EXCEL FOR BUSINESS
A 8 week course covering techniques and methods for anyone who uses MS Excel in the workplace.
MS Excel is an extremely versatile tool and one that can be used effectively either for data
gathering, analysis or presentation. Many admin or reporting requirements can be met solely
though creative use of Excel and this course aims to show you techniques and tips to get the most
out of your version of Excel whatever the size of your organisation.
Starting with the basics, linking cells, formulas, worksheets and workbooks. Using formulas, text
formulas and basic statistics. Charting and charting across 2 data sets. Using excel as a database,
limitations and getting information as the data changes. Setting up Templates, restricting data entry
to certain forms. Using Lookups, Matching and Index functions. Pivot tables, charts and their uses.
Logical testing (If…then functions) for checking. Cost modelling with Excel. Building a simple
example budget solution for domestic use to see how the formula link, adding valuable data to the
budget and seeing it change real time with scroll bars and other dynamic controls. Creating a small
macro to automate repetitive tasks then saving the macro to the toolbar as a button.
Last but not least we will try to guide the student through some real life Excel solutions and help
them with any excel challenges they need to find solutions for.
Course Day & Time: Monday Evening 7.45 – 9.15pm
Start Date: 01/02/21
Duration: 8 weeks
Tutor: David McLaughlin
Note: Please bring your own laptop