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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 CoursesAverage Review 4.4/5 based on 502 reviews.
"Kamal was really good teacher. Thank you. " Fei Zhang Sep 17 2014
"I was very pleased with the course outline and found it very informative." Candice Fourie Sep 17 2014
"Good trainer " Piyush Parsotam Sep 11 2014
"Good location and facilities." Amanda Wilkins Sep 10 2014
"Good trainer and also emailed exercises used during training so very useful to have this material for future reference." Piyush Parsotam Sep 10 2014
"the trainer was a credit to the company " Nicola Adams Sep 9 2014
"I was impressed with the professionalism of the trainer. he was able to adapt with no notice." Susie McCormick Sep 9 2014
"Trainer made the course interesting and easy to follow. Thanks for the short cuts!" Glenis Glover Sep 9 2014
"A big thank you to both Simon & Jamie for the training - " Michelle Hatton Sep 9 2014
"very friendly and patient trainer" Sarah Broad Sep 9 2014
"Lara was a very good trainer." Laura Duthie Sep 2 2014
"Good trainer. Made everything very clear and easy to follow" Sue Moore Sep 2 2014
"Course was very well presented and easy to follow" Lawrence Davis Sep 2 2014
"I found the trainer engaging and her knowledge was excellent." Dilys Green Sep 2 2014
"Jamie was a very good teacher." adam jones 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
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Excel Training Courses from ActiviaWe can provide courses for training in Excel at any of our seventeen centres UK wide, or we can come to your offices.
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