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MS Excel – Advanced Functions

MS Excel – Advanced Functions

Duration: 90 Minutes

Faculty: Mike Thomas      Course ID: 0040      Level: Advanced


Whether you need to calculate loan repayments, generate a profit-and-loss account, solve maths or engineering problems, in fact, think of any scenario that involves addition, subtraction, division or multiplication of numbers and you’ll find that Excel is the best tool for the job.

Functions are built-in formulas that have been programmed to perform a specific calculation. They range from the simple such as SUM and AVERAGE (used to calculate the total and average of numbers in a range of cells) to the powerful IF and VLOOKUP.

Functions aren’t limited to calculating numeric data. They can save you a ton of time when working with text and dates too. For example, you can quickly calculate someone’s age from their date of birth, combine text items from several cells into a single cell or convert a list of lower case text items to capital letters.

Why should you Attend:

Do you create financial or data models? Excel is the perfect tool for that. Build the model using formulas and watch the results automatically recalculate as the model is updated.

Although it is perfectly possible to use Excel without ever creating a formula or using a function, if you don’t, you’re missing out on a huge part of the application’s power.
Formulas and functions will automate your calculations and save you a ton of time. No more using your fingers. No more mental arithmetic. No more using the calculator app on your Smartphone! Let Excel do the work for you!

Note: The training will be delivered using Excel 2016 for Windows however much of the functionality is also available to users of earlier versions of Excel.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Using functions to combine text strings from multiple cells
  • Using functions to change text from lowercase to uppercase and vice versa
  • Using functions to perform calculations on dates and times
  • Using the IF function to automate data entry
  • The VLOOKUP MATCH and INDEX functions
  • Creating complex functions the easy way

Who Will Benefit:

  • Accountants & CPAs
  • CFOs & Controllers
  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Team Leaders
  • Financial Consultants
  • Banking & Finance Personnel
  • IT & Telecom Professionals
  • Sales & Marketing Professionals
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Professionals
  • Accounts & Audit Personnel
  • Pharma & Medical Devices Professionals

Faculty Profile:

Mike Thomas has worked in the IT training business since 1989. Although he is a subject matter expert in a range of technologies, his primary focus and passion is Microsoft Office, especially Excel. In 2012 Mike founded where he has produced nearly 200 written and video-based Excel tutorials. He has recorded several Excel training courses for and in his career delivered hundreds of courses and webinars on a wide variety of technology-related topics.


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