Microsoft® Office Excel 2003: Level 3       

Course Specifications

Course number: MXL-L3-084262
Software: Microsoft® Office Excel 2003
Course length: 1 day

Course Description

You have used Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 to perform tasks such as running calculations on data and sorting and filtering numeric data. You would now like to automate some common tasks, apply advanced analysis techniques to more complex data sets, collaborate on worksheets with others, and share Excel data with other applications. In this course, you will do all of these things.

Course Objective: You will automate some common Excel tasks, apply advanced analysis techniques to more complex data sets, collaborate on worksheets with others, and share Excel data with other applications.

Target Student: This course was designed for students desiring to gain the skills necessary to create macros, collaborate with others, audit and analyze worksheet data, create PivotTables and PivotCharts, incorporate multiple data sources, and import and export data. In addition, the course is also for students desiring to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam in Excel 2003 or Module 2-Key Applications of the Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) exam, and who already have knowledge of the basics of Excel, including how to create, edit, format, and print worksheets that include charts and sorted and filtered data.

Prerequisites: To ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following courses or have equivalent knowledge:

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Streamlining Workflow

Topic 1A: Create a Macro

Topic 1B: Edit a Macro

Topic 1C: Customize Access to Excel Commands

Topic 1D: Apply Conditional Formatting

Topic 1E: Add Data Validation Criteria

Topic 1F: Update a Workbook's Properties

Topic 1G: Modify Excel's Default Settings

Lesson 2: Collaborating with Others

Topic 2A: Protect Files

Topic 2B: Share a Workbook

Topic 2C: Set Revision Tracking

Topic 2D: Review Tracked Revisions

Topic 2E: Merge Workbooks

Topic 2F: Adjust Macro Settings

Topic 2G: Administer Digital Signatures

Lesson 3: Auditing Worksheets

Topic 3A: Trace Cell Precedents

Topic 3B: Trace Cell Dependents

Topic 3C: Locate Errors in Formulas

Topic 3D: Locate Invalid Data and Formulas

Topic 3E: Watch and Evaluate Formulas

Topic 3F: Group and Outline Data

Lesson 4: Analyzing Data

Topic 4A: Create a Trend line

Topic 4B: Create Scenarios

Topic 4C: Perform What-If Analysis

Topic 4D: Develop a PivotTable© Report

Topic 4E: Develop a PivotChart© Report

Topic 4F: Perform Statistical Analysis with the Analysis ToolPak

Lesson 5: Working with Multiple Workbooks

Topic 5A: Create a Workspace

Topic 5B: Consolidate Data

Topic 5C: Link Cells in Different Workbooks

Topic 5D: Edit Links

Lesson 6: Importing and Exporting Data

Topic 6A: Export to Microsoft Word

Topic 6B: Import a Word Table

Topic 6C: Import Text Files

Lesson 7: Structuring XML Workbooks

Topic 7A: Develop XML Maps

Topic 7B: Import, Add, and Export XML Data

Topic 7C: Manage XML Workbooks

Topic 7D: Apply XML View Options