Microsoft Excel for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 12023-01-20T14:46:12-04:00


Microsoft Excel for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 1

Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update, and present your data in ways that will help the decision makers in your organization steer you in the right direction. It will also make these tasks much easier for you to accomplish, and in much less time, than if you used traditional pen-and-paper methods or non-specialized software. This course aims to provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data manipulation.

Note: Most Office 365™ users perform the majority of their daily tasks using the desktop version of the Office software, so that is the focus of this training. The course material will also enable you to access and effectively utilize many web-based resources provided with your Office 365 subscription. This includes brief coverage of key skills for using Excel for the Web and OneDrive. Helpful notes throughout the material alert you to cases where the online version of the application may function differently from the primary, desktop version.

This course is the first part of a three-course series that covers the skills needed to gain a foundational understanding of Excel.
– Microsoft Excel for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 1 (this course)
– Microsoft Excel for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 2
– Microsoft Excel for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 3

This course may be a useful component in your preparation for the Microsoft Excel (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019): Exam MO-200 and Microsoft Excel Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019): Exam MO-201 certification exams.

Completion of this course will earn 0.6 CEUs.

  • Dates: Feb 6, 2023
  • Times: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (EST)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Seats: 9
  • Price: $295


Course Objectives:

In this course, you will learn fundamental Excel skills.
You will:
– Familiarize yourself with Excel’s layout, its various parts, its commands, and its terminology.
– Outline Excel’s abilities to quickly, efficiently, and accurately calculate data.
– Update worksheets without throwing away all of the valuable work you’ve already done.
– Format a worksheet and organize your data.
– Print workbooks.
– Manage the overall structure of your workbooks.

Target Student:

This course is intended for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Excel that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.


To ensure your success, you should have end-user skills with any current version of Windows, including being able to start and close applications, navigate basic file structures, manage files and folders, and access websites using a web browser.


  • Lesson 1: Getting Started with Excel

    • Topic A: Navigate the Excel User Interface
    • Topic B: Use Excel Commands
    • Topic C: Create and Save a Basic Workbook
    • Topic D: Navigate in Excel for the Web
    • Topic E: Enter Cell Data
  • Lesson 2: Performing Calculations

    • Topic A: Create Worksheet Formulas
    • Topic B: Insert Functions
    • Topic C: Reuse Formulas and Functions
  • Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet

    • Topic A: Adjust Cells, Columns, and Rows
    • Topic B: Search for and Replace Data
    • Topic C: Use Proofing and Research Tools
  • Lesson 4: Formatting a Worksheet

    • Topic A: Apply Text Formats
    • Topic B: Apply Number Formats
    • Topic C: Align Cell Contents
    • Topic D: Apply Colors, Borders, and Styles
    • Topic E: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting
  • Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks

    • Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook
    • Topic B: Set Up the Page Layout
    • Topic C: Configure Headers and Footers
  • Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks

    • Topic A: Manage Worksheets
    • Topic B: Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views
    • Topic C: Manage Workbook Properties
  • Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to Excel Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-200

  • Appendix B: Mapping Course Content to Excel Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-201

  • Appendix C: Microsoft® Excel® Common Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Appendix D: Adding Themes and Backgrounds to Worksheets

  • Appendix E: Basic Excel Customization