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Duration:1 day
Level 3
321 Pitt St
Sydney NSW 2000
Participants:Max 10
Length:9:00 to 16:30
Break Times:
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Excel Advanced Course

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Location: Level 2
80 Mount St
North Sydney
NSW 2060
Break Times:
10:30 (15mins)
12:30 (1hr)
14:45 (15mins)
Duration: 1 day Participants: Max 10
Course Length: 9:00 to 16:30 Price:
(inc GST)
$ 385
Sale Price:
(inc GST)
$ 250

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Excel Advanced Course

Course Overview

This is a one-day training course tailored to give intermediate Excel users a complete command of Microsoft Excel. Led by dedicated instructors who are fully versed in the Microsoft Office package, you’ll build upon your existing skills and embrace the more complex and technical aspects of Excel. We’ll teach you how to summarise large datasets quickly and confidently using PivotTables, protect data, validate data entry, audit formulas, implement logical functions, nest functions, utilise analytical tools such as Goal Seek and Data tables, create and manage templates as well as automating repetitive tasks using Macros and much more.

Raising the Bar sets a new industry standard for training courses. Our Excel training is delivered face-to-face by industry leading experts who use clear demonstrations and easy to follow instructions to help lead students to success. Our class sizes are small so that all students receive the required attention and achieve the best possible learning outcomes. We also supply all the equipment you need, so you can show up on the day without having to bring a thing. You’ll learn through clear hands-on activities and leave with brand new skills and knowledge of Excel that far exceeds your expectations.

At the end of the Excel Advanced course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion, a detailed course manual to work through at your own pace and the proficiency required to use Excel’s more complex functions.

Who Should Attend This Course

The Excel Advanced Training Course is designed especially for students who already have an intermediate knowledge of Excel and want to expand their skills beyond creating and formatting basic spreadsheets. This course is perfect for users who want to gain confidence and acquire an advanced level knowledge of Excel. It’s also great for companies looking to master spreadsheet creation and streamline services.

Typically, students who attend this course already have a good level of confidence with Excel and know how to create professional and productive spreadsheets. This course is right for you if you’re a relatively experienced Excel user who wants to learn how to report data using PivotTables and learn advanced formula creation, data protection, formula auditing and automation through the use of Macros.

Raising the Bar’s public training courses are available throughout the year in our Sydney CBD training centre. For students in other cities, training sessions are available by appointment for companies and organisations in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth.

Course Prerequisites

Our advanced course is designed for experienced Microsoft Excel users. Students should have completed our Excel Intermediate course or have equivalent skills creating and formatting spreadsheets at an intermediate level. You will also need general computer skills using the Windows operating system.

Course Inclusions

FREE Course Re-sit

8 months

When you book a public course at Raisng the Bar we offer you a FREE course re-sit for up to 8 months from the scheduled course date.

FREE Email Support

12 months

Free email support for up to 12 months from the scheduled course date.

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10 students

All of our courses are capped at a maximum of 10 students to maximise your learning experience.

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Course Manual

With each course we provide you with a comprehensive course manual for you to practice post course.

Computer Lab

No need to bring your own laptop. Our training courses are conducted in fully equipped computer labs with free Wi-Fi.

Course Certificate

Every student receives a certificate of completion at the end of course to recognise your new skills.

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Course Outline


Creating A PivotTable

  • Create A PivotTable

Updating A PivotTable

  • Update The Information In A PivotTable
  • Adding Multiple Fields To The Row Area
  • Adding Multiple Fields To The Column Area
  • Arrange PivotTable Information
  • Remove A PivotTable Field
  • Filter A PivotTable
  • Remove A Filter
  • Filter A PivotTable Using A Filters Field
  • Clear the Filter
  • Change The Values Field Calculation
  • Format Data In A PivotTable
  • Managing Totals

PivotTables in Excel

  • Inserting A Recommended PivotTable
  • Filter Records Using Slicers
  • Selection Multiple Filter Criteria
  • Clear The Slicer Filter
  • Remove A Slicer


Working With Calculated Fields In A PivotTable

  • Insert A Calculated Field
  • Working With The Values Field
  • Delete Calculated Fields
  • Changing PivotTable Options
  • Show Report Filter Pages
  • Show Detailed Data From A PivotTable Value
  • Show Different Calculations In PivotTable Value Fields

Value Field Calculation Options

Creating A Chart From A PivotTable

  • Create A PivotChart From A PivotTable


Using Data Validation And Tracing Invalid Data

  • Validate Data Input
  • Compose A Data Input Message
  • Create An Error Alert Message
  • Circle Invalid Data

Protecting Worksheet Styles, Contents And Elements

  • Protecting A Worksheet
  • Unprotecting A Worksheet
  • Unlock Cells For Editing In A Protected Sheet
  • Hide A Cell Formula
  • Set A Password To Edit A Specific Range

Protecting Workbook Contents

  • Protect And Unprotect The Workbook Structure

Protecting Your Workbook From Unauthorised Users Access

  • Set A Password To Open A Workbook
  • Remove A Password From A Workbook
  • Set A Password To Modify A Workbook


Creating A New Workbook Based On A Template

  • Create A New Workbook Based On A Template
  • Create A New Template
  • Create A New Workbook Based On Your Own Template
  • Editing A Template


