Clearly, you use Excel a lot in your role. Otherwise, you wouldn't be taking this course. By now, you're already familiar with Excel 2013, its functions and formulas, a lot of its features and functionality, and its powerful data analysis tools. You are likely called upon to analyze and report on data frequently, work in collaboration with others to deliver actionable organizational intelligence, and keep and maintain workbooks for all manner of purposes. At this level of use and collaboration, you have also likely encountered your fair share of issues and challenges. You're too busy, though, to waste time scouring over workbooks to resolve issues or to perform repetitive, monotonous tasks. You need to know how to get Excel to do more for you so you can focus on what's really important: staying ahead of the competition. That's exactly what this course aims to help you do. 
This course builds off of the foundation and intermediate knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® level 1. These courses to help you get the most of your Excel experience. The ability to collaborate with colleagues, automate complex or repetitive tasks, and use conditional logic to construct and apply elaborate formulas and functions will put the full power of Excel right at your fingertips. The more you learn about how to get Excel to do the hard work for you, the more you'll be able to focus on getting the answers you need from the vast amounts of data your organization generates. 
This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel Exam and the Excel Expert Exam. 


Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to perform advanced data analysis, collaborate on workbooks with other users, and automate workbook functionality. 

You will:

Work with multiple worksheets and workbooks simultaneously. 
Share and protect workbooks. 
Automate workbook functionality. 
Apply conditional logic. 
Audit worksheets. 
Use automated analysis tools. 
Present your data visually. 


Course Content

Lesson 1: Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks Simultaneously 
Topic A: Use 3-D References 
Topic B: Use Links and External References 
Topic C: Consolidate Data 

Lesson 2: Sharing and Protecting Workbooks 
Topic A: Collaborate on a Workbook 
Topic B: Protect Worksheets and Workbooks 

Lesson 3: Automating Workbook Functionality 
Topic A: Apply Data Validation 
Topic B: Work with Forms and Controls 
Topic C: Work with Macros 

Lesson 4: Applying Conditional Logic 
Topic A: Use Lookup Functions 
Topic B: Combine Functions 
Topic C: Use Formulas and Functions to Apply Conditional Formatting 

Lesson 5: Auditing Worksheets 
Topic A: Trace Cells 
Topic B: Search for Invalid Data and Formulas with Errors 
Topic C: Watch and Evaluate Formulas 

Lesson 6: Using Automated Analysis Tools 
Topic A: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Data Tables 
Topic B: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Scenarios 
Topic C: Use the Goal Seek Feature 
Topic D: Activate and Use the Solver Tool 
Topic E: Analyze Data with Analysis ToolPak Tools 

Lesson 7: Presenting Your Data Visually 
Topic A: Use Advanced Chart Features 
Topic B: Create Sparklines 

Appendix A: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Exam 77-420 
Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert Exams 77–427 and 77-428 
Appendix C: Cube Functions 
Appendix D: Import and Export Data 
Appendix E: Internationalize Workbooks 
Appendix F: Work with PowerPivot

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