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We are faced with different types of business decisions each day that can change the data we work with along with our financial outcomes. Have you ever wondered what type of workplace skills you can learn to make wiser decisions? Learning Advanced Excel contains these tools that can help you prepare your worksheets accurately, examine your data for authentication, and then find those answers to your most difficult questions. This course will help you learn these required business functions along with the tools required to analyze data efficiently within the workplace. Save time for yourself by protecting your valuable data and know with assurance that the entered data is accurate without any errors. By completing the course, discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence. Agenda Unit 1 - Advanced Functions Used To Make Business Decisions Applying multiple criteria to functions Using And criteria Using Or criteria Using And and Or and Not criteria Advanced Logical functions Using If -Then control statements Implementing If functions with Aggregate functions Unit 2 - Functions Used to Make Financial Decisions Learning basic financial functions Applying functions to perform loan calculations Computing loan payments Computing interest rate Computing number of payment periods Computing present value of a loan Working with additional functions Unit 3 - Applying Different Scenarios Using Excel Data Tools Understanding Different What-If Analysis Tools Performing What-If Analysis to see how data changes outcomes in formulas Using Scenario Manager Using Data Tables Using Goal Seek Applying rules to manage cell data Implement validation rules to avoid invalid entries Entering validation rules Avoiding duplicate data entries Unit 4 - Powerful Tools Used to Complete Data Implementation and Analysis Exporting and Importing Data into Workbook Protecting a workbook Making improved business decisions using pivot tables Creating an Excel Dashboard to visually display relevant data

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition: $195.00



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We are faced with different types of business decisions each day that can change the data we work with along with our financial outcomes. Have you ever wondered what type of workplace skills you can learn to make wiser decisions? Learning Advanced Excel contains these tools that can help you prepare your worksheets accurately, examine your data for authentication, and then find those answers to your most difficult questions. This course will help you learn these required business functions along with the tools required to analyze data efficiently within the workplace. Save time for yourself by protecting your valuable data and know with assurance that the entered data is accurate without any errors. By completing the course, discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence. Agenda Unit 1 - Advanced Functions Used To Make Business Decisions Applying multiple criteria to functions Using And criteria Using Or criteria Using And and Or and Not criteria Advanced Logical functions Using If -Then control statements Implementing If functions with Aggregate functions Unit 2 - Functions Used to Make Financial Decisions Learning basic financial functions Applying functions to perform loan calculations Computing loan payments Computing interest rate Computing number of payment periods Computing present value of a loan Working with additional functions Unit 3 - Applying Different Scenarios Using Excel Data Tools Understanding Different What-If Analysis Tools Performing What-If Analysis to see how data changes outcomes in formulas Using Scenario Manager Using Data Tables Using Goal Seek Applying rules to manage cell data Implement validation rules to avoid invalid entries Entering validation rules Avoiding duplicate data entries Unit 4 - Powerful Tools Used to Complete Data Implementation and Analysis Exporting and Importing Data into Workbook Protecting a workbook Making improved business decisions using pivot tables Creating an Excel Dashboard to visually display relevant data

Start date: 08/07/17

End date: 09/01/17

Tuition: $195.00



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A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Begin with learning how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Discover how various menu items, commands, settings and processes affects the look of your Excel worksheets and workbooks. Then, increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Identify different types of data and how data can be best visually represented or formatted, by using different data tool techniques. Finally, you’ll learn a variety of Excel’s most powerful features to analyze data quickly and easily. This Certificate will help you discover how to attractively visualize your data into meaningful information with confidence.

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 09/01/17

Tuition: $495.00



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Touch typing, or keyboarding as it’s known today, is an essential computer skill. Keyboarding is used in many jobs today and is projected to be an even more crucial IT skill in the future. Imagine how efficient you could be if you didn’t have to think about each and every letter you type. If you have never developed beyond the hunt-and-peck technique this class is for you. In just a few weeks you will feel more confident in your keyboarding skills and be able to get more work done.

Start date: 03/06/17

End date: 04/10/17

Tuition: $59.00



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There is more horsepower with Google than just finding information on the Internet. Learn about the different FREE tools offered by Google. We will focus on using tools to send emails, manage a calendar, create a document PLUS give a brief overview of what all the other tools can offer.

