Microsoft Excel Beyond Beginners

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Building on from the Excel Beginners course, the Beyond Beginners course has been developed to enable you to add logic into your spreadsheet using more advanced formulas and functions.


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Microsoft Excel Beyond Beginners HSDC-SD-FBQE

HSDC South Downs Campus
Academic Year 2017-18 (1 year)
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Ideally you should have completed the Beginners course or have equivalent experience to the Beginners course.

On this course you will cover the following topics:

  • Absolute and relative addressing
  • Named ranges
  • V&H lookup
  • IF statements
  • Sum IF and count IF
  • Output options
  • Sparklines
  • Basic conditional formatting

Each topic will be introduced with demonstrations and handouts followed by tasks for practice.

Students will be assessed through the development of a portfolio of work covered throughout this course.

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After completing this course you could progress on to further qualifications in Excel.

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