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MS Excel
MS Excel Advanced

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: Istvan Kocsis
Duration: 4 days
Requirements for pass: minimum attendance - 3 days
When the course is offered: see the list of courses for the current semester and/or the InfoSys

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Course outline

Day 1 -Revisiting some topics of the beginner training

  • Absolute and relative addressing
  • Using functions
  • Working with data
  • Creating charts

Day 2 -Application of functions

  • Financial calculations
  • Using functions for further calculations
  • Working with multiple sheets
  • Working with multiple workbooks

Day 3 - Working with data

  • Reporting, subtotals
  • Outlines
  • Pivot-tables
  • Creating charts from Pivot-tables

Day 4 - Data analysis & optimization

  • Data analysis:
    • Goal seek
    • Data tables (one variable and multi-variable)
  • Optimization:
    • Application of Excel Solver go to top

Day 5 - Exam–Excercise

  • Preparing an Excel sheet solution using the knowledge acquired during the training

Useful online resources (grouped by category)

Pivot table links:

Online Excel resources/tutorials:


Other resources/tips:

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