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Microsoft Excel Level 2 (Intermediate)
(2013, 2016, 2019, 2021, 365)

What You'll Learn in Microsoft Excel Level 2 (Intermediate)

Course Length:

6 hours (1 day)

Learning Objectives

In this course, you will create advanced formulas, utilize and maintain database records, utilize Named Ranges in your formulas and visualize your data in Charts. You will:


  • Enter, edit, and format data to create workbooks
  • Work with Named Ranges
  • Use IF, OR, PMT, VLOOKUP and XLOOKUP functions
  • Display relationships between formulas and cells using formula auditing tools
  • Sort and filter data
  • Organize worksheet data with tables
  • Visualize data with charts

Target Student

This course is for individuals who are familiar with the basics of Excel and who wish to learn additional functions and tools to organize and analyze their data more fully.

Course Outline

Section 1: Working with Range Names

What are Range Names?

Apply Range Names using the Name Box

Editing Range Names

Using Range Names in Formulas


Section 2: Using Specialized Functions

Function Categories

The Excel Function Reference

Function Syntax

Function Entry Dialog Boxes

Using Nested Functions

Automatic Workbook Calculations

Section 3: Analyzing Data with Logical and Lookup Functions 

The IF Function

The AND Function

The OR Function

The LOOKUP Function

The VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP Function

The XLOOKUP Function


Section 4: Using Financial Functions

The PMT Function

The FV Function


Section 5: Use Date Functions

The TODAY Function

The NOW Function

Serialize dates and times with functions


Section 6: Auditing Worksheets

The Trace Cells Feature

Show and Hide Formulas

Resolve Errors in Formulas

Using the Watch Window


Section 7: Organizing Worksheet Data with Tables

What Are Tables?

Table Components

The Create Table Dialog Box

The Table Tools – Design Contextual Tab

Table Styles

Customize Row Display

Table Modification Options


Section 8: Sorting and Filtering Data

The Difference Between Sorting and Filtering

Sorting Data

Filtering Data with Autofilters

Creating Advanced Filters

Filter Operators

Removing Duplicate Values


Section 9: Using Subtotal and Database Functions to Calculate Data

SUBTOTAL Functions

The Subtotal Dialog Box


Section 10: Visualizing Data with Charts

Section 10.1: Inserting Charts 

Chart Types

Create Charts

Chart Insertion Methods

Resizing and Moving the Chart

Adding Additional Data

Switching Between Rows and Columns


Section 10.2: Modifying and Formatting Charts

Chart Elements

The Chart Tools Contextual Tabs

Format the Chart with a Style

Add a Legend to the Chart

Add Data Labels to Charts

Create Custom Chart Templates


Section 11: Managing Themes

About Themes

Customize Themes


Section 12: Adding Trendlines

Types of Trendlines

Add a Trendline

Format a Trendline


Section 13: Create Sparklines

What is a Sparkline?

Types of Sparklines

The Sparkline Tools – Design Tab

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Microsoft Excel Level 2 (Intermediate)

Upcoming Classes

All Public classes are held online
with a live instructor
Dates Price Qty
June 21, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$295.00 Online
July 12, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$295.00 Online
August 16, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$295.00 Online
September 16, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$295.00 Online
* Applicable taxes will be applied on checkout

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