Why Excel Matters?
When it comes to Microsoft Excel, there tends to be three types of users. To find out which you are, go ahead and open the program. How do you feel?
Overwhelmed? A little lost? Frustrated? Not to worry, there are many like you: Excel beginners not quite sure where to start in all those rectangles.
Are you feeling alright, as long as you stay in the menus you know? You’re at an intermediate level, and that’s great! You know Excel is a useful tool. But there are some tips and tricks you might be missing out on, and they could save you a lot of time and data crunching.
If you’re relaxed and ready to go, already thinking about which formulas will do your work for you, congratulations! You already know the many, many ways Excel can be an incredibly valuable tool. Time to get certified (see below)!
From finance to marketing, from staying ahead of the curve to presenting information, training with Microsoft Excel can be instrumental in saving both time and resources.
Want to Excel at Excel? Get Certified!
Did you know you can be certified in Microsoft Excel? The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel 2013, globally recognized, is achieved by taking the Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel exam. It’s an industry standard, and proof-positive that you have the skills to do the job more quickly, and more efficiently, than your peers and competitors.
Where to start?!?!
Formulas and ranges and functions, on my! It can be hard to know where to start. Whether you’re looking to get a grasp on the basics, improve your skillset, or get certified, it’s important to approach Excel in a structured, organized way.
Self-study is an option, but without guidance, it’s easy to get lost in the hundreds of tips, tools, and tricks Excel has to offer. When looking for training, keep the following in mind:
- Choose a Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions, to be sure you’re getting the most up-to-date and standardized training you can.
- Don’t overwhelm yourself. There’s a lot to learn! Start with the knowledge you feel most comfortable with; try to avoid one-size-fits-all workshops.
- Make it relevant to your job. At Broadview, we welcome students to bring in real-world examples from your own day-to-day work. Our instructor works with you to find the most efficient use of Excel for you.