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APEX131 - Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Level 1

The breadth of business, educational, and organizational information in existence today is absolutely staggering. Organizations the world over rely on this 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, the days of performing calculations and analyzing data on paper are pretty much gone. Imagine, if you will, having to calculate what percentage of your organization's sales occurred in one small town in, say, Brazil. If your organization operates in multiple countries and generates billions of dollars in revenue annually, it could take a lifetime to isolate the exact figures you need and then compare those to the rest of your revenues. Who has that kind of time? This is exactly where the power of Excel can help.



By applying the robust functionality that's built into Excel to your organization's raw data, you will be able to gain a level of insight into that data that would have been nearly impossible just a couple of decades ago. 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. Of course, knowing exactly how to ask Excel the questions that you need answered, which questions you can even ask, and how to interpret the answers Excel gives is necessary before you can even begin to embark on the journey ahead. This course aims to provide you with the foundational Excel knowledge and skills necessary to begin that journey.



This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2013 Exam and the Excel 2013 Expert Exam.


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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 be comfortable in the Windows® 8 environment, and be able to use Windows 8 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following Logical Operations courses:
  • Microsoft® Office Windows® 8: Level 1
  • An introduction to PCs course

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Office Excel 2013


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

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: Modify Fonts
Topic B: Add Borders and Colors to Worksheets
Topic C: Apply Number Formats
Topic D: Align Cell Contents
Topic E: Apply Styles and Themes
Topic F: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting
Topic G: Create and Use Templates

Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks


Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook
Topic B: Define the Page Layout

Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks


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