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Microsoft Excel is considered one of the most useful tools in the workplace. However, if Excel is used incorrectly, it can seriously drag down productivity. This guides you through Excel and enables you to boost your productivity and save your most valuable resource: time. We start by exploring the top 5 productivity boosting shortcuts. Next, we'll look at how we can improve spreadsheet design, boost our proficiency with additional shortcuts, master the fundamental functions, and finally we'll make sure our spreadsheets are error free. This course is the primer to Excel you didn't know you needed!

Learning Objectives

  • Identify 5 top productivity shortcuts in MS Excel
  • Utilize Excel data tables and named ranges in excel
  • Demonstrate the use of conditional formatting and explore alternatives to the SUM function
  • Be able to hide and unhide worksheets
  • Improve your workbook organization for better, faster use
  • Demonstrate the basics of nested functions and better workbook design
  • Increase your Excel speed with selected shortcuts
  • Remove duplicates from lists and tables
  • Look up values in a table using VLOOKUP
  • Utilize multiple lookup functions such as VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX
  • Be able to trap errors with IFERROR function and create indented report labels
  • Demonstrate multiple uses for the IF function
  • Enact multi-column comparisons with COUNTIFS
  • Be able to create indented report labels
  • Articulate tactics for Excel data validation and reporting
  • Improve error checking
  • Implement concatenation basics
  • Build your own Date with the Date function
Last updated/reviewed: October 7, 2018

24 Reviews (96 ratings)Reviews

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Member's Profile
I liked the real world examples. Workbook design tips will give me and my supervisor more confidence. The use of lists or drop downs will eliminate errors and wasted time.The course not only shows function syntax but also its use in worksheets. Also the tips will help me become much more efficient. I will always use the subtotal function and conditional formatting to spot errors.
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Member's Profile
Просто фантастический курс по Excel! После него вы становитесь по-настоящему продвинутым пользователем электронных таблиц от Microsoft! Автору - респект и уважуха!
5
Member's Profile
I really enjoyed this course! I am an intermediate Excel user and found some of these tips and tricks to be tools I can get good use of in my day-to-day job. I wish I had some of the shortcuts covered in the videos in a handout that I can refer to later.
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Anonymous Author
All of the information is good and relevant with good examples. However, this is more information than a 5 hour course should have. There really needed to be time to practice in between. It should have had more credits or more time spent on each segment.
5
Member's Profile
My only dislike is that the slides are not available for download. The spreadsheets are very helpful, but don't show the overall concept that is being taught. Together they are very powerful in showing how to use Excel functions to make your job easier.
5
Anonymous Author
I highly recommend this course. I am a heavy user of excel but I was surprised that I have learned various tips, shortcuts and formulas that I don't use today. The examples provided are helpful and the instructor is very clear and engaging.
5
Member's Profile
Jeff Lenning is a great teacher and getting to do the exercises really helps keep the concepts easier to remember. He talks a little too fast, so it was great to be able to pause and work the exercises as he goes through them.
5
Member's Profile
Very informative and useful! These tips and tricks are things I can implement every day in my workplace. I definitely suggest doing the workbooks along with the instructor to ensure each objective is learned.
5
Anonymous Author
I consider myself an advanced Excel user and there were many helpful tips in this course to make me think about the way I create workbooks and to consider alternatives to the way I approach certain tasks.
5
Member's Profile
A treasure trove. I'm an advanced Excel user (pivots, macros, and VB) and I learned stuff... so you will too. One of the best courses that I've taken (for CPA CPE) on Illumeo.
4
Anonymous Author
Thoroughly enjoyed the detailed analysis of excel functions and shortcuts. Excel is such an underutilized tool for data analytics.
5
Member's Profile
More time should be allocated to this course if the individual is attempting to complete the exercises as part of their training.
5
Member's Profile
Very good course. I know A LOT about Excel, and still found a couple of nuggets in there that I was not aware of.
5
Member's Profile
This course was outstanding in helping boost my efficiency and knowledge of excel functionality.
5
Member's Profile
Excellent course and refresher on some important excel functions - thank for all the help!
4
Member's Profile
Good material that is well presented. The supporting materials are clear and helpful.
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Anonymous Author
high again its me...love excel hope you do too. this course was fun and challenging
5
Member's Profile
Great training and really useful tips to improve workbook design and function.
4
Anonymous Author
I learned a lot of new shortcuts that have advanced my knowledge of Excel.
4
Member's Profile
Helped me understand a lot of new ways of working efficiently in Excel
5
Anonymous Author
There were some great shortcuts that will help to improve my workflow.
5
Member's Profile
Really helpful course with relevant information to use every day.
4
Anonymous Author
one of the best excel courses I have seen, very useful.
5
Anonymous Author
Very good excel tips and tricks; very helpful course

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course.

Education Provider Information

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Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
  45:25Excel Training: 5 Top Productivity Boosting Shortcuts
  1:03:46Excel Training: Skills for Better Workbook Design
  1:01:07Excel Training: Boosting Proficiency with Selected Shortcuts (PC version)
  49:56Excel Training: Mastering Fundamental Functions - IFERROR, IF, List Comparisons and more
  1:01:42Excel Training: Tips for Improving Data Validation, Error Checking, Reporting and Other Performance Obstructions
Supporting Materials
  ZIPExcellence in Excel Training Combined Supporting Materials
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM