Excel - A Beginner’s Guide to Formulas and Functions

Live Webinar

Webinar Details $219

  • Webinar Date: June 13, 2024
  • Webinar Time: 12:00pm - 1:40pm EDT   live
  • Webinar Length: 100 Minutes
  • Guest Speaker:   Mike Thomas
  • Topic:   Business Skills, Software, Finance, Human Resources, Taxation and Accounting
  • Credit:   CPE 2.0, ATATX 1.5, ATAOP 1.5
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Are you new to Excel and struggling to understand formulas? 
Are you tired of manually calculating data in Excel spreadsheets? 
Do you want to learn how to use Excel formulas to streamline your work and save time?
If so, this online training session is the perfect solution for you. 

Think of any scenario that involves addition, subtraction, division or multiplication and that's where you'd use a formula. 

Once you’ve mastered formulas, you’ll be introduced to functions which are built-in formulas that have been programmed to perform a specific calculation. They can often be used to shorten and simplify what would otherwise be a long-winded manually-entered formula.

Why you should attend
Excel is an essential tool for anyone who works with data, from entry-level employees to professionals. Knowing how to use Excel formulas can help you streamline your work, increase accuracy, and save time. 
This training is designed for beginners, so you don't need any prior experience with Excel or formulas to attend. You will leave the session with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Excel formulas and the confidence to use them in your work.

 Topics covered:
  • Creating basic formulas: addition, subtraction, division, multiplication
  • Using parentheses in formulas - the what and why
  • Copying a formula - the gotchas you need to know about
  • Make formulas logical and understandable by assigning names to your important cells
  • An introduction to functions: SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT and SUBTOTAL
  • The SUMIF and COUNTIF function: Add up and count based on criteria
  • Use TODAY, DATEDIF and NETWORKDAYS to calculate and manipulate dates
  • Use CONCATENATE and TEXTJOIN to combine text from multiple cells

Who should attend
This training is perfect for beginners who are new to Excel or have limited experience with formulas. Whether you are a student, professional, or simply looking to improve your Excel skills, this training is for you.

The training will be delivered using the latest version of Excel for Windows however all of the functionality is also available to users of earlier versions of Excel.
  1. Introduction
  2. What Is A Formula? 00:02:26
  3. Basic Formulas 00:03:56
  4. Dates 00:13:53
  5. Percentages 00:19:07
  6. More Basic Formulas 00:23:57
  7. Brackets/Parenthesis 00:29:50
  8. Seeing An Error When Formula Is Entered In Correctly 00:39:00
  9. Copying Formulas Down A Column 00:40:55
  10. Dragging Dates Down A Column Without Increasing Numbers  00:47:02
  11. Absolute 00:47:43
  12. Exclamation Mark 00:56:01
  13. Add Up Multiple Numbers In A Column 00:57:16
  14. Presenter Closing 00:59:21
  15. Presentation Closing 01:00:22
  • Cell 00:25:36, 00:31:45, 00:35:27, 00:44:45, 00:51:50, 00:57:09
  • Cell Reference 00:40:36, 00:52:24, 00:56:56
  • Column 00:27:29, 00:57:16
  • Formula 00:02:11, 00:05:58, 00:14:37, 00:18:04, 00:26:25, 00:28:34, 00:35:20, 00:40:28, 00:44:48
  • PEMDAS 00:30:01
  • Spreadsheet 00:05:08, 00:42:51

Cell: In spreadsheet applications, a cell is a box in which you can enter a single piece of data. The data is usually text, a numeric value, or a formula. The entire spreadsheet is composed of rows and columns of cells.

Cell Reference: A cell reference refers to a cell or a range of cells on a worksheet and can be used in a formula so that Microsoft Office Excel can find the values or data that you want that formula to calculate. There are three types: Relative, Absolute, and Mixed

Column: A column is a vertical series of cells in a chart, table, or spreadsheet in Excel.

Formula: A formula is an expression which calculates the value of a cell.

PEMDAS: PEMDAS is an acronym for the words parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. Given two or more operations in a single expression, the order of the letters in PEMDAS tells you what to calculate first, second, third, and so on, until the calculation is complete.

Spreadsheet: Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It features calculation or computation capabilities, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. Excel forms part of the Microsoft Office suite of software.


Guest Speaker

  • Mike Thomas