Excel: The Basics

Learning Objectives

  • Enter various types of data into a worksheet
  • Work with formulas and functions
  • Create and modify a pie chart
  • Copy and paste data from another Excel workbook
  • Format cells and ranges
  • Create named ranges and use them in formulas
  • Customize printouts

Prerequisite Skills

  • Use a mouse
  • Open and close windows
  • Open and save files
  • Switch between applications

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This course is part of an IT Training Certificate Series, which awards a certificate on successful completion of a final online exam. Learn more about the Excel End-User Certificate Series.

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