Excel 2010 Expert

Designed for: 

Those who wish to learn this popular spreadsheet program to an advanced level


Working knowledge of the Excel 2010 program, ideally having completed the Excel 2010 course


To teach the Excel 2010 program to an advanced level and to cover the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and ECDL Advanced (Spreadsheets) exams.

Course Content:

  • Lesson One – Including: Using AutoFill, carrying out date calculations, adding a worksheet background, showing/hiding gridlines and headings, creating and working with tables, converting text to columns, removing duplicates, consolidating data, hiding/unhiding worksheets, using paste special, creating a custom format
  • Lesson Two – Including: Defining, using and managing named ranges, using named ranges in formulas, inserting, modifying and removing hyperlinks, formatting elements of a column chart, using functions: ROUND; SUMIF; SUMIF; IF; IFERROR; AND, using the IF function nested with OR
  • Lesson Three – Including: Using conditional formatting, editing a conditional formatting rule, using the Rules Manager, formatting cells meeting a specific condition, applying more than one conditional formatting  rule, sorting data using cell attributes, filtering data using cell attributes, using advanced filter options
  • Lesson Four – Including:  Recording and running macros, editing a macro, running a macro from the Quick Access Toolbar, deleting macros, using data validation, tracing precedent/dependent cells in a worksheet, evaluating formulas, tracing errors.
  • Lesson Five – Including:  Summarising data using subtotals, using database functions, grouping and ungrouping data, creating a pivot table, refreshing pivot table data, filtering information in a pivot table, formatting pivot table data, creating and using a slicer, formatting a slicer
  • Lesson Six – Including:  Using the VLOOKUP function, inserting an embedded object into a spreadsheet, inserting a linked object into a spreadsheet, using paste special to create a link between programs, linking Excel workbooks, using the scenario manager, setting up data tables
  • Lesson Seven – Including:  Protecting worksheet cells, applying and removing passwords, setting file properties, sharing workbooks, merging workbooks, tracking changes, accepting or rejecting changes, using the Document Inspector, marking a workbook as final, removing a password, adding a digital signature
  • Lesson Eight – Including:  Using statistical functions: COUNTA, COUNTBLANK, COUNTIF, using text functions: PROPER, UPPER; LOWER, CONCATENATE, using financial functions: PV; NPV; RATE, using nested functions



  • Learn how to use this popular spreadsheet program
  • The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace
  • A personalised workbook to use as a reference guide on completion of the course
  • The opportunity to gain the widely recognised Pitman Training Certificate



Course duration   :      18-20 hours
What next              :      Outlook 2010