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Essentials of Excel
in Microsoft Excel

Version 2010 • 2013 • 2016

3 Hours

This instructor-led course covers the most essential skills needed to enter and edit information, write formulas, format cells, and print spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. 

Course objectives:

  • Understand how to enter text, numbers, and dates
  • Write basic formulas that add, subtract, multiply, and divide cells
  • Format columns/rows and format cells with borders, shading, fonts, etc.
  • Insert and delete columns or rows
  • Preview and print workbooks

Building Simple Workbooks

  • Understanding Excel Terminology
  • Examining Important Screen Elements
  • Opening Workbooks
  • Reviewing Workbook Data
  • Entering General Text
  • Entering Numbers
  • Entering Dates
  • Editing Cells
  • Deleting Cell Contents
  • Understanding Mouse Pointer Shapes
  • Selecting Cells, Rows, and Columns
  • Moving Data by Drag-and-Drop
  • Copying Data with the Fill Handle
  • Reversing Mistakes with Undo and Redo
  • Saving Workbooks
  • Closing Workbooks

Writing and Copying Basic Formulas

  • Understanding Formula Syntax
  • Creating Basic Formulas
  • Using Functions in Formulas
  • Using the Sum Button
  • Copying Formulas



Formatting and Printing Worksheets

  • Changing Column Widths
  • Applying Fonts, Bold, Underline, and Italics
  • Aligning Data in Cells
  • Formatting Numbers and Formulas
  • Formatting Dates
  • Applying Borders
  • Applying Fill Color
  • Inserting and Deleting Columns or Rows
  • Previewing Before Printing
  • Printing Worksheets



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Public Class

This class is only offered for private groups.

Private Group Classes

Any two 3-hour Microsoft classes must be scheduled on the same day to receive pricing (9 to 12pm and 1 to 4pm).

Conducted at Your Office

$500 flat fee for up to 8 students
$550 flat fee for up to 12 students
$35 per additional student

Conducted at Softek’s Facility

$575 flat fee for up to 8 students
$625 flat fee for up to 12 students
$35 per additional student

Have more or less students? Or, need to schedule more than one training day? Click here for a price quote based on your training needs. 

Why choose Softek?

  • Live, in-person training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee