Microsoft Excel Essentials: Level 2 - Intermediate/Advanced

Excel: From User To Super-User - Use Excel Like The Pro's, Easily, And Step-By-Step

 

What's Inside

Excel is the most in commonly used and in demand tool for making sense of data. When you can harness that power, you will be a sought after employee. If you run a business, being proficient in Excel can help you see your business in a completely different light.

THIS course will take your Excel skills to the next level!

So, you have an understanding of the basics, but would you like to use Excel like the professionals? If so, read on…

For students who have already completed Level 1 in this series, or already have a good basic understanding of Excel, what you will learn in this course will supercharge your skills... and your career.

“…very easy to understand and is clear and concise, I highly recommend both of his courses, they have helped me so much at work”Jonathan Balmforth

So, What’s Inside?

  • Over 90 bite-sized lectures
  • 8.5 hours of quality HD content
  • 41 downloadable resources
  • All the source files for each project
  • Access to me (in case you have any questions)!

You will learn powerful and little known techniques to enable you to build your own powerful spreadsheet solutions. We will do this by creating multiple projects together, step-by-step, and in depth to guarantee your understanding. Each project builds on the last, so your skills develop cumulatively.

You will learn how to combine multiple functions in a simple way to create powerful solutions that most users believe can't be done in Excel!

Each project in the course is designed to introduce a range of concepts that showcase the true power of Excel, and show you what is really possible.

In project one:

  • The fastest way to create powerful dynamic templates (by cheating!)
  • Custom formatting
  • Manipulating calculations with time and dates
  • Conditional formatting
  • Simple and nested logical testing
  • Building complex and dynamic text strings
  • ActiveX controls (and how to customize them)

“AMAZING - I love the course, and I love the teaching style. If you want to be a super user, get this course!”Beatrice

In project two:

  • Building a fully functional complex relational database
  • A Masterclass in Vlookups (WAY beyond the basics here!)
  • Importing data from multiple sources
  • Controlling user entry

“Fantastic Course - Alan breaks everything down in to simple steps, so you can actually follow it and understand how it all fits together. Can't wait to try some of this out”Nickie Student

In project three:

  • Creating named ranges (and why you would want to)
  • Building dynamic named ranges
  • Getting Excel to create them for you!
  • A powerful trick very few users know about!

“…this course contributes extra features to Level 1 in such a way as to improve the quality of your learning. I will recommend it again for sure :-)” – Alex

In project four:

  • Hyperlinking (so it ALWAYS works!)
  • Creating Macros, and using them to automate your work!
  • Executing Macros from buttons
  • Dropdown lists
  • Building dynamic formulas using Excel’s Indirect function

In project five:

  • Project management made simple with Gantt charting!
  • Have your chart timeline ALWAYS begin at the best date
  • Nesting multiple logical tests (simply!)
  • Making your timeline completely dynamic by changing a single cell!

This isn't just a course with a bunch of formulas, it's hands on guide through real life projects. You will learn how to build complex solutions using the very same methods I use.

Become the Excel guru I know you can be, with the help of this course!

Enrol now, and I’ll see you in the course!

Alan

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Alan Jarvis

Over 90,000 Happy Students, in 194 Countries Are Enrolled In My Courses...

Hi, my name is Alan, and I have almost thirty years of experience in teaching various subjects and have held senior management positions at several blue chip and Times Top 100 companies. I now specialise in consultancy, interim work and teaching here on-line.

My love for Excel began soon after the program was released. Back then, we really only used it for typing tables in our production planning department. If you can believe it, I was taught to then calculate with a calculator and TYPE the answers into Excel...you'd be surprised how many people I meet who still do this.

There were two turning points for me in my journey. The first was a chance conversation with one of our accountants when I was complaining how slow it was to keep having to flip between worksheets to see different bits of data. He introduced me to VLookups and a new world of possibilities opened up for me...

...I found that I need never have huge paper accountancy pads (remember those?) and a calculator to produce a production plan again! Suddenly, I could produce my plan in 15 minutes, rather than the day and a half it used to take. I began delving into other features of Excel, and finding ways to incorporate them into the planning "system" I had created, and remember this was back in the day when the internet hadn't been invented :)

Through trial and error, I refined my Workbook until I could chomp through days of work in seconds, and what's more, using these powerful features of Excel, I could optimise our production runs to get more output from the same working week, something that had never been done before. Promotion soon followed, and I became the "go to guy" for anything Excel related. That was the 90's.

Then, in manufacturing, came the MRP revolution. We had an army of programmers developing a system for us. This was my second turning point. I was awestruck with coders. The skill they had, and how clever they were, and that they were smart enough to go to university in the first place. I wasn't like that. I had no formal education beyond primary and secondary school, but a really cool programmer named Mark let me into a secret...

He said "If you can describe, step by step, how to cross the road without getting killed, you can be a programmer". I recorded my first macro, and took a peek under the hood. I deconstructed the VBA code, and played with it until I understood what everything did. Then I changed it to make it do what I needed it to do.

Since then, I have developed accountancy systems, simple planning systems, full blown MRP systems and scores of stand alone "helper" systems to simplify and speed up work in almost every department in every company I have ever worked in. Some of the solutions I created 20 years ago are still being used today.

If you doubt the power of Excel, it may surprise you to learn that you can run the procurement and material control of a £1.3b (yes, billion) company with an Excel file with a bit of coding behind it. This is a skill that people will pay highly for.

Not everyone wants to go that far, so over the years I have taught people to create efficient solutions for themselves, either with or without coding. Those who took the time to learn have since had multiple promotions, or have started their own businesses! At the very least, they are getting more work done in less time with less headaches :)

If you are a complete beginner, just want to polish up your skills, or want to create sophisticated super efficient solutions for your business or personal life, my series of courses will help you achieve that. All you need is a little time, and a willingness to learn...I'm looking forward to working with you.

Alan

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