Course Syllabus


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Course Description

Excel 2016 Advanced Skills Course

With most software programs on the market today, you can thrive with just a basic knowledge of the tools and options built into the individual program.  However, that is not necessarily true when it comes to Excel 2016.  

Excel is a complex, yet easy-to-use spreadsheet program that contains a multitude of much-needed tools with very advanced options.   While it's true that you can create an attractive spreadsheet and use simple formulas in Excel with very little experience, that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what Excel can truly do.  In order to be able to successfully use the program to create spreadsheets, enter data, and maintain that data, you must have more than basic knowledge.   This course gives you the advanced skills you need to be able to fully use the program.

This course is for the intermediate student who has already mastered the basic skills needed to use Excel 2016 and wants to gain more advanced skills to put to work in a business environment or for personal use.  This course goes in-depth, using step-by-step instructions to teach advanced techniques to broaden all students' knowledge and use of the program.

In this course, you will learn how to:

·    Create outlines in Excel

·    Create your own templates

·    Work with sparklines

·    Create and manage scenarios

·    Use Goal Seek and Solver

·    Create, manage, and format pivot tables and pivot charts

·    Use the Excel mathematical functions

·    Create and write complex formulas

·    Perform data lookups

·    Create and use IF statements

·    Use Excel's data functions

·    Create and use data validation rules

·    Apply custom and prebuilt conditional formatting

·    Work with functions to manipulate strings of text and data

·    Create and use macros

·    Troubleshoot and audit formulas

·    Create pivot tables and pivot charts

·    Use queries to import external data

·    Import and clean data

·    Link and consolidate worksheets and workbooks

·    Troubleshoot errors

·    And more

This advanced Excel course is designed for the intermediate Excel user who desires to learn more advanced skills.   The topics covered in this course will give each student the knowledge and practice to be able to use Excel in a business setting or for advanced personal use. 

This course makes the assumption that all students have at least a basic working knowledge of Excel and have mastered the basic skills required to:

  • Navigate Excel 2016

  • Create, name, save, and work with worksheets and workbooks

  • Work with, edit, and format cells, rows, and columns

  • Create and format tables

  • Enter data into Excel

  • Create basic formulas and calculations

  • Understand the role of functions in Excel, as well as mathematical operators

  • Understand absolute vs. relative cell references

  • Have basic knowledge of the What-If Analysis

  • Create, sort, and filter lists

If you are not a regular Excel user, it is important that you take the time to brush up on your basic Excel skills before continuing with this course.   Although our Excel 2016 basic course is not a mandatory prerequisite, it is recommended that you complete that course prior to starting advanced Excel 2016 training if you do not have a working knowledge of the topics listed above.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define outlines, custom views, and templates in Excel 2016.
  • Describe mathematical functions.
  • Describe data functions.
  • Describe data lookups.
  • Demonstrate usage of the if function.
  • Describe manipulating text.
  • Demonstrate conditional formatting.
  • Describe working with sparklines.
  • Describe linking to and consolidating worksheets.
  • Summarize importing and cleaning data.
  • Demonstrate creating Pivot Tables.
  • Demonstrate creating and using PivotCharts.
  • Demonstrate using the What-if Analyses
  • Demonstrate using the Goal Seek and Solver
  • Describe working with macros.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment - Introduction 1 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 1 points
Exam 2 10 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 1 points
Exam 3 9 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 1 points
Exam 4 10 points
Exam 5 10 points
Exam 6 10 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 1 points
Exam 7 10 points
Exam 8 10 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 1 points
Exam 9 10 points
Exam 10 10 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 1 points
Exam 11 10 points
Exam 12 10 points
Exam 13 10 points
Exam 14 10 points
Lesson 15 Assignment 1 points
Exam 15 10 points
Exam 16 10 points
Exam 17 10 points
Lesson 18 Assignment 1 points
Exam 18 10 points
Lesson 19 Assignment 1 points
Exam 19 10 points
Exam 20 10 points
Exam 21 10 points
Lesson 22 Assignment 1 points
Exam 22 10 points
The Final Exam 105 points