Excel Advanced

Course Description

Advanced Excel Training

excel_tipThe Advanced Excel class is designed for everyday users of Excel, who want to take their skills to the next level. Advanced Excel training covers more intricate formulas, creating validations, writing macros , embedding other documents, and protecting your data in Excel. The class includes useful functions for various business applications, as well as how to combine them with other functions.

Training Class Goal

In the Advanced Excel class students will come from this class feeling confident using many advanced features within Microsoft Excel, including nested IF statements, VLookups, Hlookups, Macros, and Validations. The largest focus of the Advanced Excel training is around formulas, specifically functions and how to nest them with other functions for more advanced automation. Tools for making your spreadsheets easier for others to use and view, are also included. These include validations, custom views, protecting worksheets, and embedding other documents or spreadsheets in your workbook.


Understanding of Excel fundamentals including formatting, navigation, basic formulas, basic functions. Students should be comfortable with basic IF statements.

Topics Covered

Advanced Formulas

  • Viewing available Excel functions
  • Basic text functions
  • Basic “IF” conditional formulas
  • Nesting “IF” statements
  • Concatenate and “IF” statements with concatenate
  • ISBLANK Function
  • COUNTBLANK Function
  • Arrays
  • Using name ranges in formulas
  • Other classes covering Formulas and Functions

Look Ups and Other Functions

  • Lookups and Lookup functions
  • HLookup
  • VLookup
  • Calculating days of the week
  • Calculating number of weekdays from a date
  • Calculating months between 2 dates
  • SUMIF Function
  • Other classes covering Lookups

Data Views, Layouts, and Rules

  • Transposing Data
  • Validations for length and drop-down lists
  • Custom Views

Introduction to Macros

  • Developer Tools
  • Saving Macros
  • Absolute vs Relative Macros
  • Recording Macros
  • Creating Macro buttons

Additional Tools in Advanced Excel

  • Embedding and linking
  • Editing and embedded object
  • Editing a linked object
  • Linking as an icon
  • Protecting worksheets
  • Locking cells
  • Protecting a workbook

The advanced excel training helps students learn new functions to enhance their spreadsheets as well as tools to make their spreadsheets easier to share with added automation.

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