Microsoft® Office Excel 2003: Level 2

Course Specifications

Course number: 084261
Software: Microsoft® Office Excel 2003
Course length: 1.0 day(s)
Certification: Microsoft® Office Specialist: Excel 2003

Course Description

In Microsoft® Office Excel 2003: Level 1, 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® Excel 2003 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: The target students for this course are 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. In addition, this course helps prepare students who desire to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam in Excel or Module 2 and who already have knowledge of the basics of Excel, including how to create, edit, format, and print basic worksheets.

Prerequisites: To ensure your success, we recommend that you have experience with creating, editing, formatting, saving, and printing basic spreadsheets in Microsoft® Excel 2003. Students can obtain this level of skill by taking the following Element K course:

In addition, Web browsing experience is strongly recommended.

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


This course is one of a series of Element K courseware titles that addresses Microsoft Office Specialist (Office Specialist) skill sets. The Office Specialist program is for individuals who use Microsoft’s business desktop software and who seek recognition for their expertise with specific Microsoft products. Certification candidates must pass one or more proficiency exams in order to earn Office Specialist certification.

Hardware Requirements

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

Platform Requirements

Software Requirements

Performance-Based Objectives

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

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating and Applying Templates

Topic 1A: Create a Workbook from a Template

Topic 1B: Create a Custom Template

Topic 1C: Working with Comments

Topic 1D: Create a Hyperlink

Topic 1E: Use Web-based Research Tools

Lesson 2: Creating and Modifying Charts

Topic 2A: Create a Chart

Topic 2B: Format Chart Items

Topic 2C: Change the Chart Type

Topic 2D: Create a Diagram

Lesson 3: Working with Graphic Objects

Topic 3A: Insert Graphics

Topic 3B: Create AutoShapes

Topic 3C: Format Graphic Objects

Topic 3D: Change the Order of Graphic Objects

Topic 3E: Group Graphic Objects

Topic 3F: Move, Copy, and Resize Graphic Objects

Lesson 4: Calculating with Advanced Formulas

Topic 4A: Create and Apply a Name for a Range of Cells

Topic 4B: Calculate Across Worksheets

Topic 4C: Calculate with Date and Time Functions

Topic 4D: Calculate with Financial Functions

Topic 4E: Calculate with Statistical Functions

Topic 4F: Calculate with Lookup and Reference Functions

Topic 4G: Calculate with Logical Functions

Lesson 5: Sorting and Filtering Data

Topic 5A: Sort Data Lists

Topic 5B: Filter Data Lists

Topic 5C: Create and Apply Advanced Filters

Topic 5D: Calculate with Database Functions

Topic 5E: Add Subtotals to a Worksheet

Lesson 6: Using Excel with the Web

Topic 6A: Export Excel Data

Topic 6B: Publish a Worksheet to the Web

Topic 6C: Import Data from the Web

Topic 6D: Create a Web Query

Appendix A: Microsoft Office Specialist Program