Course 50449-B: Useful Formulas & Functions (Microsoft Excel 2007 & 2010)

This 1 day course provides students with the knowledge and skills to the usage of useful formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel 2007 and Microsoft Excel 2010.

Audience profile

This course is intended for users of Microsoft Office Excel who want to learn about useful formulas and functions.

Job role: Developer

Skills gained

  • Apply Formula and Functions Basic
  • Statistical and Logical Functions
  • Lookup and Reference Formulas

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • A basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel

Course outline

Module 1: Making Data Work For You

This module explains how to understand and apply Excel basic formulas and functions.

Lessons

  • Formula basics
  • Using cell references
  • Copy formula without changing cell reference
  • Transpose formula
  • Using nested functions

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand and apply formula basics
  • Use cell references
  • Copy formula without changing cell reference
  • Transpose formula using paste special
  • Use nested functions

Module 2: Statistical and Logical Functions

This module explains how to use logical functions including CountIf, Sumif, If, IsError.

Lessons

  • Perform calculation using CountIF
  • Perform calculation using SumIF
  • Perform calculation using AverageA
  • Using IF function to prevent division by zero
  • Using IsError function to avoid error display
  • Creating multiple conditions using nested IF
  • Using logical function OR, And

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Perform calculation using CountIf, SumIf, AverageA
  • Use If function to prevent division by zero
  • Use IsError function to avoid error display
  • Create multiple conditions using nested IF
  • Use logical function OR, AND

Module 3: Lookup and Reference Formulas

This module explains how to apply and use lookup formulas including vlookup, hlookup, match and index.

Lessons

  • Use Vlookup to find specific data
  • Use Hlookup to find values in rows
  • Use Match and Index to retrieve data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use Vlookup to find specific data
  • Use Hlookup to find values in rows
  • Use Match and Index to retrieve data

Module 4: Text Formulas

This module explains how to apply Text formula to help change casing of text, append text and numerical value in excel spreadsheet.

Lessons

  • Changing case of text
  • Append text and numerical value
  • Convert imported text format into numbers
  • Break imported date field into individual columns

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Change case of text using Upper, Lower or Proper formula
  • Append text and numerical value
  • Convert imported text format into numbers
  • Break imported date field into individual columns

Module 5: Date and Time Formulas

This module explains how to make use of calculate the difference of two given Date fields and to perform calculation with Time fields.

Lessons

  • Perform addition to Date fields
  • Calculate difference between two Dates
  • Perform calculations with Time fields

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Perform addition and calculate difference between two dates
  • Perform calculations with Time fields

Module 6: Array and Database Functions

This module explains how to apply and use advance formula including Array, Frequency and Database functions.

Lessons

  • Using Array Formulas
  • Calculate the difference between Maximum and Minimum values
  • Using Frequency function to Count responses
  • Using Database functions DSum and DCount

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use Array Formulas
  • Calculate the difference between Maximum and Minimum values in an Array
  • Use Frequency function to Count responses in tabulated data
  • Use Database functions DSum and DCount

Module 7: Efficiency Tips

This module discusses some useful Excel Tips including application of Data Validations and Auditing Tools.

Lessons

  • Shortening worksheets names
  • Protecting cells containing formulas
  • Using Data Validation
  • Displaying Formula syntax
  • Using Auditing Tools for errors checking
  • Tracing precedent and dependent
  • Adding comments to worksheet

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the advantages of shortening worksheet names
  • Protect cells from amendments by others
  • Use Data validation to improve data entries
  • Use Auditing Tools for checking errors
  • Add useful notes by commenting worksheet