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Microsoft Excel 2007 is a very popular business productivity application for the management and manipulation of data. Microsoft Excel is often packaged as part of Microsoft Office that includes other applications such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook. Other desktop applications such as Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Tools have also been added in recent releases of Office.
Since its launch in 1985, Microsoft has released 24 Excel application versions for Windows, Macintosh, and OS/2 based computer systems. Each successive release incorporated new functions and features that allowed the user to customize how data was displayed, and to do more and better data management. However, Excel 2007 is by far the most powerful and versatile of them all!

In addition to a whole new look and feel, Excel 2007 has modified its underlying technical foundation that enables businesses to expand the uses, integration and reach of Excel. Microsoft has also has continued to improve security, plug security gaps, and address functional issues. All this has helped to make Excel a very stable and reliable business application.
Many new features await the Excel 2007 user. Below are just a few highlights:
  • Horizontal "ribbons" that display commands left-to-right instead of the traditional vertical water-flow look.
  • More rows and columns to help manage your really massive spreadsheets!
  • Memory management increased from 1GB to 2GB's which allows for faster computations and increased performance.
  • New options for applying themes and styles which enhance the look of your spreadsheets and graphics. And, Excel now supports up to 16 million colors!
  • Easier creation and use of formulas.
  • New Pivot Table User Interface to help the user more effectively use pivot tables.
With the right training and understanding of Excel 2007, businesses and individual users can unlock the world of opportunities that this powerful business application offers. This Excel 2007 Online Training Course does just that and more! It assumes users have no prior experience with Excel or other spreadsheet programs. We start with the basics, and move up from there. So join us today, and lets learn the fundamentals of Excel 2007!
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  • Lesson 1: Introduction: Organization of this Training Guide, Uses of Excel, New Functions and Features in Excel 2007

    This lesson is intended to help the user become familiar with the functions and features of Microsoft's latest release of one of its most popular and powerful business applications.
  • Lesson 2: Getting Started with Excel: Opening a Blank or New Workbook, General Organization

    Instruction on opening a blank or new workbook, and general organization of Excel.
  • Lesson 3: Highlights and Main Functions: Home, Insert, Page Layout, Formulas

    Instruction on home navigation, and how to use Insert, Page Layout, and Formulas.
  • Lesson 4: Highlights and Main Functions: Data, Review, View, Add-Ins

    In this lesson, the Main Tabs - DATA, REVIEW, VIEW, and ADD-INS - will be discussed in more detail.
  • Lesson 5: Using the Excel Help Function

    How to use the help function is expalined.
  • Lesson 6: Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

    How to customized the toolbar by the user to hold many different commands.
  • Lesson 7: Creating and Using Templates

    Microsoft Excel 2007 provides access to a variety of free TEMPLATES. How to customize the templates as needed for themes, other required fields, logo or company name, and much more, is explained.
  • Lesson 8: Working with Data: Entering, Editing, Copy, Cut, Paste, Paste Special

    This lesson begins to cover the basics of working with data. After all, this one of Excel's primary functions! Data includes text, numbers, equations and formulas, and more. Any of these data can be edited for multiple purposes.
  • Lesson 9: Formatting Data and Using the Right Mouse Click

    Formatting helps to provide important visual interest as well as to structure the data and cells so that meaningful analysis and interpretation can be completed. Poorly formatted worksheets rarely accomplish their goals of managing and presenting data.
  • Lesson 10: Saving, Page Setup, and Printing

    This lesson goes into greater detail to review commands that save the workbook changes, format pages for printing, and then print the workbook output. Page Setup includes functions such as Margins, Orientation, Paper Size, Breaks, Background and Print Ti
  • Lesson 11: Using Headers and Footers

    This lesson describes the procedures for working with Headers & Footers. Headers include text, numbers, and other content that displays at the top of each printed page.
  • Lesson 12: Manipulating Data using Data Names and Ranges, Filters and Sort, and Validation Lists

    This lesson covers several basic procedures for manipulating data, governing how data relates to other data, viewing data in different ways, and ensuring data that is entered is valid for the specific business or other criteria.
  • Lesson 13: Data from External Sources

    This lesson discusses the different data sources and how data can get into an Excel worksheet other than typing or copying and pasting from within the same worksheet.
  • Lesson 14: Using and Formatting Tables

    This lesson discusses how to use the Table functions within Excel 2007. Excel 2007 introduces predefined table formats to help quickly organize data within Excel, as well as display that data to maximize visual appeal.
  • Lesson 15: Basic Formulas and Use of Functions

