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Microsoft Excel Masterclass

  • Includes the course manual, and certificate of completion
  • Training from Experienced Microsoft Excel Instructors
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Microsoft Excel Masterclass Outline

  • Starting Excel from the desktop

  • Understanding the Excel start screen

  • The Excel tab interface

  • The Excel Workbook screen

  • Using the Ribbon

  • Showing and collapsing the Ribbon

  • Understanding the backstage view

  • Accessing the backstage view

  • Using shortcut menus

  • Understanding dialogue boxes

  • Launching dialogue boxes

  • Understanding the Quick Access toolbar

  • Adding commands to the QAT

  • Understanding the Status Bar


Sorting Data:

  • Understanding lists

  • Performing an alphabetical sort

  • Performing a numerical sort

  • Sorting on more than one column

  • Sorting numbered lists

  • Sorting by rows

  • Understanding filtering

  • Applying and using a filter

  • Clearing a filter

  • Creating compound filters

  • Multiple value filters

  • Creating custom filters

  • Using wildcards


Managing Tables

  • Creating a table

  • Inserting or deleting table records

  • Removing duplicates

  • Modifying a table

  • Sorting data in a table

  • Filtering data in a table

  • Adding and removing table columns

  • Naming tables

  • Resizing tables

  • Playing with table styles

  • Converting a table to a range

  • Deleting a table


Conditional Formatting:

  • Understanding conditional formatting

  • Highlighting cells containing values

  • Highlighting cells containing text

  • Highlighting duplicate values

  • Using top and bottom rules

  • Using data bars

  • Using colour scales

  • Using icon sets

  • Creating custom rules

  • The conditional formatting rules manager

  • Managing rules

  • Clearing rules

  • Using Sparklines


Working with Functions and Formulas:

  • Using Formulas in Excel

  • Exploring Excel Functions

  • Using Functions in Excel

  • Working with Names and Ranges

  • Working with Array Formulas

  • What if Formulas

  • Common Error Messages



Pivot Tables:

  • Create a PivotTable from an Excel data list

  • Add/remove/reorganise data fields

  • View data in more detail

  • Change how values are summarised

  • Refresh data/change data source

  • Filter PivotTable with Slicers/Timelines

  • Create and modify a PivotChart




  • Create and modify charts such as Pie, Column & Line

  • Format charts to enhance their presentation

  • Print charts


Tips & Tricks - Top 10 Shortcuts

  • Enter data or formulas in non adjacent cells simultaneously

  • Copy data or formulas down a column instantly

  • Instantly enter today's date or time

  • Convert formulas to values with a simple drag

  • Adjust all or selected column widths or row heights in a flash

  • Display all worksheet formulas instantly

  • Create charts instantly with either of these keystroke shortcuts

  • Display Print Preview instantly

  • Undo, redo, and repeat with keystrokes

  • Zoom in and out quickly

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Microsoft Excel Masterclass Overview

This Microsoft Excel Masterclass is designed to equip you with the vital skills required to effectively use Excel to create and edit workbooks and spreadsheets. Tailored especially to professionals who wish to use Excel in their work on a regular basis, the course focuses on practical tips for getting the most out of the program while improving productivity. Suitable for both those new to Excel and those with some previous experience, over 1 day of training, the course will show how to fully unlock Excel’s powerful capabilities for sorting and manipulating data.

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Who should attend?

The course is intended for anybody wishing to learn how to use Microsoft Excel.



There are no formal prerequisites, but you should have some familiarity with computers and Windows 10. 

Microsoft Excel Masterclass Exam

There is no exam with this course.

What’s Included

Our Microsoft Excel Masterclass includes:

  • The Knowledge Academy Microsoft Excel Masterclass Manual
  • Experienced Microsoft Excel Trainer
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Refreshments

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Microsoft Excel Masterclass FAQs

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program originally developed by Microsoft in the late 1980s. The industry standard spreadsheet for businesses all over the world, Excel allows the collection, processing and manipulation of data in a tabular format.
All our Microsoft Excel instructors are confident, veteran users of the program with many years of teaching experience.
The course starts at approximately 9am and runs until 5pm. You should aim to be at the venue by 8:45am.
Our Microsoft Excel Masterclass includes 1 day of instructor-led training, a course pack including all presentation slides, refreshments and a certificate.



Some of our clients

"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

Joshua Davies, Thames Water

"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

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