Start date: 04/25/17

End date: 04/25/17

Tuition: $35.00



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Learn about the cloud and how to use it. Expand your existing knowledge and get the most out of your iPad or tablet technology by learning some useful tips and tricks to make your life easier and even more enjoyable! Please bring your device to class.

Start date: 04/04/17

End date: 04/04/17

Tuition: $19.00



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Have you ever wondered why Excel is one of the most powerful applications used today by many businesses? Excel is one of the most important applications that you can study now to take your skills to the next level! This course will help you increase your efficiency by learning how to organize, display and calculate your data into useful information. Find out how you can consolidate your data proficiently into readable rows and columns using different table designs and styles. Create a unique style for yourself to improve your spreadsheet appearance to make the content easier to understand for your target audience. Learn from the trainer on how beneficial it is to become more productive in generating different everyday business functions. Discover how easily pivot tables can be created to quickly summarize large amounts of data. Through this course, these tasks will make your work outstanding and unique in what you do. Agenda Unit 1 - Organizing Worksheet and Table Data Introduction to tables Formatting tables using styles Using formulas in tables Sorting and Filtering table data Unit 2 - Understanding Popular Excel Functions Understanding Name Manager Applying business functions Creating functions that handle text Performing basic lookup functions Creating functions that work with dates and times Unit 3 - Improving Worksheet Appearance Formatting cells in worksheets Correcting common function errors Creating and using worksheet outlines Customizing Excel user interface Unit 4 - Analyzing Data Using Data Validation and Pivot Tables Understanding how to convert text to columns Understanding how to analyze spreadsheet data Understanding the basic pivot table layout and key terms Creating and formatting simple pivot tables

Start date: 07/03/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition: $195.00



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Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations in Microsoft (MS) PowerPoint, documents in MS Word, email and calendars in MS Outlook, and spreadsheets in MS Excel. Microsoft Office Suite of applications is the most used software tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of MS Office change over time. Master the most common uses so that you can work faster and more efficiently and can take your computer skills from plain and drab to exciting and engaging. You will leave class with a set of skills that are a workplace requirement in today’s fast paced ever-changing environment and will enable your future career success. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Microsoft Word Explore the different parts of the Word document and document navigation Learn how to format paragraphs, line spacing and fonts Add and modify bullets, lists, tables, headers, footers, page numbers and page breaks Insert graphical elements including drawing objects, pictures, and charts Utilize proofing features like spell check and grammar check Unit 2 Introduction to Microsoft Excel Explore the different parts of the Excel worksheet and document navigation Understand cells and their makeup and how to populate, format and merge cells Create and manage formulas, tables, charts, and multiple worksheet “workbooks” Printing and PDF file creation including setting print areas Unit 3 Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Explore the different parts of the PowerPoint presentation Understand slides and their makeup Create, Insert and format slides Insert and modify text, tables, charts, graphics, videos and images Unit 4 Microsoft Outlook Understand Outlook navigation and how the various aspects work together View, create and respond to email messages; format emails and set signature(s) Email etiquette: CC, BCC, threads, quoting and textual interpretation Navigate and search email folders Set email forwarding and filtering rules Request and edit appointments and respond to meeting requests

