Excel 365 - Advanced

4 Hours, 19 Minutes


Delivery Method

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This class is part of a 12‑month Educate 360 Pro Subscription

Course Overview

This course will teach students advanced concepts and formulas in Microsoft Excel 365. Students will learn functions such as SUMIF, AVERAGEIF, and COUNTIF, advanced lookup functions, and complex logical and text functions. Additionally, students will experiment with auditing formulas and error checking, use the What-If Analysis tools, learn the options for worksheet and workbook protection, review advanced use of PivotTables and PowerPivot add-in, work with Macros, use form controls, and ensure data integrity in their worksheets and workbooks. Students will also learn about Excel's many collaboration features and import and export data to and from their workbooks.

Course Objectives

Customizing Excel, Analyzing Data with Logical Functions, Working with Lookup Functions, Using Text Functions, Working with Date and Time Functions, Formula Auditing, What-If Analysis, Worksheet and Workbook Protection, Automating with Macros, Working with Form Controls, Ensuring Data Integrity, Collaborating in Excel, Importing and Exporting Data to a Text File

Course Prerequisites

The recommended pre-requisite for this course is Excel 365 Introduction and Intermediate courses or equivalent experience.


1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Customizing Excel

  • Customizing the Ribbon
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customizing the General and Formula Options
  • Customizing the AutoCorrect Options
  • Customizing the Save Defaults
  • Customizing Advanced Excel Options

3 - Analyzing Data with Logical Functions

  • Working with the Most Common Logical Functions
  • Understanding IF Functions
  • Evaluating Data with the AND Function
  • Evaluating Data with the OR Function
  • Creating a Nested IF Function
  • Using the IFS Function
  • Summarizing Data with SUMIF
  • Summarizing Data with AVERAGEIF
  • Summarizing Data with COUNTIF
  • Summarizing Data with MAXIFS and MINIFS
  • Using the IFERROR Function

4 - Working with Lookup Functions

  • What are Lookup Functions?
  • Using VLOOKUP
  • Using HLOOKUP
  • Using VLOOKUP with TRUE
  • Using HLOOKUP with TRUE
  • Using the Index Function
  • Using the MATCH Function
  • Combining INDEX and MATCH
  • Comparing Two Lists with VLOOKUP
  • Comparing Two Lists with VLOOKUP and ISNA

5 - Using Text Functions

  • What are Text Functions?
  • Using Text to Columns
  • Using LEFT, RIGHT, and MID Functions
  • Using UPPER, LOWER, and PROPER Functions
  • Using the LEN Function
  • Using the TRIM Function
  • Using the SUBSTITUTE Function

6 - Working with Date and Time Functions

  • What are Date and Time Functions?
  • Using TODAY, NOW, and DAY Functions
  • Using NETWORKDAYS and YEARFRAC Functions

7 - Formula Auditing

  • Showing Formulas
  • Tracing Precedents and Dependents
  • Adding a Watch Window
  • Error Checking

8 - What-If Analysis

  • Using the Scenario Manager
  • Using Goal Seek
  • Analyzing with Data Tables

9 - Worksheet and Workbook Protection

  • Understanding Protection
  • Encrypting Files with Passwords
  • Allowing Specific Worksheet Changes
  • Adding Protection to Selected Cells
  • Additional Protection Features

10 - Automating with Macros

  • What are Macros?
  • Displaying the Developer Tab
  • Creating a Basic Formatting Macro
  • Assigning a Macro to a Button
  • Creating Complex Macros
  • Viewing and Editing the VBA Code
  • Adding a Macro to the Quick Access Toolbar

11 - Working with Form Controls

  • What are Form Controls?
  • Adding a Spin Button and Check Boxes
  • Adding a Combo Box

12 - Ensuring Data Integrity

  • What is Data Validation?
  • Restricting Data Entry to Whole Numbers
  • Restricting Data Entry to a List
  • Restricting Data Entry to a Date
  • Restricting Data Entry to Specific Text Lengths
  • Composing Input Messages
  • Composing Error Alerts
  • Finding Invalid Data
  • Editing and Deleting Validation Rules

13 - Collaborating in Excel

  • Working with Comments
  • Printing Comments and Errors
  • Sharing a Workbook
  • Co-Authoring in Excel
  • Tracking Changes in a Workbook
  • Working with Versions
  • Sharing Files via Email

14 - Importing and Exporting Data to a Text File

  • Importing a Text File
  • Exporting Data to a Text File

15 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

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