Conquer some of the most daunting features in Microsoft Excel once and for all. In this 2013 update to his popular series, author Denzell Tudor demystifies some of the most challenging of the 300+ formulas and functions in Excel and shows how to put them to their best use. The course starts with a review of the more basic, building-block functions, and a few critical keyboard shortcuts that will speed up working with Excel data, even on multiple sheets. Denzell then covers how to perform advanced searching and data retrieval with Lookup functions, tabulate and sort data with counting and statistical functions, format data with text and math functions, and work with financial data using advanced formulas. Denzell focuses on practical examples that transition effortlessly to real-world scenarios. Topics include: • Displaying and highlighting formulas • Converting formulas to values • Creating 3D formulas to gather data from multiple sheets • Understanding the hierarchy of operations in formulas • Using absolute and relative references • Creating and expanding the use of nested IF statements • Looking up information with VLOOKUP, MATCH, and INDEX • Using the power functions: COUNTIF, SUMIF, and AVERAGEIF • Analysing data with the statistical functions • Performing basic math • Calculating dates and times • Editing text with functions • Checking for errors with formulas The skills acquired from this version are mostly applicable to newer versions of Excel. If you think that Microsoft Excel is only for business purposes, you are wrong. Many use it for various personal needs at home too. Some of the features that you should understand about Microsoft Excel to unlock the potentiality of this application are working with spreadsheets, cell formatting, various menus and toolbars, entering of data and editing the same, navigating between various spreadsheets, formula calculation, inserting various functions like date/time, mathematical functions, using of various charts that are available, inserting, editing and deleting comments on cells, etc. Computer Based Training (CBT) is a way to master MS Excel. This is where you take your own time to master the application. With the help of CBT, you get realistic, interactive and complete training. You get to learn right from what a beginner should learn to advanced level. Once the training is over, you would have mastered Microsoft Excel. You get to see simulations of Microsoft Excel application software. Some CBT also offer review quiz questions to gauge your understanding. CBT generally offer interactive, complete and comprehensive training. As it offers practice questions, you will be able to understand better and gain confidence in using the application. According to me, this is one of the best ways to learn Microsoft Excel. The concept of spreadsheeting has been around for hundreds of years. The process can be described as the ability to arrange numbers, characters and other objects into rows and columns. It is most common that spreadsheets only contain numbers and text. The software version of spreadsheeting basically takes the manual processes described above and puts them into an electronic format. Whilst the accounting industry which most commonly uses spreadsheets they can be used in any situation.