Excel 2013 / 2016 - Advanced Training


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In this course, students will further build on the skills acquired in the Microsoft Excel Introduction and Intermediate courses. They will work with advanced functions and formulas, as well as lookup functions such as VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX. In addition, students will learn about data validation, and will use advanced data filtering. They will apply advanced chart formatting options, and create more complex charts. They will work with PivotTables and PivotCharts, export and import data, and query external databases. Students will learn about the analytical features of Excel, such as Goal Seek, and how to create scenarios. Finally, they will run and record macros, and explore VBA code. This course will help students prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist core-level exam for Excel 2013 (exam 77-420) and the Microsoft Office Specialist Expert exam for Excel 2013 (exam 77-421). It also prepares students for the Excel 2016 Core Data Analysis, Manipulation, and Presentation (exam 77-727) and the Excel 2016 Expert Interpreting Data for Insights (exam 77-728). For comprehensive certification training, students should complete the Introduction, Intermediate, and Advanced courses for Excel.

Live Online Schedule

  • Oct 12
  • Nov 9
  • Dec 7
  • Jan 16
  • Feb 13
  • Mar 15


Microsoft Excel 2013 / 2016 - Intermediate


You will need the following software/setup for this class:

  • Windows
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 or 2016
  • A printer driver (An actual printer is not required, but students will not be able to get an exact preview in Print Preview without a printer driver installed.)


Excel 2013 / 2016 - Advanced

  • Advanced functions and formulas
    • Logical functions
    • Conditional functions
    • Financial functions
    • Text functions
    • Date and time functions
    • Array formulas
    • Calculation options
  • Lookups and data tables
    • Using lookup functions
    • Creating data tables
  • Advanced data management
    • Validating cell entries
    • Advanced filtering
  • Advanced charting
    • Chart formatting options
    • Combination charts
    • Graphical objects
  • PivotTables and PivotCharts
    • Working with PivotTables
    • Modifying PivotTable data
    • Formatting PivotTables
    • Using PivotCharts
    • PowerPivot
  • Exporting and importing data
    • Exporting and importing text files
  • Analytical tools
    • Goal Seek
    • Scenarios
    • Instant data analysis
  • Macros and Visual Basic
    • Running and recording a macro
    • Working with VBA code
  • Accessibility and language features
    • Accessibility considerations
    • Internationalization