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The Complete Guide to Microsoft Excel 2013 Syllabus

This course accurately and casually provides an introductory audience with an


understanding of the needed information to pass the Microsoft Office Specialist
Certification Series. Its uniqueness and accuracy of content stands out among other
courseware, (Procert, November 2011) Students learn the commands in practical,
real world applications. Perfect for office workers, professionals, and students who
want to know both how and when to best apply Microsoft Excel.
Course Prerequisites: Students who enroll in the Complete Guide to Microsoft
Excel 2013 should have basic computer skills, including how to turn on the
computer, how to use an Internet browser, and how to select commands from a
menu or toolbar. Students should know how to save files and send attachments by
email as well.
Target Audience: The Complete Guide to Microsoft Excel 2013 is for students to
improve their level and breadth of knowledge with Microsoft Excel functions in
preparation for taking the Microsoft Certification Exam. The course includes both
recall and authentic assessments to measure student understanding at an
increasingly advanced level. Students will be working hands-on with the commands
and completing sample projects to reinforce learning. This course does not rely on
abstract learning, but on the program in context.
The primary instruction is related to business applications of Excel, as Microsoft
Excel is used in most workplaces. Nearly every business has a use for Microsoft
Office programs, from inter-office memos composed on Microsoft Word to Sales
presentations created with Microsoft PowerPoint to Budget spreadsheets compiled in
Microsoft Excel. A secondary target group is teachers, who can use Microsoft Office
for both teacher preparation and record-keeping as well as in student assignments.
Lastly, home users may find many uses for Microsoft Office, similar to those used in
the workplace. Microsoft Office is a ubiquitous product with great possibilities. This
course aims to expose users to those possibilities.
Students for Exam 77-420: Microsoft Excel 2013 or Exam 77-427 and 77-428
Microsoft Excel Expert 2013 should have the equivalent of six months of hands-on
computer experience before taking the exam. These exam candidates should be
proficient at file management. in addition, students should be able to readily
identify and use the commands for at least 80% of the exam objectives in
preparation for taking the timed exam. Amongst the skills necessary, students
should be especially effective at entering information and analyzing data.
Successful students will have mastered how to create and edit formulas, audit
equations, insert and format visual data presentations and present information in
charts and tables.
Microsoft Certification
This course is also an exam study guide for the following certification tests:
Excel 2013 Core: Exam 77-420

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Excel 2013 Expert Part 1: Exam 77-427


Excel 2013 Expert Part 2: Exam 77-428

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This course teaches the following Exam 77-420: Microsoft Excel 2013
Objectives
1.0
Create and Manage Worksheets and Workbooks
1.1
Create Worksheets and Workbooks
1.1.1 Create New Blank Workbooks
1.1.2 Create New Workbooks Use Templates
1.1.3 Import Files
1.1.4 Open Non-Native Files Directly in Excel
1.1.5 Add Worksheets to Existing Workbooks
1.1.6 Copy and Move Worksheets
1.2
Navigate Through Worksheets and Workbooks
1.2.1 Search For Data Within A Workbook
1.2.2 Insert Hyperlinks
1.2.3 Change Worksheet Order
1.2.4 Demonstrate How to Use Go to
1.2.5 Demonstrate How to Use Name Box
1.3
Format Worksheets and Workbooks
1.3.1 Change Worksheet Tab Color
1.3.2 Modify Page Setup
1.3.3 Insert and Delete Columns and Rows
1.3.4 Change Workbook Themes
1.3.5 Adjust Row Height and Column Width
1.3.6 Insert Watermarks
1.3.7 Insert Headers and Footers
1.3.8 Set Data Validation
1.4
Customize Options and Views For Worksheets and Workbooks
1.4.1 Hide Worksheets
1.4.2 Hide Columns and Rows
1.4.3 Customize The Quick Access Toolbar
1.4.4 Customize The Ribbon
1.4.5 Manage Macro Security
1.4.6 Change Workbook Views
1.4.7 Record Simple Macros
1.4.8 Add Values to Workbook Properties
1.4.9 Demonstrate How to Use Zoom
1.4.10Display Formulas
1.4.11Freeze Panes
1.4.12Assign Shortcut Keys
1.4.13Split The Window
1.5
Configure Worksheets and Workbooks to Print Or Save
1.5.1 Set A Print Area
1.5.2 Save Workbooks in Alternate File Formats
1.5.3 Print Individual Worksheets
1.5.4 Set Print Scaling
1.5.5 Repeat Headers and Footers
1.5.6 Maintain Backward Compatibility
1.5.7 Configure Workbooks to Print
1.5.8 Save Files to Remote Locations
2.0

