For many people' Microsoft Excel is the technology upon which they rely on a daily basis' covering a multitude of workplace applications.
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.
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).
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
Feedback from Delegates on our Microsoft Excel Courses
"Trainer was brilliant at explaining everything, any questions were responded to with examples and descriptions that were clear and to the point, but still detailed enough to get a full understanding of the concept. It was a very enjoyable session. It has definitely made an impact on the way I work."
"i thought the trainer was excellent, i would gladly take a course of hers again"
"All in all a very good training course."
"I found the course very informative and was delivered in a laid back manor that made you feel comfortable even if you didnt pick things up first time. Jamie was an excellent training provider. "
"a very intersting course"
"The Tutor was extremely professional at all times and his teaching style was easily understood."
"The trainer was very professional, helpful and clear on the topics."
"Yes the trainer was great, actually enjoyed the course.. will be looking to book on a word course soon.
Thank you "
"Enjoyed the course as was interactive and a smaller class meant it was easy to ask questions and have them all answered "
"The course was very informative "
"The lady that ran the course was warm and engaging, with a thorough knowledge of Excel - Even taking the time to help if there was the odd add-hoc question raised about any aspect of excel. "
"I found the course very informative"
"The Trianer was great we need more trainers like Ankita, she is patience , understanding and allows us to show her areas where we may struggle and gives us lots of advice and tips..... "
"it was great"
"Very pleasant lady taking the course, who dealt very well and professionally with 2 gentleman who were on the same course who were quite challenging in terms of their expectations. She dealt with them effectively, whilst still covering the planned course and what I needed. "
"The course was well set out and very informative."
"The trainer was a very good teacher and ensured all topics were covered in detail. I was very satisfied with the course."
"Trainer was a lovely lady, very helpful and knowledgable which made the course both enjoyable and informative."
"The location of the training centre was ideal as it is in the centre and easy to find.
The trainer was very knowledgeable and gave simple and easy to understand never used jargon, I hope to procure more money for training from the company. "
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