Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1

Planning Information

The duration of this course is 1 Day.
Classes are priced from $295.00. See individual sessions for details.


Students taking the Microsoft® Excel® 2013 Level 1 course will familiarize students with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Excel 2013, including identifying Excel window components, navigating worksheets, and downloading templates. In addition, students will learn the basics of entering and editing text, values, and formulas, and how to save workbooks in the native Excel format, as well as in other formats. They will learn how to move and copy data and formulas, how to determine absolute and relative references, and how to work with ranges, rows, and columns. Students will also learn how to use simple functions, and how to easily apply formatting techniques to worksheet data. They will create and modify charts, and work with graphics. Finally, they will review workbooks for spelling errors, modify page setup, and print worksheets.

Intended Audience

Students taking this course should be comfortable using a personal computer and the Microsoft Windows® client. They should have little or no experience using Microsoft Excel or any other spreadsheet program. Students will get the most out of this course if their goal is to become proficient in using Microsoft Excel to create basic worksheets and charts for data tracking and reporting.

At Completion

After completing this course, students will know how to:

  • Recognize spreadsheet terminology; start Microsoft Excel and   identify the components of the Excel interface; create a blank workbook;   navigate worksheets; and open a downloaded template.
  • Enter and edit text and values; use AutoFill; enter formulas and   examine the order of operations; save and update a workbook; and save a   workbook in different file formats.
  • Move and copy data; use the Office Clipboard; move and copy   formulas; use AutoFill to copy formulas; use Paste Link; view formulas;   work with relative and absolute cell references; and insert and delete   ranges, rows, and columns.
  • Use the SUM function, AutoSum, and the AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, COUNT, and   COUNTA functions to perform calculations in a worksheet.
  • Format text, cells, rows, and columns; merge cells; apply color and   borders; format numbers; create conditional formats; us the Format   Painter; and use Find and Replace to update the formatting for specific   content.
  • Create, format, modify and print charts based on worksheet data;   working with various chart elements; and apply chart types and chat   styles.   Insert and modify a picture; represent data graphically within cells by   applying three forms of conditional formatting (data bars, color scales   and icon sets); and insert and modify SmartArt graphics.
  • Check spelling; find and replace text and data; preview and print a   worksheet; set page orientation and margins; create and format headers   and footers; and print gridlines.


Students taking this course should be familiar with personal computers and the use of a keyboard and a mouse. Furthermore, this course assumes that students have completed Windows 10 Level one or have equivalent experience:


Courseware Microsoft® Excel® 2013 Basic MOS Edition

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started

  • Spreadsheet terminology

  • The Excel environment

  • Navigating a worksheet

  • Using a template

Lesson 2: Entering and editing data

  • Entering and editing text and values

  • Entering and editing formulas

  • Saving and updating workbooks

Lesson 3: Modifying a worksheet

  • Moving and copying data

  • Moving, copying, and viewing formulas

  • Absolute and relative references

  • Inserting and deleting ranges, rows, and columns

Lesson 4: Functions

  • Entering functions

  • AutoSum

  • Other common functions

Lesson 5: Formatting

  • Text formatting

  • Row and column formatting

  • Number formatting

  • Conditional formatting

  • Additional formatting options

Lesson 6: Charts

  • Chart basics

  • Formatting charts

Lesson 7: Graphics

  • Working with pictures

  • Conditional formatting with graphics

  • SmartArt graphics

Lesson 8: Printing

  • Preparing to print

  • Page Setup options

  • Printing worksheets

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