Excel 2010: Advanced

Excel 2010: Advanced


Total Run Time: 6 hrs

Microsoft Excel is a mainstay for many Office users. This series will allow you to advance your basic skills to the next level so you can transform everyday spreadsheets into elegant and powerful business assets.


  1. Take basic Excel skills to the next level by integrating and extending basic skills to create elegant solutions
  2. See how advanced functions and data tools automate routine tasks and provide easy answers to not-so-easy questions
  3. Discover the power of simplifying complex data through advanced charts and pivot tables
  4. Audit calculations, manage errors and ask find answer to your what if…questions
  5. Import & connect to external data
  6. Create macros and make simple edits using VBA to automate routine tasks


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In this Excel 2010: Advanced series, new and longtime Excel users will learn how to take core skills to the next level by exploring advanced functions and chart features, connecting to external data, utilizing data tools, leveraging auditing features, and gaining insight with what-if features. You’ll also learn how to create macros and work with basic VBA code to customize and automate your work. Does EVERY Excel user need to know these skills? No, but if you want to use Excel beyond simple data entry and calculations, to its fullest potential and therefore be able to reach your own full potential, this series will help get you there.

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Course outline


  1. Using Lookup Functions
  2. Using Text Functions
  3. Breaking Apart Text Entries
  4. Using Date & Time Functions
  5. Using the Net Workdays Function
  6. Using Logical Functions & Fixing Errors
  7. Using Text in Calculations
  8. Using Financial Functions
  9. Using the Cumulative Interest Payment Function
  10. Using Aggregate vs. Math Functions
Chapter 2: SUBTOTALS & OUTLINES (25 min)

  1. Creating Subtotals
  2. Working with Outlined Data
  3. Manually Creating Subtotals & Outlines
  4. Creating Custom Views
Chapter 3: PIVOTTABLES© (57 min)

  1. Constructing PivotTables
  2. Modifying PivotTable Calculations
  3. Setting PivotTable Properties
  4. Using Filters & Slicers in the PivotTable
  5. Using the Report Filter & Updating Data
  6. Working with PivotTable Data in Formulas & PivotCharts

  1. Adding a Secondary Chart Axis
  2. Working with a Scatter Chart
  3. Hidden & Empty Cell Settings, Formatting Error Bars
  4. Adding a Trendline
Chapter 5: ADVANCED DATA TOOLS (44 min)

  1. Importing Data & Adding Hyperlinks
  2. Converting Text to Columns
  3. Linking to Databases & Removing Duplicate Records
  4. Consolidating Data
  5. Validating & Protecting Data

  1. Working with Circular References
  2. Tracing Precedents & Dependents
  3. Evaluating Formulas
  4. Using the Watch Window
  5. Error Checking

  1. Finding an Input Value with Goal Seek
  2. Displaying Options via Scenarios
  3. Including Variable Values through Data Tables
Chapter 8: MACROS, VBA & SECURITY 60 min)

  1. Macro Concepts
  2. Creating a Basic Macro
  3. Manipulating Cell & Range References
  4. A Brief Introduction to VBA
  5. Viewing & Editing VBA in Excel
  6. Making Macros Accessible
  7. Applying Security Settings
  8. Credits

Presenter Info

Erin A. Olsen

 Erin A. Olsen has been spreading her enthusiasm and vision for the power of desktop technology since 1994 to more than 37,000 people in seven countries. Since founding PCKeys Technology Solutions, she has authored more than 36 CBT titles, developed hundreds of courses and effectively presented to thousands. When Erin started her technology career, the PC was fairly new. Windows 3.1 was just coming out so she had to find ways to explain this new technical environment in terms non-technical people could understand. Her illustrations and explanations did and continue to do so today in fundamental to advanced topics. Erin combines her formal education in information technology and education with an emphasis in instructional design and technology (B.I.T., M.Ed.), with her technical expertise, real-world experience and understanding of adult learning to present these technical topics in an easy-to-understand, easy-to-apply and fun manner using relatable examples and analogies. Erin’s unique combination of personality and skills allow her to provide an enhanced learning experience for all that is effective, engaging and memorable.