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This course introduces you to Excel spreadsheets and how they are used in business. You will learn to create, edit, format and print professional looking spreadsheets using simple formulas.

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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Target Audience: This course will suit you if you are a beginner and are just getting started with Excel.
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of MCI Solutions’ Computer Fundamentals course or equivalent knowledge and skills are required to participate in this course.
  • Versions: This course is suitable for users of Excel 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019

  • Start and explore Excel
  • Navigate around the workbook
  • Enter and edit data
  • Use simple formulas
  • Manipulate data
  • Format data
  • Preview and print data

Getting to know Excel

  • The Excel screen
  • Using short cut menus
  • Launching Dialog Boxes

Creating a new workbook

  • Typing text, numbers, dates and formulas
  • Making basic changes

Working with workbooks

  • Navigating using the keyboard
  • Using Go To

Editing in a workbook

  • Editing formulas
  • Clearing and deleting data in a cell
  • Using Undo and Redo

Selecting ranges

  • Selecting contiguous and noncontiguous ranges
  • Using special selection techniques
  • Selecting larger ranges

Copying data

  • Using Fill for quick copying
  • Copying from one range to another
  • Copying to another worksheet

Filling data

  • Filling a series
  • Filling using options
  • Creating a custom Fill list

Formulas and Functions

  • Creating formulas that add and subtract
  • Creating formulas that multiply and divide
  • Using the Sum Function to add
  • Finding an average
  • Finding a maximum and a minimum value
  • Common error messages

Font formatting

  • Changing fonts
  • Making text bold, italicised and underlined
  • Changing font colours
  • Using the Format Painter

Cell alignment

  • Aligning left, right and centre
  • Rotating, indenting, wrapping and merging text

Row and column formatting

  • Setting columns widths and row heights
  • Hiding rows and columns

Number formatting

  • Formatting as currency
  • Formatting percentages
  • Increasing and decreasing decimals


  • Previewing and printing a range
  • Printing an entire workbook

Applying borders

  • Applying a border to a range
  • Removing borders

Working with a worksheet

  • Worksheet zooming
  • Inserting, deleting, moving, copying and renaming a worksheets
  • Switching between worksheets

Worksheet techniques

  • Inserting, deleting, moving, copying and renaming a worksheet
  • Grouping worksheets
  • Freezing rows and columns

Page Setup

  • Page breaks
  • Settings rows as repeating print titles
  • Scaling to a percentage

Getting Help

  • Browsing for help

Name Date Time Location Cost
Excel Introduction 28 July 2021 09:00 am - 04:45 pm Melbourne $420.00

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