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Topics included in this 2-day course: Building Solutions, Macro Basics, VBA Programming Basics, VBA User Form Basics, Deployment Basics, Customizing Macros, Enhancing VBA Code, Handling errors, Accessing External Data, Excel automation.

  • Course Start Date: 2020-09-08
  • Time: 09:00:00 - 16:00:00
  • Duration: 2 Day(s)
  • Location: Ottawa
  • Delivery Method(s): Instructor Led

Course Outline


This course is intended for participants who are familiar with Microsoft Office Excel 2007.


Course Length: 12hrs (2 Days)

VBA is the programming Interface for Excel and is used to automate tasks and generate easy to use code with other applications. VBA can be used in any version of Microsoft Excel. VBA's ability to automate and produce efficient results makes any Excel worksheet easier to use. Simple codes are written into short programs and are used to perform specific, repetitive tasks.

Learning Objectives:
In this course, you will:
- Record And Run Simple Macros
- Use the VB Editor and Code Window
- Create and Edit VBA Code
- Work with Objects
- Work with Variables
- Create Procedures and Functions
- Work with Forms and Controls
- Understand Debugging

Target Student:
This course is designed for students who need to automate repetitive tasks and create simple macros that run in spreadsheets. Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets is recommended.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Basic Macro Concepts
How to Record a Macro, Re-recording a Macro
How to Play, Delete, Edit and Rename a Macro
Using Relative Referencing
Running a Macro While Recording Another

Section 2: Macro Security

Section 3: Personal Macro Workbook

Section 4: Dealing with Ranges that Change Size over Time

Section 5 - 8 Different Ways to Run a Macro
Adding to Ribbon, Creating Buttons, etc.

Section 6: Visual Basic for Applications - Basics
The Visual Basic Editor
The VBA Toolbars
Protecting a Module

Section 7: Writing Code
Objects, Properties and Methods
Using the With Construct
Recording vs. Writing Pros and Cons
Getting Help with the Object Browser
Declaring and Using Variables
Using Formulas in Macros

Section 8: User Interaction
Input Boxes and Message Boxes
Formatting Input or Message Boxes with the Format Function

Section 9: Adding Special Characters including Line Breaks

Section 10: IF Statements
Message Boxes that Allow for Input

Section 11: Running Other Procedures

Section 12: Event Trapping
On Error
Auto_Open() and Auto_Close()

Cancellation Policy

Compuease Cancellation Policy

CompuEase works hard to schedule our training and other services around your convenience. With that in mind we have the following cancellation policy for all booked training.  Notice of cancellation must be received by CompuEase 10 working days prior to the confirmed date for a no financial penalty to be incurred.  Registrants who wish to reschedule their course may do so at least 10 working days before the commencement of their course providing the course fee is paid within 30 days following the originally scheduled date of the course.   

Training Location

CompuEase Training Classroom
130 Albert Street Suite 801

Ottawa, ON

About CompuEase Inc.


CompuEase has been providing first class software and professional skills training to the Ottawa and Quebec area since 1988 and is now recognized as one of the most esteemed Training Centres of its kind in the region. Working closely with both the public and private sector, we offer both onsite public training at our conveniently located downtown Ottawa training centre and private and one-on-one training online or onsite.

The benefits of training with CompuEase are:

  • Fast, quality customer service
  • Highly skilled, experienced and professional trainers
  • A public class schedule, with guaranteed-to-run classes that run often
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  • 24/7 After Training Support for all software training
  • Both Software and Professional Skills training
  • Training in both official languages

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Training Provider Rating

This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.32 out of 5 based on 231 reviews.

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Geoff was a great instructor and very knowledgeable. Loved the 1 on 1 option which allowed me to complete 2 courses in 1 day.
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Lori was excellent!
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I think I underestimated my own knowledge of the program. This is not necessarily at the fault of the course or training provider.
I found the instructor very informative and she addressed all of my questions and concerns.
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Instructor and venue were excellent. Made a full day training course enjoyable.
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The building itself is pretty dingy, but the instructor made up for it!!
Too much information in one day - instructor had to race through material, skipping some of it entirely. Start delayed by 20 minu ... Read more

Too much information in one day - instructor had to race through material, skipping some of it entirely. Start delayed by 20 minutes due to course material not having been properly loaded on computers. These issues continued throughout class, ie some of my important menu tabs were in french, others in english. I had requested an English class. Another student had Excel 2007 instead of Excel 2010, when the rest of us and the instructor were working with 2010. I would have liked to continue to 4:00, but the instructor made it clear that her preference was to leave at 3:30, so no one said anything. The windows had to be opened because the room was too warm, but the people next to the windows were wearing their coats because they were too cold.

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This course has an overall avarage rating of 4.25 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.


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