What Is Microsoft Excel? Part One

If you want to be an Excel consultant, but you do not know how to use Excel past the beginner level you need to determine where your current skills set is, and based on that you need to determine where to start. Once that has been achieved you need to get a few things in order before you can begin to learn Microsoft Excel at the intermediate level. To start you need to buy a copy of Microsoft Excel 2010 (Windows) or 2011 (Mac). Both Excel 2007 and 2010 will both work, but 2010 has some new features that are very powerful and that should be used. As such, stick with the newest version. 2011 will work on the Mac, 2008 for the Mac does not have VBA, and so you will need to work in Office 2011.

If you do not want to pay for a software package, advanced users in a spreadsheet program such as training excel could import data from Yahoo! Finance or some other data vendor and set up data tables to simulate trading. That works just as well as sophisticated software packages but is much more time-consuming and difficult to set up.

Home users find taking a Microsoft Excel course enhances their understanding of the spreadsheet and opens new possibilities for using it to manage their own lives. As an example, let’s examine how some of the techniques learned in Microsoft Excel courses can be applied to a diet and exercise program.

The secret weapon is a budget. See, we told you it wasn’t a sexy solution. But when you analyze why you have the credit card debt in the first place, putting a rock solid budget in place is the foundation of a long term solution to your problem. The marketers can give you all kinds of fancy analysis and discussion on the cause of credit card debt in your life that will put the blame on everything from the foreign exchange rate to immigration to global warming. But it doesn’t do you a bit of good to point fingers about the problem. The only thing that will do you good is to give you the tools and weapons to fix it.

The first step in the process of applying validation to your cells is to select the cells you what to create the validation for. It should be noted that you can select multiple cells and apply the validation to multiple cells at the one time.

Log notes of any questions arising from your research. Mark them with an asterisk, number, or highlight. You must set up a time to investigate these later and follow through with finding the right and complete answers. An answered question is knowledge. Knowledge replaces ignorance. The more you learn about something the better you will be at it.

Lastly, point your admins to web resources that they can use to get the most out of Excel. This way, even when you are not present, they are still learning.

Raymond Martinze