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This course will teach students to create and edit basic Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 worksheets and workbooks.

Course Outline
You have basic computer skills such as using a mouse, navigating through windows, and surfing the Internet. You have also used paper-based systems to store data that you run calculations on. You now want to migrate that data to an electronic format.

Course Objective: You will create and edit basic Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 worksheets and workbooks.

Target Student: This course is designed for people preparing for certification as a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist in Excel, who already have knowledge of Microsoft® Office, Windows® 2000 (or above), and who desire to gain the skills necessary to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Office Excel 2007 worksheets.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Course Content

Section 1

In this section you will learn:

  • What Microsoft Excel 2007 is
  • How to open Microsoft Excel
  • How to interact with Excel
  • How to close Excel
  • How to create a new workbook
  • How to open a workbook
  • How to save a workbook
  • How to close a workbook
  • About Excel file types
  • How to switch worksheets
  • About the active cell
  • How to select cells
  • How to explore a worksheet
  • How to use the zoom feature
  • How to use the Help screen
  • How to use Online Help
  • How to use Offline Help

Section 2

In this section you will learn about:

  • The default Quick Access toolbar buttons
  • Adding buttons
  • Removing buttons
  • Changing icon size
  • The Home tab 
  • The Insert tab
  • The Page Layout tab
  • The Formula tab
  • The Data tab 
  • The Review tab


Section 3

In this section you will learn how to:

  • Work with columns, rows, cells, and ranges
  • Create worksheet labels
  • Enter and delete data
  • Print your worksheet
  • Use the AutoFill feature
  • Use the AutoSum feature
  • Use AutoComplete
  • Work with basic formulas
  • Drag and drop cells
  • Cut, copy, and paste cells
  • Copy and paste multiple items
  • Use paste special
  • Insert and delete cells, rows, and columns
  • Use undo, redo, and repeat
  • Use Smart Tags
  • Use the error option button
  • Use the AutoFill option button
  • Use the Paste Option button
  • Use AutoCorrect
  • Use Spell check
  • Use Find and Replace
  • Document a worksheet with comments


Section 4

In this section you will learn how to:

  • Change the size of rows or columns
  • Adjust cell alignment
  • Rotate text
  • Create custom number or date formats
  • Use conditional formatting
  • Use the Format Painter
  • Merge cells
  • Use AutoFit
  • Find and replace formatting
  • Add patterns and colors
  • Add borders
  • Work with styles
  • Create charts
  • Format charts
  • Enhance charts with drawing tools
  • Change the chart type
  • Change the source data for a chart
  • Work with chart axes and data series
  • Create a chart template


Section 5

In this section you will learn how to:

  • Use normal view
  • Use the Page Break Preview
  • Use the Page Layout view
  • Use the Full Screen view
  • Manage a single window
  • Create a window
  • Hide a window
  • Freeze a pane
  • Manage multiple windows
  • Switch between open workbooks
  • Arrange windows
  • Compare workbooks side by side
  • Reset windows
  • Save a workspace
  • Use Print Preview
  • Use the Print dialog
  • Use the Page Setup dialog
  • Use Quick Print

Prerequisites & Certificates

Students should be familiar with using personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard. You should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer. Specifically, you should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders. Students should have completed the following courses or possess equivalent knowledge before starting with this course: * Windows XP Professional: Level 1 * Windows XP Professional: Level 2 * Windows XP: Introduction * Windows 2000: Introduction

Certificates offered

What's included? · Instruction by an expert facilitator · Small interactive classes · Specialized manual and course materials · Personalized certificate of completion · Snacks, Beverages at Itplanit

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations less than 2 business weeks before the expected delivery date are eligible for a 50% refund, or a credit voucher will be provided for regularly scheduled courses (choice being that of the registrant). Credit Vouchers are transferable within the same company. Please send your cancellation notice to info@itplanit.com.
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This course was very, very interesting due to the instructor. He was simple, gave good examples and made a few jokes. Also, being only 5 participants was a bonus for us as we were able to share our experiences in a timely manner.
Reviewed by 2016
I think there is too much material to cover in one session. It's a lot of information to absorb all at once.
Reviewed by 2013
The only thing I would add...if you know you don't have many participants, hands on practice would be great. I would like to have had more time applying what i learned in a diagram. Once I got back to my office...i didn't know how to move a shape and associated text together. I also would like to know where I can see all the shapes offered by visio instead of searching for the shape and not knowing what to call it?
Reviewed by 2013
The instructor was excellent. I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting she made a potentially dry subject appear. Non-stop, great snacks provided all day from ham/egg bagels for breakfast, muffins, Valentines chocolate, chips, popcorn, gumball machine, coffee, juices etc etc. Perfect location for me as it was 2 blocks from my office.
Reviewed by 2013
I had no problem with the instructor's technigues, methods or delivery of the course material. He made what was otherwise fairly dry material as interesting as he possible and augmented it with practical examples that the class could relate to. The training facility and staff were also comendable, however what can't be overlooked is the IT infrastructure. During the exam the problems with latency were so bad that it affected my ability to concentrate on the material. Prior to the exam I completed 2 practice exams on paper in 35 & 37 minutes respectively. Doing the exam online it took over 1.5 hrs because it would take between 30 & 60 sec to refresh the page and show the next question. At times when I attempted to go back and review quesgtions I had marked I found my original answer wasn't recorded & I'd have to answer the question a second time. By the end of 70 min I was so digruntled I couldn't wait to finish regardless of the end result. It may not seem fair to evaluate the favility in this manner, but as a student the outcome is the ultimate measurement of a training favility.
Reviewed by 2013
A very interesting course. Claude Gerin, our instructor, was excellent in making this a very interesting and learning experience. THANKS!
Reviewed by 2012

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