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Excel: Introduction to Formulas and Functions

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Get a beginner-level introduction to Excel formulas and functions. Learn how to summarize and analyze data using these powerful data analysis features.


  • Introduction to formulas and functions
  • What you should know
1. Introducing Excel 2019 Formulas and Functions
  • Familiarize yourself with functions and formulas
  • Create a formula
  • Introduce arithmetic operators
  • Use cell references in formulas
  • Use absolute and relative references in formulas
  • Copy and paste formulas and values
  • Edit a formula
  • Get help using Excel functions
2. Creating Basic Summary Functions
  • Create a SUM or AVERAGE formula
  • Create an AutoSum formula
  • Create MIN, MAX, MEDIAN, and MODE formulas
  • Create formulas to count cells
  • Create formulas to summarize cells conditionally
  • Summarize data using conditional functions
  • Summarize data on the status bar
  • Round cell values up and down
3. Managing Named Ranges and Excel Tables
  • Summarize data using named ranges
  • Create a dynamic named range
  • Edit and delete named ranges
  • Summarize list data by creating subtotals
  • Group and outline list data
  • Summarize data using an Excel table
  • Refer to Excel table cells in formulas
  • Find data using VLOOKUP formulas
4. Preparing Data for Analysis in Excel
  • Import data into Excel
  • Connect to an external data source
  • Clean data imported into Excel
  • Convert text to columns
  • Create data validation rules
  • Use lists to limit values entered into a cell
5. Auditing Worksheet Formulas
  • Manage Excel formula error indicators
  • Trace formula precedents and dependents
  • Identify and trace errors
  • Evaluate Excel formulas step by step
  • Watch cell values
6. Performing What-If Analysis
  • Create and apply scenarios to an Excel worksheet
  • Edit, delete, and summarize scenarios
  • Create a single-input data table
  • Create a two-input data table
  • Find target values using Goal Seek
  • Further information

Taught by

Curt Frye


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