With basic computer skills, it’s likely that you are comfortable using a computer to perform basic tasks. Instead of using paper or a calculator, it’s time to think about using the computer to store and manipulate data in electronic format. When you are manually calculating and recording data on paper, you must recalculate every time that you add new data. If you are working with large volumes of data, by the time you have recalculated the new set of data, the paper-based sheets can be practically illegible, forcing you to create a new copy each time that data changes. Updating data in an Excel worksheet is fast and easy. All you need to do is insert the new data and configure the sheet so that calculations are updated whenever the data changes. Storing your data in Excel also enables you to run reports on the data, perform calculations, print your work to share with others, and much more. In this course, you will use Microsoft® Office Excel® 2010 to create spreadsheets and workbooks that you can use to store, manipulate, and share your data.
You can also use this course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams for Microsoft Excel 2010.
To ensure success, students will need to be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should be comfortable in the Windows® 7 environment, and be able to use Windows 7 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: launching and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To meet this prerequisite, you can take any one or more of the following Logical Operations courses:
- Microsoft® Office Windows® 7: Level 1
- An introduction to PCs course