Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013

Course Details
Code: 55130
Tuition (USD): $295.00 $265.50 • Classroom (1 day)

In this Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 training class, students will create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks. This course is designed for students who want to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel 2013 worksheets. This course helps prepare students to take the MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 certification exam 420.

Skills Gained

Create basic worksheets using Microsoft Excel 2013.
Perform calculations in an Excel worksheet.
Modify an Excel worksheet.
Modify the appearance of data within a worksheet.
Manage Excel workbooks.
Print the content of an Excel worksheet.

Who Can Benefit

Students who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Excel 2013 or more experienced Excel users who want to learn the topics covered in this course in the 2013 interface.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard.
Comfortable in the Windows environment.
Ability to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.

Course Details

Outline


Module 1: Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
This module explains how to get started creating Microsoft Excel workbooks.
Lessons
Starting Microsoft Excel
Creating a Workbook
Saving a Workbook
The Status Bar
Adding and Deleting Worksheets
Copying and Moving Worksheets
Changing the Order of Worksheets
Splitting the Worksheet Window
Closing a Workbook

Lab 1: Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook

  • Creating a Microsoft Excel Workbook
After completing this module, students will be able to: Start Microsoft Excel.
Create a Microsoft Excel workbook.
Save a Microsoft Excel workbook.
Work with the Status Bar.
Add and delete Microsoft Excel worksheets.
Copy and move worksheets.
Split the worksheet window.
Close a Microsoft Excel workbook.

Module 2: The Ribbon
The Ribbon is the display you see at the top of the Microsoft Excel window. It is your primary interface with Excel. It allows you to access most of the commands available to you in Excel. The Ribbon is composed of three parts: Tabs, Groups and Commands. In this lesson, you will learn about all three.
Lessons
Tabs
Groups
Commands

Lab 1: Exploring the Ribbon
  • Exploring the Ribbon
After completing this module, students will be able to: Work with tabs.
Work with groups.
Work with commands.
Understand which groups and commands are found on which tabs.

Module 3: The Backstage View (The File Menu)
This module explains how to work with the Backstage View (The File Menu).
Lessons
  • Introduction to the Backstage View
  • Opening a Workbook
  • New Workbooks and Excel Templates
  • Printing Worksheets
  • Adding Your Name to Microsoft Excel
  • Managing Workbook Versions

Lab 1: Exercises in This Lesson
  • Open a Workbook
  • Select, Open and Save a Template Agenda
  • Print a Worksheet
After completing this module, students will be able to: Open a Microsoft Excel workbook.
Start a new Microsoft Excel workbook.
Use Microsoft Excel templates.
Print a Microsoft Excel workbook.
Personalize your copy of Microsoft Excel.

Module 4: The Quick Access Toolbar
This module explains how to work with the Quick Access Toolbar.
Lessons
Adding Common Commands
Adding Additional Commands with the Customize Dialog Box
Adding Ribbon Commands or Groups
Placement

Lab 1: Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Add common commands to the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Add additional commands to the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Move the Quick Access Toolbar.

Module 5: Entering Data in Microsoft Excel Worksheets
This module explains how to enter data.
Lessons
  • Entering Text
  • Expand Data across Columns
  • Adding and Deleting Cells
  • Adding an Outline
  • Adding a Hyperlink
  • Add WordArt to a Worksheet
  • Using AutoComplete
  • Entering Numbers and Dates
  • Using the Fill Handle

Lab 1: Exericses in This Lesson
  • Entering Text and Using AutoComplete
  • Entering Numbers and Dates
After completing this module, students will be able to: Enter text in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
Add or delete cells in worksheets.
Add an outline for your data.
Enter a hyperlink in a worksheet.
Use AutoComplete.
Enter numbers and dates in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
Use the Fill Handle to add data to cells.

Module 6: Formatting Microsoft Excel Worksheets
This module explains how to format Microsoft Excel Worksheets.
Lessons
  • Selecting Ranges of Cells
  • Hiding Worksheets
  • Adding Color to Worksheet Tabs
  • Adding Themes to Workbooks
  • Adding a Watermark
  • The Font Group
  • The Alignment Group
  • The Number Group

Lab 1: Exercises in This Lesson
  • Customize a Workbook Using Tab Colors and Themes
  • Working with Font Group Commands
  • Working with Alignment Group Commands
  • Working with Number Group Commands
After completing this module, students will be able to: Understand the various ways you can format Microsoft Excel worksheets.
Select a range of cells within a worksheet.
Hide worksheets.
Add color to workbook tabs.
Add themes to worksheets.
Add bold, italics, and underlining to text.
Add borders to cells.
Change text and cell colors.
Change the font and font size.
Align text.
Wrap text.
Indent text.
Merge and center text.
Change number formats.
Change date formats.
Show decimals.

Module 7: Using Formulas in Microsoft Excel
This is the math lesson, and whether you love or hate math, by the end of this lesson you will agree that Excel makes math easy. We will start by explaining some of the basic concepts you need to understand regarding how Excel does math and then will get into entering formulas.
Lessons
  • Math Operators and the Order of Operations
  • Entering Formulas
  • AutoSum (and Other Common Auto-Formulas)
  • Copying Formulas and Functions
  • Relative, Absolute, and Mixed Cell References

Lab 1: Working with Formulas
  • Working with Formulas
After completing this module, students will be able to: Use math operators and the order of operations.
Enter basic formulas.
Use AutoSum to sum data with one click.
Use absolute, relative, and mixed cell references.
  • Copy formulas and functions.

Module 8: Working with Rows and Columns
This module explains how to work with rows and columns.
Lessons
Inserting Rows and Columns
Deleting Rows and Columns
Transposing Rows and Columns
Setting Row Height and Column Width
Hiding and Unhiding Rows and Columns
  • Freezing Panes

Lab 1: Working with Rows and Columns
  • Working with Rows and Columns
After completing this module, students will be able to: Insert rows and columns in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
Delete rows and columns in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
Transpose rows and columns.
Change row heights.
Change column widths.
Hide and unhide rows and columns.
Freeze panes.

Module 9: Editing Worksheets
This module explains how to edit worksheets.
Lessons
  • Find
  • Find and Replace
  • Using the Clipboard
  • Managing Comments

Lab 1: Exercises in This Lesson
  • Using Find and Replace
  • Using the Clipboard
After completing this module, students will be able to: Locate information in your worksheet using Find.
Use Find and Replace to quickly replace data with other data.
Use the Cut, Copy, Paste, and Format Painter commands to edit worksheets.

Module 10: Finalizing Microsoft Excel Worksheets
This module explains how to finalize Microsoft Excel Worksheets.
Lessons
Setting Margins
Setting Page Orientation
Setting the Print Area
Print Scaling (Fit Sheet on One Page)
Printing Headings on Each Page/Repeating Headers and Footers
  • Headers and Footers

Lab 1: Preparing to Print
  • Preparing to Print
After completing this module, students will be able to: Set margins in Microsoft Excel worksheets.
Set the page orientation to portrait or landscape.
Set the print area in a worksheet.
Scale a worksheet so that all data prints on one page.
Add headers and footers to a worksheet.

Module 11: Microsoft Excel 2013 New Features
Excel 2013 provides some new features to make working with spreadsheets easier and more efficient.
Lessons
One Workbook Per Window Feature
  • Using Flash Fill

Lab 1: Using Flash Fill
  • Using Flash Fill
After completing this module, students will be able to: Learn about the one workbook per window feature.
Learn how to use Flash Fill.
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