Time: 10:00 - 13:15
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. 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.
Course Code: CEX40
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course builds on the Excel Advanced course.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
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
• Drop-down lists
• 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 our Excel Advanced course or have equivelant knowledge or experience of Excel. You should have some familiarity with pivot tables.If you have not attended our Excel Advanced course please read the course outline on our website to see if 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?
Step-by-step instruction, with demonstrations where appropriate, will help you grasp the concepts.The course will be online, offered via Google Meets and Classroom. No outside assignments will be issued.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs or materials to bring, but you will need to have Excel installed on your computer, preferably 2016 or later.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Excel: financial modelling, Introduction to VBA, data analysis with Power BI.
Abbott Katz has instructed Excel at numerous corporate and university venues, on both sides of the Atlantic - and both sides of the Channel. A native New Yorker with a doctorate in sociology, Abbott has written two books on Excel (Apress), authored the www.spreadsheetjournalism.com blog, and designs spreadsheets in a consultative capacity. He offered a 5-session, Excel-driven Data Stories workshop last year at the Sciences Po University in Paris (in English!), and his work with the application has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Freakonomics blog, and the spreadsheet expert Chandoo.
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.