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Advanced Microsoft Excel

Participants will learn how to perform calculations and manipulate worksheet data Format the worksheet contents, working with sheets working with charts modifying chart options, work with multiple worksheets and workbooks and prepare, set up, print information. Business analysts and professionals, supervisors and staff from any function including finance that need to improve their understanding and use of Microsoft Excel as an important tool to produce more effective and efficient work.

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Course Overview:

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application developed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. It has been a very widely applied spreadsheet for these platforms, especially since version 5 in 1993, and it has replaced Lotus 1-2-3 as the industry standard for spreadsheets. Excel forms part of Microsoft Office.

Microsoft Excel has the basic features of all spreadsheets, using a grid of cells arranged in numbered rows and letter-named columns to organize data manipulations like arithmetic operations. It has a battery of supplied functions to answer statistical, engineering and financial needs. In addition, it can display data as line graphs, histograms and charts, and with a very limited three-dimensional graphical display. It allows sectioning of data to view its dependencies on various factors for different perspectives (using pivot tables and the scenario manager).

It has a programming aspect, Visual Basic for Applications, allowing the user to employ a wide variety of numerical methods, for example, for solving differential equations of mathematical physics, and then reporting the results back to the spreadsheet. It also has a variety of interactive features allowing user interfaces that can completely hide the spreadsheet from the user, so the spreadsheet presents itself as a so-called application, or decision support system (DSS), via a custom-designed user interface.

In a more elaborate realization, an excel application can automatically poll external databases and measuring instruments using an update schedule, analyze the results, make a Word report or Power Point slide show, and e-mail these presentations on a regular basis to a list of participants. Microsoft allows for a number of optional command-line switches to control the manner in which Excel starts.

Learning Outcome:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Use Microsoft Excel in business more effectively
  • Perform analysis and evaluation to assist in enhancing the decision making process
  • Understand and create pivot tables and pivot charts
  • Visualize and manipulate data
  • Prepare business and flash reports to senior management
  • Will be able to design professional-level spreadsheets to lay out data intelligently and usefully

Who needs the course?

Business analysts and professionals, supervisors and staff from any function that need to improve their understanding and use of Microsoft Excel as an important tool to produce more effective and efficient work.

Course No 1: Advance Excel – Level 1

Detailed Course Content:

  • SESSION 1: Setting Up a workbook
  • SESSION 2: Working with Data and Excel Tables
  • SESSION 3: Performing Calculations on Data
  • Revision of Key topics & Question-based revision
  • SESSION 4: Changing Workbook Appearance
  • SESSION 5: Focusing on Specific Data by Using Filters
  • SESSION 6: Reordering and Summarizing Data
  • SESSION 7: Combining Data from Multiple sources
  • SESSION 8: Analyzing alternative Data Sets
  • SESSION 9: Creating Dynamic Lists by using PivotTables
  • SESSION 10: Creating Charts and Graphics
  • SESSION 11: Printing
  • SESSION 12: Automating Repetitive Tasks by Using Macros
  • SESSION 13: Working with Other Microsoft Office Program
  • SESSION 14: Collaborating with Colleagues

Course No 2: Advance Excel Level 2 – with Pivot Tables, Macros, Formulas & Functions

Detailed Course Content:

PART I: WORKING WITH FORMULAS AND FUNCTIONS

  • SESSION 1: Introducing Formulas and Functions
  • SESSION 2: Creating Formulas that Manipulate Text
  • SESSION 3: Working with Dates and Times
  • SESSION 4: Creating Formulas that Count and Sum
  • SESSION 5: Creating Formulas that Look Up Values
  • SESSION 6: Creating Formulas for Financial Applications
  • SESSION 7: Introducing Array Formulas
  • SESSION 8: Performing Magic with Array Formulas

PART II: CREATING CHARTS AND GRAPHICS

  • SESSION 9: Getting Started Making Charts
  • SESSION 10: Learning Advanced Charting
  • SESSION 11: Visualizing Data Using Conditional Formatting
  • SESSION 12: Creating Sparkline Graphics
  • SESSION 13: Enhancing Your Work with Pictures and Drawings

PART III: USING ADVANCED EXCEL FEATURES 539

  • SESSION 14: Customizing the Excel User Interface
  • SESSION 15: Using Custom Number Format
  • SESSION 16: Using Data Validation
  • SESSION 17: Creating and Using Worksheet Outlines
  • SESSION 18: Linking and Consolidating Worksheets
  • SESSION 19: Excel and the Internet
  • SESSION 20: Sharing Data with Other Office Applications
  • SESSION 21: Using Excel in a Workgroup
  • SESSION 22: Protecting Your Work
  • SESSION 23: Making Your Worksheets Error-Free

PART IV: ANALYZING DATA WITH EXCEL

  • SESSION 24: Getting Data from External Database Files
  • SESSION 25: Introducing Pivot Tables
  • SESSION 26: Analyzing Data with Pivot Tables
  • SESSION 27: Performing Spreadsheet What-If Analysis
  • SESSION 28: Analyzing Data Using Goal Seeking and Solver
  • SESSION 29: Analyzing Data with the Analysis ToolPak

Course No 3:Advance Excel with VBA

Detailed Course Content:

  • SESSION 1: Introducing Visual Basic for Applications
  • SESSION 2: Creating Custom Worksheet Functions
  • SESSION 3: Creating UserForms
  • SESSION 4: Using UserForm Controls in a Worksheet
  • SESSION 5: Working with Excel Events
  • SESSION 6: VBA Examples
  • SESSION 7: Creating Custom Excel Add-Ins

Course No 4: Advance Excel with Financial Modelling

Detailed Course Content:

Basic Features of MS Excel

  • A First Look At MS Excel
  • What are Worksheets and Workbooks?
  • Cells, Rows, Columns
  • Cell References (Absolute, Relative…)
  • Types Of Operators

MS Excel Financial Functions

(To calculate depreciations)

  • Use the SYD function to calculate Depreciation
  • Use the SLN function to calculate straight-line Depreciation
  • Production per hour
  • Calculate the age of a person in days

Business and Financial Data Validation

(To validate the error in cash flow, fund flow, etc.)

  • Setting-Up Your Validation Rules
  • Selecting Different Input Variables
  • Using Lists to Restrict Data Input to Your Business Model

Working with Financial Data

(To sort list, salary list, stock list etc.)

  • Sort
  • Creating Form
  • Subtotal
  • Text To Columns

Business and Financial Functions

(Investment & share details etc)

  • Decide Amount To Invest
  • Compare investments
  • Using the double-declining balance method
  • Determine the payment of a loan

Must Tools for Every Business and Finance Professional

(Trial balance, balance sheet, cash flow etc)

  • IF STATEMENT
  • MID, LEFT, RIGHT
  • VLOOKUP

Data Consolidation (employee sheet, sales budget, etc)

  • Using Appropriate Function
  • Selecting Different References
  • Creating Source To Consolidated Data

Pivot Table and Pivot Charts – A Must Learn Tool

  • Using Your Own Data( stock data, cash flow, trial balance)
  • Using Your Imported Data
  • Using Consolidation Ranges( employee salary)
  • Enhancing Your Report with Data and Format Options( variance report)

About Certification and Awarding Body

Specific Certification Title: Certificate in Advanced Excel Level 1/2/3

About Awarding Body: KHDA Certificate

Course completion certificate attested by KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority, UAE).

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for the growth and quality of private education in Dubai. We support schools, universities, parents, students, educators, investors and government partners to create a high quality education sector focused on happiness and well being.

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