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Foundation Microsoft Excel Training

Foundation Microsoft Excel  Training

In this Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016/2019 training class, students will create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks. This course is designed for students who want to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel worksheets using Excel 2019 or Excel 365.

Target Audience

Students who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Excel 2016/2019 or more experienced Excel users who want to learn the topics covered in this course in the 2016/2019 interface.

Class Outline

  1. Create basic worksheets using Microsoft Excel 2019.
  2. Perform calculations in an Excel worksheet.
  3. Modify an Excel worksheet.
  4. Modify the appearance of data within a worksheet.
  5. Manage Excel workbooks.
  6. Print the content of an Excel worksheet.
  7. Learn how to use handy features new in 2019.


  1. Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
    1. Starting Microsoft Excel
    2. Creating a Workbook
    3. Saving a Workbook
    4. The Status Bar
    5. Adding and Deleting Worksheets
    6. Copying and Moving Worksheets
    7. Changing the Order of Worksheets
    8. Closing a Workbook
    9. Exercise: Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
  2. The Ribbon
    1. Tabs
    2. Groups
      1. Tell Me
    3. Commands
    4. Exercise: Exploring the Ribbon
  3. The Backstage View (The File Menu)
    1. Introduction to the Backstage View
    2. Opening a Workbook
    3. Exercise: Open a Workbook
    4. New Workbooks and Excel Templates
    5. Exercise: Select, Open and Save a Template Agenda
    6. Printing Worksheets
    7. Exercise: Print a Worksheet
    8. Adding Your Name to Microsoft Excel
    9. Adding a Theme to Microsoft Excel
  4. The Quick Access Toolbar
    1. Adding Common Commands
    2. Adding Additional Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
    3. Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
    4. Placement
    5. Exercise: Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
  5. Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    1. Entering Text
      1. Using Flash Fill
      2. Expand Data across Columns
    2. Adding and Deleting Cells
    3. Adding a Hyperlink
    4. Add WordArt to a Worksheet
    5. Using AutoComplete
    6. Exercise: Entering Text and Using AutoComplete
    7. Entering Numbers and Dates
    8. Using the Fill Handle
    9. Exercise: Entering Numbers and Dates
  6. Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets
    1. Selecting Ranges of Cells
    2. Hiding Worksheets
    3. Adding Color to Worksheet Tabs
    4. Adding Themes to Workbooks
    5. Exercise: Customize a Workbook Using Tab Colors and Themes
    6. Adding a Watermark
    7. The Font Group
    8. Exercise: Working with Font Group Commands
    9. The Alignment Group
    10. Exercise: Working with Alignment Group Commands
    11. The Number Group
    12. Exercise: Working with Number Group Commands
  7. Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel
    1. Math Operators and the Order of Operations
    2. Entering Formulas
      1. Ink Equations
    3. AutoSum (and Other Common Auto-Formulas)
    4. Copying Formulas and Functions
      1. Displaying Formulas
    5. Relative, Absolute, and Mixed Cell References
    6. Exercise: Working with Formulas
  8. Working with Rows and Columns
    1. Inserting Rows and Columns
    2. Deleting Rows and Columns
    3. Transposing Rows and Columns
    4. Setting Row Height and Column Width
    5. Hiding and Unhiding Rows and Columns
    6. Splitting the Worksheet Window
    7. Freezing Panes
    8. Exercise: Working with Rows and Columns
  9. Editing Worksheets
    1. Find
    2. Find and Replace
    3. Exercise: Using Find and Replace
    4. Using the Clipboard
    5. Exercise: Using the Clipboard
    6. Exercise: Using Format Painter
    7. Managing Comments
      1. Adding Comments
      2. Working with Comments
    8. Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets
      1. Setting Margins
      2. Setting Page Orientation
      3. Setting the Print Area
      4. Print Scaling (Fit Sheet on One Page)
      5. Printing Headings on Each Page/Repeating Headers and Footers
      6. Headers and Footers
      7. Exercise: Preparing to Print
    9. Advanced Formulas
      1. Using Named Ranges in Formulas
        1. Naming a Single Cell
        2. Naming a Range of Cells
        3. Naming Multiple Single Cells Quickly
  1. Exercise: Using Named Ranges in Formulas
  2. Using Formulas That Span Multiple Worksheets
  3. Exercise: Entering a Formula Using Data in Multiple Worksheets
        1. Using the IF Function
        2. Using AND/OR Functions
  1. Using the SUMIF, AVERAGEIF, and COUNTIF Functions
  2. Exercise: Using the IF Function
  3. Using the PMT Function
  4. Exercise: Using the PMT Function
  5. Using the LOOKUP Function
  6. Using the VLOOKUP Function
  7. Exercise: Using the VLOOKUP Function
  8. Using the HLOOKUP Function
  9. Using the CONCAT Function
  10. Exercise: Using the CONCAT Function
  11. Using the TRANSPOSE Function
  12. Using the PROPER, UPPER, and LOWER Functions
        1. The UPPER Function
        2. The LOWER function
        3. The TRIM Function
          1. Exercise: Using the PROPER Function
  1. Using the LEFT, RIGHT, and MID Functions
  2. The MID Function
        1. Exercise: Using the LEFT and RIGHT Functions
  1. Using Date Functions
  2. Using the NOW and TODAY Functions
        1. Exercise: Using the YEAR, MONTH, and DAY Functions
  1. Creating Scenarios
  2. Utilize the Watch Window
    1. Consolidate Data
    2. Enable Iterative Calculations
    3. What-If Analyses
    4. Use the Scenario Manager
    5. Use Financial Functions
  1. Working with Lists
  2. Converting a List to a Table
  3. Exercise: Converting a List to a Table
  4. Removing Duplicates from a List
  5. Exercise: Removing Duplicates from a List
  6. Sorting Data in a List
  7. Exercise: Sorting Data in a List
  8. Filtering Data in a List
  9. Exercise: Filtering Data in a List
  10. Adding Subtotals to a List
    1. Grouping and Ungrouping Data in a List
  11. Exercise: Adding Subtotals to a List
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