# Microsoft Excel: Functions and Lists

### Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions.

You will:

• Work with functions.
• Work with lists.
• Analyze data.
• Visualize data with charts.
• Use PivotTables and PivotCharts.

### Audience

This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel 2016 and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to analyze and present data.

### Prerequisites

To ensure success, students should have completed Logical Operations’ Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.

Course Outline

### Lesson 1: Working with Functions

Topic A: Work with Ranges

- Cell and Range Names

- Names and the Name Box

- The New Name Dialog Box

- The Create from Selection Command

- The Name Manager Dialog Box

- How to Name and Edit Ranges

- Naming and Editing Ranges

- Cell and Range Names in Formulas

- Manually Entering Cell or Range Names

- The Use in Formula Command Method

- The Formula AutoComplete Method

- How to Use Defined Names in Formulas and Functions

- Using Defined Names in a Formula

Topic B: Use Specialized Functions

- Function Categories

- The Excel Function Reference

- How to Locate Functions by Using the Excel Function Reference

- Comparison Operator Basics

- Function Syntax

- Automatic Workbook Calculation

- How to Use Specialized Functions

- Locating and Using Specialized Functions

Topic C: Work with Logical Functions

- Logical Functions

- Logical Values

- Comparison Operators

- IF Function

- AND Function

- OR Function

- NOT Function

- Working with Logical Functions

- Nesting

- Nested Function Syntax

- Guidelines for Combining Functions

- Combining Functions

Topic D: Work with Date & Time Functions

- The TODAY Function

- The NOW Function

- The DATE Function

- The NETWORKDAYS Function

- The ISOWEEKNUM Function

- Working with Date & Time Functions

Topic E: Work with Text Functions

- The LEFT Function

- The RIGHT Function

- The MID Function

- The CONCATENATE Function

- Other Text Functions

- Working with Text Functions

### Lesson 2: Working with Lists

Topic A: Sort Data

- Sorting

- Multiple Column/Row Sorting

- Quick Sorts

- Custom Sorts

- The Sort Dialog Box

- The Sort Options Dialog Box

- How to Sort Data

- Sorting Data

Topic B: Filter Data

- Filtering

- AutoFilters

- Custom AutoFilters

- The Custom AutoFilter Dialog Box

- The Criteria Range

- Filter Operators

- How to Filter Data

- Filtering Data

Topic C: Query Data with Database Functions

- Database Functions

- Database Function Syntax

- How to Use Database Functions

- Using Database Functions

Topic D: Outline and Subtotal Data

- Outlines

- The SUBTOTAL Function

- The Subtotals Feature

- The Subtotal Dialog Box

- How to Summarize Data with the Subtotal Feature

- Using Subtotals to Summarize Data