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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 Courses
"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."
"Enjoyable and very useful "
"This was an amazing course and have gained so much knowledge from it. Thank you"
"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."
"Excellent, clear explanation and instruction from the tutor."
"Thank you very much to Caroline for an excellent training day."
"would like to say a big thankyou to Caroline who was brilliant"
"The tutor was very good and could answer any questions and showed me how to achieve my goals."
"The course was delivered very well"
"Steve, the trainer kept the course interesting all day and kept us all on track.
Very good course."
"Jamie was a very good presenter, the venue in B'ham was easy to get to and the lunch was exceptionally good. Thank you for a very informative and educational course."
"Jamie was very helpful and a good tutor. "
"Very useful course"
"I found the course really well done, the trainer was very knowledgeable I really enjoyed it and found it most helpful."
"John was very well prepared and delivered the training session in a highly professional manner. He delivered the session at a good pace and covered everything thoroughly. He was also always aware if you needed assistance. If I wanted to do the intermediate level I would certainly want John as my trainer. Highly recommended."
"Training was well organised and well presented."
"training was very informative in a friendly environment"
"Chris was fantastic and it was great that there were only two of us on the course.
An excellent day thanks"
"Excellent training and fun."
"The instructor was very good."
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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.
With seventeen fully equipped training centres , Activia should be your first choice for training courses in Excel wherever you are in the UK.
We provide Microsoft Excel Training courses in the following locations:
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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