How To Take This Class

Course Overview

In this Microsoft Excel 2013 Intermediate Training course, students will work with large worksheets in Microsoft Excel 2013, and use multiple worksheets and workbooks efficiently. It will introduce them to more advanced formatting techniques, such as applying special number formats, using workbook styles and themes, adding backgrounds, and mimicking watermarks. In addition, students will learn how to create outlines and subtotals, and how to create and apply cell names. They will sort and filter data, and create and format tables. They will learn how to save workbooks as Web pages, how to insert and edit hyperlinks, and how to share workbooks via email. Students will learn how to audit worksheets for errors, how to protect worksheets, how to share and merge workbooks, and track changes in a workbook. Finally, students will customize the Excel environment, and create and modify custom templates.

This course will also help students prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist core-level exam for Excel 2013 (exam 77-420) and the Microsoft Office Specialist Expert exam for Excel 2013 (exam 77-421). For comprehensive certification training, students should complete the Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced courses for Excel 2013.

Course Prerequisites

Students should have completed, or have experience with the topics covered in the Microsoft Excel 2013 Introduction Course.

Course Audience

This course is intended for students who want to become proficient in such tasks as consolidating data, using advanced chart formatting options, sorting and filtering data, using special formatting options, using templates, using error tracing features, protecting worksheets and linking worksheets and workbooks.

What You'll Learn

After successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • Freeze panes and split a worksheet; open and arrange a new window with the current worksheet content; hide and unhide data; set print titles and page breaks to optimize print output; insert different even and odd headers; manage multiple worksheets; link worksheets by using 3-D formulas; add a Watch window; create and manage links between workbooks.
  • Apply special and custom number formats; control the display of zero values; apply and modify themes; merge and split cells; change the orientation of data in cells; transpose data; use Paste Special operations, and add a background color and a watermark.
  • Create an outline and consolidate data; create custom views to save different sets of worksheet display and print settings; create subtotals in a list; use multiple subtotal functions
  • Define and apply cell and range names; use names in formulas; and use the Name Manager to modify named ranges.
  • Sort and filter data; create, format, and name a table, and add rows and columns; use structured references.
  • Save and publish a worksheet as a Web page, use AutoRepublish to keep the Web page updated, and insert and edit hyperlinks.
  • Use auditing features; add comments to cells and workbooks; protect a worksheet or part of a worksheet; protect the workbook structure; share, merge, and track changes in a workbook; find and remove hidden and personal data in a workbook; and mark a workbook as final.
  • Change Excel’s default application settings and customize the ribbon; create and modify templates.

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Outline

  1. Managing workbooks and worksheets
    • Viewing large worksheets
    • Printing large worksheets
    • Working with multiple worksheets
    • Linking worksheets with 3-D formulas
    • Using multiple workbooks
    • Linking workbooks
  2. Advanced formatting
    • Using special number formats
    • Working with themes
    • Other advanced formatting
  3. Outlining and subtotals
    • Outlining and consolidating data
    • Creating subtotals
  4. Cell and range names
    • Creating and using names
    • Managing names
  5. Data structure and tables
    • Sorting and filtering data
    • Working with tables
  6. Web and sharing features
    • Saving workbooks as Web pages
    • Using hyperlinks
    • Sharing workbooks
  7. Documenting and auditing
    • Auditing features
    • Comments in cells and workbooks
    • Protection
    • Workgroup collaboration
  8. Application settings and templates
    • Application settings
    • Working with templates

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual for use during and after class.
  • Access to an electronic version of the courseware manual for reference after class (available for 12 months after class)
  • 24/7 access via on-demand chat to a Microsoft Excel Instructor (available for six months after class)
  • Access to an online skills assessment to test your knowledge
  • A PC headset for communicating with your instructor and fellow students during your Microsoft Excel 2013 Training Class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of your Microsoft Excel 2013 Training course