    This lesson begins delving into the heart of Excel 2007; using formulas and functions to manipulate and analyze data.
  • Lesson 16: Data Analysis Using Charts and Graphs

    This lesson takes data analysis to the next level; turning numbers into visually interesting charts and graphs. Excel 2007 represents the next generation Charts Wizard! The Chart Wizard very quickly enables the creation of interesting, colorful an
  • Lesson 17: Managing, Inserting, and Copying Worksheets

    This lesson includes the procedures for managing worksheets within a workbook. Worksheets can be named, moved around within the workbook, inserted or deleted, and copied either within the same workbook or another workbook.
  • Lesson 18: Securing the Excel Document (Protect Cells and Workbook)

    Excel 2007 provides a couple of mechanisms to minimize unwanted or unauthorized changes to changes to a worksheet or workbook, as well as controlling access to the file itself.
  • Lesson 19: Advanced Formulas and Functions

    This lesson looks at some of the more advanced formulas and functions found within Excel 2007 such as those used in more complex manually entered formulas, one of the many predefined function, or array formulas. Array formulas take Excel 2007 formulas to
  • Lesson 20: Advanced Worksheet Features

    This lesson continues to review advanced areas within Excel 2007 that allow increased management of workbooks and use of features within worksheets.
  • Lesson 21: Advanced Data Analysis using PivotTables and PivotCharts

    This lesson covers a relatively new area in Microsoft Excel that has gained in popularity over the last couple of years because of the increased flexibility and ease of working with larger quantities of data from multiple sources.

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Course Title: Excel 2007
Course Number: 7550337
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 2.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the major features and functions of Excel 2007.
  • Summarize using the Excel help function.
  • Customize the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Use templates.
  • Demonstrate working with data.
  • Demonstrate formatting data.
  • Utilize the save, page setup, and print functions.
  • Use headers and footers.
  • Manipulate data using data names and ranges, filters and sort, and validation lists.
  • Create and format tables.
  • Create basic formulas and functions.
  • Use charts and graphs.
  • Manage, insert, and copy worksheets.
  • Secure Excel documents.
  • Use advanced formulas and functions.
  • Create PivotTables and PivotCharts, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1 : IntroductionExam8
Lesson 2: Getting Started with Excel: Opening a Blank or New Workbook, General OrganizationExam6
Lesson 3 : Highlight and Main Functions: Home, Insert, Page Layout, FormulasExam7
Lesson 4 : Highlights and Main Functions: Data, Review, View, Add-InsExam9
Lesson 5 : Using The Excel Help FunctionExam5
Lesson 6 : Customizing The Quick Access ToolbarExam7
Lesson 7 : Creating and Using TemplatesExam9
Lesson 8 : Working with Data: Entering, Editting, Copy, Cut, Paste, and Paste Special, Undo and RepExam7
Lesson 9 : Formatting Data and Using the Right Mouse ClickExam9
Lesson 10 : Saving, Page Setup, and PrintingExam7
Lesson 11 : Using Headers and FootersExam6
Lesson 12 : Manipulating Data Using Names and Ranges, Filters and Sort, and Validation OptionsExam8
Lesson 13 : Data From External SourcesExam7
Lesson 14 : Using and Formatting TablesExam7
Lesson 15 : Using Basic Formulas and FunctionsExam8
Lesson 16 : Data Analysis Using Charts and GraphsExam8
Lesson 17 : Managing WorksheetsExam7
Lesson 18 : Securing the Excel 2007 Document (Protect Worksheets and Workbooks)Exam6
Lesson 19 : Advanced Formulas and FunctionsExam8
Lesson 20 : Advanced Worksheet FeaturesExam6
Lesson 21 Advanced Data Analysis using Pivottables and PivotchartsExam9
Total Points:154

Student Testimonials

  • "Wonderful instructor. Very quick to confirm grades and answer questions." -- Sally A.
  • "The course was clear and well organized, the video was most helpful. " -- Rita Y.
  • "What was most helpful was being able to work at my own pace and refer back to things I didn't understand at first." -- Mary Lou H.
  • "The information about tables and charts was most helpful. I knew they were available, but did not know how to use them AT ALL before this class. Now, I will begin using them." -- Sandra O.
  • "What was most helpful were the step-by-step instructions with pictures. I am currently a really big Excel user but I still learned a lot. Very happy I took the course." -- Janelle O.
  • "Having no prior experience with EXCEL all of it was new to me. I was extremely pleased with both the instructor and the course material." -- Jackie C.
  • "With almost no knowledge of Excel, all parts were helpful for me." -- Richard Frederick A.
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