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Course Description

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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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the major features and functions of Excel 2007.
  • Know 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.
 
 
 
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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. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1 : Introduction

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. 6 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: Getting Started with Excel: Opening a Blank or New Workbook, General Organization

Lesson 3: Highlights and Main Functions: Home, Insert, Page Layout, Formulas

Instruction on home navigation, and how to use Insert, Page Layout, and Formulas. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3 : Highlight and Main Functions: Home, Insert, Page Layout, 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. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4 : Highlights and Main Functions: Data, Review, View, Add-Ins

Lesson 5: Using the Excel Help Function

How to use the help function is expalined. 5 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5 : Using The Excel Help Function

Lesson 6: Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

How to customized the toolbar by the user to hold many different commands. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: historicalsalesdata.xls
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6 : Customizing The Quick Access Toolbar

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. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7 : Creating and Using Templates

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. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: historicalsalesdata.xls
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8 : Working with Data: Entering, Editting, Copy, Cut, Paste, and Paste Special, Undo and Rep

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. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9 : Formatting Data and Using the Right Mouse Click

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 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10 : Saving, Page Setup, and Printing

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. 6 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11 : Using Headers and Footers

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. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: microsoft_excel_2007_-_widget_histo.xls
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 12 : Manipulating Data Using Names and Ranges, Filters and Sort, and Validation Options

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. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 13 : Data From External Sources

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. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 14 : Using and Formatting Tables

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. 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 15 : Using Basic Formulas and Functions

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 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 16 : Data Analysis Using Charts and Graphs

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. 7 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 17 : Managing Worksheets

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. 6 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 18 : Securing the Excel 2007 Document (Protect Worksheets and Workbooks)

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 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 19 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 19 : Advanced Formulas and Functions

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. 6 Total Points
  • Lesson 20 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 20 : Advanced Worksheet Features

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. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 21 Video
  • Practice Worksheet 1: microsoft_excel_2007_-_bonko_histor.xls
  • Practice Worksheet 2: microsoft_excel_2007_-_quick_refere.doc
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  • Complete Exam: Lesson 21 Advanced Data Analysis using Pivottables and Pivotcharts
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Course Title: Excel 2007
Course Number: 7550337
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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CEU Value: 1.4 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
Instructor: Dr. Metodija Stojanovski
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  • "What was most helpful was being able to work at my own pace and refer back to things I didn't understand at first....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....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....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.
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