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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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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    

"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    

"Lyn was very friendly and explained things very well"     Neil Bagwell     Mar 6 2014    

"Enjoyable day with a very good trainer."     Richard Andrew     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    

"Very good and learnt a lot more than I thought. "     Emma Mcnabola     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 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    

"The tutor Jane was brilliant, she was extremely patient and informative "     Charlotte Studd     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    

"would like to say a big thankyou to Caroline who was brilliant"     Sarah Male     Feb 12 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    

"The course guide was very very helpful."     Louis Baker     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 tutor was very good and could answer any questions and showed me how to achieve my goals."     David Allen     Feb 11 2014    

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Locations for Excel Training Courses from Activia

With our quality accreditations for ISO9001, IITT, ILM and the ILP, and a uniquely flexible service, you can be sure that your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet training will get the results you need, at the prices you want.

Activia centres for Microsoft Excel Training

With seventeen fully equipped training centres , Activia should be your first choice for courses for training in Excel wherever you are in the UK.
We provide Microsoft Excel Training courses in the following locations:

  • London
    We have six centres in London, serving the City in Bank and Liverpool Street, and Canary Wharf from our London Bridge (SE1) centre, as well as North, West and South West London, in Finchley, Baker Street and London Victoria.
  • Surrey and Sussex
    Our Croydon centre serves Croydon, Reigate and Redhill as well as Crawley, Gatwick and Brighton.
  • Berkshire
    We serve Berkshire and the Thames Valley with three centres in Reading, Slough and Bracknell.
  • Bristol
    Covering Bristol, Avon, Bath and South West England
  • Milton Keynes
    Serving Buckinghamshire, covering Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and High Wycombe, as well as Luton and Bedford.
  • Birmingham
    Serving Warwickshire and the Midlands: Birmingham, Walsall and Dudley, as well as Wolverhampton, Solihull and Tamworth.
  • Nottingham
    Serving Nottingham, Long Eaton and Derby, as well as Loughborough, Melton Mowbray and Leicester.
  • Manchester
    Serving Lancashire and the North West, covering Manchester, Salford, Stockport and Oldham as well as Bolton, Rochdale, Wigan, Warrington and Macclesfield.
  • Sheffield
    Serving South Yorkshire, covering Sheffield, Barnsley and Doncaster as well as Chesterfield and Wakefield.
  • Leeds
    Serving Yorkshire and the North of England, covering Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate as well as Halifax, Wakefield and Castleford.
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Serving Tyneside, also Sunderland and Gateshead, as well as North Shields, South Shields and Whitley Bay.

In House Excel Training Courses from Activia across the UK

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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