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Excel 2013 - Advanced Function Writing

In previous Excel 2013 courses, you would have learnt to write formulas and functions to perform calculations using a variety of techniques. This course takes function writing to the next level and teaches you many more functions within Microsoft Excel 2013. It introduces you to additional keyboard commands, shortcuts and features related to writing functions.

The target students for this course are people who want to get the most out of their data by learning various analysis functions. Whether you are an account manager, an IT worker or someone who needs to regularly manipulate Microsoft Excel 2013 worksheet data, this course will show many functions and their capabilities.


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Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to

  • Review topics covered on prior courses
  • Work with IF and related functions with IF in their name
  • Nest functions together, not just nested IFs
  • Work with array functions
  • Calculate with both nested and array combined functions to maximise your formula
  • Manage and manipulate date and time functions in a spreadsheet
  • Control text values with text related functions
  • Use a variety of lookup and reference functions
  • Learn the Aggregate function for filtering and conditional formatting


Before attending this course, students need to be able to:

  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows
  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel 2013
  • Understand basic functions such as Sum and Average and how they are written
  • Write and edit a variety of basic formulas using Excel functions

To ensure your success, we recommend the following courses have been undertaken, or equivalent knowledge gained:

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Introduction (Level 1)
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Intermediate (Level 2)

Please Note: If you attend a course and do not meet the prerequisites you may be asked to leave.

Course Content

Course Outline

  • Function Writing Review
  • Review of Basic Functions
  • The IF Functions
  • Nested Functions
  • Array Functions
  • Date and Time Functions
  • Working with Text Functions
  • Lookup and Reference Functions
  • The Aggregate Function
  • Appendix - New Web Category
  • Appendix - Rounding Numbers
  • Appendix - List of Functions and their compatibility
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