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Excel Skills to Make an Impression

Learn intermediate and advanced Excel skills, such as pivot tables, IF statements, and dynamic arrays, to advance your career.

17,659 enrolled on this course

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Excel Skills to Make an Impression

17,659 enrolled on this course

  • 4 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

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  • Introductory level

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Discover Microsoft Excel skills to take your career to the next level

Microsoft Excel is a mainstay of professional roles around the world. From administration, to finance, to data analysis, and beyond, wherever there are numbers, you are likely to find Excel.

This course from The Excel Club is designed to help you take your Excel skills to the next level. Many users never get beyond the program’s most basic functionality, often feeling intimidated.

The course is designed to provide a gentle introduction to intermediate and advanced Excel skills. You will go from creating simple lists to carrying out complex Excel data analysis in no time.

The Excel skills you learn are sure to get you noticed, by both your current and prospective future employers.

Learn how to use Excel pivot tables, IF statements, and more

On this course, you will begin to explore some intermediate and advanced Excel functionality.

Some of the Excel skills covered include using Excel IF statements and comparative operators, simple and complex lookups, pivot tables for data analysis and exploration, calculations using Excel’s new dynamic arrays, and more.

With these advanced Excel skills, you will be able to approach complex tasks with confidence. You will be empowered to advance your career, either in your current role or in a new one.

Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds Are you looking to improve your Excel skills? Do you want to learn the core fundamental skills that are practical, that you can use every day that will both impressed and put you ahead of the curve. If so, then this course is for you. Welcome to Core Excel Skills to make an impression. My name is Paula and I am a CPA. I’m also a Microsoft Excel MVP and I’ve been training in Excel for over 10 years. No matter what your job is these days if it’s Office-based or if it has any admin work, then you will be working with Excel.

Skip to 0 minutes and 41 seconds Yet many seem to lack the core of the fundamental skills required to get the job done efficiently, and these skills are in high demand by employers. This course is aimed at equipping you with the fundamental Excel skills used everyday, We will explore Logical tests and if statements we’re going to delve into look up options such as VLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH XLOOKUP. We will learn to sum data based on criteria and carry out other conditional calculations. You will learn how and why you should work with tables. You’ll be introduced to analyzing data with Pivot Tables, and you be introduced to the New Dynamic Arrays. This course is a Hands-On course with a Community Focus.

Skip to 1 minute and 26 seconds There are workbooks to download so you can practice along and exercises for you to complete. There’s some of the content in this course is of a basic level. Yet some of us is considered Advanced. Either way, everything you learn in this course is a Core skill, many of which will impress. It is important to note. You need a basic level of excel before you can start this course. It’s also advisable that you get a copy of excel 365 to work with you can sign up for a 30-day free trial with Microsoft, If you don’t yet have this version of excel, so if you think this course is for you. Why don’t you enroll now and let’s get started.

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The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Solve logical problems using comparative operators and IF statement
  • Demonstrate the use of simple to complex Lookups
  • Calculate aggregations with conditions attached using SUMIF, SUMIFS and other IFS functions
  • Explore and analyze data using Pivot tables
  • Discuss and apply how Excel table features can make you more efficient
  • Perform calculations using Excel's new Dynamic Arrays

Who is the course for?

This course would be suitable for anyone seeking to advance their career by learning more advanced Excel skills.

This includes those working or seeking to work in data analysis, advanced administration, or finance roles, among others.

What software or tools do you need?

In this course we use Excel 365. You can download a free 30 day trial directly from Microsoft.

Who will you learn with?

Paula Guilfoyle is a CPA accountant with a passion for Excel. Teaching Excel for over ten years now, Paula also blogs and makes Youtube videos on all things Excel and Power BI.

Who developed the course?

The Excel Club

The Excel Club is a global leader in Excel and Power BI training. With over 100K students from across 186 different countries, The Excel Club has grown from strength to strength.

The force behind The Excel Club is by Paula Guilfoyle. Paula is a Certified Public Accountant and Microsoft Excel MVP who has worked across a broad range of industries as an Accountant, Internal Auditor and Financial Controller.

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