Microsoft Excel 2016/365 – Introduction

Course Length: 1 Day
Course Format: Instructor –Led
Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Course Description

Course Overview: Organizations the world over rely on information to make sound decisions regarding all manner of affairs. But with the amount of available data growing on a daily basis, the ability to make sense of all of that data is becoming more and more challenging. Fortunately, this is where the power of Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016 can help. Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update, and present your data in ways that will help the decision makers in your organization steer you in the right direction. It will also make these tasks much easier for you to accomplish, and in much less time, than if you used traditional pen-and-paper methods or non-specialized software. This course aims to provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data manipulation.

This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2016 Exam and the Excel 2016 Expert Exam.

Target Student: This course is intended for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2016 that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

Prerequisites: To ensure success, students will need to be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should also be comfortable working in the Windows® 10 environment and be able to use Windows 10 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: opening and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders.

Course Objectives

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

  • Get started with Excel 2016.
  • Perform calculations.
  • Modify a worksheet.
  • Format a worksheet.
  • Print workbook contents.
  • Manage large workbooks.
Course Content
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Excel 2016
  • Navigate the Excel User Interface
  • Use Excel Commands
  • Create and Save a Basic Workbook
  • Enter Cell Data
  • Use Excel Help
Lesson 2: Performing Calculations
  • Create Worksheet Formulas
  • Insert Functions
  • Reuse Formulas
Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet
  • Insert, Delete, and Adjust Cells, Columns, and Rows
  • Search for and Replace Data
  • Use Proofing and Research Tools
Lesson 4: Formatting a Worksheet
  • Modify Fonts
  • Add Borders and Colors to Worksheets
  • Apply Number Formats
  • Align Cell Contents
  • Apply Styles and Themes
  • Apply Basic Conditional Formatting
  • Create and Use Templates
Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks
  • Preview and Print a Workbook
  • Define the Page Layout
Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks
  • Manage Worksheets
  • Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views
  • Manage Workbook Properties
Appendix A: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Exam 77-727
Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Expert Exam 77–728
Appendix C: Microsoft Excel 2016 Common Keyboard Shortcuts
Appendix D: Adding Borders and Colors to Worksheets
Appendix E: Basic Excel Customization