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Microsoft Excel 2016- Expert

Time limit: 150 days

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Maximize your investment in Microsoft Excel 2016 by mastering advanced features that most users don't even know exist. In this course, you'll discover how to use scenarios and data tables to quickly perform multiple what-if data analysis. You'll discover a variety of advanced techniques for PivotTables, and see how to work with the additional analysis tools provided by Excel add-ins. You'll master the art of conditional formatting to highlight duplicate entries, become adept at importing external data using Excel’s built-in Power Query tool, learn how use Excel's consolidation function to efficiently summarize data from multiple sources, and so much more.

Users should have completed MS Excel Basic or Essentials prior to this course.

Module One: Manage Workbook Options and Settings

  • Manage Workbooks
    • Save a workbook as a template
    • Copy macros between workbooks
    • Mange Document Versions
    • Reference data in another workbook
    • Reference data by using structured references
    • Enable macros in a workbook
    • Display hidden ribbon tabs
  • Manage Workbook Review
    • Restrict editing
    • Protect a worksheet
    • Configure formula calculation options
    • Protect workbook structure
    • Mange workbook versions
    • Encrypt workbooks with a password

Module Two: Apply Custom Data Formats and Layouts

  • Apply Custom Data Formats and Validation
    • Create custom number formats
    • Populate cells by using advanced Fill Series options
    • Configure data validation
  • Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting and Filtering
    • Create custom conditional formatting rules
    • Create conditional formatting rules that use formulas
    • Manage conditional formatting rules
  • Create and Modify Custom Workbook Elements
    • Create custom color formats
    • Create and modify cell types
    • Create and modify custom themes
    • Create and modify simply macros
    • Insert and configure form controls
  • Prepare a Workbook for Internationalization
    • Display data in multiple international formats
    • Apply international currency formats
    • Manage multiple options for +Body and +Heading fonts

Module Three: Create Advanced Formulas

  • Apply Functions in Formulas
    • Perform logical operations by using AND, OR, and NOT functions
    • Perform logical operations by using nested functions
    • Perform statistical operations by using SUMIFS, AVERAGEIFS, AND COUNTIFS functions
  • Look up data using Functions
    • Look up data by using the VLOOKUP
    • Look up data by using the HLOOKUP function
    • Look up data by using the MATCH function
    • Look up data by using the INDEX function
  • Apply Advanced Date and Time Functions
    • Reference the date and time by using the NOW and TODAY functions
    • Serialize numbers by using date and time functions
  • Perform Data Analysis and Business Intelligence
    • Import, transform, combine, display, and connect to data
    • Consolidate data
    • Perform what-if analysis by using Goal Seek and Scenario Manager
    • Use cube functions to get data out of the Excel data model
    • Calculate data by using financial functions
  • Troubleshoot Formulas
    • Trace precedence and dependence
    • Monitor cells and formulas by using the Watch Window
    • Validate formulas by using error checking values
    • Evaluate formulas
    • Calculate data by using financial functions
  • Define Named Ranges and Objects
    • Name cells
    • Name data ranges
    • Name tables
    • Mange named ranges and objects

Module Four: Create Advanced Charts and Tables

  • Create Advanced Charts
    • Add trend lines to charts
    • Create dual axis charts
    • Save a chart as a template
  • Create and Manage Pivot Tables
    • Create PivotTables
    • Modify field selections and options
    • Create slicers
    • Group PivotTable data
    • Reference data in a PivotTable by suing the GETPRIVOTDATA function
    • Add calculated fields
    • Format data
  • Create and Manage PivotCharts
    • Create PivotCharts
    • Manipulate options in existing PivotCharts
    • Apply styles to PivotCharts
    • Apply Styles to PivotCharts
    • Manipulate options in existing PivotCharts
    • Apply styles to PivotCharts
    • Drill down into PivotChart details


Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8.x, or Microsoft Windows 10; Microsoft Office 2016. A free 30-day trial of Office 365 Home Premium may be available at Office Online. Then, a subscription can be purchased for as little as $6.99 per month.

Please be sure to install the software on your computer before the course begins.

This course is not suitable for Mac users. It is also not suitable for those using the “starter version” of “web app” versions of Microsoft Excel 2016 or those using an of the older versions of Microsoft Excel.

  • Internet access
  • Email
  • One of the following browsers:

- Mozilla Firefox

- Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)

- Google Chrome

- Safari

  • Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at