Expert Excel Core Level 4

Formulas and Functions are the key to getting work done in Excel. If you are experienced in Excel but need to start building more complex calculations this one-day course will help you to deepen your understanding.

By the end of this expert level course, you will feel more confident problem-solving in Excel. For example, you will be able to create advanced Range Names and will be able to create 'LOOKUPs' that can return the value of a cell in a table based on the column and row number by using INDEX and MATCH. You will also learn how to solve problems in fewer steps than with traditional formulas with array functions.

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via GoToTraining. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific sessions. 

Course Overview

What you will learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Cross reference information from specific rows and columns in a table using INDEX and MATCH
  • Make your Lookups and Indexes more powerful using other functions such as, INDIRECT, MATCH
  • Use the Formula Evaluator to make it easier to fix errors
  • Create and use Dynamic Range names to ensure that functions continue to reference new data
  • Using Arrays in Non-Array Formulas
  • Basic and Logical Array Formulas
  • Workshop, consolidating nesting functions and problem solving in Excel. Including Dependent Data Validation Lists using Indrect, Nesting and Using Dynamic Range Names

Course timetable

Session 1

  • Recap, IFs with AND and OR
  • Nesting functions (VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX, MATCH, INDIRECT)

Session 2

  • Advanced Range names
  • Scope Range Names
  • Dynamic Range Names using the Offset function

Session 3

  • Using Arrays in Non Array Formulas
  • Basic Array Formulas
  • Logic in Array Formula

Session 4

  • Workshop
  • Using the skills learnt today in other ways
  • Practice of problem solving in Excel with nested functions and Dynamic Named Ranges
  • Enhancing your Data Validation using the INDIRECT function

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via GoToTraining. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific sessions. 

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  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
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The Small Print

For Live Online Interactive Learning sessions (webinars)

The course will run remotely for a full day consisting of three 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between. 

All learners will need to either install GoToTraining on their machines or use the Web App in a browser (either Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are supported). Full technical requirements are on the GoTo websiteYour link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up GoTo correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera – if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

For classroom sessions

The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). Please be careful to arrive by 9:45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

We have made our training centre as safe as possible and will be limiting these sessions to just 4 people to ensure that social distancing can take place. You can learn more about what measures we have put in place on our Terms and Conditions page. We may need to cancel these dates if government advice changes or if there is not enough demand — in these instances we will host the session online, with the same date and timings.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

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We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed while we await further guidance.

We have a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We offer both shorter, 1.5-2 hour sessions that focus on a particular skill, as well as full-day sessions. You can see details of our online public programmes for our IT Skills here and our Leadership and Personal Development sessions here. We can also adapt any of our existing classroom sessions into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

 

Your post-course support package

  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course

Did you know...

......working on complicated functions can be simplified by using Array Formulas?

An array is a collection of more than one item. Excel's array formulas perform operations on multiple values instead of single values. The terminology around array formulas is a bit complicated, but array formulas themselves can be very simple.

Want to learn more about formulas and functions, and other Excel features? See our specialised courses below: 

Expert Excel Level 4: Formulas and Functions to enable you to fix formulas and use Statistical and Logical functions. Find out more

Advanced Excel Pivot Tables: From Data to Dashboard to enable you to summarise and display useful and relevant information. Find out more

Advanced Excel: Analysing Excel Data for Better Business Decisions to enable you to use techniques that range from speedy analysis to setting up complex automated dashboards. Find out more