Microsoft® Excel® for Office 365™ (Desktop or Online): Part 2
Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that's a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. You already know how to get Microsoft® Excel® to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But, Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data. In other words, when you have questions about your data, you need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for you. And that's exactly what this course aims to help you do.
This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Excel® for Office 365™ (Desktop or Online): Part 1 course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.
Note: Most Office 365™ users perform the majority of their daily tasks using the desktop version of the Office software, so that is the focus of this training. The course material will also enable you to access and effectively utilize many web-based resources provided with your Office 365 subscription. This includes brief coverage of key skills for using Excel for the Web and OneDrive. Helpful notes throughout the material alert you to cases where the online version of the application may function differently from the primary, desktop version.
This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist Program exam objectives to help you prepare for the Excel Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-200 and Excel Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-201 certifications.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions.
- Work with functions.
- Work with lists.
- Analyze data.
- Visualize data with charts.
- Use PivotTables and PivotCharts.
This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to analyze and present data.
To ensure success, students should have completed The South African Career Campus' Microsoft® Excel® for Office 365™ (Desktop or Online): Part 1 or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.
For this course, you will need one workstation for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) 64-bit (x64) processor.
- 2 gigabytes (GB) of Random Access Memory (RAM).
- 32 GB available storage space.
- Monitor capable of a screen resolution of at least 1,024 × 768 pixels, at least a 256-color display, and a video adapter with at least 4 MB of memory.
- Bootable DVD-ROM or USB drive.
- Keyboard and mouse or a compatible pointing device.
- Fast Ethernet (100 Mb/s or faster) adapter and cabling to connect to the classroom network.
- IP addresses that do not conflict with other portions of your network.
- Internet access (contact your local network administrator).
- (Instructor computer only) A display system to project the instructor's computer screen.
- Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional or Enterprise
- Microsoft® Office 365™ license (which provides the Microsoft Office apps) Note: The Office 365 plan you use depends on the licensing available in your environment. If you wish to use a trial version, Office 365 Business Premium is acceptable. This course was not tested with Office 365 Home or Office 365 Personal; some features might not be available in these editions.
- If necessary, software for viewing the course slides. (Instructor machine only.)
Lesson 1: Working with Functions
Topic A: Work with Ranges
Topic B: Use Specialized Functions
Topic C: Work with Logical Functions
Topic D: Work with Date and Time Functions
Topic E: Work with Text Functions
Lesson 2: Working with Lists
Topic A: Sort Data
Topic B: Filter Data
Topic C: Query Data with Database Functions
Topic D: Outline and Subtotal Data
Lesson 3: Analyzing Data
Topic A: Create and Modify Tables
Topic B: Apply Intermediate Conditional Formatting
Topic C: Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting
Lesson 4: Visualizing Data with Charts
Topic A: Create Charts
Topic B: Modify and Format Charts
Topic C: Use Advanced Chart Features
Lesson 5: Using PivotTables and PivotCharts
Topic A: Create a PivotTable
Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data
Topic C: Present Data with PivotCharts
Topic D: Filter Data by Using Timelines and Slicers