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Certificate in Microsoft Excel

Detailed Course Curriculum
The Excel Basics module is the first module in the Certificate in Microsoft Excel course, designed for beginners who are new to Excel. In this module, participants will be introduced to the Excel environment and learn basic skills necessary to create and work with Excel workbooks. Participants will learn how to navigate the Excel interface, use the ribbon and quick access toolbar, and work with cells and ranges. The module will also cover using OneDrive, a cloud storage service that allows users to save and share their Excel workbooks with others. This module provides a foundation for the rest of the course and lays the groundwork for more advanced Excel skills covered in subsequent modules.
The Working with Cells and Sheets module provides students with fundamental skills and techniques to work effectively with cells and sheets in Excel. The module covers key topics such as cell basics, including entering, selecting, and editing cells, modifying columns, rows, and cells, and formatting cells. Participants will also learn about number formats, including currency, date and time, and percentages. The module also covers working with multiple worksheets, including how to insert, rename, move, copy, and delete worksheets. Other topics covered include using Find & Replace to quickly locate specific data in a worksheet, checking spelling, and page layout and printing options. By the end of this module, students will have the skills and knowledge to create, format, and manage cells and sheets in Excel.
The Working with Formulas and Functions module in the Microsoft Excel course is an essential component for learners looking to become proficient in using Excel for data analysis. In this module, participants will learn how to create and edit formulas in Excel, understand and use simple functions such as SUM, AVERAGE, and MAX to perform calculations, and explore more advanced functions such as IF, COUNTIF, and VLOOKUP. They will also learn how to use cell references, absolute and relative references, and how to troubleshoot formula errors. The module emphasizes hands-on practice exercises, allowing learners to work with formulas and functions in Excel and apply their newly acquired knowledge in real-world scenarios.
This module focuses on data management techniques and tools. Students will be introduced to various tips and tricks for organizing and structuring data, such as freezing panes and sorting data. They will also learn how to filter and group data effectively and use tables and charts to represent data visually. Additionally, the module covers conditional formatting, which enables learners to highlight specific data based on certain conditions. By the end of this module, students will have a strong foundation in data management skills that will help them work more efficiently and effectively in Excel.
In this module, students will explore advanced features of Microsoft Excel that will help them work more efficiently and effectively with large amounts of data. They will learn about data analysis tools such as PivotTables and PivotCharts, which can be used to quickly summarize and analyze data. The module also covers collaboration tools, including co-authoring and sharing workbooks, as well as techniques for inspecting and protecting sensitive data. By the end of this module, students will have gained advanced Excel skills that will enable them to work with complex data sets and collaborate more effectively with others.
This module aims to cover a range of additional Excel features that are not covered in detail in other modules of the course. Participants will learn about Office 365 and how it can be used to enhance their Excel experience. The module also covers the latest features in Office 2019, which includes new chart types and data analysis tools. Students will also be introduced to reference styles that can be used to ensure consistency in referencing across different Excel sheets and workbooks. The module will also provide an overview of Office Intelligent Services that can be used to simplify data entry and automate tasks. Finally, participants will learn about using the Draw tab to create custom shapes, and working with icons to improve the visual appeal of their Excel workbooks.
The Microsoft Excel Quiz module is an assessment tool designed to evaluate a student’s understanding and proficiency in using Microsoft Excel. The quiz comprises multiple-choice questions covering a broad range of topics, from basic to advanced functions, formatting, data management, and more. The module aims to help students identify areas where they need to improve their Excel skills, and it provides them with immediate feedback on their performance. Additionally, the quiz provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and put their skills into practice.

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