Microsoft Excel Basics

In this class we will explore and discuss the features of Microsoft Excel. Hands-on activities will allow participants to learn skills needed to use and apply Microsoft Excel in business and personal settings. Class modules include: 


Introduction to Excel

  • Identifying elements of the Excel interface
  • Exploring and customizing the ribbon and menu items
  • Creating a worksheet
  • Navigating multiple worksheets
  • Formatting worksheet tabs

Modifying a Worksheet

  • Manipulating data
  • Inserting, manipulating, and deleting cells, columns, and rows
  • Searching for and replacing data
  • Spell checking a worksheet 

Formatting a Worksheet

  • Modifying fonts
  • Adding borders and color to cells
  • Applying number formats
  • Aligning cell contents
  • Applying Cell Styles
  • Applying basic Conditional Formatting


  • Using formulas
  • Inserting Excel functions

Organization and Visualization

  • Creating and modifying tables
  • Sorting and filtering data
  • Creating and modifying charts

Printing a Worksheet

  • Using Page Layout tools
  • Applying Print Options


  • Protecting worksheets and workbooks