Create Cells and Ranges

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3.0

4.0

2.1 Insert Data in Cells and Ranges


2.1.1 Append Data to Worksheets
2.1.2 Find and Replace Data
2.1.3 Copy and Paste Data
2.1.4 Demonstrate How to Use Autofill Tool
2.1.5 Expand Data Across Columns
2.1.6 Insert and Delete Cells
2.2 Format Cells and Ranges
2.2.1 Merge Cells
2.2.2 Modify Cell Alignment and Indentation
2.2.3 Change Font and Font Styles
2.2.4 Use Format Painter
2.2.5 Wrap Text Within Cells
2.2.6 Apply Number Formats
2.2.7 Apply Highlighting
2.2.8 Apply Cell Styles
2.2.9 Change Text to Wordart
2.3 Order and Group Cells and Ranges
2.3.1 Apply Conditional Formatting
2.3.2 Insert Sparklines
2.3.3 Transpose Columns and Rows
2.3.4 Create Named Ranges
2.3.5 Create Outlines
2.3.6 Collapse Groups Of Data in Outlines
2.3.7 Insert Subtotals
Create Tables
3.1
Create A Table
3.1.1 Move Between Tables and Ranges
3.1.2 Add and Remove Cells Within Tables
3.1.3 Define Titles
3.2
Modify A Table
3.2.1 Apply Styles to Tables
3.2.2 Band Rows and Columns
3.2.3 Insert Total Rows
3.2.4 Remove Styles From Tables
3.3
Filter and Sort A Table
3.3.1 Filter Records
3.3.2 Sort Data On Multiple Columns
3.3.3 Change Sort Order
3.3.4 Remove Duplicates
Apply Formulas and Functions
4.1
Apply Cell Ranges and References in Formulas and Functions
4.1.1 Demonstrate How to Use References (Relative, Mixed, Absolute)
4.1.2 Define Order Of Operations
4.1.3 Reference Cell Ranges in Formulas
4.2

Summarize Data With Functions


4.2.1 Demonstrate How to Apply The SUM Function
4.2.2 Demonstrate How to Apply The MIN and MAX Functions

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4.3

4.4

4.2.3 Demonstrate How to Apply The COUNT Function


4.2.4 Demonstrate How to Apply The AVERAGE Function
Apply Conditional Logic in Functions
4.3.1 Demonstrate How to Apply The SUMIF Function
4.3.2 Demonstrate How to Apply The AVERAGEIF Function
4.3.3 Demonstrate How to Apply The COUNTIF Function
Format and Modify Text With Functions
4.4.1 Demonstrate How to Use The RIGHT, LEFT and MID Functions
4.4.2 Demonstrate How to Use The TRIM Function
4.4.3 Demonstrate How to Use The UPPER and LOWER Functions
4.4.4 Demonstrate How to Use The CONCATENATE Function

Create Charts and Objects


5.1
Create A Chart
5.1.1 Create Charts and Graphs
5.1.2 Add Additional Data Series
5.1.3 Switch Between Rows and Columns in Source Data
5.1.4 Demonstrate How to Use Quick Analysis
5.2
Format A Chart
5.2.1 Add Legends
5.2.2 Resize Charts and Graphs
5.2.3 Modify Chart and Graph Parameters
5.2.4 Apply Chart Layouts and Styles
5.2.5 Position Charts and Graphs
5.3
Insert and Format An Object
5.3.1 Insert Text Boxes
5.3.2 Insert Smartart
5.3.3 Insert Images
5.3.4 Add Borders to Objects
5.3.5 Add Styles and Effects to Objects
5.3.6 Change Object Colors
5.3.7 Modify Object Properties
5.3.8 Position Objects
This Course Teaches the Following Exam 77-427 and 428 Microsoft Excel
Expert 2013 Objectives
1.0
Manage and Share Workbooks
1.1
Manage Multiple Workbooks
1.1.1 Modify Existing Templates
1.1.2 Merge Multiple Workbooks
1.1.3 Manage Versions Of A Workbook
1.1.4 Copy Styles From Template to Template
1.1.5 Copy Macros From Workbook to Workbook
1.1.6 Link to External Data
1.2

Prepare A Workbook For Review


1.2.1 Set Tracking Options
1.2.2 Limit Editors
1.2.3 Create Workspaces

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1.3

1.2.4 Restrict Editing


1.2.5 Control Recalculation
1.2.6 Protect Worksheet Structure
1.2.7 Mark As Final
1.2.8 Remove Workbook Metadata
1.2.9 Encrypt Workbooks With A Password
Manage Workbook Changes
1.3.1 Track Changes
1.3.2 Manage Comments
1.3.3 Identify Errors
1.3.4 Troubleshoot With Tracing
1.3.5 Display All Changes
1.3.6 Retain All Changes

