APEXVBA365 - Programming and Data Wrangling with VBA and Excel

VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) enables you to enhance and extend the capabilities of Microsoft® Excel® and other applications in the Microsoft® Office application suite. You can use VBA to perform tasks that would be difficult or impossible to do using only worksheet functions, and you can automate a wide range of tasks involving the collection, processing, analysis, and visualization of data. This course will give you a good foundation for understanding, creating, and using VBA in your own Excel workbooks, show you how to work with data across different applications, and how to package the macros and functions you create so you can back them up, move them to other computers, and share them with other users.

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To ensure your success in this course, you should be an experienced Excel user who is comfortable creating and working with Excel workbooks, including tasks such as entering worksheet formulas, using absolute and relative addressing, formatting cells, and creating pivot tables and charts. This level of skill could be acquired by taking the Microsoft Excel for Office 365™ (Desktop or Online) courses, Parts 1, 2, and 3.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Lesson 1: Using VBA to Solve Business Problems

Topic A: Use Macros to Automate Tasks in Excel
Topic B: Identify Components of Macro-Enabled Workbooks
Topic C: Configure the Excel VBA Environment

Lesson 2: Automating Repetitive Tasks

Topic A: Use the Macro Recorder to Create a VBA Macro
Topic B: Record a Macro with Relative Addressing
Topic C: Delete Macros and Modules
Topic D: Identify Strategies for Using the Macro Recorder

Lesson 3: Getting Help on VBA

Topic A: Use VBA Help
Topic B: Use the Object Browser to Discover Objects You Can Use in VBA
Topic C: Use the Immediate Window to Explore Object Properties and Methods

Lesson 4: Creating Custom Worksheet Functions

Topic A: Create a Custom Function
Topic B: Make Decisions in Code
Topic C: Work with Variables
Topic D: Perform Repetitive Tasks

Lesson 5: Improving Your VBA Code

Topic A: Debug VBA Errors
Topic B: Deal with Errors
Topic C: Improve Macro Performance

Lesson 6: Controlling How and When Macros Run

Topic A: Prompt the User for Information
Topic B: Configure Macros to Run Automatically

Lesson 7: Developing Custom Forms

Topic A: Display a Custom Dialog Box
Topic B: Program Form Events

Lesson 8: Using VBA to Work with Files

Topic A: Use VBA to Get File and Directory Structure
Topic B: Use VBA to Read Text Files
Topic C: Use VBA to Write Text Files

Lesson 9: Using VBA to Clean and Transform Data

Topic A: Automate Power Query
Topic B: Transform Data Using VBA and Workbook Functions
Topic C: Use Regular Expressions
Topic D: Manage Errors in Data

Lesson 10: Extending the Programming Environment Beyond the Workbook

Topic A: Run Other Programs and Commands
Topic B: Share Your VBA Projects