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MS Excel
MS Excel Intermediate

The course deals with familiarizing the intermediate and advanced users with the more complex features Excel offers.

See also the Excel beginner course page

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Course details

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Aniko Balogh
Duration: 3 days
Requirements for pass: minimum attendance - 2 days
When the course is offered: see the list of courses for the current semester and/or in SITS

Course material on Moodle:

CEU E-Learning Course on Excel

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Course outline

Day 1 -Revisiting some topics of the beginner training

  • Absolute and relative addressing
  • Working with data
  • Creating charts
  • Functions and formulae:
    • calculate percentage, percentage change
    • calculating average, sum,  minimum, maximum (AVERAGE, SUM, MIN, MAX)
    • conditional formatting

Day 2 -Application of functions

  • Advanced functions and formulae:
  • Financial calculations
    • The PMT financial function
  • Using functions for further calculations
    • Goal Seek

Day 3 - Working with data

  • Pivot-tables
  • Creating charts from Pivot-tables
  • Working with multiple sheets
  • Working with multiple workbooks
  • Recording macros
  • Buttons with macros

Useful online resources (grouped by category)

Pivot table links:

Online Excel resources/tutorials:


Youtube links:



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