Microsoft Excel 2016 Level 1

​Microsoft Excel 2016 is the most widely accepted spreadsheet tool available today. Students taking the Basic Excel course will familiarize students with spreadsheet terminology and the fundamental concepts of Microsoft Excel 2016, including identifying Excel window components, navigating worksheets, and downloading templates.

In addition, students will learn the basics of entering and editing text, values, and formulas, and how to save workbooks in the native Excel format, as well as in other formats. They will learn how to move and copy data and formulas, how to determine absolute and relative references, and how to work with ranges, rows, and columns. Students will also learn how to use simple functions, and how to easily apply formatting techniques to worksheet data. They will create and modify charts, and work with graphics. Finally, they will review workbooks for spelling errors, modify page setup, and print worksheets.

Course Outline

Unit 1: Getting started

  • Topic A: Spreadsheet terminology

  • Topic B: The Excel environment

  • Topic C: Navigating a worksheet

  • Topic D: Using a template


Unit 2: Entering and editing data

  • Topic A: Entering and editing text and values

  • Topic B: Entering and editing formulas

  • Topic C: Saving and updating workbooks


Unit 3: Modifying a Worksheet

  • Topic A: Moving and copying data

  • Topic B: Moving, copying, and viewing formulas

  • Topic C: Absolute and relative references

  • Topic D: Inserting and deleting ranges, rows, and columns


Unit 4: Functions

  • Topic A: Entering functions

  • Topic B: AutoSum

  • Topic C: Other common functions


Unit 5: Formatting

  • Topic A: Text formatting

  • Topic B: Row and column formatting

  • Topic C: Number formatting

  • Topic D: Conditional formatting

  • Topic E: Additional formatting options


Unit 6: Charts

  • Topic A: Chart basics

  • Topic B: Formatting charts


Unit 7: Graphics

  • Topic A: Working with pictures

  • Topic B: Conditional formatting with graphics

  • Topic C: SmartArt graphics


Unit 8: Printing

  • Topic A: Preparing to print

  • Topic B: Page Setup options

  • Topic C: Printing worksheets

Audience

Students taking this course should be comfortable using a personal computer and Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, or preferably Windows 7. They should have little or no experience using Microsoft Excel or any other spreadsheet program. Students will get the most out of this course if their goal is to become proficient in using Microsoft Excel to create basic worksheets and charts for data tracking and reporting.