Microsoft Excel Training: Level 2

This intermediate Microsoft Excel training course provides attendees with the skills to create more effective and productive spreadsheets and workbooks.

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      The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft Excel Level 2 enable users to expand their knowledge and learn how to create more effective and productive spreadsheets workbooks.

      It covers formulas and function techniques, more intricate formatting, setting complex printing options, using intricate charting features, and working more effectively with existing worksheets and workbooks.


      Microsoft Excel Level 2 assumes the learner has the knowledge required to create, edit, print and chart simple worksheets. Understanding ranges and copying is also important.

      Key Topics

      • Filling Data
      • Moving Data
      • Logical Functions
      • Formula Techniques
      • Number Formatting Techniques
      • Conditional Formatting
      • Applying Borders
      • Page Setup
      • Working With A Worksheet
      • Worksheet Techniques
      • Finding And Replacing
      • Sorting Data
      • Filtering Data
      • Charting Techniques
      • Chart Text Formatting

      Learning Objectives

      When the participant completes this course they will be able to:

      • use the fill operations available to fill a data series
      • use a range of techniques to work with worksheets
      • apply a variety of page setup techniques
      • apply borders to cells and ranges in a worksheet
      • use common worksheet functions
      • create more complex formulas and functions
      • create and use defined names in a workbook
      • apply a range of number formatting techniques to worksheet cells
      • apply conditional formatting to ranges in a worksheet
      • use goal seeking to determine the values required to reach a desired result
      • understand and use Excel’s Quick Analysis tools
      • create and work with tables
      • use a range of elements and features to enhance charts
      • select and change the format of objects in a chart

      Topic Outline

      Filling Data

      • Understanding Filling
      • Filling A Series
      • Filling A Growth Series
      • Filling A Series Backwards
      • Filling Using Options
      • Creating A Custom Fill List
      • Modifying A Custom Fill List
      • Deleting A Custom Fill List

      Moving Data

      • Understanding Moving In Excel
      • Moving Cells And Ranges
      • Moving Data To Other Worksheets
      • Moving Data To Other Workbooks

      Logical Functions

      • Understanding Logical Functions
      • Using IF To Display Text
      • Using IF To Calculate Values
      • Nesting IF Functions
      • Using IFERROR
      • Using TRUE And FALSE
      • Using AND
      • Using OR
      • Using NOT

      Formula Techniques

      • Scoping A Formula
      • Developing A Nested Function
      • Creating Nested Functions
      • Editing Nested Functions
      • Copying Nested Functions
      • Using Concatenation
      • Switching To Manual Recalculation
      • Forcing A Recalculation
      • Pasting Values From Formulas

      Number Formatting Techniques

      • Using Alternate Currencies
      • Formatting Dates
      • Formatting Time
      • Creating Custom Formats

      Conditional Formatting

      • Understanding Conditional
      • Formatting
      • Formatting Cells Containing Values
      • Clearing Conditional Formatting
      • More Cell Formatting Options
      • Top Ten Items
      • More Top And Bottom Formatting Options
      • Working With Data Bars
      • Working With Colour Scales
      • Working With Icon Sets
      • Understanding Sparklines
      • Creating Sparklines
      • Editing Sparklines

      Applying Borders

      • Understanding Borders
      • Applying A Border To A Cell
      • Applying A Border To A Range
      • Applying A Bottom Border
      • Applying Top And Bottom Borders
      • Removing Borders
      • The More Borders Options
      • Using The More Borders Option

      Page Setup

      • Understanding Page Layout
      • Using Built-In Margins
      • Setting Custom Margins
      • Changing Margins By Dragging
      • Centring On A Page
      • Changing Orientation
      • Specifying The Paper Size
      • Setting The Print Area
      • Clearing The Print Area
      • Inserting Page Breaks
      • Using Page Break Preview
      • Removing Page Breaks
      • Setting A Background
      • Clearing The Background
      • Settings Rows As Repeating Print Titles
      • Clearing Print Titles
      • Printing Gridlines
      • Printing Headings
      • Scaling To A Percentage
      • Fit To A Specific Number Of Pages
      • Strategies For Printing Larger Worksheets

      Working With A Worksheet

      • Understanding Worksheets
      • Changing Worksheet Views
      • Worksheet Zooming
      • Viewing The Formula Bar
      • Viewing The Gridlines
      • Viewing The Ruler
      • Inserting Cells
      • Deleting Cells
      • Inserting Columns
      • Inserting Rows
      • Deleting Rows And Columns
      • Switching Between Worksheets

      Worksheet Techniques

      • Inserting And Deleting Worksheets
      • Copying A Worksheet
      • Renaming A Worksheet
      • Moving A Worksheet
      • Hiding A Worksheet
      • Unhiding A Worksheet
      • Copying A Worksheet To Another Workbook
      • Moving A Worksheet To Another Workbook
      • Changing Worksheet Tab Colours
      • Grouping Worksheets
      • Hiding Rows And Columns
      • Unhiding Rows And Columns
      • Freezing Rows And Columns
      • Splitting Windows

      Finding And Replacing

      • Understanding Find And Replace Operations
      • Finding Text
      • Finding Cell References In Formulas
      • Replacing Values
      • Using Replace To Change Formulas
      • Replacing Within A Range
      • Finding Formats
      • Finding Constants Using Go To Special
      • Finding Formulas Using Go To Special
      • Finding The Current Region
      • Finding The Last Cell

      Sorting Data

      • Understanding Lists
      • Performing An Alphabetical Sort
      • Performing A Numerical Sort
      • Sorting On More Than One Column
      • Sorting Numbered Lists
      • Sorting By Rows

      Filtering Data

      • Understanding Filtering
      • Applying And Using A Filter
      • Clearing A Filter
      • Creating Compound Filters
      • Multiple Value Filters
      • Creating Custom Filters
      • Using Wildcards

      Charting Techniques

      • Understanding Chart Layout Elements
      • Adding A Chart Title
      • Adding Axes Titles
      • Positioning The Legend
      • Showing Data Labels
      • Showing A Data Table
      • Modifying The Axes
      • Showing Gridlines
      • Formatting The Plot Area
      • Adding A Trendline
      • Adding Error Bars
      • Adding A Text Box To A Chart
      • Drawing Shapes In A Chart

      Chart Text Formatting

      • Understanding Chart Text Formatting
      • Using Font Formatting And Alignment
      • Using WordArt Styles
      • Changing Text Fill
      • Changing Text Outline
      • Changing Text Effects

      Concluding Remarks

      Target Audience

      Microsoft Excel Level 2 is designed for existing users of Excel who would like to expand their skills and knowledge and learn more of the techniques associated with creating better and more productive workbooks.