Microsoft Excel Courses

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Our library partners are seeing increased demand for Excel courses from the job-seeking public. Connections offers courses for both the traditional Excel and the new online version that, while lacking the power of traditional Excel, is free and available to anyone via a browser. The online version of Excel is perfect for the user who needs a spreadsheet for personal, club, or other light organizational use. Excel Online is stored in the cloud, making it perfect for those who need to share a spreadsheet with club or work groups so that all can add and edit data.

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We recommend using the Excel 2019 manuals for all classes. The newest version will have the most up-to-date information. Class practice files are available for Introduction to Excel. There will be a few functions that won’t work on older Office versions, but learning what they are will prepare students for the future updates.
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Introduction to Excel
This course teaches Microsoft Excel basics. Excel is a spreadsheet program that helps you manage mathematical information. It is frequently used in today’s workplace. Once you begin to understand the basics, you will find it is an easy and fun application to use. For example, you can use Excel to budget your personal finances and keep track of your investments. You can also use Excel to follow loan repayments, compare different mortgages, create invoices and more. Prior experience with the computer and an understanding of the Windows operating system is recommended.

Excel Online
Excel Online is a free, online version of the best known spreadsheet program ever. Even though it lacks the advanced features of Excel, it is a great app for the casual user. In this class you’ll learn the basics of Office Online use, including the use of OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage solution. You’ll learn how to create and format, print, and share simple documents.


Introduction to Excel 2019
Current version: 1.0
Published: May 2021
Translations: English
Recommended course length: 6 sessions
Number of pages: 88 pages

Excel Online

Current version: 1.0
Published: August 2014
Translations: English
Recommended course length: 2 sessions
Number of pages: 23 pages


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