Microsoft Excel - Learning the Basics

Ref: C3128869

A spreadsheet can look confusing until you recognise the layout and become familiar with some basic functions. You will learn to navigate through the cells and columns so you can enter and edit data. You will create basic formulas and turn your data into charts and graphs. Gaining an overview of Microsoft Excel can make the preparation of a simple household budget or a work place monitoring tool so much easier. Put your pen and paper to one side and join this group to learn new skills for your everyday.

Course aim

An introduction to using spreadsheet software to calculate numerical data.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise cells and columns and how they are designated in a spreadsheet.
  • Enter and edit data within the cells.
  • Create a basic formula.
  • Turn your data into a graph or chart.
  • Join Zoom class and access Canvas teaching materials for this course.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You must have a laptop or desktop computer which has a spreadsheet software application on it.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Microsoft Excel - Learning the Basics


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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
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