2.0

Apply Custom Formats and Layouts


2.1 Apply Custom Data Formats
2.1.1 Create Custom Formats (Number, Time, Date)
2.1.2 Create Custom Accounting Formats
2.1.3 Demonstrate How to Use Advanced Fill Series Options
2.2 Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting and Filtering
2.2.1 Write Custom Conditional Formats
2.2.2 Demonstrate How to Use Functions to Format Cells
2.2.3 Create Advanced Filters
2.2.4 Manage Conditional Format Rules
2.3 Apply Custom Styles and Templates
2.3.1 Create Custom Color Formats
2.3.2 Create and Modify Cell Styles
2.3.3 Create and Modify Custom Templates
2.3.4 Create Form Fields
2.4 Prepare A Workbook For Internationalization and Accessibility
2.4.1 Modify Tab Order Among Workbook Elements and Objects
2.4.2 Display Data in Multiple International Formats
2.4.3 Modify Worksheets For Use With Accessibility Tools
2.4.4 Demonstrate How to Use International Symbols
2.4.5 Manage Multiple Options For +Body and +Heading Fonts

3.0

Create Advanced Formulas


3.1
Apply Functions in Formulas
3.1.1 Demonstrate How to Use The IF Function in Conjunction With
Other Functions
3.1.2 Demonstrate How to Use AND/OR Functions
3.1.3 Demonstrate How to Use Nested Functions
3.1.4 Demonstrate How to Use SUMIFS, AVERAGEIFS, and COUNTIFS
Functions
3.2

Look
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.2.3

Up Data With Functions


Demonstrate How to Use The LOOKUP Function
Demonstrate How to Use The VLOOKUP Function
Demonstrate How to Use The HLOOKUP Function

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3.3
3.4

4.0

3.2.4 Demonstrate How to Use The TRANSPOSE Function


Apply Advanced Date and Time Functions
3.3.1 Demonstrate How to Use The NOW and TODAY Functions
3.3.2 Demonstrate How to Use Functions to Serialize Dates and Times
Create Scenarios
3.4.1 Demonstrate How to Use The Watch Window
3.4.2 Consolidate Data
3.4.3 Enable Iterative Calculations
3.4.4 Demonstrate How to Use What If Analysis Tools Including Goal
Seek
3.4.5 Demonstrate How to Use The Scenario Manager
3.4.6 Demonstrate How to Use Financial Functions

Create Advanced Charts and Tables


4.1
Create Advanced Chart Elements
4.1.1 Add Trendlines to Charts
4.1.2 Create Dual Axis Charts
4.1.3 Create Custom Chart Templates
4.1.4 View Chart Animations
4.2
Create and Manage Pivot Tables
4.2.1 Create New Pivot Tables
4.2.2 Modify Field Selections and Options
4.2.3 Create A Slicer
4.2.4 Group Records
4.2.5 Utilize Calculated Fields
4.2.6 Format Data
4.2.7 Demonstrate How to Use PowerPivot
4.2.8 Manage Relationships
4.3
Create and Manage Pivot Charts
4.3.1 Create New Pivot Charts
4.3.2 Manipulate Options in Existing Pivot Charts
4.3.3 Apply Styles to Pivot Charts

Grading and Examination: This course has continuous assessments for goalbased learning. Each Level has an online quiz. There are several Skill Tests for
students to demonstrate practical use of the materials. A student must earn 70% of
the possible points for credit on the course. There is no penalty for re-taking a quiz
or resubmitting a Skill Test to achieve a better score.
Microsoft Excel 2013
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I. Beginning Guide to Microsoft Excel 2013 -20 hours
a. Getting Started: How to use the online course- 1 hour
1
b. Hello, Excel! Enter data and use basic text formatting -1 hour
1
c. It All Adds Up: enter data, labels and formulas -3 hours
3
d. A Question of Balance: Use and audit formulas from Excels formula
3
library -3 hours
e. Charts and Chart Tools: Insert and modify Charts -4 hours
4
f. Picture the Data: Insert and format pictures -4 hours
4
g. Shapes, SmartArt, Views: Insert and modify Shapes and SmartArt,
4
change Views 4- hours

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II. Intermediate Guide to Microsoft Excel 2013-30 hours


a. Legs, Eggs, and Pigs: Troubleshooting formulas and data -5 hours
b. Piggy Goes to Market: Use and modify TEXT formulas -5 hours
c. Name that Tune: Create, use and troubleshoot Named Ranges -5 hours
d. Sound Advice: Create and use Lookup Tables, use IF functions -5 hours
e. Excel In Print: Use page Layout and Page Set up to modify print settings
-5 hours
f. Excel Online: Use and modify Sparklines and hyperlinks -5 hours
III. Advanced Guide to Microsoft Excel 2013-30 hours
a. Works for Me! Create and modify Tables and apply Quick Styles -4 hours
b. Work Smarter, Not Harder: Use Sort, Filter, Outline, and Goal Seeking
Tools-4 hours
c. What Happened? (Pivot Tables) Create and modify Pivot Tables-5 hours
d. What Did You See (Pivot Charts) Create and modify Pivot Charts and
Slicers-5 hours
e. Working Overtime: Create drop-down lists and use Data Validation -4
hours
f. Prepare to Share: Use reviewing tools and permissions-4 hours
g. Working with Macros: Create and use Macros-4 hours

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