Auditing Worksheets And Tracing Cell References

  • Tracing Precedent Cells
  • Tracing Dependent Cells
  • Trace Cells Across Worksheets
  • Error Checking A Worksheet
  • Tracing Errors
  • Set Error Checking Options
  • Using The Watch Window
  • Showing and Hiding Formulas
  • Evaluate A Formula


Using Financial Functions

  • The PMT Function
  • Nesting the PMT and ABS Functions

Editing Nested Functions

  • Applying Named Ranges To An Existing Formula

Using Logical Functions

  • Use A Logical Test
  • Use The IF Function To Return A Text Message
  • Use The IF Function To Return A Value
  • Nesting IF Functions
  • The OR Function
  • The AND Function
  • The COUNTIF Function


The Goal Seek Tool

  • Use The Goal Seek Tool

Exploring What-If Tables

  • Create A One Variable What-If Table
  • Create A Two Variables What-If Table

Using Scenarios

  • Create Scenarios
  • Add a Scenario
  • Displaying the Various Scenarios

Solver Tool

  • Load The Solver Tool Add-In
  • Use The Solver Tool


Understanding Macros

Types of Macros

  • Show The Developer Tab
  • Record A New Macro
  • Run A Macro
  • Create A Run Macro Button On The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Create A Macro Command Button On A Worksheet
  • Edit The Command Button

Editing A Macro

  • Edit Macro Coding
  • Rename A Macro
  • Delete A Macro

Using A Relative Reference Macro

  • Record A Relative Reference Macro
  • Run A Relative Reference Macro
  • Saving a Macro Workbook
  • Open a Macro Workbook

Student Comments

  • Excel Advanced training course

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  • Excel Advanced Training Course
    - Julieanne
  • Excel Advanced training course
    Very good training!
    - Kady
  • Excel Advanced Training Course
    Sean the trainer was fantastic was able to hold and keep the course interesting
    - Linda
  • Excel Advanced Training Course
    Whilst the course was probably too advanced for me the instructor was excellent. He remembered my name from the previous week, explained everything very well and was an excellent presenter making difficult topics a bit easier to understand
    - Shayne
  • Excel Advanced training course
    Great potentially dry subject but handled at a professional pace and manner.
    - Scott
  • Excel Advanced Formulas training course
    great course!
    - Guy
  • Excel Advanced Training Course
    You don't just learn about excel, but shortcuts within windows that you can apply to other programs to make it user friendly and time saving. The course is well presented in a friendly environment.
    - Troy
  • Excel Advanced Training Course
    Great course, would be happy to come back here for future training in other courses
    - Scott
  • Excel Advanced training course
    The course was run really well! The instructor was very friendly and went at an easy pace to follow. The day went by quite fast and instructor was willing to help with extra tasks.
    - Emily
  • Excel Advanced training course
    Thanks Craig. Very approachable professional and friendly.
    - Philip
  • Excel Advanced training course
    Craig was great, very helpful and run our WFH training class very smoothly. All examples were very useful and all instructions very clear and given with lots of support.
    - Sarah
  • Excel Advanced training course
    Like it, very clear teaching. Thanks
    - Roxana
  • Excel Advanced training course
    It was a great course, looking forward to the next level as well as some courses on Microsoft Access.
    - Evgeniy
  • Excel Advanced training course
    Great course and very easy to follow and understand.
    - Katherine
  • Excel Advanced training course
    Wonderful content that will make my tasks so much easier once I have had some practice!
    - Jennifer
  • Excel Advanced training course
    Craig ran this course VERY well
    - Therese
  • Excel Advanced Training Course
    Good course. Everyone using excel should take this course
    - Manuraj
  • Excel Advanced training course
    Craig is great value. All questions answered and honest feedback. Excellent training. Best I have had twice now. PS - Ive done decades of different PC based program training. Thanks.
    - Michael
  • Excel Advanced training course
    The way that Craig was able to go through examples with us as he explained each concept was easy to follow through and a great way for me to learn and understand them
    - Ying
  • Excel Advanced training course
    I've been burned by 'intermediate' courses being too easy in the past so I was confident that the advanced level was the right place to start. It's a credit to the teaching quality that you revised the critical content without being asked and were clear enough that I was able to comfortably keep pace the whole time. Easily one of the best tutorials I've had the opportunity to join.
    - Jack
  • Excel Advanced training course
    Trainer well organised and loved templates, pivot tables, data tables, protection and auditing.
    - Gene
  • Excel Advanced Formulas training course
    Fantastic base to go forward with, worked well to complete earlier training in Excel.
    - Emma
  • Excel Advanced training course
    The course was extremely useful and the examples used made it easy to understand the concepts
    - Nikki
  • Excel Advanced Training Course
    Very well presented and professional. Content is mostly relevant to real life applications
    - Hinson
  • Excel Advanced training course
    I think the course was great, even the beginner functions seemed to contain tips & tricks which are great to know.
    - Peter
  • Excel Advanced training course
    The course was easy to follow and gave us a chance to run through each item ourselves
    - Luke
  • Excel Advanced Training Course
    I would like to use the opportunity to thank Caroline and the company for having such professional trainers.
    - Ashkan
  • Excel Advanced Training Course
    Excellent course
    - Joanne
  • Excel Advanced training course
    Thank you Craig. Very helpful course. Enjoyed it.
    - Jason

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