Excel Intermediate 1


This one-day course is for people who want expand their basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel to work with larger spreadsheets, create charts, manage tables of data and develop their knowledge of Excel’s functions.

  • Develop their skills to create and work with more complex formulae
  • Work with multiple worksheets, copying formats and formulas across worksheets
  • Represent data graphically using charts
  • Understand the concepts of creating and modifying Data Lists and Tables
  • Sort lists and filter information
  • Create Excel Functions; work with the Function Library and Function Wizard, understand Function syntax


Overview and Recap of Interface

  • Freeze Panes
  • Split window
  • Page Layout View
  • Printing and Print Set up
  • Customise Quick Access Toolbar and Ribbon Tabs

Working with Comments

  • Insert, Edit, Show/hide, Print, Delete

Working with Multiple Worksheets

  • Copying Data Between Workbooks
  • View multiple sheets
  • Linking data between worksheets
  • Grouping worksheets
  • Hyperlinks to other files and worksheets
  • Using Paste Special and Live Preview
  • Copying Values & Formulas between Worksheets
  • Flash Fill

Managing Lists

  • Sorting Lists
  • Sorting Records By Multiple Fields
  • Using Auto-filter
  • Understanding filter criteria

More complex formulae

  • Calculations using dates; times; percentages; numeric values; currencies
  • Review of rules of BODMAS
  • Review of relative and absolute cell references


  • Generate statistics and calculations using SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, MIN and MAX functions
  • Function Syntax, Wizard and Arguments
  • Simple IF functions to make decisions

Conditional Formatting

  • Conditional Formatting to highlight critical data
  • Applying filters to display cells with conditional formatting

Charts, Graphs and Sparklines

  • Creating, Moving, Resizing, Printing & Deleting Charts
  • Formatting Chart Objects & Data Series
  • Creating User-Defined Charts
  • Changing the Data Source; Editing Text/Axis Titles
  • Removing/Adding Axes Labels; Adding Data Labels & Tables
  • Creating Combination Charts
  • Using a Secondary Axis
  • Adding a Trendline
  • Sparklines

Excel Tables

  • Converting a range into a Table
  • Using Quick Analysis to create Tables
  • The Table Design ribbon
  • Adding rows to a table
  • Using the Total Row with Dynamic SUBTOTAL function
  • Analysing data with the Slicer
  • Structured References for Table formulas

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