Online Class: Excel 2010

This online course will tell you how to use all the features of Microsoft Excel 2010 in a step-by-step, easy-to-follow fashion.


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Course Description

Most computer-savvy people out there today know that MS Excel 2010 is a spreadsheet program that you can use to record data, create charts, and utilize mathematical equations.  However, most people who are familiar with Excel aren't fully aware of all that MS Excel can do.  Maybe that's you.  You'd be surprised about the things that you can do using Excel that you're currently doing by hand or using other inappropriate software (such as the familiar sibling to Excel, MS Word).  But that's okay. That's why we designed this course. 

But first, let's dispel the myths that MS Excel 2010 is complicated to use, or to use its mathematical functions and capabilities that you must be good at math, or worse yet, that you must know some complicated programing in order to make it work for you.  The truth is, most people like you that use MS Excel use it for a single defined reason.  Because there are so many options and features available within the software, most people feel overwhelmed and don't take the time to explore just how many other things they can actually use it for.

With Excel 2010, you can:

  • Organize, sort, and record data.
  • Enter in text and mathematical equations.
  • Keep, track, chart, graph, and compare statistics.
  • Maintain records.
  • Create mathematical equations and functions to accurately keep records and statistics whenever data changes.

You can even use Excel to balance your checkbook, calculate the dollar amount you're spending on interest rates for credit cards and mortgages, as well as track your corporate spending accounts! You can also turn around and use Excel for something as simple as listing who is bringing what to the next family reunion.  MS Excel can be used for the most complex or simplest of tasks…and all these tasks can be done quite easily when you know how to use Excel 2010.

But telling you how convenient and easy MS Excel 2010 is to use isn't enough--we're going to show you step-by-step. So join us today!

  • 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

Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction to MS Excel 2010

MS Excel is a spreadsheet program that you can use to record data, mathematical charts, and equations. This first lesson will go over the new features and how to navigate of this program 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Worksheets and Workbooks

The basic structure and tools to efficiently use workbooks and worksheets will be discussed. 28 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Entering Information into MS Excel 2010

More basic information will be covered as this lesson will discuss how to enter, format and manipulate data. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Entering Information Part 2

Entering data more efficiently with Excels auto fill, how to search data, how to split and freeze panes, how to use to proofreading tools will be discussed in this lesson. Additional lesson topics: MS EXCEL Entering data automatically with Auto Fill 28 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Formatting a Worksheet

By using a few simple formatting features in you MS Excel 2010, you can make the information in it easy to grasp and attractive. This lesson will show you how to use the features and more. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Adding Elements to a Workbook

Now we're going to show you how to add elements such as images, art and diagrams. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Charts

Charts and diagrams are tools you can use to visually represent the data in a worksheet. You can use them to show trends, averages, high points, low points, and more. 27 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Formulas and Calculations

MS Excel has many features and capabilities, but the ability to use formulas and perform calculations is the bread and butter of MS Excel. In this lesson we will begin learning how to perform some basic calculationa. 28 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Excel Forms

A form is simply a dialog box that lets you display or enter information one record (or row) at a time. It can also make the information more visually appealing and easier to understand. This quick lesson will show you how to use this powerful feature. 23 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Tables

A Table in MS Excel consists of orderly rows and columns of data, such as names, addresses, or even sales totals. This lesson will show you how to put a table together as well as how to utilize other tools to better analyze your data. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment Bonus
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Developing a Workbook

In an earlier lesson we showed you how to create a workbook. In this lesson, we're going to show you how to develop it further to fit your needs. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Sharing Worksheets and Workbooks

In this lesson, we're going to cover the ways that you can share your MS Excel 2010 workbooks. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Advanced Skills

This final lesson will introduce many of the advance features that Excel can use- such as XML,a type of code that tells the computer how to display the content correctly across a wide variety of computers. Additional lesson topics: How to Use a Pivot Table in Excel 59 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What is your opinion of this course?; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what Excel is and why it is important for personal and business use.
  • Describe what worksheets and workbooks are.
  • Demonstrate entering information.
  • Demonstrate formatting a worksheet and adding elements to it.
  • Demonstrate chart usage in Excel.
  • Demonstrate formulas and calculations in excel.
  • Describe creating and using form and tables in Excel 2010.
  • Demonstrate developing a workbook.
  • Demonstrate sharing Worksheets and Workbooks and other advanced Excel 2010 skills
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Student Testimonials

  • "I found all of the information helpful because didn't know anything about excel. Now I feel that I can do a spread sheet." -- Patricia N.
  • "For my personal use, the earlier lessons on operating in Excel were the most useful. I felt that the chapter on functions and formulas was really the heart of the course. Although much of it I will never use, it gave me more confidence." -- Marty K.
  • "Whenever I had a question, the instructor always answered it in a timely fashion. I was also quite surprised at the quickness he graded my lessons and quizzes. The charts were extremely fun. They truly enhance your workbook by turning all of your data into a pictorial creation. " -- Joyce L.
  • "I found the whole thing helpful, from what I already knew to the new information." -- Lee H.
  • "The instructor is excellent. He had assignments and exams graded very quickly. I gained more exposure to figure out why something was or wasn't working while completing the assignments." -- Linda C.
  • "Videos relating to the lesson that was presented were very helpful." -- Arthur F.
  • "Before this course, the self taught use of Excel left out a great deal. This course shored up the basic knowledge I had and carried it forward to include the sections needed to produce varied and interesting spreadsheets." -- Betty T.
  • "The instructor was willing, able, and quickly responded to my issues, questions, and concerns in a timely manner. Very good!" -- James B.
  • "The images were most helpful because it gave me an idea of where to find things I was looking for. I'm a visual person so I was able to open my own document and find things with the images." -- Sierra L.
  • "I really liked how the course was set-up over all. I really enjoyed this class and feel like I learned alot!!" -- Julie W.