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APEX161 - Microsoft Office Excel 2016: Part 1

Organizations the world over rely on information to make sound decisions regarding all manner of affairs. But with the amount of available data growing on a daily basis, the ability to make sense of all of that data is becoming more and more challenging. Fortunately, this is where the power of Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016 can help. Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update, and present your data in ways that will help the decision makers in your organization steer you in the right direction. It will also make these tasks much easier for you to accomplish, and in much less time, than if you used traditional pen-and-paper methods or non-specialized software. This course aims to provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data manipulation.

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Prerequisites


To ensure success, students will need to be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should also be comfortable working in the Windows® 10 environment and be able to use Windows 10 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: opening and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To obtain this level of skill and knowledge, you can take either one of the following Logical Operations courses:
  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 7

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Office Excel 2016


Topic A: Navigate the Excel User Interface
Topic B: Use Excel Commands
Topic C: Create and Save a Basic Workbook
Topic D: Enter Cell Data
Topic E: Use Excel Help

Lesson 2: Performing Calculations


Topic A: Create Worksheet Formulas
Topic B: Insert Functions
Topic C: Reuse Formulas and Functions

Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet


Topic A: Insert, Delete, and Adjust Cells, Columns, and Rows
Topic B: Search for and Replace Data
Topic C: Use Proofing and Research Tools

Lesson 4: Formatting a Worksheet


Topic A: Apply Text Formats
Topic B: Apply Number Formats
Topic C: Align Cell Contents
Topic D: Apply Styles and Themes
Topic E: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting
Topic F: Create and Use Templates

Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks


Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook
Topic B: Set Up the Page Layout
Topic C: Configure Headers and Footers

Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks


Topic A: Manage Worksheets
Topic B: Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views
Topic C: Manage Workbook Properties