Introduction to Microsoft Excel

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Create an Excel spreadsheet and learn how to maneuver around the spreadsheet for data entry.

Create simple formulas in an Excel spreadsheet to analyze data.

Clock1.5 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will learn how to create an Excel Spreadsheet by using a free version of Microsoft Office Excel. Excel is a spreadsheet that works like a database. It consists of individual cells that can be used to build functions, formulas, tables, and graphs that easily organize and analyze large amounts of information and data. Excel is organized into rows (represented by numbers) and columns (represented by letters) that contain your information. This format allows you to present large amounts of information and data in a concise and easy to follow format. Microsoft Excel is the most widely used software within the business community. Whether it is bankers or accountants or business analysts or marketing professionals or scientists or entrepreneurs, almost all professionals use Excel on a consistent basis. You will learn what an Excel Spreadsheet is, why we use it and the most important keyboard shortcuts, functions, and basic formulas.

Skills you will develop

Formatting Excel SpreadsheetsCreating Basic Formulas in Excel SpreadsheetsCreating Excel SpreadsheetsManeuvering around Excel Spreadsheets

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Download Microsoft Office365 Excel Program and view the basics of Excel

  2. Learn the layout, navigation, and ribbon

  3. Create a spreadsheet of information you are tracking

  4. Create basic formulas to analyze your data

  5. Format your data

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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