Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Advanced

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Course Specifications

Course Length:

1 day

Course Description


Your previous experience with Microsoft Excel has given you a solid foundation in working with this software. You can use Excel efficiently and effectively to solve problems for your business. In this course, you will learn about some of the more advanced features of Excel, including automating common tasks, auditing workbooks to avoid errors, sharing your data with other people, analyzing data, and using Excel data in other applications.

Beyond the basic features, Excel offers many advanced features that will help you create better, more accurate workbooks. There are also tools that allow you to share your work with other people.

This course can also be used to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam. The appendix maps this course to the standards and objectives of this exam. There is also an assessment file to test your knowledge.

Course Objectives:

You will:

  • Automate worksheet functions.
  • Audit worksheets.
  • Analyze data.
  • Work with multiple workbooks.
  • Import and export data.

Target Student:

This course is intended for a student who has experience working with Excel and would like to learn more about creating macros, working with shared documents, analyzing data, and auditing worksheets.


To ensure your success, you will need to have a comfort level with the basic skills of Excel like entering data, working with data, using functions, and working with formulas. To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1
  • Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 2

Course-specific Technical Requirements

For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

  • 1 GHz Pentium®-class processor or faster
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
  • 1024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended
  • Network cards and cabling for local network access
  • Internet access (contact your local network administrator)
  • Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver
  • Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen
  • Microsoft® Office Professional Plus 2013 Edition
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 (The course was developed using Windows 7, so if you are using an operating system other than Windows 7, you might notice some slight differences when keying through the activities.)

Course Content

Lesson 1: Automating Worksheet Functionality

Topic A: Update Workbook Properties

Topic B: Create and Edit a Macro

Topic C: Apply Conditional Formatting

Topic D: Add Data Validation Criteria

Lesson 2: Auditing Worksheets

Topic A: Trace Cells

Topic B: Troubleshoot Invalid Data and Formula Errors

Topic C: Watch and Evaluate Formulas

Topic D: Create a Data List Outline

Lesson 3: Analyzing and Presenting Data

Topic A: Create Sparklines

Topic B: Create Scenarios

Topic C: Perform a What-If Analysis

Topic D: Perform a Statistical Analysis with the Analysis ToolPak

Topic E: Create Interactive Data with Power View

Lesson 4: Working with Multiple Workbooks

Topic A: Consolidate Data

Topic B: Link Cells in Different Workbooks

Topic C: Merge Workbooks

Lesson 5: Exporting Excel Data

Topic A: Export Excel Data

Topic B: Import a Delimited Text File

Topic C: Integrate Excel Data with the Web

Topic D: Create a Web Query

Appendix A: Importing and Exporting XML Data


Contact Information

3295 River Exchange Drive
Suite 212
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30092


(678) 752-7542 x104


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