MS Excel for Beginners



    This course is suitable for those who are totally new to MS Excel. We will cover the essential functionality of Excel at a pace that is suitable for total beginners. If you have a good working knowledge of Excel, then our standard ‘Excel Webinar 1’ webinar would be better suited to your skill level.

    This Introductory level webinar is an excellent foundation for total beginners enabling them to move on and continue to our standard MS Excel Webinars (10 in total).

    This module is CPD Accredited and 1.5 CPD hours can be awarded to each attendee of the live session.

    Schedule Outline  

    Excel 1: Microsoft Excel Essentials including Formatting & Tips and Tricks

    • Review of Excel Basics concentrating on quick methods of performing commonly used commands/features including an overview of Speed Keys


    • The Excel Screen
    • Creating a Workbook
    • Saving a Workbook
    • Closing a Workbook
    • Opening a Workbook
    • Customising the Quick Access Toolbar


    • Moving around the worksheet
    • Entering Data
    • Editing Data
    • Selecting Cells
    • Deleting cell contents


    • Moving and Copying Cells
    • Using Cut, Copy Paste
    • Drag and Drop
    • Fill Handle
    • Resizing and Inserting Columns / Rows
    • Preview & Print a Workbook / Worksheet
    • Changing Page Settings


    • Formatting text, numbers / Fill colours and Borders.
    • Space Savers
    • Copying formats using the Format Painter / Deleting Formats


    • Formula Basics
    • Functions – The SUM Function

      Who Should Attend?  

      This course is suitable for those who are new to using MS Excel and may never have attended the training.

      All participants will be given access to a recording of the webinars by way of an email along with relevant files and user reference guides. The webinars will be available to participants for 6 months following the course.

      A Cork Chamber Skillnet / E-Bridge Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to each participant on completion of all courses.

      Entry Requirements

      This course is available to anyone in employment who is looking to gain basic knowledge of how to use Excel, everyone is welcome.

      This course can also be run as an in-company programme delivered on-site to meet your specific requirements. For more information on in-company delivery, or if you have any questions regarding this course, please Click Here.

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