Excel: advanced

Course Dates: 10/11/20 - 08/12/20
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online

Learn advanced features of Excel 2016: linking, advanced sorting, filtering, formulae associated with logical, statistical, financial and mathematical operations, scenarios, data validation and audit spreadsheet, pivot tables and macros to create and work with complex spreadsheets. This course follows on from 'Excel: essentials' or Excel 2016 for the workplace, or it is suitable for students with equivalent knowledge and experience.

This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

It builds on the Excel Essential or Excel 2016 for the workplace course and introduces the more advanced features of the application.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• Advanced sorting of data
• Advanced filtering of data
• Conditional Formatting
• More advanced linking of worksheets for calculations
• More advanced formulas incorporating various functions (COUNTIF, SUMIF, VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP, DATE and TIME functions, PMT, PV, FV, DATABASE Functions).
• Using pivot tables
• Recording macros
• Using data tables
• Scenario Manger
• Data Validation and Auditing Spreadsheets
• Naming data ranges and using names in calculations.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Sort and filter data using specified criteria
• Analyse data using pivot tables
• Set up best/worst case scenarios
• Produce calculations using formulas incorporating various functions (COUNTIF, SUMIF, VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP, DATE and TIME functions, Text, PMT, PV, FV, DATABASE Functions, and summarise values from different worksheets/workbooks
• Automate tasks using macros
• Work with large and more complicated worksheets with confidence.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an advanced course and you should have completed the Excel Essential or Excel 2016 for the workplace course, or have working knowledge or experience of using Excel.

You should also be able to follow spoken and written instructions and be comfortable carrying out mathematical calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no other costs, however you need to have Microsoft Office installed, preferably 2016 or later.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Further excel courses eg - Excel: expert, Excel: financial modelling, Introduction to VBA in Excel, Pivot Table a deeper look, Excel: tables & charts, Data analytics with Power BI, Access 2016: advanced, A beginner’s guide to SQL, Introduction to SQL and Microsoft SQL server. You might want to explore some programming languages like - Introduction to Python, introduction to C#, introduction to Java, Introduction to R programming.


Customer Reviews 8 item(s)

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

A challenging pace is maintained on this course which has enabled me to greatly increase my understanding and use of Excel in a short period of time. The clear demonstrations to the group, during which the tutor asks and responds to questions, are followed by well differentiated individual monitoring and support of the student practical activities.
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Review by Guest / (Posted on 12/03/2017)
'Excel: Advanced' was the natural next step following 'Excel: Essentials'. The course was a valuable learning experience for me, and I highly recommend it if you want to increase your productivity in using Excel.

During this course you will learn advanced features of Excel such as pivot tables and macros.

The tutor is an excellent teacher with a great ability to share his knowledge with his students. He was patient in explaining advanced concepts well, in a way in which all the students in the class could understand.

After completing this course, I have moved on to work as a volunteer teaching assistant on this very course, weeks later. This is allowing me to help other students with their learning, and to also consolidate my own learning. The result of my time spent on both these Excel courses is that I am much more competent and confident now when using Excel.
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Review by - / (Posted on 20/02/2017)
I thoroughly enjoyed participation in the course and found the tutor stimulating, interesting and adroit. I only use Excel now at home although when I was working I used it extensively and the first day was revision plus additional aides. I missed the second day due to illness and did not take up the offer of attending a substitute day because the content sounded too sophisticated for my needs (although I was amazed at the scope of Excel and wished I still worked in order to use it more)!
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Review by Adele / (Posted on 09/02/2017)
Fantastic course to extend your knowledge in Excel. Well delivered lesson. Tutor very knowledgeable of the topic.
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Review by EDM / (Posted on 20/01/2017)
A comprehensive and fulfilling course. Tutor articulate in defining the advanced syntax with humour. I enjoyed exercising the grey matter and intend to keep up with advanced changes.
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Review by Lucky / (Posted on 30/11/2016)
The course was very helpful and the tutor was very supportive. I have managed to gain many new excel skills. Highly recommended!
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Review by Sanya / (Posted on 19/11/2016)
It is a worthy course. Very good tutor, quite friendly and got us all involved in the class while teaching. Learned few shortcuts which is very useful in my day to day Excel work.
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Review by Mona / (Posted on 18/11/2016)
I found this course really useful and very well delivered. The course tutor was extremely knowledgeable and very patient.
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Review by YA / (Posted on 16/11/2016)
Tutor Biographies
Terry Myers

Terry has worked as a lecturer at the City Lit for over 20 years in a number of different departments namely Business Technology, Universal Skill, Staff Development, Progress and Business Development Team. He has been delivering Internal and external training to companies and individuals requesting bespoke training on a number of MS Office applications, from beginners to advanced levels both as an employee of City Lit and as a freelance trainer, some businesses include NHS, Solicitors, Delegates from the Indian Government, to mention but a few. Applications includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, Internet browsers (Stay Safe Online) as well as Windows File Management and PC Maintenance. Terry is enthusiastic about delivering teaching whether face to face or as an online course and believe learning should be fun and rewarding. He is known for his patience, ability to translate information clearly and challenging student to become more visual when learning, thus making them less dependent on their handouts, work colleagues. We look forward to seeing you in one of his classes.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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Course Code: CEX19

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Tue, day, 10 Nov - 08 Dec '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £100.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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