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Excel 2016: Formulas, Functions & Analysis ( 5 Days)

This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen your understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.


This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2016 Exam and the Excel 2016 Expert Exam.  This course has extensive practical application.


To ensure success, students should have completed the Part 1 course or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions.

You will:

  • Work with functions
  • Work with lists
  • Analyze data
  • Visualize data with charts
  • Use PivotTables and PivotCharts
  • Work with multiple worksheets and workbooks
  • Use Lookup functions and formula auditing
  • Share and protect workbooks
  • Automate workbook functionality
  • Create Sparklines and map data
  • Forecast data
  • Using Array Formulas
  • Working with Graphical Objects
  • Importing and Exporting Data
  • Working with Forms and Controls
  • Preparing data and creating PivotTables
  • Analyze Data Using PivotTables
  • Work with PivotCharts
  • Get started with Power Pivot
  • Visualize Power Pivot data
  • Work with advanced functionality in Power Pivot


Course contents

Outline Manual A

Lesson 1: Working with Functions

Topic A: Work with Ranges

Topic B: Use Specialized Functions

Topic C: Work with Logical Functions

Topic D: Work with Date & Time Functions

Topic E: Work with Text Functions


Lesson 2: Working with Lists

Topic A: Sort Data

Topic B: Filter Data

Topic C: Query Data with Database Functions

Topic D: Outline and Subtotal Data


Lesson 3: Analyzing Data

Topic A: Create and Modify Tables

Topic B: Apply Intermediate Conditional Formatting

Topic C: Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting


Lesson 4: Visualizing Data with Charts

Topic A: Create Charts

Topic B: Modify and Format Charts

Topic C: Use Advanced Chart Features


Lesson 5: Using Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts

Topic A: Create a PivotTable

Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data

Topic C: Present Data with PivotCharts

Topic D: Filter Data by Using Timelines and Slicers


Lesson 6: Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks

Topic A: Use Links and External References

Topic B: Use 3-D References

Topic C: Consolidate Data


Lesson 7: Using Lookup Functions and Formula Auditing

Topic A: Use Lookup Functions

Topic B: Trace Cells

Topic C: Watch and Evaluate Formulas


Lesson 8: Sharing and Protecting Workbooks

Topic A: Collaborate on a Workbook

Topic B: Protect Worksheets and Workbooks


Lesson 9: Automating Workbook Functionality

Topic A: Apply Data Validation

Topic B: Search for Invalid Data and Formulas with Errors

Topic C: Work with Macros


Lesson 10: Creating Sparklines and Mapping Data

Topic A: Create Sparklines

Topic B: Map Data


Lesson 11: Forecasting Data

Topic A: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Data Tables

Topic B: Determine Potential Outcomes Using Scenarios

Topic C: Use the Goal Seek Feature

Topic D: Forecasting Data Trends


Lesson 12: Using Array Formulas

Topic A: Use Array Formulas


Lesson 13: Working with Graphical Objects

Topic A: Insert Graphical Objects

Topic B: Modify Graphical Objects

Topic C: Work with SmartArt


Lesson 14: Importing and Exporting Data

Topic A: Import and Export Data


Lesson 15: Working with Forms and Controls

Topic A: Work with Forms and Controls


Outline Manual B



Lesson 1: Preparing Data and Creating PivotTables

Topic A: Prepare Data

Topic B: Create a PivotTable from a Local Data Source

Topic C: Create a PivotTable from Multiple Local Data Sources

Topic D: Create a Pivot Table from an External Data Source


Lesson 2: Analyzing Data Using PivotTables

Topic A: Summarize PivotTable Data

Topic B: Organize PivotTable Data

Topic C: Filter PivotTable Data

Topic D: Format a PivotTable

Topic E: Refresh and Change Pivot Table Data


Lesson 3: Working with PivotChart

Topic A: Create a PivotChart

Topic B: Manipulate PivotChart Data

Topic C: Format a Pivot Chart


Lesson 4: Getting Started with Power Pivot

Topic A: Enable and Navigate Power Pivot

Topic B: Manage Data Relationships


Lesson 5: Visualizing Power Pivot Data

Topic A: Create a Power Pivot Report

Topic B: Create Calculations in Power Pivot


Lesson 6: Working with Advanced Functionality in Power Pivot

Topic A: Create a Key Performance Indicator

Topic B: Work with Dates and Time in Power Pivot





5 days
October 8 to October 12
8:30am - 4:00pm

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