What is Microsoft Excel?
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application developed by Microsoft. It allows the user to enter information into “a grid of cells arranged in numbered rows and letter named columns”*. The user can also create simple or complex calculations, called formulas. Whenever the data changes, all of the formulas automatically recalculate, so the user always sees the most up-to-date results. It features formatting tools, calculation functions, sorting tools, filtering tools, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language. “It has been a very widely applied spreadsheet, especially since version 5 in 1993, and it replaced Lotus 1-2-3 as the industry standard for spreadsheets. Excel forms part of Microsoft Office.”*
Who uses Microsoft Excel?
Microsoft Excel is used by people in all types of businesses to create budgets and financial reports, manage simple lists, create professional looking reports, summarize and analyze data, graph data, etc. The primary advantage of Excel is that once you create a formula telling Excel how to perform a calculation, it automatically updates the results of that formula whenever the data changes.
Our experience is that once people learn the basics of Excel, they tend to overuse it…they use it for things that there are better tools for. We’ve even had students ask questions about writing letters in Excel, which is really not an easy task. A word processing program, such as Microsoft Word, would be a better tool for that.
A common usage that we see in many companies is downloading data from corporate databases into Excel and using Excel’s many tools to slice and dice that data to provide the information needed to understand what is happening in the business.
What Microsoft Excel training does Systemetrics offer?
Systemetrics offers the following Microsoft Excel seminars:
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007 – 2016 (6 hours) View Outline
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010 – 2016 (6 hours) View Outline
Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010 – 2016 (6 hours) View Outline
Microsoft Excel 2010 – 2016 PivotTables (3 hours) View Outline
These Microsoft Excel classes are scheduled on a regular basis in our classroom. Private sessions may be scheduled in our classroom or yours.
To view the current schedule of Microsoft Excel classes, click here.
Is additional Microsoft Excel training available?
While we do not offer any other Microsoft Excel seminars, individual and small group assistance is available through our mentoring services, where our Excel instructor can assist you with training and development specific to your needs.
What support is available after you complete a Microsoft Excel seminar?
As with all of our seminars, students who complete either of Microsoft Excel seminars can call or e-mail us with any questions they have relating to Microsoft Excel. Forever!
Need help determining if Systemetrics can help you?
Contact Leo Mansi, Systemetrics Training Manager, by calling (401) 275-2200, ext. 102, or by e-mail.
Microsoft Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.