • You will have the skills to say "I know how to use Excel" to any employer.
  • Not only will you will be able to create and modify worksheets. You will be able to analyze and filter your data and create charts and graphs.
  • Although this course is titled as a beginning level course, it really covers many intermediate level topics.
  • This vs. That. We cover several features that are commonly confused because they have similar functionality (and names). We will distinguish the features and learn when you should use one feature instead of the other.
  • This course will give a solid understanding of key concepts in Excel.
  • Lean Tips & Tricks all Along the Way!
  • Build Worksheets from Scratch
  • Edit and Modify Worksheets
  • Format worksheets
  • Understand Print Options
  • Work with Data Ranges
  • Sort, Filter, Analyze Data
  • Build & Edit Chart Data

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is excellent for someone brand new to Excel, newer to Excel or someone who has used Excel for a while but is not confident with the many program features.
  • Users new to Excel
  • Users newer to Excel
  • Excel users that have used a limited number of features
  • Excel users that have used Excel but are not confident with the many program features
  • Haven't used Excel in a while and need a refresher course
  • Have used Excel for Windows and want to have a solid understanding of Excel for Mac
  • Anyone who wants to confirm their knowledge of Excel before jumping into additional features such as pivot tables & extensive formulas

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: Course Introduction
Course Certificate
Section 2: Excel Fundamentals
Launching Excel for Mac 2011
Adding Excel Icon to your Dock
Overview of the Excel Program Screen
Contextual Tabs
Navigating a Worksheet & Keyboard Tips
A Bit of Excel Terminology: Workbook vs Worksheet vs Spreadsheet vs File
Create, Open & Close a Workbook
Section 3: Getting Started with Worksheets
Entering & Editing Labels and Values
Entering Data Automatically - Tip
Saving Your Workbook, Save vs Save as...
Selecting a Cell Range and Entering Data - Tip
Entering Data in a Cell Range - Tip 2
Entering Data: Labels vs Values (convert a number to text)
Entering and Formatting Dates
Section 4: Getting Started with Formulas & Functions
Functions & Formulas Introduction. Sum Function.
Sum Function. Editing the Formula.
Sum Function. Copying the Formula.
Math Operators: Additions, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division
Formulas: Absolute vs. Relative Reference
Formula Ribbon
Formulas: Average, Min, Max
Section 5: Editing a Worksheet
Moving and Copying Cell Contents
Copying Cell Contents to a New Sheet
Paste Menu Options
Section 6: Formatting a Worksheet
Formatting Options
Format and Merge Cells
Why Format Options on Ribbon are Different
Number Formatting Overview
Number Formatting: Currency
Clear Formatting vs Clear Contents
Adjusting Column Widths
Adjusting Row Height
Alignment: Top, Bottom, Wrap Text
Insert Rows
Delete Rows
Inserting and Deleting Columns
Adding Cell Borders
Copy Formatting using Format Painter
Print & Print Preview
Section 7: Working with Charts
Creating Charts
Printing Charts
Updating Data in Charts
Copying and Moving Charts
Copying Charts
37Adding A Chart Series
Section 8: Sorting Data
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Sorting Your Data
Sorting a Selected Range vs Automated Sorting
Sorting Outside of a Range
Sorting a selected Range
Sort by Multiple Criteria
Section 9: Filtering Data
Filtering Data
Filter by Number
Section 10: Introduction to Tables
Introduction To Tables (Tables vs Filtering)
Table Features
Section 11: Working with Multiple Worksheets
Creating, Copying and Naming Worksheets
Moving and Navigating between Worksheets
Deleting Worksheets and Changing Tab Color
Printing Multiple Worksheets
Section 12: Working with Images
Inserting and Formatting Images
Section 13: Course Certificate
Course Certificate & Feedback

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Instructor Biography

Francie Black, eWisdomToGo, Technology Consulting, Writing & Training

Francie has a twenty year progression through technology, training, project management, software development, and IT management.

You can see Francie on ABC TV News' weekly "App Chat" segment as the featured tech expert.

Francie helped start the computer training department for a Fortune 100 company and has written and taught computer training courses for beginning - advanced levels of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, FileMaker Pro, HTML Programming, UNIX, iPad, iOS7 and many other topics including custom applications.

Her written materials have been used by thousands of corporate employees and she has taught thousands of students worldwide in instructor led and online webinar training sessions.

As a technology consultant, some of the largest companies in America have contracted with Francie to present and train employees on a wide variety of technical topics.

Francie is bringing her training experience to a larger audience as a new instructor with Udemy. She has started her Udemy courses with beginning Excel and will be offering many more topics.

Here friendly, step by step, instruction will give you the solid knowledge you need!

Francie has a business degree from UNC Charlotte and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA.

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