Must-Know Excel Functions to Increase Your Productivity (1 of 3)

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Event Description:

In this three-hour training session delivered in three parts, we will demystify the concept of functions in Excel, empowering you to harness the full potential of this powerful spreadsheet software.

Functions in Excel are pre-defined formulas that perform specific calculations or actions on data. They serve as building blocks for creating dynamic and efficient formulas to manipulate and analyze your data. With hundreds of built-in functions available, Excel offers a wide range of capabilities to handle various types of data and tasks.

Excel contains over 500 functions. Strip away the ones nobody uses. Discount the ones that have a specialized use-case and you’re left with a core set of functions that all Excel users should know, regardless of their job function, industry, or business sector.

This webinar covers some of Excel’s most popular productivity-boosting functions.

By the end of the session, you will have a solid foundation in Excel functions, enabling you to leverage their power to perform complex calculations, automate tasks, and analyze data effectively.

Who Should Attend

This training is categorized as intermediate. It is aimed at users who want to learn about the commonly-used worksheet functions in Excel.

Although the training will be delivered using the latest version of Excel, this training is relevant for users of all versions of Excel (Please note that several of the functions XLOOKUP, UNIQUE, SORT, FILTER are only available to Office 365 subscribers and users of Excel 2021)

Learning Objectives:

  • IF: Automate data entry…if this condition is true, enter this value into a cell else enter that value into a cell
  • COUNTIFS: Count how many times a particular value (date, number, text) appears within a range (e.g. how many times was Customer X a late payer?)
  • SUMIFS: Add up a set of numbers that match a criteria (e.g. what was the total number of hours worked on Project 123)
  • IFERROR: Want to get rid of those ugly #DIV/0 and #N/A errors? IFERROR is your friend
  • XLOOKUP: Often referred to as “VLOOKUP on steroids”, XLOOKUP is the new kid in town, making searching for data in a tabular list quick, simple and straightforward!

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Written by TheExcelTrainer
Mike Thomas has worked in the IT training business since 1989. He is a subject matter expert in a range of technologies, his primary focus and passion being Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and Power BI. In 2012 Mike founded The Excel Trainer where he has produced nearly 200 written and video-based Excel tutorials. He has recorded several Excel training courses for Pluralsight and in his career delivered thousands of courses and webinars on a wide variety of technology-related topics. Mike is a Fellow of The Learning and Performance Institute and has worked with and for a large number of global and UK-based companies and organizations across a diverse range of sectors. In addition to training, he also designs and develops Microsoft Office-based solutions that automate key business tasks and processes.
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