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Microsoft Excel : Advanced

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One Day Course


This course is designed for those who require a greater knowledge of the more advanced features of Excel.

This is a 'power-user' course and you will leave able to create and customise your own macros and utilise Excel's auditing tools.

Delegates attending the public scheduled course may choose to use either MS Office 2013 or 2016 on PC and only MS Office 2016 on Mac.

There is a maximum class size of eight delegates, which ensures quality time with the trainer and the ability to ask questions.

What are the 5 things you will get out of the course?
• Use HLOOLUP & VLOOKUP functions to help find data in a table
• Use the formula auditing tools to help troubleshoot errors
• Summarise data using a Pivot table
• Create a pivot chart
• Record macros to automate repetitive tasks
You should have attended the Intermediate Microsoft Excel course at Media Training or have an equivalent working knowledge.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Expanding your functions toolbox
    • Recap on the basic IF function
    • Recap on creating & using range names
    • Nesting formulas
    • Using AND & OR

    Reducing your audit risk
    • Data validation
    • Using Trace Precedents
    • Using Trace Dependents
    • Removing Arrows
    • Error checking
    • Evaluate Formula
    • Watch Window

    Questions & answers
  • Effectively analysing your data
    • Creating Pivot Tables
    • Changing the look of your pivot
    • Grouping your data
    • Updating Pivot Tables with new data
    • Filtering your data with a Slicer
    • Linking slicers to more than one Pivot Table
    • Using a timeline
    • Creating a Pivot chart

    Enhance your workflow
    • Setting Macro security
    • Recording Macros
    • Editing your Macro
    • Understanding the VBA edit window
    • Assigning & running a Macro from the ribbon
    • Saving & using a Macro-enabled Workbook
    • Deleting your Macro

    Additional topics (if there is time)
    • Goal Seek
    • Scenarios

    Questions & answers
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We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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