How To Take This Class

Course Overview

In this Microsoft Excel 2016 Advanced training course, students will learn the ability to collaborate with colleagues, automate complex or repetitive tasks, and use conditional logic to construct and apply elaborate formulas and functions. The more you learn about how to get Excel to do the hard work for you, the more you'll be able to focus on getting the answers you need from the vast amounts of data your organization generates.

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 Adva This course builds off of the foundational and intermediate knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 and Part 2 courses to help you get the most of your Excel experience. This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2016 Exam and the Excel 2016 Expert Exam.

Course Prerequisites

Students should have attended, or have experience with the topics covered in the Microsoft Excel 2016 Introduction and Microsoft Excel 2016 Intermediate training courses.

Course Audience

This course is intended for students who are experienced Excel 2016 users and have a desire or need to advance their skills in working with some of the more advanced Excel features. Students will likely need to troubleshoot large, complex workbooks, automate repetitive tasks, engage in collaborative partnerships involving workbook data, construct complex Excel functions, and use those functions to perform rigorous analysis of extensive, complex datasets.

What You'll Learn

After successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • Perform advanced data analysis.
  • Collaborate on workbooks with other users.
  • Automate workbook functionality.
  • Work with multiple worksheets and workbooks.
  • Use Lookup functions and formula auditing.
  • Share and protect workbooks.
  • Automate workbook functionality.
  • Create sparklines and map data.
  • Forecast data.

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Outline

  1. Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks
    • Use Links and External References
    • Use 3-D References
    • Consolidate Data
  2. Using Lookup Functions and Formula Auditing
    • Lookup Functions: LOOKUP(), VLOOKUP(), HLOOKUP(), MATCH(), INDEX(), TRANSPOSE()
    • Trace Cells
    • Watch and Evaluate Formulas
  3. Sharing and Protecting Workbooks
    • Collaborate on a Workbook
    • Protect Worksheets and Workbooks
  4. Automating Workbook Functionality
    • Apply Data Validation
    • Search for Invalid Data and Formulas with Errors
    • Work with Macros
  5. Creating Sparklines and Mapping Data
    • Create Sparklines
    • Map Data
  6. Forecasting Data
    • Determine Potential Outcomes Using Data Tables
    • Determine Potential Outcomes Using Scenarios
    • Use the Goal Seek Feature
    • Forecasting Data Trends

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 2016 Training Class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of your Microsoft Excel 2016 Training course