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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 550 reviews.
"The instructor was very good, well informed and willing to answer any questions. " Kara Dickey Oct 14 2014
"The course was well paced,the venue ideal and lunch was appreciated!" Jacqui Crewdson Oct 13 2014
"Jamie delivered the training well. He was a friendly and helpful man." NEELAM SAGOO Oct 13 2014
"very good trainer, only me and 1 other person attanting to the course so very personal and easy to get the help needed" Sasha Radford Oct 10 2014
"The tutor was effecient, knowledgable, presented the course very well and at a level that could be understood by the different individuals attending. " Mike Filer Oct 9 2014
"A job well done by Caroline." Kenneth Mareverwa Oct 9 2014
"Would just like to say thank you " Karen Price Oct 8 2014
"Lunch was nice. Tea/coffee facilities a plus.Lovely lady who took the course-answered all questions and any extra training we needed to help with our day to day jobs." Shelley Kent Oct 8 2014
"Clare was an excellent instructor. " Cynthia Poole Oct 8 2014
"The Tutor was very professional and helpful" Anne Shepherd Oct 7 2014
"Really helpful course delivered in a good environment." Jon Mills Oct 6 2014
"The trainer was excellent and went at my pace. She was really helpful and gave me other tips to use in my own working environment, which were not necessarily covered on the basic course, but this really helped me greatly. I would highly recommend this trainer to other members of staff." Julie Hargreaves Oct 6 2014
"The trainer was very knowledgable, a very useful session. " Margeaux Page Oct 3 2014
"None, well run course" Simon Osborne Oct 1 2014
"Pace was good and pitch was perfect." Sarah Olney Oct 1 2014
"Excellent Course." Sarah Olney Oct 1 2014
"Very nice trainer" Sebastiano Conte Oct 1 2014
"The small group numbers enabled the training to be tailored around my sepcific job and role making it particularly relevant and useful and the facilitator was friendly and easy to engage with." Jackie Flynn Sep 26 2014
"I thought the trainer was very good at explaining things and he gave you time to write notes as well which I find good as he worked at a slower pace rather than rushing." Pip Ward Sep 26 2014
"The trainer was absolutely brilliant" Esther Critchley Sep 26 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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