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Microsoft Excel training

Training courses for Excel 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003

Excel Training Courses from Activia
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 578 reviews.

"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    

"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    

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

"Trainer was excellent with brilliant further materials provided. Very happy with the whole day"     scott terry     Nov 6 2014    

"The trainer was excellent, very friendly and informative. He worked at a pace that everyone could work at."     Lisa Yates     Nov 6 2014    

"Very good trainer. I really enjoyed the day."     Beverley Sass     Nov 5 2014    

"I really enjoyed the course and learnt a lot. Liz is a very good trainer."     Jenny Bottley     Nov 5 2014    

"I felt my ability to use excel improved massively following the course. Thank you!"     Helen Jackson     Nov 5 2014    

"Lee was an amazing trainer with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Would highly recommend him to anyone."     Dave Candler     Nov 4 2014    

"I thoroughly enjoyed this course, I am still amazed at how much you can do with excel! Miles our trainer on the day was excellent. The day flew by! He was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of tips and where to find help online. I thought I was a beginner hence taking the introduction course but it turns out I knew more than I thought and Miles adapted the course for us. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in excel. :) "     Andy West     Nov 4 2014    

"The trainer was excellent"     Kevin Ball     Nov 3 2014    

"The trainer delivered the course well. He made it interesting and interactive."     Kerry Chadwick     Nov 3 2014    

"our trainer we had, Muriel i believe her name was, was brilliant super helpful and very easy to learn off. very happy."     Darren Clark     Oct 31 2014    

"facilitator of course was very good."     Shahid Mahmood     Oct 29 2014    

"The trainer was very good and packed a lot in to the day. It was very enjoyable and informative."     Zoe Walmsley     Oct 29 2014    

"One of the best trainers I've ever had, as he was very informative, made sure no one got left behind and when I got stuck, just quietly helped me, taking care not to speak loudly and embarrass me or make me feel stupid, he was kind and had a lovely manner. He was also hugely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and as we know, enthusiasm's contagious and I felt he inspired us all. Excellent chap."     Ingerlise Bulloch     Oct 29 2014    

"Thank you very much - very helpful. "     Suzanne Atkins     Oct 22 2014    

"Trainer was good and very engaging with the class."     Guy Whittaker     Oct 21 2014    

"Pleased with everything. Thank you!!!"     Oxana Morgan     Oct 17 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.
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