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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.
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Feedback from Delegates on our Microsoft Excel Courses
Average Review 4.4/5 based on 297 reviews.
"The trainer (Penny) was professional and helpful. She made the course very enjoyable and knew the subject matter well. " Rachell Hamm Mar 11 2014
"Enjoyable day with a very good trainer." Richard Andrew Mar 6 2014
"Very good and learnt a lot more than I thought. " Emma Mcnabola Mar 6 2014
"Lyn was very friendly and explained things very well" Neil Bagwell Mar 6 2014
"I would like to Thank Lyn for making the session more enjoyable and keeping everyone engaged. She was an excellent teacher and is a credit to your company." Will Rowding Mar 6 2014
"All topics were covered and being essentially a one-to-one course on the day this really allowed the trainer to help me with any individual questions or examples I may have. She was really helpful and I certainly feel as though I learnt a lot." Sarah-Jane Chilcott Mar 6 2014
"I very much enjoyed the course and the lecturer on the day was very approachable" SALLY SMITH Mar 5 2014
"I thought that the instructor was fantastic, she had indepth knowledge of the product and was able to explain on any level. " Caroline Gray Mar 5 2014
"The tutor Jane was brilliant, she was extremely patient and informative " Charlotte Studd Mar 4 2014
"The course was presented extreamely well and all areas covered any questions or problems the presenter covered indepth it was very informative" Russell Jones Mar 4 2014
"Very knowledgable and patient trainer. Lots of practice examples." Sally Beardsmore Feb 27 2014
"We received a lot of information across all topics. The facilitator, Chris, was excellent at delivering the course to match our own objectives on what we wanted to gain from the course. Enjoyable day and learnt a great deal." Kelly Chaplin Feb 18 2014
"Enjoyable and very useful " Paul Watson Feb 14 2014
"This was an amazing course and have gained so much knowledge from it. Thank you" Linzi Kynaston Feb 13 2014
"Excellent, clear explanation and instruction from the tutor." Carly Ferris Feb 12 2014
"Thank you very much to Caroline for an excellent training day." Charlotte Jupp Feb 12 2014
"would like to say a big thankyou to Caroline who was brilliant" Sarah Male Feb 12 2014
"I thought it was carried out very well and it was obvious the instructer knew what she was talking about, and was able to adapt the course to suit the needs of the group as a whole upon enquiring about everyone's ability/confidence with excel." Megan Lawton-Webb Feb 12 2014
"The course guide was very very helpful." Louis Baker Feb 12 2014
"The course was delivered very well" Myra Wale Feb 11 2014
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With seventeen fully equipped training centres , Activia should be your first choice for courses for training in Excel wherever you are in the UK.
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For in house delivery of Microsoft Excel Training, you can expect the same standard of training and service for your courses for Microsoft Excel as you get at our centres, conveniently delivered at your offices.
To book your in-house classes for Microsoft Excel 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003, you need look no further than Activia.
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