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Training courses for Excel 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003

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From simple cell formatting to VBA applications

For many people, Microsoft Excel is the technology upon which they rely on a daily basis, covering a multitude of workplace applications.
Are you taking advantage of what Excel can offer?
You can use Excel to access, process, analyse, share, and display the information with which you work. Applications for Microsoft Excel have expanded far beyond the accounting and finance departments, to include users in virtually every aspect of business operations.

With Activia, delegates can check their skill level which ensures they book on the correct course.   This facility is also invaluable when putting together training programmes or bespoke courses for numbers of delegates.

We can also tailor your Microsoft Excel training to your needs, or to your company project requirements, taking you from first principles to whatever level you want to achieve.

About Microsoft Excel

Excel is a spreadsheet application that can also be described as a two-dimensional database (in other words it’s not relational like Access). On a basic level it can be used to store and present data; but more advanced users will be able to take advantage of its formulae function, allowing them to manipulate data according to their requirements. Information entered in Excel can also be demonstrated graphically in a variety of graph formats.

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Interaction is vital if delegates are to achieve their training aims – which is why we make it our main focus. Attendees can also take home a copy of their course materials for future reference.

History Of Microsoft Excel

Previous versions of Excel had all used macros (pre-written code that makes it easier to perform repetitive tasks).  Up until the fourth release, Microsoft utilised XML language to perform tasks. Thereafter, from version 5.0 onwards, Excel used VBA for macros (although users could still revert back to XML if they wanted to).

Excel 2000

This updated release of Excel boasted many new features. For example, users could drag and drop information from a web source directly into their spreadsheet. This was due to the introduction of Enhanced Web Queries, a feature that made it easier to import data in to Excel for analysis and tracking. It also offered a range of different date functions and allowed users to save – and read from – HTML files.

Excel 2003

With the main changes benefiting business users, Excel 2003 was different in two ways:

It permitted information to be saved and updated in XML format. This made Excel instantly compatible with other programs, allowing data to be imported from other sources.Highly specialised, and created for specialist corporate users, IRM tools provided security features to help protect data. This could be achieved by downloading a free software patch.

Excel 2007

Excel’s workbooks were significantly improved in the 2007 update. This meant the programme could store more data (up to 16,000 columns and up to a million rows). The ribbon interface made radical changes to navigation, and was not well received by a large number of users.  Constructing tables around data became easier too, due to a wider array of headings and row types.

Excel 2010

At first glance it seemed like nothing had changed in the 2010 version of Excel, and in fact, the differences were very subtle. Improvements were made to the ribbon, which could be fully customised. Security protocols were also overhauled, thanks to the introduction of Protected View, which prevented harmful content from being downloaded.

Excel 2013

Anyone relying on templates to use Excel will find the 2013 update ideal for their needs. This release comes armed with a veritable range of them, each designed for a specific purpose: forecasting, budgeting, calendars and much more. The new Quick Analysis feature converts data in to tables in two simple steps – plus, workbooks open in different windows, which is ideal for anyone using more than one monitor.

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Feedback from Delegates on our Microsoft Excel Courses

Average Review 4.4/5 based on 494 reviews.

"the trainer was a credit to the company "     Nicola Adams     Sep 9 2014    

"Jamie was a very good teacher."     adam jones     Sep 2 2014    

"Lara was a very good trainer."     Laura Duthie     Sep 2 2014    

"I found the trainer engaging and her knowledge was excellent."     Dilys Green     Sep 2 2014    

"Course was very well presented and easy to follow"     Lawrence Davis     Sep 2 2014    

"I really enjoyed the course and thought Lara was a great trainer - very thorough."     Sam Rook     Sep 2 2014    

"Good trainer. Made everything very clear and easy to follow"     Sue Moore     Sep 2 2014    

"Lyn - excellent trainer, easy to talk to and good at explaining "     Carole Davies     Sep 1 2014    

"Clare was very thorough with the material, and everything was made easy to understand."     Anne Taylor     Aug 29 2014    

"I was pleased with the course overall. "     Jill Goodwill     Aug 27 2014    

"Really enjoyed the course and felt i have learned alot to improve and make my working quicker. "     Mandy Piasko     Aug 26 2014    

"Our trainer was excellent and we were encouraged and learnt a great deal in the time. It was also beneficial having such a small group (3 candidates). I hope that, if I take further courses, I am lucky enough to have the same trainer."     Rosemary Lake     Aug 26 2014    

"Our trainer Jane was very good. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic at all times."     Karen Ridley     Aug 21 2014    

"Very friendly and helpful person doing the training (Caroline) - many thanks."     Katie Green     Aug 20 2014    

"I enjoyed it."     Jane Croft     Aug 19 2014    

"Just to say it was very well delivered and we covered applied techniques rather than just following the tutorials which I preferred."     Brian Neenan     Aug 15 2014    

"The trainer was brilliant and I would definately recommend npower using you guys in future."     Peter Gennard     Aug 13 2014    

"Very thorough course run by a fantastic tutor. Would like to show my utmost thanks for everything she covered and always being on hand to assist me when I was unsure on certain aspects. "     Phil Canton     Aug 13 2014    

"Alastair was very patient and a rather pleasant chap to deal with. "     Beverley Ledgard     Aug 13 2014    

"Mandy was a Lovely trainer, very welcoming and helpful. Knew what she was talking about and made it a lovely atmosphere to train in. If I was to come back I would definitely like to have her again. I will be recommending the company and the training to friends in other companies, I would like to say a big thank you to Mandy for her help. "     Stephanie Davenport     Aug 12 2014    

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We can provide courses for training in Excel at any of our seventeen centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices.
We have been training since 1995 with a philosophy of high quality, flexible and cost effective provision, so you can be confident that we have the expertise, and the experience, to give all you need with courses for Microsoft Excel.
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