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APEX132 - Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Level 2

Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that's a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But, Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data. In other words, when you have questions about your data, you need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for you. And that's exactly what this course aims to help you do.



This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 (Second Edition) course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.



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 should have completed Logical Operations’ Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 (Second Edition) or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1: Customizing the Excel Environment


Topic A: Configure Excel Options
Topic B: Customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar
Topic C: Enable Excel Add-Ins

Lesson 2: Creating Advanced Formulas


Topic A: Use Range Names in Formulas
Topic B: Use Specialized Functions
Topic C: Use Array Formulas

Lesson 3: Analyzing Data with Functions and Conditional Formatting


Topic A: Analyze Data by Using Text and Logical Functions
Topic B: Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting

Lesson 4: Organizing and Analyzing Datasets and Tables


Topic A: Create and Modify Tables
Topic B: Sort Data
Topic C: Filter Data
Topic D: Use SUBTOTAL and Database Functions

Lesson 5: Visualizing Data with Basic Charts


Topic A: Create Charts
Topic B: Modify and Format Charts

Lesson 6: Analyzing Data with PivotTables, Slicers, and PivotCharts


Topic A: Create a PivotTable
Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data
Topic C: Present Data with PivotCharts
Topic D: Filter Data by Using Slicers