If you work with numbers, you need to master Microsoft Excel 2016! This hands-on course will teach you dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully-formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You will also learn the secrets behind writing powerful mathematical formulas and discover how to use the function wizard to quickly and automatically calculate statistics, loan payments, future value, and more.
In addition, you will get tips on sorting and analyzing data, designing custom charts and graphs, creating three-dimensional workbooks, building links between files, endowing your worksheets with decision-making capabilities, and automating frequently-repeated tasks with macros and buttons. You will also learn Excel 2016 features, including Quick Analysis, Flash Fill, and new charting capabilities.
This is not a tutorial, but an in-depth class. By the time you're done, you will be using this vital Office 2016 application like a pro.
Wallace Wang is the author of over 40 computer books including "Microsoft Office 2019 For Dummies." In addition to writing computer books, he has also co-authored "Breaking Into Acting for Dummies" and ghost written several books about investing in real estate, day trading stocks, and becoming an entrepreneur. Some of his past jobs have included teaching computer science courses at the University of Zimbabwe, performing stand-up comedy, and appearing on a weekly radio show.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Your first lesson will help you develop a solid understanding of the Excel interface. You will become fluent in the secret language spoken only by Excel users and discover the best way to correct any mistake you made in Excel.
Creating a Worksheet
In this lesson, you will learn five simple steps you should always follow to ensure that your worksheets are always well-planned, well-constructed, and beautifully-formatted.
Your third lesson will teach you the tricks of the Excel masters: a wide variety of useful shortcuts guaranteed to save you time, energy, and frustration. You will also spend some time working with the Quick Analysis and Flash Fill tools, introduced in Excel 2016.
Relative, Absolute, Mixed, and Circular References
Do you know the difference between a relative reference, an absolute reference, a mixed reference, and a circular reference? You will after this lesson. This lesson focuses on writing formulas that can help ease through some rather sticky scenarios.
Three Dimensional Workbooks
With enough practice, most Excel users quickly become adept at organizing their worksheets across two dimensions: rows and columns. But only a select few will learn how to take their worksheets into the third dimension.
Sorting, Subtotaling, and Filtering
No Excel course would be complete without a lesson on Excel's data-crunching capabilities. In this lesson, you will not only learn how to build a database in Excel, but how to subtotal, sort, and filter.
This lesson introduces the various charts available in Excel. You will build your first graph in this lesson, and you will learn how easy it is to adjust the chart type, labels, titles, colors, and many other aspects of your chart.
Advanced Charting Techniques
This lesson explores everything from bar charts and line charts to more prosaic graphs like the pie chart, the bubble chart, and 3D charts. You will find out how to personalize your charts and discover the best ways to print or otherwise display the truly impressive charts that you will be creating.
Intro to Excel's Statistical Functions
Excel includes many powerful functions that can automatically perform complicated tasks for you. This lesson introduces helpful ways to put these functions to work. You will find out how to ask Excel to magically derive averages, modes, maximums, minimums, and other useful statistics.
This lesson provides an in-depth look at Excel's financial functions. By the time this lesson is over, you will be able to figure out how much money you will have when you retire, when your kids reach college, or just before your next vacation.
This lesson introduces automation. You will discover how to move your most frequently used commands from their present locations to a much more convenient place: the toolbar. You will also learn how macros can be used to reduce just about any complex task to a single keystroke.
Mastering Excel's IF Function
In your final lesson, you will learn how to teach Excel to make and act on certain decisions. You will learn how to utilize a function that allows Excel to make comparisons and use that comparison as the basis for important decisions.