Excel 2013 Basic

  • Course Price:$295
  • Audience: Information Workers
  • Portfolio: Office
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In this Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 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 2013 worksheets.

This ILT Series course will familiarize students with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Excel 2013, including identifying Excel window components, navigating worksheets, and downloading templates. In addition, students will learn the basics of entering and editing text, values, and formulas, and how to save workbooks in the native Excel format, as well as in other formats. They will learn how to move and copy data and formulas, how to determine absolute and relative references, and how to work with ranges, rows, and columns. Students will also learn how to use simple functions, and how to easily apply formatting techniques to worksheet data. They will create and modify charts, and work with graphics. Finally, they will review workbooks for spelling errors, modify page setup, and print worksheets.
This course will help students prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist core-level exam for Excel 2013 (exam 77-420) and the Microsoft Office Specialist Expert exam for Excel 2013 (exam 77-421). For comprehensive certification training, students should complete the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced courses for Excel 2013. We also provide an online test preparation application for this course. Click the Test Prep/Assessment link on Axzo’s home page to find a list of the applications.                                             

Target Audience: Students who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Excel 2013 or more experienced Excel users who want to learn the topics covered in this course in the 2013 interface.

Class Goals:

  • Create basic worksheets using Microsoft Excel 2013.
  • Perform calculations in an Excel worksheet.
  • Modify an Excel worksheet.
  • Modify the appearance of data within a worksheet.
  • Manage Excel workbooks.
  • Print the content of an Excel worksheet.

Table Of Contents: 

Unit 1: Getting started 
Topic A: Spreadsheet terminology 
Topic B: The Excel environment 
Topic C: Navigating a worksheet 
Topic D: Using a template 

Unit 2: Entering and editing data 
Topic A: Entering and editing text and values 
Topic B: Entering and editing formulas 
Topic C: Saving and updating workbooks 

Unit 3: Modifying a worksheet 
Topic A: Moving and copying data 
Topic B: Moving, copying, and viewing formulas 
Topic C: Absolute and relative references 
Topic D: Inserting and deleting ranges, rows, and columns 

Unit 4: Functions 
Topic A: Entering functions 
Topic B: AutoSum 
Topic C: Other common functions 

Unit 5: Formatting 
Topic A: Text formatting 
Topic B: Row and column formatting 
Topic C: Number formatting 
Topic D: Conditional formatting 
Topic E: Additional formatting options 

Unit 6: Charts 
Topic A: Chart basics 
Topic B: Formatting charts 

Unit 7: Graphics 
Topic A: Working with pictures 
Topic B: Conditional formatting with graphics 
Topic C: SmartArt graphics 

Unit 8: Printing 
Topic A: Preparing to print 
Topic B: Page Setup options 
Topic C: Printing worksheets