Microsoft® Office Excel® 2010: Level 4

Course Specifications

Course number: 084579
Course length: 1.0 day(s)
Certification: MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 Exam 77–882, MOS: Microsoft Office Excel Expert 2010 Exam 77–888

Course Description

Course Objective: You will use the advanced features of Microsoft® Office Excel® 2010 to attain proficiency as an Excel power user.

Target Student: This course is designed for advanced Microsoft Office Excel professionals who may work or be interested in the domain of finance, statistics, project analysis, and market analysis including the fields of micro- and macro-economics.

Prerequisites: Excel 2010 knowledge, including how to create, edit, format, and print worksheets that include charts and sorted and filtered data is required. You should also know how to write and edit simple formulas. To ensure the successful completion of Microsoft® Office Excel® 2010: Level 4, the following Element K courses or equivalent knowledge is recommended:


This course is one of a series of Element K courseware titles that addresses Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification skill sets. The MOS and certification program is for individuals who use Microsoft's business desktop software and who seek recognition for their expertise with specific Microsoft products.

Hardware Requirements

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

Software Requirements

Each computer requires the following software:

Course Objectives

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

Course Content

Lesson 1: Manipulating Data Using Statistical and Lookup Functions

Topic 1A: Forecast GDP Using Statistical Functions
Topic 1B: Evaluate Sales Data Using Statistical Functions
Topic 1C: Analyze Stock Data Using Statistical Functions
Topic 1D: Mine Data Using the Lookup and Reference Functions
Lesson 2: Analyzing Data Using Data Analysis Tools

Topic 2A: Analyze Sales Data Using Descriptive Statistics
Topic 2B: Analyze Time Series Data Using Exponential Smoothing
Topic 2C: Analyze Data Using Regression
Topic 2D: Identify the Beta Value of a Security
Topic 2E: Analyze Sector Data Using Correlation and Covariance Matrices
Topic 2F: Optimize a Stock Portfolio Using Solver
Lesson 3: Working with Data Using Financial Functions

Topic 3A: Develop an Investment Schedule Using Financial Functions
Topic 3B: Make Investment Decisions Using Financial Functions
Lesson 4: Examining Data Using Math Functions

Topic 4A: Analyze Sales Data Using Math Functions
Topic 4B: Calculate Stock Returns Using Math Functions
Topic 4C: Aggregate GDP Data Using Math Functions
Lesson 5: Manipulating Data Using Text and Information Functions

Topic 5A: Manipulate Data Using Text Functions
Topic 5B: Validate Data Using Information Functions
Lesson 6: Working with Templates and Charts

Topic 6A: Create Advanced Templates
Topic 6B: Create Advanced Charts
Lesson 7: Managing Data in Workbooks

Topic 7A: Retrieve and Paste Data
Topic 7B: Clean Data in Workbooks
Appendix A: Commonly Used Excel Functions
Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel 2010 Exam 77–882
Appendix C: Microsoft Office Excel Expert 2010 Exam 77–888