Microsoft Excel Advanced

Course Description

Microsoft Excel Advanced is part of a 3-level study program. This course aims to extend participant’s skills and knowledge to protect worksheet data, perform advanced data operations using summarizing, data consolidation, filters and advanced PivotTable techniques, macros and much more.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of Microsoft Excel Advanced you should be able to:


Microsoft Excel Advanced assumes reasonable knowledge of the software as well as a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.

Course Duration

The Microsoft Excel Advanced course is run over one-day but can be customised to suit your needs.

Course Overview

  • Protecting a worksheet
  • Disabling worksheet protection
  • Password protecting a workbook
  • Opening a password protected workbook
  • Importing from an earlier version
  • Understanding file formats
  • Importing tab delimited text
  • Importing space delimited text
  • Importing Access data
  • Working with connected data
  • Exporting to Microsoft Word
  • Inserting a picture
  • Link data between worksheets
  • Link data between workbooks
  • Update links between workbooks
  • Create an automatic outline
  • Working with an outline
  • Creating a manual group
  • Grouping by columns
  • Create subtotals
  • Using a subtotaled worksheet
  • Copying subtotals
  • Using subtotals with AutoFilter
  • Creating relative names for subtotals
  • Consolidating with identical layouts
  • Creating a linked consolidation
  • Consolidating from different layouts
  • Consolidating data using the SUM function
  • Using a simple What-If model
  • Creating a one-variable table
  • Creating a two-variable table
  • Creating a default scenario
  • Creating scenarios
  • Using names in scenarios
  • Creating a scenario summary report
  • Insert a PivotChart
  • Defining the PivotChart structure
  • hanging the PivotChart type
  • Moving PivotCharts to chart sheets
  • Counting in a PivotTable
  • Formatting PivotTable values
  • Working with PivotTable grand totals
  • Finding the percentage of total
  • Finding the difference from
  • Grouping in a PivotTable
  • Creating calculated fields
  • Sorting in a PivotTable
  • Using an Advanced Filter
  • Extracting records with advanced filters
  • Using formulas in criteria
  • Using database functions
  • Using DSUM
  • Using DMIN and DMAX functions
  • Creating a number range validation
  • Testing a validation
  • Creating an Input message
  • Creating an Error message
  • Circling invalid data
  • Preparing a worksheet for controls
  • Adding a combo box control
  • Adding a list box control
  • Adding a scroll bar control
  • Adding a spin button control
  • Adding a group box control

Protecting a worksheet with controls

  • Sharing Workbooks
  • Open shared workbooks
  • Enabling Tracked Changes
  • Accepting or rejecting changes
  • Adding worksheet comments
  • Setting Macro Security
  • Saving a document as Macro enabled
  • Recording a simple macro
  • Viewing a macro
  • Editing a macro
  • Running a macro
  • Delete a macro

Course Includes

Skills Analysis


We come to you

Hands-on training

Email Support

Real-world examples

Course Pricing

Pricing as of 1st July 2019. All prices are exempt of GST. All prices are PER SESSION, not per person.

Number of participants Investment (per day)
1-on-1 Training $500.00
2-3 participants $650.00
4-6 participants $800.00
7-8 participants $950.00
9-10 participants $1,200.00

Above costs are for training conducted within the Sydney region and is subject to travel fees dependent on location. Pricing provides a guide only and will be confirmed at time of booking enquiry.

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