Microsoft Excel spreadsheets are probably the most widely used in the world; they’re also among the most misunderstood. Many people panic in the face of all the formulas a Microsoft (MS) Excel spreadsheet requires and this is where Excel courses come in, especially online Excel courses.
Excel training courses are available for all types of users, from absolute beginners to advanced power users.
Real World Excel Applications
Excel has many applications in the real world, which is why the beginners and advanced Excel courses are so popular. For example:
Teachers can use Excel spreadsheets to manage lesson plans, grades, student performance and attendance. And they aren’t limited to simple spreadsheet applications. Excel has a variety of charts, tables and graphs that can pictorially depict anything related to the learning environment. Obviously the level of training required will vary for teachers’ needs and school requirements and the Excel applications may be limited according to the version used (2003, 2007, or 2010) but by and large Excel courses in one will help teachers generalise their knowledge to all the others.
The applications for bookkeepers in small businesses or home-based companies are obvious, especially as Excel is easier to use than other accounting software and the courses are less arduous (at least for beginners), but stay-at-home moms and dads can also use Excel spreadsheets to stay on top of household expenses, and kids’ extra mural schedules and performance. A beginner’s course is all they need to set their Excel imagination free.
If you’re going to register for Excel courses at a training centre or invite a trainer to your business to conduct a short course, ensure that whoever does the training is certified and accredited by Microsoft, otherwise all of your hard work will effectively count for nothing.