What is the course about?
The course builds on the Excel Advanced course.
What will we cover?
An introduction to array formulas
Understanding Indirect Function
Use of Offset Function
Use of the Match and Index Functions
The Intersect operator in formula construction
Macros (including the macro button)
Combo boxes, spin control
Constructing a simple user form
Issues in spreadsheet design
Additional pivot table features, including the Slicer and how to query XML and Access data.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Achieve fluency with important selected Excel functions
Gain a strong working understanding of array formulas
Learn how to record and use basic Excel macros.
Acquire a deeper understanding of pivot table functionality.
Recognise some of the key issues in spreadsheet construction that facilitate the use of pivot tables.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed the Excel Advanced course or have sound advanced knowledge of Excel. You should have some familiarity with pivot tables.If you have not done Excel Advanced please see the course outline to see that you are familiar with what was covered.
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?
Each student has their own computer.
Presentations will be made using computers, overhead screen and printed notes.
Step-by-step instruction, with demonstrations where appropriate, will help you grasp the concepts.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Excel: financial modelling, Introduction to VBA, data analysis with Power BI.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details