Microsoft Excel 2007: Basic

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Course duration: 1 Day


Microsoft Certified Application Specialist – Excel 2007

Course Description

You have basic computer skills such as using a mouse, navigating through windows, and surfing the Internet. You have also used paper-based systems to store data that you run calculations on. You now want to migrate that data to an electronic format. In this course, you will use Microsoft Excel 2007 to manage, edit, and print data.

Course Objective

You will create and edit basic Microsoft Excel 2007 worksheets and workbooks.

Target Audience

This course is designed for people preparing for certification as a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist in Excel, who already have knowledge of Microsoft Office, Windows 2000 (or above), and who desire to gain the skills necessary to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel 2007 worksheets.


This course is one of a series of courseware titles that addresses Microsoft Certified Application Specialist skill sets. The Application Specialist program is for individuals who use Microsoft’s business desktop software and who seek recognition for their expertise with specific Microsoft products. Certification candidates must pass one or more proficiency exams in order to earn Application Specialist certification.


To effectively understand this course, we recommend that you take the Microsoft Office Windows XP Introduction course 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:
Explore the Excel 2007 environment.
Work with an Excel worksheet by entering and selecting the data in it. You will also save the Data in the worksheet.
Modify a worksheet.
Perform calculations.
Format a worksheet.
Develop a workbook.
Print workbook contents.
Customise the layout of the Excel application window.
Create charts.

Course Content

Getting started
Spreadsheet terminology
Exploring the Excel window
Getting help
Navigating workbooks

Entering and editing data
Entering and editing text and values
Entering and editing formulas
Working with pictures
Saving and updating workbooks

Modifying a worksheet
Moving and copying data
Moving and copying formulas
Absolute and relative references
Inserting and deleting ranges, rows, and columns

Using functions
Entering functions
Other useful functions

Formatting worksheets
Formatting text
Formatting rows and columns
Formatting numbers
Conditional formatting
Copying formats and applying table formats

Preparing to print
Page Setup options
Printing worksheets

Creating charts
Chart basics
Modifying charts
Printing charts

Managing large workbooks
Viewing large worksheets
Printing large worksheets
Using multiple worksheets

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