Microsoft Excel Course: Level 1 - Sydney Short Courses

Microsoft Excel Course: Level 1

What you'll learn

Learn to use Microsoft Excel with our Microsoft Office training courses in Sydney!

Microsoft Excel is an industry-standard spreadsheet software. It is part of the Microsoft Office Suite and is the most common programme used across a variety of commercial applications. If you would like to learn how to construct and manage data using Microsoft Excel in Sydney, then this course is for you.

This entry-level Microsoft Excel course in Sydney will increase your value in the job market and help you gain valuable insights into whatever data you choose to work with. Using Microsoft Excel, the user can identify trends by assembling data from various sources and can streamline tiresome tasks. Upon completion of the Level 1 course, students can progress to our Microsoft Excel Course: Level 2.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Microsoft Excel course, you should be able to:

  • Open and navigate within workbooks and worksheets
  • Understand the different types of Excel data in a worksheet
  • Understand, create and work with everyday formulas and functions
  • Manage data in a list using sort and filter techniques
  • Understand and use the number formatting features

Course content

What will be covered in this Microsoft Excel course?

Getting Familiar with Excel

  • Understand how Excel works
  • Recognise and work with the Excel environment
  • Use Excel’s Ribbon to access commands
  • Use shortcut menus and the Quick Access toolbar to easily perform actions
  • Add command buttons to the Quick Access toolbar

Creating a New Workbook and Work with Existing Workbooks

  • Understand the structure of a workbook
  • Create a new workbook with text, numbers, dates and formulas
  • Edit data, view and understand the impact on formulas
  • Open existing Excel workbooks
  • Use Recent files and folders to easily locate Excel workbooks
  • Navigate in the workbook using different techniques
  • Run the Spell Checker

Edit, Select, Copy and Move in a Workbook

  • Learn different techniques to edit formulas
  • Use undo and redo
  • Examine the difference between delete and clear cells
  • Learn how to select ranges, including cells that are adjoining and non-adjoining
  • Copy and move cells using various methods
  • Understand the different effects that move or copy will have on formulas
  • Use the fill feature to perform quick copying

Formulas, Functions and Formula referencing

  • Understand and create formulas that add, subtract, divide and multiply
  • Use Excel’s predefined functions to add, average and determine the highest and lowest number
  • Create more complex formulas
  • Use and understand Absolute versus Relative cell referencing
  • Examine and understand the effect on formulas when formulas are copied
  • Explore common error messages in formulas

Present Your Excel Work Effectively

  • Use font formatting techniques such as bold, indent, colours and format painter
  • Use various cell alignment techniques to control where data aligns
  • Use various number formatting techniques such as $ and % to present numbers effectively
  • Insert and delete columns and rows
  • Control the size of columns and rows

Work with Lists

  • Reassemble list rows by sorting
  • Perform a multi-level list sort
  • Use filtering to view only list data that interests you
  • Use filtering techniques such as multiple filters and wildcards to refine your displayed list

Printing your work

  • Understand Excel’s print options
  • Print part or all of your workbook

Create Charts

  • Use charts to “tell the story” by creating dynamic chart visuals based upon your data
  • Understand Excel charts and choose the right chart for your data
  • Create, move and resize your chart

Help and Hints

  • Use Excel’s inbuilt help
  • Hints on how to plan and write effective workbooks
  • Best practice on creating a workbook

Intended audience

Who is this Microsoft Excel course for?

This course is for beginners with no prior knowledge of Microsoft Excel, however a basic understanding of computers is assumed. 

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd on the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Additional information

Please note the following:

  • This class is taught in a Windows and macOS environment. We have available 8 Windows and 6 Apple Mac computers. We do not reserve computers for students so arrive early if using a certain type of machine is important to you.

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Denise Tsagaris is a highly experienced trainer and consultant with more than 25 years' experience in teaching Microsoft applications from basic to advanced levels. Denise has delivered training...

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