Online Class: Excel 2013

This course will teach you the skills you'll need to successfully use Excel 2013. Each lesson contains step-by-step instructions and explanations to show you how to use all the features, and also provides video tutorials on how everything is done.


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Course Description

Microsoft Excel 2013 is a spreadsheet program that comes packaged with the Microsoft Office family of software products.  Just like the other programs by Microsoft, Excel can be used for a wide variety of purposes such as creating address books, mailing lists, grocery lists, tracking expenses, creating invoices and bills, doing financial accounting, balancing checkbooks, as well as any other purpose that requires a spreadsheet or table. 

This course will teach you the skills you'll need to successfully use Excel 2013.   Each lesson contains step-by-step instructions and explanations to show you how to use all the features, and also provides video tutorials on how everything is done.   You don't need previous experience with Excel to be able to complete this course.  This course will start with basic skills, then move forward to more advanced features and techniques.

In our Excel 2013 course, you'll learn how to:

·    Create a spreadsheet

·    Format cells, rows, columns, and entire worksheets so they fit and match your data

·    Enter data into a spreadsheet

·    Use formulas and functions for math, accounting, and totaling

·    Create formulas and functions

·    Create charts and diagrams for your data

·    Create data lists and forms

·    Create and use pivot tables and pivot charts

·    Work with Excel templates

·    Share and protect your worksheets and workbooks

·    Use What-If Analysis to determine possible outcomes

·    And much, much more

This course breaks up the most complex features of Excel into easy-to-understand blocks of information.   Each lesson is a building block that moves you one step closer to using Excel like a pro – which you will be by the end of this course.  Even if you're new to Excel, you're just 20 lessons away from having the advanced skills you need to use this amazing program.

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  • 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

Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction to MS Excel 2013

This course will cover the many features of Excel and how to use them, starting with the simple and working to the most complicated. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Navigating Excel 2013

In this lesson, we're going to focus on the major elements of Excel 2013 and take a few minutes to become familiar with their purpose. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Worksheets and Workbooks

In this lesson, we'll learn all about worksheets and workbooks. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Entering Information into MS Excel 2013

The first thing you want to do before you type anything, is to spend a little time planning the spreadsheet. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Introduction to Working With Cells, Rows, and Columns

Selecting data in Excel is different from selecting text in a word processing program, because you must select cells. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Formatting Data and Cells

Formatting a worksheet can change the look and feel of it. You can add color, change fonts, put in headings, apply styles, and much more. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Formatting Rows and Columns

In MS Excel 2013, the width of a column is determined by how many characters can be displayed within a cell. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Editing Cells, Rows, Columns, and Worksheets

MS Excel 2013 makes creating - and editing - spreadsheets a lot easier because correcting errors is clean and uncomplicated. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Introduction to Formulas and Calculations

If you use spreadsheets to do accounting for a business, track totals, invoice customers, or anything that requires mathematics, Excel's ability to calculate formulas is going to save you errors and headaches. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Working With Formulas and Functions

A function, by definition in Excel, is a pre-designed formula that performs a certain calculation. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Maintaining Worksheets

Any Excel worksheet that you create can easily become overwhelming because there's so much information contained in it. For that reason, it's important to learn how to maintain your worksheets to help you keep on top of all the information. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: The What-If Analysis

There are all types of what-if analyses that Excel can do. However, in this course, we're going to cover three. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Adding Images and Graphics

You've already learned how to format a worksheet and enter information into Excel; now we're going to show you how to add elements such as graphics and images. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Charts and Diagrams

Charts and diagrams are tools you can use to visually represent the data in a worksheet. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Creating Data Lists

There is another kind of worksheet that you can create. This is called a data list or a database table. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 15 Exam

Lesson 16: Managing Data

A form is simply a dialog box that lets you display or enter information, one record (or row) at a time. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 16 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 16 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 16 Exam

Lesson 17: Pivot Tables and Charts

A pivot table is a data summarization tool used in Excel. You can use a pivot table to summarize data that you've added to a table. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 17 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 17 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 17 Exam

Lesson 18: Printing Worksheets and Workbooks

Headers appear at the top of a worksheet. Footers appear at the bottom. Both can contain page numbers, and headers often contain the title of the worksheet, and perhaps the date. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 18 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 18 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 18 Exam

Lesson 19: Templates

Templates are worksheets that are already designed for you. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 19 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 19 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 19 Exam

Lesson 20: Protecting, Saving, and Sharing Workbooks

Add protection to worksheets, so they can't be edited by other people. You can lock cells or an entire worksheet. 55 Total Points
  • Lesson 20 Video
  • Lesson discussions: How would you rate this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 20 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 20 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what a spreadsheet is and what Excel 2013 can do.
  • Demonstrate navigation, creating workbooks and worksheets, and entering information into Excel 2013
  • Demonstrate working with cells, rows, and columns in Excel.
  • Demonstrate formatting data in cells and how to format rows and columns.
  • Demonstrate editing cells, rows, columns, and worksheets.
  • Demonstrate creating and using formulas and calculations.
  • Demonstrate using the What-If Analysis.
  • Demonstrate adding images, graphics, charts and diagrams.
  • Demonstrate creating data lists and managing data.
  • Demonstrate Pivot Table and chart usage.
  • Summarize creating and using templates in Excel 2013.
  • Demonstrate printing, protecting, saving, and sharing workbooks in Excel.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Student Testimonials

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  • "Wonderful!" -- Candace H.
  • "Excellent course, Excellent instructor, Excellent experience!!! I thought I already knew Excel but I learned a great deal...Thank you UniversalClass for offering this course!" -- Becky A.
  • "Instructor was quick to mark my work which encourages progress!" -- CAROLE C.
  • "The best part was watching the videos. I was able to watch the videos and do what the instructor was doing at the same time. I learn better by actually doing it." -- Ashley S.
  • "Loved the instructor; overall just perfect with his instruction and pace of each class. Instructor was easy to follow and understand; making this a great class. I really enjoyed it!" -- Cynthia G.
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