Excel Pivot Tables and Charts

Course Description

excel_tipAre you new to Excel? This class is designed for students who need Excel training for beginners. This course will teach you how to get started on the right foot with essential skills for using Excel spreadsheets. You will learn how navigate within Excel, easily enter information into spreadsheets, learn tricks to best view and manipulate data, format data, and you will even learn how to create simple formulas. With basic Excel training, you will learn how to work in pre-created spreadsheets as well as create your own simple spreadsheets from scratch.

Training Class Goal

In this Basic Excel training, students will exit this class with a basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and have the confidence to build simple worksheets that use the basic functionality of the program. You will understand how Excel works and functions to give you the foundation from which to grow from.


Ability to use a mouse (click, double-click, right-click, click-and-drag) and ability to type on a keyboard.

Topics Covered

Navigating to accomplish tasks

  • Using the Ribbon, Office Button, and menus (depending on software version)
  • Cells, columns, and rows
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Freezing and splitting panes
  • Zooming
  • Hiding columns and rows
  • Other classes covering Excel navigation

Entering basic data into Excel

  • Formatting dates and times
  • Spell check
  • Undo and redo buttons
  • Creating and modifying tables
  • Sorting and filtering tables

Creating basic Excel formulas

  • Subtraction, division, multiplication
  • Cell references
  • Other classes covering Excel formulas

Using functions

  • Manually typing functions
  • AutoSum and AutoCalculate
  • Other classes covering Excel functions

Moving and copying data

  • Cut, copy & paste
  • Fill handle
  • AutoFill
  • Flash Fill
  • Smart Tags

Organizing and Working with Multiple worksheets

  • Renaming and coloring tabs
  • Moving, copying, and inserting worksheets
  • Margins
  • Headers and Footers
  • Printing Options

Basic Excel Formatting

  • Adjusting width and alignment
  • Formatting text in cells
  • Wrapping and merging
  • Formatting numbers
  • Other classes covering Excel Formatting

The Intermediate Excel training covers things beyond the basics, to give you more confidence in building your spreadsheets and creating formulas to automate them.

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