National Seminars Group
National Seminars Group presents

Advanced Excel Training On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Go beyond the basics in this intensive two-day workshop and learn Excel's most advanced and most powerful features

Course Description/Agenda

Don't waste time searching for answers by trial and error.

Most people don't need much convincing to use Excel, the world's premier spreadsheet software. Its overwhelming popularity, especially in the business world, makes it the obvious choice for millions of number crunchers. But despite its wide use, few people know where to find Excel's most impressive features, how to use them, or why they'd want to use them in the first place.

Advanced Excel® Training fills that void, explaining and demonstrating the most comprehensive tricks of the trade that are eye-opening, exciting, and seriously simple to learn.

You'll get insider secrets on how Excel works and how you can put to use the hundreds of tools available to answer your real-world challenges you face every day. The Excel gurus leading this workshop will hone in on the hidden gems you can use to save time and money - and a lot of unnecessary stress.

Get ready to say "Wow, I didn't know I could do THAT!!"

During our two decades of teaching hardworking people like you the ins and outs of Excel, we constantly ask them to describe the challenges and frustrations they face every day on the job. (You know, the things that make you want to pull your hair out and chuck your computer out the window?) We listened and did the research for you, and this intensive two-day workshop is the result.

You'll master advanced Excel shortcuts that automate your tasks; increase the accuracy of your data; and allow you to manipulate, analyze, and extrapolate the information you and your company need to make better business decisions. You'll learn advanced skills for:

  • Advanced filters and databases
  • Interactive macros
  • Creating custom charts
  • Custom macros
  • Logic functions IF, AND, OR, NOT
  • Advanced Filter and AutoFilter

Register Today and Get Ready for Some Power Shortcuts!

If you're like a lot of Excel users, much of your experience was gained the old-fashioned way - through trial and error. While this approach has gotten you through so far, it's also been a source of constant struggle. Wouldn't it be nice to get the job done faster ? with less frustration?

This workshop features dozens of powerful shortcuts, showing you the most efficient way of accomplishing dozens of tasks using Excel. You'll learn to trade your time-consuming habits for razor sharp Excel skills that'll speed you through any task. But you can't get them if you don't register!

Free Reference Guide: You won't leave this training empty-handed!

Not only will your seminar experience be relevant, practical, and productive, you'll go back to the office with our Excel Desk Reference Workbook to give your training staying power. Thoroughly researched and developed by our Excel experts, this reference book will become your most useful tool for months afterward when you refer back to what you learned time and time again. We've left plenty of room for your personal notes so you can customize your workbook on the spot to help you overcome your most frustrating Excel problems.



I. Manipulate and Manage Your Data to Provide Better Business Answers

  • Advanced Sorting
    • Multi-level sorting
    • Sorting by color, font, or icon
    • Establishing custom sort lists
  • Advanced Filtering
    • Create custom text filters with multiple criteria
    • Filtering by color
    • Advanced filter for complex OR criteria
    • Advanced filter to create unique lists from repeating field data
  • Eliminating Duplicate Data
    • Using the Remove Duplicate command
    • Array formula to locate duplicate data
  • Database Analysis Tools
    • Using SUMIF, COUNTIF, and other data analysis functions
    • Using DSUM, DAVERAGE, and DMAX to analyze data
  • Data Validation
    • Create drop-down lists
    • Controlling number data
    • Date/time controls
    • Preventing duplicate entries

II. Creating Smarter Named Ranges

  • Creating range names
  • Creating names from selections
  • Modifying ranges
  • Apply Names command
  • Using range names in formulas
  • Using Name Manager to delete, modify, and edit range names
  • 3-D name range

III. Advanced Text Manipulation Made Easy

  • Using Text to Columns
  • Find and Replace special characters and text
  • Converting dates with text functions
  • Converting text data to values/numbers
  • CONCATENATE and joining text
  • Text to Columns feature
  • Formatting special numbers and leading zeroes in zip, numerical, and text
  • Formatting text with PROPER, UPPER, LOWER, MID, LEFT, and RIGHT
  • Using Copy and Paste to transpose data

IV. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Tables (But Didn't Know What to Ask!)

  • Converting a spreadsheet to a table
  • Formatting a table
  • Effect of inserting/deleting rows and columns in a table
  • Structured referencing
  • Working with table names
  • Using functions in tables
  • Using [#This Row] function

V. Advanced Formatting Techniques That Bring Your Data to Life

  • Conditional formatting
  • Custom conditional formatting
  • Adding pictures and shapes
  • Inserting SmartArt
  • Themes
    • Create a theme
    • Modify a theme
  • Templates
    • Create a template
    • Use a template

VI. Creating Perfect Charts for Explaining Your Data Visually

  • Format axes
    • Adjust scale
    • Data label
  • Format titles
  • Format data points
  • Combination charts
  • Add graphics/pictures to a chart
  • Add trendlines


I. Building More Intelligent and Flexible PivotTables

  • Creating a PivotTable
  • Modifying PivotTables
  • PivotTable calculations
  • Creating separate sheets for PivotTables
  • Using slicers in PivotTables
  • Summarizing pivot data
  • Sorting and filtering data
  • Conditional formatting in PivotTables
  • Creating PivotCharts

II. Manipulating and Managing Multiple Workbooks

  • Adding/deleting sheets
  • Copying sheets between workbooks
  • Linking workbooks
  • Applying changes to multiple sheets
  • Linking formulas between workbooks
  • Merging workbooks
  • Creating a workspace

III. Making Dashboards Your Most Powerful Visual and Analytical Tool

  • Creating a dashboard
  • Linking to data
  • Modifying a dashboard
  • Create hyperlinks

V. How to Make the Most Out of Your Macros

  • Define and record a macro
  • Run the macro


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