Start date: 02/06/17

End date: 03/03/17

Tuition: $195.00

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Must-have skills to succeed in the workplace include the ability to create, edit and manage presentations in Microsoft (MS) PowerPoint, documents in MS Word, email and calendars in MS Outlook, and spreadsheets in MS Excel. Microsoft Office Suite of applications is the most used software tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of MS Office change over time. Master the most common uses so that you can work faster and more efficiently and can take your computer skills from plain and drab to exciting and engaging. You will leave class with a set of skills that are a workplace requirement in today’s fast paced ever-changing environment and will enable your future career success. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Microsoft Word Explore the different parts of the Word document and document navigation Learn how to format paragraphs, line spacing and fonts Add and modify bullets, lists, tables, headers, footers, page numbers and page breaks Insert graphical elements including drawing objects, pictures, and charts Utilize proofing features like spell check and grammar check Unit 2 Introduction to Microsoft Excel Explore the different parts of the Excel worksheet and document navigation Understand cells and their makeup and how to populate, format and merge cells Create and manage formulas, tables, charts, and multiple worksheet “workbooks” Printing and PDF file creation including setting print areas Unit 3 Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint Explore the different parts of the PowerPoint presentation Understand slides and their makeup Create, Insert and format slides Insert and modify text, tables, charts, graphics, videos and images Unit 4 Microsoft Outlook Understand Outlook navigation and how the various aspects work together View, create and respond to email messages; format emails and set signature(s) Email etiquette: CC, BCC, threads, quoting and textual interpretation Navigate and search email folders Set email forwarding and filtering rules Request and edit appointments and respond to meeting requests

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition: $195.00



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A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of Excel change over time. Examine the life of an Excel worksheet and workbook, from creation to presentation. Learn how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Master the options that can take your Excel worksheet from plain, drab numbers to exciting and engaging multimedia. You will leave class with a set of skills that are in high demand and will be a deciding factor in your future success. Agenda Unit 1 Excel From The Ground Up Why businesses use Excel for spreadsheet management Technical requirements to use Excel (and all Office modules) Launch Excel and create your first Excel worksheet Discover how to protect and save your document Set your document’s Properties and Attributes including Subject, Title and Author Unit 2 Excel Document Creation Explore the different parts of the Excel worksheet and document navigation Understand cells and their makeup Learn how to populate, format and merge cells Create multiple worksheet “workbooks” Learn how to insert comments and check spelling Unit 3 Advanced Features and Functionality Create and manage formulas and functions Filter and sort tables and data Create “live” connections between multiple worksheets Create effective and informative table and charts Unit 4 Excel Management and Sharing Create meaningful file names and understand filing systems to manage Excel documents Organize your documents on your hard drive and learn how to copy and move documents Manage track changes when co-authoring documents Printing and PDF file creation including setting print areas Learn how to export Excel tables and charts to PowerPoint presentations and Word documents Use Outlook to send Excel worksheets and workbooks to other users

Start date: 02/06/17

End date: 03/03/17

Tuition: $195.00

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A must-have skill to succeed in business, whether an entrepreneur or a valued employee, is the ability to create, edit and manage spreadsheets. Microsoft Excel is the most used spreadsheet tool in the world. Stay current with this class, as it is always up-to-date and will change as the features of Excel change over time. Examine the life of an Excel worksheet and workbook, from creation to presentation. Learn how an Excel worksheet is constructed, populated with content, and edited for delivery. Master the options that can take your Excel worksheet from plain, drab numbers to exciting and engaging multimedia. You will leave class with a set of skills that are in high demand and will be a deciding factor in your future success. Agenda Unit 1 Excel From The Ground Up Why businesses use Excel for spreadsheet management Technical requirements to use Excel (and all Office modules) Launch Excel and create your first Excel worksheet Discover how to protect and save your document Set your document’s Properties and Attributes including Subject, Title and Author Unit 2 Excel Document Creation Explore the different parts of the Excel worksheet and document navigation Understand cells and their makeup Learn how to populate, format and merge cells Create multiple worksheet “workbooks” Learn how to insert comments and check spelling Unit 3 Advanced Features and Functionality Create and manage formulas and functions Filter and sort tables and data Create “live” connections between multiple worksheets Create effective and informative table and charts Unit 4 Excel Management and Sharing Create meaningful file names and understand filing systems to manage Excel documents Organize your documents on your hard drive and learn how to copy and move documents Manage track changes when co-authoring documents Printing and PDF file creation including setting print areas Learn how to export Excel tables and charts to PowerPoint presentations and Word documents Use Outlook to send Excel worksheets and workbooks to other users

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition: $195.00



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Create a database and organize data efficiently using Access by learning basic database functions. Topics covered will include creating a database, using tables, forms and queries and generating reports with easy-to-use wizards. Learn how to sort and retrieve data simply and efficiently with your new skills. Manual included.  

Start date: 03/21/17

End date: 03/23/17

Tuition: $149.00



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