Microsoft® Office Excel® 2008: Level 2 (Macintosh)

Course Specifications

Course number: 084043
Software: Microsoft® Office Excel® 2008
Course length: 1.0 day(s)

Course Description

In Microsoft® Office Excel® 2008: Level 1 (Macintosh), you created, edited, formatted, and printed basic spreadsheets. You now have a need to streamline repetitive tasks and display spreadsheet data in more visually effective ways. In this course, you will use Microsoft® Office Excel® 2008 to streamline and enhance your spreadsheets with templates, charts, graphics, and formulas.

Course Objective: You will apply visual elements and advanced formulas to a worksheet to display data in various formats.

Target Student: This course is designed for students who desire to gain the skills necessary to create templates, sort and filter data, import and export data, analyze data, and work with Excel on the web.

Prerequisites: Before starting this course, students are recommended to take the following Element K course: Microsoft® Office Excel® 2008: Level 1 (Macintosh).

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Hardware Requirements

For this course, you will need one Macintosh computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer should have the following minimum hardware configuration:

Platform Requirements

Software Requirements

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Calculating Data with Advanced Formulas
Topic 1A: Manage Cell and Range Names
Topic 1B: Calculate Data Across Worksheets
Topic 1C: Use Specialized Functions
Topic 1D: Analyze Data with Logical and Lookup Functions

Lesson 2: Organizing Worksheet and List Data
Topic 2A: Create Lists
Topic 2B: Sort or Filter List Data

Lesson 3: Presenting Data Using Charts
Topic 3A: Create a Chart
Topic 3B: Modify Charts
Topic 3C: Format Charts

Lesson 4: Analyzing Data Using PivotTables
Topic 4A: Create a PivotTable Report
Topic 4B: Analyze PivotTable Data

Lesson 5: Inserting Graphic Objects
Topic 5A: Insert and Modify Pictures and ClipArt
Topic 5B: Draw and Modify Shapes
Topic 5C: Illustrate Workflow Using SmartArt Graphics
Topic 5D: Arrange and Group Graphic Objects

Lesson 6: Customizing and Enhancing Workbooks and the Excel Environment
Topic 6A: Customize the Excel Environment
Topic 6B: Customize Workbooks
Topic 6C: Manage Themes
Topic 6D: Create and Use Templates