Microsoft Excel Introduction

Course Summary

This course is designed for those who are new to Excel training, or have limited experience with spreadsheets.

Event Details

6 hours

Combination lecture and classroom exercises.

Each student must bring their own laptop with Excel pre-loaded.


Microsoft Excel training is a powerful tool you can use to create and format spreadsheets and analyze and share information to make more informed decisions.

Who Should Attend

Students who are new to Excel training or who have limited experience with spreadsheets.

Learning Objectives

Students will gain introductory Microsoft Excel skills, including:

  • Entering Data
  • Using Formulas
  • Working with Constant Values and Formulas
  • Formatting Worksheets
  • Modifying Columns and Rows
  • Editing Workbooks
  • Printing Worksheets

Course Outline

Getting Started
Starting Excel
Understanding the Display Screen
Working with the Ribbon
Working with the Quick Access Toolbar
Exploring the File Tab
Opening a Workbook
Managing Open Workbooks
Using Excel Help

Entering Data
Moving the Cell Pointer
Selecting a Range of Cells
Creating a New Workbook
Entering Constant Values
Saving a Workbook
Editing Cell Contents
Clearing Cell Contents
Working with Undo and Redo

Using Formulas
Entering Formulas
Using the SUM Function
Summing Columns or Rows Automatically
Using Statistical Functions
Working with the Range Finder
Using Formula Error Checking

Working with Constant Values and Formulas
Copying and Pasting Constant Values and Formulas
Moving and Pasting Constant Values and Formulas

Formatting Worksheets
Formatting Numbers
Changing the Font Format
Aligning Cell Contents
Merging Cells
Adding Borders
Applying Cell Styles

Modifying Columns and Rows
Changing Column Width and Row Height
Using AutoFit
Inserting and Deleting Columns or Rows
Hiding Columns or Rows
Using Custom Worksheet Views

Editing Workbooks
Working with AutoCorrect
Checking Spelling
Using Find and Replace

Printing Worksheets
Using Print Preview
Using Page Setup Tools
Working in Page Layout View
Creating a Header and Footer
Using Page Break Preview
Printing a Worksheet


Knowledge of the appropriate Windows operating system. Must be familiar with the mouse, menus, dialog boxes, scroll bars, the Start menu and the taskbar. Proficiency with minimizing, maximizing and restoring windows is required.


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