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Microsoft Excel - Level 2 ( Intermediate ) - 1 Day Short Course

CDU Short Courses ( Charles Darwin University)

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 at 1:00 pm - Thursday, 28 March 2019 at 4:30 pm (ACST)

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The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft Excel 2016 -Level 2 enable users to expand their knowledge and learn how to create more productive workbooks. It covers formulas and function techniques, advanced formatting and charting features and data manipulation tools like PivotTables and goal seeking.


Microsoft Excel 2016 - Level 2 assumes the learner has the knowledge required to create, edit, print and chart simple worksheets. Understanding ranges and copying is also important.


Participants who complete this course should be able to: 

  • use the fill operations available to fill a data series
  • use a range of techniques to work with worksheets
  • apply a variety of page setup techniques
  • apply borders to cells and ranges in a worksheet
  • use common worksheet functions
  • create more complex formulas and functions
  • create and use defined names in a workbook
  • apply a range of number formatting techniques to worksheet cells
  • apply conditional formatting to ranges in a worksheet
  • use goal seeking to determine the values required to reach a desired result
  • understand and use Excel's Quick Analysis tools
  • create and work with tables
  • use a range of elements and features to enhance charts
  • select and change the format of objects in a chart

This course covers the following areas:

Filling Data

  • Understanding Filling
  • Filling a Series
  • Filling a Growth Series
  • Filling a Series Backwards
  • Filling Using Options
  • Creating a Custom Fill List
  • Modifying a Custom Fill List
  • Deleting a Custom Fill List
  • Extracting With Flash
  • Fill More Complex Flash
  • Fill Extractions
  • Extracting Dates and Numbers

Worksheet Techniques

  • Inserting and Deleting Worksheets
  • Copying a Worksheet
  • Renaming a Worksheet
  • Moving a Worksheet
  • Hiding a Worksheet
  • Unhiding a Worksheet
  • Copying a Sheet to Another Workbook
  • Changing Worksheet Tab Colours
  • Grouping Worksheets
  • Hiding Rows and Columns
  • Unhiding Rows and Columns
  • Freezing Rows and Columns
  • Splitting Windows

Page Setup

  • Strategies for Printing Worksheets
  • Understanding Page Layout
  • Using Built in Margins
  • Setting Custom Margins
  • Changing Margins by Dragging
  • Centring on a Page
  • Changing Orientation
  • Specifying the Paper Size
  • Setting the Print Area
  • Clearing the Print Area
  • Inserting Page Breaks
  • Using Page Break Preview
  • Removing Page Breaks
  • Setting a Background
  • Clearing the Background
  • Settings Rows as Repeating Print Titles
  • Clearing Print Titles
  • Printing Gridlines
  • Printing Headings
  • Scaling to a Percentage
  • Fit to a Specific Number of Pages

Applying Borders

  • Understanding Borders
  • Applying a Border to a Cell
  • Applying a Border to a Range
  • Applying a Bottom Border
  • Applying Top and Bottom Borders
  • Removing Borders
  • The More Borders Command
  • Using the More Borders Command
  • Drawing Borders
  • Drawing a Border Grid
  • Erasing Borders
  • Formatting the Drawing Pencil

Essential Functions

  • Key Worksheet Functions
  • Using IF With Text
  • Using IF With Numbers
  • Nesting IF Functions
  • The CHOOSE Function
  • The LOOKUP Function
  • Using Counting Functions
  • The ROUND Function
  • Rounding Up and Rounding Down
  • Manipulative Functions
  • The MOD Function
  • The TODAY Function
  • The NOW Function
  • The DATE Function
  • The PMT Function

Complex Formulas

  • Scoping a Formula
  • Long-Hand Formulas
  • Preparing for Complex Formulas
  • Creating the Base Formula
  • Adding More Operations
  • Editing a Complex Formula
  • Adding More Complexity
  • Copying Nested Functions
  • Switching to Manual Recalculation
  • Pasting Values From Formulas
  • Documenting Formulas

 Defined Names

  • Understanding Defined Names
  • Defining Names From Worksheet Labels
  • Using Names in Typed Formulas
  • Applying Names to Existing Formulas
  • Creating Names Using the Name Box
  • Using Names to Select Ranges
  • Pasting Defined Names Into Formulas
  • Defining Names for Constant Values
  • Creating Names From a Selection
  • Scoping Names to a Worksheet
  • Using the Name Manager
  • Documenting Defined Names

Number Formatting Techniques

  • Applying Alternate Currencies
  • Applying Alternate Date Formats
  • Formatting Clock Time
  • Formatting Calculated Time
  • Understanding Number Formatting
  • Understanding Format Codes
  • Creating Descriptive
  • Custom Formats
  • Custom Formatting Large Numbers
  • Custom Formatting for Fractions
  • Padding Numbers Using Custom Formatting
  • Aligning Numbers Using Custom Formats
  • Customising the Display of Negative Values

Conditional Formatting

  • Understanding Conditional Formatting
  • Formatting Cells Containing Values
  • Clearing Conditional Formatting
  • More Cell Formatting Options
  • Top Ten Items
  • More Top and Bottom Formatting Options
  • Working With Data Bars
  • Working With Colour Scales
  • Working With Icon Sets
  • Understanding Sparklines
  • Creating Sparklines
  • Editing Sparklines

Goal Seeking

  • Understanding Goal Seeking
  • Using Goal Seek

The Quick Analysis Tools

  • Understanding Quick Analysis
  • Quick Formatting
  • Quick Charting
  • Quick Totals
  • Quick Sparklines
  • Quick Tables

Worksheet Tables

  • Understanding Tables
  • Creating a Table From Scratch
  • Working With Table Styles
  • Inserting Table Columns
  • Removing Table Columns
  • Converting a Table to a Range
  • Creating a Table From Data
  • Inserting or Deleting Table Records
  • Removing Duplicates
  • Sorting Tables Filtering Tables
  • Renaming a Table Splitting a Table
  • Deleting a Table

 Chart Elements

  • Understanding Chart Elements
  • Adding a Chart Title Adding Axes Titles
  • Repositioning the Legend
  • Showing Data Labels Showing Gridlines
  • Formatting the Chart Area
  • Adding a Trendline Adding Error Bars
  • Adding a Data Table

 Chart Object Formatting

  • Understanding Chart Formatting
  • Selecting Chart Objects
  • Using Shape Styles
  • Changing Column Colour Schemes
  • Changing the Colour of a Series
  • Changing Line Chart Colours
  • Using Shape Effects
  • Colouring the Chart Background
  • Understanding the Format Pane
  • Using the Format Pane
  • Exploding Pie Slices

Delivery mode                                    

On-Campus Workshop – 1-day Face-to-Face Workshop delivered over 2 afternoons from 1pm - 4.30pm

The benefits of studying in a classroom setting include being able to share first-hand experiences, ideas and questions with peers and our expert facilitators. You’ll study alongside like-minded people and strengthen your network.


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