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Microsoft Excel training

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 597 reviews.

"Very good trainer"     Sarah Reading     Dec 10 2014    

"Course instructor was very helpful."     Nagarjuna Reddy. Alavala     Dec 8 2014    

"Excellent!"     Hannah Nicholls     Dec 4 2014    

"Overall I was very pleased with the course"     Melanie Taylor     Dec 3 2014    

"A very well put together course, where I learnt a great deal. "     Freya Williams     Dec 2 2014    

"Claire (the trainer) was very kind and make the course very interesting to everybody. the staff was amazed in discovering it was not boring at all and they felt they learned a lot. thank you very much!"     Cinzia Parlavecchia     Dec 2 2014    

"Enjoyed the training even though I was flagging a bit by the end!"     Michelle Hatton     Nov 27 2014    

"Enjoyed the day the style of training and interaction with the group and trainer."     Michelle Hatton     Nov 27 2014    

"Good course and good pace. Thanks"     Sian Smith     Nov 26 2014    

"The trainer was very friendly and helpful"     Hannah Davies     Nov 26 2014    

"I thought the tutor of the course delivered the course in a friendly informative manner. She made a novice at the start of the course feel confident by the end the course.Thank you."     Victoria Radonjic     Nov 24 2014    

"I thought the tutor delivered the course in a friendly and informative manner. Very patient. Thank you."     Victoria Radonjic     Nov 24 2014    

"I enjoyed the session and felt I got alot out of it"     JANET BUCKLE     Nov 24 2014    

"The tutor was excellent and had a really good teaching style. We were also a small group which meant any issues we had with Excel and the way we use it could be discussed with the tutor."     Ryan Cavilla     Nov 19 2014    

"Tutor was very helpful"     Carolynn Quinlan     Nov 18 2014    

"The trainer was excellent and worked at a suitable pace "     Tom McMutrie     Nov 18 2014    

"I have previously been on the course below this one, and I had the same trainer, Jane, she is brilliant and really thorough and I am very happy with the training she provided."     Kathryn Higgins     Nov 13 2014    

"Trainer was very understanding of the different needs of the delegates and very accommodating."     Hansa Valji     Nov 12 2014    

"Many thanks to the tutor he made it fun and interesting."     Georgie Hett     Nov 11 2014    

"I enjoyed the course and learnt a lot. Tutor clearly has very good knowledge of the subject and was able to modify the learning according to our knowledge level and requirements. "     Julia Klinger- Moore     Nov 11 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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