Microsoft Excel is the most commonly used spreadsheet application. Learning how to use Excel is an investment in both your personal and professional life. Excel makes it easy to monitor financial performance, such as business profit or loss, calculate payments on large purchases, plan a budget, or stay organized with checklists.
As an employee, learning how to use Excel efficiently provides value, since most jobs utilize this application. This opens up more opportunities for employment and career advancement. When employees know how to use Excel properly, it improves their efficiency and confidence in the workplace. Employees who know how to create detailed worksheets, invoices, charts, and complex formulas achieve professional results in a fraction of the time.
Excel training at New Horizons includes basic to advanced courses in O365, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 as well as 2003. Whether you're brand new to Excel or seeking advanced knowledge, we've got it covered.
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Microsoft Excel for Productive Organizations
As a business owner or manager, you understand how valuable Microsoft Excel spreadsheets are to your operation. If your recent hires have only basic knowledge of Excel or if the entire staff could use a refresher course, investing in Microsoft Excel classes from a recognized industry leader such as New Horizons could pay off. The better your employees are trained to master Excel, the more productive they can be. The same holds true if you have upgraded to one of the newer versions. Either way, taking Excel classes will improve your staff’s proficiency. Topics covered in New Horizons Excel Training Include:
- Newest Features of Excel
- Performing basic to advanced calculations using formulas
- Formatting and printing worksheets
- Creating powerful charts and graphs
- Pivot tables and pivot charts
- Excel data table features
Can You Get Certified in Excel?
Yes! You can get certified as a Microsoft Office Specialists also known as a MOS. Microsoft Office Certification proves that you have core to advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications. Certification is helpful for those new to the workforce or transitioning to a more analytical role, since it proves you can perform tasks at a higher level. Certification candidates will demonstrate the fundamentals of creating and managing worksheets and workbooks, creating cells and ranges, creating tables, applying formulas and functions and creating charts and objects. This gives you a leg up against competing candidates. There are two levels of Microsoft Office Certification for Excel.
Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate Certification
The Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate Certification demonstrates competency in the fundamentals of creating and managing worksheets and workbooks, creating cells and ranges, creating tables, applying formulas and functions and creating charts and objects. The exam covers the ability to create and edit a workbook with multiple sheets, and use a graphic element to represent data visually. Workbook examples include professional-looking budgets, financial statements, team performance charts, sales invoices, and data-entry logs.
Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Expert Certification
The Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Expert Certification demonstrates competency in creating, managing, and distributing professional spreadsheets for a variety of specialized purposes and situations. The exam covers the ability to customize Excel environments to meet project needs and to enhance productivity. Expert workbook examples include custom business templates, multiple-axis financial charts, amortization tables, and inventory schedules.
According to an IDC Study, holding a MOS certification can earn an entry-level business employee as much as $16,000 more in annual salary than uncertified peers. An individual earning this certification has approximately 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience with the product, has proven competency at an industry associate-level and is ready to enter into the job market.