Microsoft Excel Training Overview

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program, which is included in the Microsoft Office suite of applications. MS Excel is commonly used for analysing, sorting, reporting and storing data. It is widely used by enterprises as spreadsheets are simple to use and are highly visual. Microsoft Excel training provides you with the ability to easily search and filter the required information. Our Excel training courses provide effective tips, techniques and formulas to the individuals that will effectively help them to make the best use of Excel in their organisation.

Acquiring in-depth knowledge of working with Microsoft Excel functions and formulas will enable delegates to use Excel efficiently in their daily work life. Our industry experts have created the training material, and our highly expert trainers will help you gain the required knowledge to become a professional Excel expert.



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Microsoft Excel Masterclass Course Outline

Module 1: Navigation of the Excel Interface

  • Starting Excel
  • Excel Tab Interface
  • Main Components of the Workbook Screen
  • Understanding the Backstage View
  • Accessing the Backstage View
  • Understanding Dialog Boxes
  • Launching Dialog Boxes
  • Understanding the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Adding Commands to the QAT
  • Changing the Location of the Bar
  • Adding a New Command to the Toolbar
  • Removing a Command from the Quick Access Bar
  • Understanding the Status Bar

Module 2: Use of Lists and Tables

  • Understanding Lists
  • Applying a Filter
  • Performing an Alphabetical Sort
  • Performing a Numerical Sort
  • Creating a Table
  • Converting Selection to a Data Table
  • Inserting or Deleting Table Records
  • Deleting Table Records
  • Removing Duplicates
  • Modifying a Table
  • Sorting Data in a Table
  • Naming Tables
  • Resizing Tables
  • Converting a Table to a Range
  • Deleting a Table

Module 3: Conditional Formatting

  • Understanding Conditional Formatting
  • Highlight 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
  • Clearing Rules

Module 4: Using Formulas and Creating Pivot Tables

  • Using Sparklines
  • Using Formulas in Excel
  • Exploring Excel Functions
  • Insert Function Button
  • Working with Names and Ranges
  • Creating a Named Reference
  • Removing a Named Reference
  • What If Formulas
  • Common Logical Functions
  • Arguments used within If Functions
  • Creating a PivotTable from an Excel Data List
  • Add/Remove/Reorganise Data Fields
  • Changing the PivotTable Design
  • Refresh Data/Change Data Source
  • Creating and Modifying a Pivot Chart
  • Zooming In and Out Quickly
  • Undo, Redo, and Repeat with Keystrokes

Microsoft Excel VBA and Macro Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to VBA

  • What is a VBA?
  • Accessing VBA Editor
  • VBA - Excel Macros

Module 2: Event Handling

  • VBA – Events
  • Worksheet Events
  • Workbook Events

Module 3: Functions

  • Functions Overview
  • Calling a Function
  • User Defined Functions

Module 4: Forms and Referencing Other Applications

  • Forms
  • Referencing Other Applications

Module 5: Messages and Variables

  • Messages
  • Variables

Module 6: Simple IF Conditions

  • Simple IF Conditions
  • Loops

Module 7: Macros

  • What is a Macro?
  • Macros
  • Macro Formatting
  • Run a Pre-Recorded Macro
  • An Introduction to the Macro Recorder
  • To Record a Macro

Module 8: Excel Objects, Debugging, and Error Handling

  • Excel Objects
  • Handling Errors
  • Error-Handling Routine
  • On Error Statements
  • Untrapped Errors
  • Error-Handling Routine

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Major Uses of Excel

Microsoft Excel is widely used in various finance-related activities to bring data together and build great charts. It provides the ability to create workbooks and spreadsheets where users can define custom formulas to calculate data. By using Excel functions, individuals can effectively store organisations’ information and track the project status reports, contact lists, sales lead lists, and much more.

Microsoft Excel offers a grid interface to sort nearly any type of information. With the help of Microsoft Excel, users can create simple and complex formulas in Excel to calculate any data. MS Excel is also a useful tool for statistical analysis, which helps to implement chi-square testing, chart complex data, and variance analysis.


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How to Improve Microsoft Excel Skills?

Excel is the main part of Microsoft Office used for sorting data and performing financial analysis. This software program uses spreadsheets that can automatically input, calculate and analyse data, which makes it a valuable skill for the workplace. The ways in which the employees can upgrade their skills of using Excel are:

  • Using shortcut keys to perform the required functions in order to save time.
  • Using advanced formulas to crunch data and analyse it to get simpler answers.
  • Using table-formatting tools to gather and present the data in a systematic order.
  • Creating time-series forecasting to analyse seasonal trends and predict values for the future.

Career Benefits of Learning Excel


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Onsite training is provided to the employees of an organisation at their worksite, or location provided or preferred by the organisation. Onsite training gives an excellent balance to corporates between flexibility and cost-effectiveness. We are the world's leading organisation for providing the best Onsite training. We have successfully delivered Onsite training solutions to many corporate houses and multinational organisations.

Benefits of Onsite Training:

  • It keeps employees up to date on modern company practices.
  • Employees have access to training that works around their schedule.
  • Boosts employee productivity and profits organisations.
  • Organisations can tailor each phase of the training process according to their own company’s policies.
  • Training done on the company’s premises saves valuable time for employees.
  • Cost Efficient, as the cost of travelling is reduced for each delegate.

Business Productivity with Excel

Microsoft Excel is the spreadsheet of options that several successful businesses utilise for a wide variety of purposes. Some of the common business utilisations of MS Excel are for managing human resources, business analysis, operations management, performance reporting, etc. Microsoft Excel helps businesses in increasing productivity by:

Saving time and efforts of employees


Reducing errors and chances of omission


Extending your business intelligence investments


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Frequently Asked Question

What is MS Excel?

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Microsoft Excel, also known as MS Excel, is a spreadsheet program developed by Microsoft Corp. MS Excel has various tools and methods for arranging, sorting, visualising, representing, and analysing data. It is a prevalently used software for handling data in numerous organisations.

What is VBA in Excel?

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VBA stands for Visual Basic for Applications. It is an event-driven programming language from Microsoft that is mostly used with Microsoft office applications such as Excel, Word and Access. It helps developers to build customised applications and solutions to enhance the capabilities of those applications.

What is macro in Excel?

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A macro is simply a method of automating a task or a series of instructions into a simple access command. Macros are particularly useful for tasks that involve complicated processes. The exact procedures for performing tasks can be placed into a macro.

How Excel will be beneficial for my career growth?

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MS Excel will improve your professional knowledge and enhance your analysing techniques. It assists you in managing inventory, human resources, finances, etc. Excel is very crucial and is needed in almost all areas of work these days. Knowing Excel before applying and starting a new job will make you more productive and aids to boost your speed at the workplace. It will further improve your job prospect and help you to land a job in a more prestigious organisation with handsome pay.

What is forms in Excel?

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A User Form is a custom-built dialogue box that makes user data entry more manageable or controllable and easier to input for the user.

What will you learn in this Microsoft Excel Training?

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In this Microsoft Excel training, you will learn about various essential topics such as launching dialog boxes, applying a filter, using icon sets, creating a PivotTable from an Excel data list, VLOOKUP, accessing VBA editor, terms of error statements, messages and variables, and many more topics.

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Individuals who hold “Microsoft Excel training courses” get higher ranks in companies and get paid more than any average Professional.

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