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Certificate in Microsoft Excel

This course will provide an introduction to the key features of Excel, including but not limited to Excel screen components, how to start Excel and the basic layout of worksheets.

This course will provide an introduction to entering data effectively into a worksheet. It will include but not be limited to the fundamentals of data entry, how to enter and remove data from a worksheet, how to adjust a worksheet to accommodate data, and quick data entry techniques.

This course will provide an introduction to the file operations necessary for saving and accessing Excel files, including but not limited to how to save a workbook, how to open and close an existing workbook and how to move between open workbooks.

This course will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of creating calculations in Excel, including but not limited to understanding how to write formulas and use the built-in Excel functions, and the way Excel performs calculations (BEDMAS).

This course will provide an introduction to modifying the layout of a worksheet and how to copy data. It will include but not be limited to how to move and copy data in a worksheet and between worksheets and workbooks, how to make modifications to data, and how to create formulas with absolute cell references.

This course will provide an introduction to formatting commands necessary for effective presentation, including but not limited to setting the number format for cells and how to change the appearance of data using formatting options.

This course will provide an overview of print settings, including but not limited to how to preview a worksheet before printing to ensure the layout is correct and how to print all or part of a workbook or worksheet.

This course will provide an overview of the Sort and Filter features of Excel and their powerful ability to help manipulate lists of data and keep track of information in an orderly fashion. It will include but not be limited to how to sort a table of data, how to filter a table of data and how to work with filtered data.

Complete a practical case study based assessment using Excel.

Intermediate Certificate in Excel

This course will provide an introduction to the Data Sort, Filter and Subtotal features of Excel, powerful tools that enable the user to manipulate lists of data and keep track of information in an orderly fashion. It will include but not be limited to how to prepare, sort and subtotal data, how to filter data and how to trouble-shoot common Sort and Filter issues.

This course will provide an introduction to dealing with calculations that produce unexpected results. It will include but not be limited to how to check the formula is calculating as it should, how to confidently copy cell content as well as understanding how Excel treats cell references, and how to create a formula using absolute and relative cell addressing.

This course will provide an introduction to using multiple worksheets in Excel, including but not limited to how to quickly update and cross-reference between multiple worksheets in an open workbook, how to copy and move data between worksheets and how to apply formats and commands to multiple sheets.

This course will provide an overview of some of the most popular functions used within Excel to build time-saving calculations. It will include but not be limited to the different types of functions, how to insert a function, popular maths functions and logical functions, and date and time functions.

This course will provide an introduction to advanced formatting techniques, including but not limited to the application of conditional formatting to cells in a worksheet, how to manage rules and how to delete rules.

This course will provide an introduction to Macros which are excellent for reducing repetitive tasks and speeding up productivity. It will include but not be limited to recording and storing macros in current workbooks, how to record and store a macro in your personal macro workbook, assigning macros to buttons or the Quick Access toolbar, and removing macros from a file.

This course will provide an introduction to protecting data in Excel, including but not limited to how to protect your data within a worksheet, how to protect your workbook from being changed, password protection for files and removing protection from files.

This course will provide an overview of some of the key features of Microsoft 365, using Excel. It will include but not be limited to the IFS function, the FILTER function arguments, the SORT and SORTBY functions and how to fix SPILL and CALC errors.

Complete a practical case study based assessment using Excel.

Advanced Certificate in Excel

This course will provide an introduction to the basics of the different files used within excel including but not limited to text files, csv files, and how to save, import and export data.

This course will provide an introduction to how to use the various Lookup functions to cross-reference data within Excel, including but not limited to vertical lookups, horizontal lookups, the MATCH and INDEX features and the VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP and XLOOKUP functions.

This course will provide an introduction to a range of tasks that allow you to prepare data within Excel for reporting purposes. It will include but not be limited to Conditional Formatting, Rules, how to convert cell formats, how to remove duplicates, how to insert leading zeros and how to replace a formula with its result.

This course will provide an introduction to using tables in Excel, including but not limited to the use of Freeze panes, Table Filtering and Slicers, how to create a calculated column and how to analyse data using a Total Row.

This course will provide an overview of Pivot Tables, including but not limited to how to create them, how to manage the data in the table, how to display percentages, how to group data and add formulas and how to refresh the data.

This course will provide an overview of Pivot Charts, including but not limited to how to create them, how to change the design and layout, how to add and hide elements and how to create combined charts.

Complete a practical case study based assessment using Excel.

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This course takes approximately 90 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as an Administration Assistant. These jobs in New Zealand earn approximately $45,650 per year but can be as high as $66,625 per year. (Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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It’s one of the most highly awarded courses that you could take. The Advanced Microsoft Excel Package for accountancy, bookkeeping and administration roles is loaded with specially rated achievements. These include certificates in Microsoft Excel, Intermediate Microsoft Excel, Advanced Certificate in Excel. If you want to be quickly acknowledged and highly rewarded, then this package is the one.
Yes, you will upskill and gain 3 Microsoft Excel certifications to add to your CV with a Diploma in Microsoft Excel.
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