Excel: Level 1

Gain a foundational understanding of Microsoft Excel for Office 365. 

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Excel: Level 1

Gain a foundational understanding of Microsoft Excel for Office 365. 

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Familiarize yourself with Excel’s layout, its various parts, its commands, and its terminology
  • Outline Excel’s abilities to quickly, efficiently, and accurately calculate data
  • Update worksheets without throwing away all of the valuable work you’ve already done
  • Format a worksheet and organize your data
  • Print workbooks
  • Manage the overall structure of your workbooks

Course description

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Organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update and present your data in ways that will help the decisionmakers in your organization lead in the right direction. This course will provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data analysis.

This course is intended for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Excel for Office 365 that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.


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  • Windows Introduction or equivalent knowledge


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Lesson 1: Getting started with Microsoft Excel for Office 365

  • Navigate the Excel User Interface
  • Use Excel commands
  • Create and save a basic workbook
  • Navigate in Excel for the Web
  • Enter cell data

Lesson 2: Performing calculations

  • Create worksheet formulas
  • Insert functions
  • Reuse formulas and functions

Lesson 3: Modifying a worksheet

  • Adjust cells, columns, and rows
  • Search for and replace data
  • Use proofing and research tools

Lesson 4: Formatting a worksheet

  • Apply text formats
  • Apply number formats
  • Align cell contents
  • Apply colors, borders, and styles
  • Apply basic conditional formatting

Lesson 5: Printing workbooks

  • Preview and print a workbook
  • Set up the page layout
  • Configure headers and footers

Lesson 6: Managing workbooks

  • Manage worksheets
  • Manage workbook and worksheet views
  • Manage workbook properties

Next available start dates

Main Campus — Days

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Excel: Level 1
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Total classroom hours

8 hours

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Main Campus

Days, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM, 2 T - 5/14/2024 - 5/21/2024

Class Location:
3000 Landerholm Cir. SE Bellevue, WA 98007
Building A, Room 130
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Quarter: Spring

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Total cost


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Instructor: Cliff Hanks

Cliff is an experienced Microsoft Office instructor and developer. He has been training professionals on how to use software to perform their jobs more effectively for over 25 years.

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