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APEX133 - Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Level 3

Clearly, you use Excel a lot in your role. Otherwise, you wouldn't be taking this course. By now, you're already familiar with Excel 2013, its functions and formulas, a lot of its features and functionality, and its powerful data analysis tools. You are likely called upon to analyze and report on data frequently, work in collaboration with others to deliver actionable organizational intelligence, and keep and maintain workbooks for all manner of purposes. At this level of use and collaboration, you have also likely encountered your fair share of issues and challenges. You're too busy, though, to waste time scouring over workbooks to resolve issues or to perform repetitive, monotonous tasks. You need to know how to get Excel to do more for you so you can focus on what's really important: staying ahead of the competition. That's exactly what this course aims to help you do.



This course builds off of the foundational and intermediate knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 (Second Edition) and Part 2 (Second Edition) courses to help you get the most of your Excel experience. The ability to collaborate with colleagues, automate complex or repetitive tasks, and use conditional logic to construct and apply elaborate formulas and functions will put the full power of Excel right at your fingertips. 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 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 practical, real-world experience creating and analyzing datasets using Excel 2013. Specific tasks students should be able to perform include: creating formulas and using Excel functions; creating, sorting, and filtering datasets and tables; presenting data by using basic charts; creating and working with PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts; and customizing the Excel environment. To meet these prerequisites, students can take the following Logical Operations courses, or should possess the equivalent skill level:
  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 (Second Edition)
  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 2 (Second Edition)

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1: Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks Simultaneously


Topic A: Use 3-D References
Topic B: Use Links and External References
Topic C: Consolidate Data

Lesson 2: Sharing and Protecting Workbooks


Topic A: Collaborate on a Workbook
Topic B: Protect Worksheets and Workbooks

Lesson 3: Automating Workbook Functionality


Topic A: Apply Data Validation
Topic B: Work with Forms and Controls
Topic C: Work with Macros

Lesson 4: Applying Conditional Logic


Topic A: Use Lookup Functions
Topic B: Combine Functions
Topic C: Use Formulas and Functions to Apply Conditional Formatting

Lesson 5: Auditing Worksheets


Topic A: Trace Cells
Topic B: Search for Invalid Data and Formulas with Errors
Topic C: Watch and Evaluate Formulas

Lesson 6: Using Automated Analysis Tools


Topic A: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Data Tables
Topic B: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Scenarios
Topic C: Use the Goal Seek Feature
Topic D: Activate and Use the Solver Tool
Topic E: Analyze Data with Analysis ToolPak Tools

Lesson 7: Presenting Your Data Visually


Topic A: Use Advanced Chart Features
Topic B: Create Sparklines