- Course Code: USFEC17MXB
- Location: Online
- Duration: 10-15 hours
- Qualification: All modern browsers and devices
- Course Access: Lifetime
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
Microsoft Excel for Beginners Certification
Please Note: This course uses the Windows version of Microsoft Office 2016 for module content and all related tests. Any other versions will have some differences in the functions.
One of the most widely used programs for visualizing and analyzing data is Microsoft Excel. This software is used in almost every industry, not to mention for personal use in households around the world. Small business owners rely on Excel to track hours, finances, and invoices, and large corporations rely on Excel for data analysis, to visualize data, and innumerable other tasks.
Whether you are brand new to the world of Excel, or you have training and knowledge of the software and are looking to improve your skills, this series of courses can help. By the time you finish the beginner, intermediate and advanced courses, you too will be an expert in Excel.
These training videos help you learn at your own pace, as there is no time limit or deadline to complete the courses. You can also access these courses from any mobile device, including tablets, computers, and mobiles, as long as you have access to the internet.
Since the lessons in this course are only a few minutes each, it makes it very convenient for one to stop and start when necessary. This helps to study when you have time, even if you have less than 20 minutes.
Introduction to the Microsoft Excel for Beginners Course
This beginners course is recommended for anyone who might use Excel at home or at work for uncomplicated reasons, such as tracking simple expenditures or for calculating sums or totals. This course is ideal for anyone who has never used Excel or for those who have only a rudimentary understanding of the software. It is also perfect for anyone who is familiar with the older versions of the software, but not the latest version. If you are re-entering the workforce, you will also find that this course will suit you well, and will certainly get you caught up with your peers.
The course begins with explaining concepts, such as ‘What is a cell?’ and how to tell the difference between a column and a row. The course continues by explaining basic Excel concepts such as how to create, copy, delete, and cut information from Excel cells. You will also learn how to edit information that is put into a cell and how to insert and edit comments when using Excel.
The second half of the beginners Excel overview, which is only a small part of the beginners course, will cover sheets, which is an entirely different concept than cells. In this section, you will learn how to rename a sheet, delete a sheet, hide and unhide a sheet, and move and copy a sheet. You will also learn how to change the color of tabs.
After mastering the beginners overview, the rest of the beginners course will go further into these concepts, and then teach details on how to perform basic functions.
Each video in the course gives a full explanation of the concept and the instructor visually takes students through each concept step by step on the screen.
When you finish this course, you will have a basic understanding of how to use many of the functions of Excel, and can use the program with ease. You will then be fully prepared to move ahead to the intermediate course.
What you will learn
The MS Excel beginners course will give you a full overview of all of the most common features of Excel and how to use them. Some of the highlights of this course include:
- A basic overview of Excel
- Calculating sums, averages, and totals
- Counting cells
- Learning formulas, such as IF, COUNTIF, SUMIF, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, and AVERAGEIF
- Pivot tables
- Inserting, editing, and deleting comments
- Creating borders
- Wrapping text
- Merging cells
- Pasting, sorting, and converting columns to rows
- Creating graphs and charts
- Using the dictionary
How online learning can benefit you..
Who can take the course?
Anyone who has an interest in gaining a greater understanding of this subject is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down into 36 individual modules. Each module takes about 20 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?
You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all 36 modules there is a 30 (multiple choice) question test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 36 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What happens if I fail the test?
If you don’t pass the test first time you will get a second opportunity to take the test again after further study.
When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download / print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate there will be an admin charge of £10.
How can I pay?
We use PayPal for all payments on the site. You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. All payments are handled securely by PayPal. We also accept bank transfer (BACs). Please contact us for more information about this payment method.
Is my payment secure?
As previously mentioned your payment is totally secure. We don’t get to see your payment details
How long after payment can I begin the course?
You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You should receive an email with your log in details as soon as your payment has been accepted. If you don’t get this email please check your junk folder, failing that please contact us for further assistance.
How long is my certificate valid for?
There is no expiry or renewal fees
How long does it take to complete the course?
We estimate that the course will take between 10 and 15 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
What is the pass mark for final the test?
The pass mark for the test is 70% (21/30)
Who can take the Excel Beginners course?
Anyone who has an interest in improving their Excel skills and job prospects. There are no entry requirements to take the course.