Essential Excel Formulas and Functions


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Our self-paced Excel Formulas online training course provides clear and easy-to-follow instructions on how to build formulas for analysis, projection and data cleansing. Formulas and functions are at the core Microsoft Excel 2013 and learning to use them effectively is an essential step in becoming proficient in Excel.

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The course starts by discussing all of the different components that can be used to create a formula. You will be given clear demonstrations of the use of relative, mixed and absolute references, the use of dollar signs and how to name cell ranges to add clarity to your formulas.

Naturally, Excel functions are discussed in depth and many examples of using functions to analyze your data, beginning with every day functions like SUM, AVERAGE, MIN and MAX.

We then examine the use of text functions to clean up data prior to creating reports; functions like TRIM, UPPER, LOWER, PROPER, LEFT, RIGHT, MID and CONCATENATE.
Next, we turn our attention to conditional functions like IF, IFERROR, AND and OR. These functions allow you to make the value displayed in a cell dependent on the results of logical tests.

We then see how conditional functions can be combined with mathematical functions; using COUNTIF and SUMIF to produce calculations which only include those cells which match certain criteria.

And, naturally, no discussion of Excel functions would be complete without lookup functions. We discuss the use of VLOOKUP and, also, how the INDEX and MATCH functions can be used to lookup up data whose format makes the use of VLOOKUP impossible.

When you have completed our on-demand Excel Formulas online training course, you will feel more confident about creating your own Excel formulas and taking advantage of Excel’s wide variety of powerful functions.


1. Excel Formula Essentials

1. Anatomy Of an Excel Formula
2. Understanding Relative References
3. Absolute References
4. Mixed References
5. Operator Precedence
6. Using Named Ranges

2. Text functions

1. Flash Fill revision
2. Using The TRIM Function
3. Changing The Case Of Text
4. The LEFT And RIGHT Functions
5. The MID Function
6. The CONCATENATE Function

3. Conditional functions

1. The IF Function
2. The IFERROR Function
3. Nested IF Statements
4. The OR Function
5. The AND Function

4. Conditional Number Crunching Functions

1. The COUNTIF Function
2. The SUMIF Function

5. Lookup Functions

1. VLOOKUP Exact Match
2. VLOOKUP Approximate Match

6. Project – Creating an invoice template

1. Overview of the Final Project
2. Creating Basic Formulas
3. Creating a Drop-down List
4. Using VLOOKUP and Concatenation
5. Using the CHAR function to Insert Line Breaks
6. Using IF to Suppress Blank Address Lines
7. Protecting the Worksheet
8. Saving the Model as a Template

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