Microsoft Excel 2013/2016 – Introductory

This course has been mapped against the learning outcomes and performance criteria for the Unit of Competency BSBITU212 Create and use spreadsheets from the Certificate II in Business.

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Area of Learning — Microsoft Excel 2013/2016 – Introductory

About this course

Successful completion of this course and the required assessments leads to a Statement of Attainment.

Prerequisites

This course assumes little or no knowledge of spreadsheets or Microsoft Excel 2016. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the operating system environment, especially in regard to working with files and folders.

General Description

This is a beginner’s course and aims to give the new spreadsheet user a thorough grounding in the basics of creating and working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2013/2016.

Particular emphasis is placed on developing accurate and well-designed spreadsheets employing sound design and documentation principles.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • navigate your way around Microsoft Excel 2016
  • create and work with a new workbook
  • open and navigate within workbooks and worksheets
  • make changes to data in a workbook
  • understand and work with ranges in a worksheet
  • copy and paste data in Excel
  • use the fill operations available to fill a data series
  • move the contents of cells and ranges within and between workbooks
  • understand, create and work with formulas and functions
  • understand and use formula cell referencing
  • use font formatting techniques
  • align the contents of cells in a number of ways
  • understand and use the number formatting features in Excel
  • format rows and columns in a worksheet
  • work with elements that make up the structure of a worksheet
  • sort data in a list in a worksheet
  • filter data in a table
  • print your workbook data
  • create effective charts in Microsoft Excel
  • obtain help for Excel whenever you need it
  • understand points to consider to avoid problems in your worksheets

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