Administrative Microsoft® Excel

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Administrative Microsoft® Excel will demonstrate to the power user how to edit spreadsheets for both individual and group use. Featured topics included validating data, applying various levels of protection, sharing workbooks for collaboration, and working with formula links. The user will also be exposed to various auditing and analysis tools including features such as Goal Seek, Solver, creating Scenarios, and using the FORECAST function.

Objective: Upon completion of this course the Excel power user will be able to modify worksheet files so that multiple users can both enter and access data without disrupting delicate workbook structure. Additionally, they will be exposed worksheet auditing and use various analysis tools.

  • Data Validation
  • Protection
    1. File Access
    2. Write Reservation
    3. Sheet Protection
    4. Cell-level Protection
    5. Workbook Protection
  • Sharing Workbooks
  • Linking
    1. Internal worksheet links
    2. External workbook links
  • Consolidating data
  • Formula Auditing
  • Data Scenarios and Forecasting
    1. Using Goal Seek
    2. Using Solver
    3. The FORECAST Function

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PARTICIPATION:  As part of our sponsorship with NASBA, we have agreed to provide at least three (3) instances of engagement per CPE hour (50 minutes).  These may come in the form of open-ended questions, hand-raising, polling, and other techniques.  You MUST answer or respond to all three opportunities to engage in order to receive credit for that CPE hour.   Knowledge Source Inc. retains these responses after all CPE classes for audit purposes.

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Course Information
  • Course Level:Advanced
  • Prerequisite:Microsoft® Excel Basic working knowledge
  • Credit:2 CPE Hours
  • Fee:$99
  • Length:2 hours
  • Delivery:Group Internet Based
  • Recommend Field of StudyComputer Software and Applications
  • Program Knowledge LevelIntermediate
  • Advanced PreparationDownload and install class files a minimum of 3 working days prior to class.
  • Refund PolicyRequests for cancellations must be submitted in writing and received by Knowledge Source Inc. five (5) days prior to the date of the event to receive a full refund (less a 10% processing fee). Refunds are not given for no-shows. Special circumstances and cancellation requests may be emailed to or by calling 919-878-7100. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after the course.

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