Monday, April 13th, 2020 / by Angie
Excel skills are among the most valuable traits out there and required in a wide array of jobs. And you don’t even need to leave your home to get certified! Here are some reasons why you should consider remote Excel training like the one we offer here at ExcelHelp.
A lot of people learn Excel by trial-and-error, along with some well-placed Google searches. This not only takes time, but it often leads to users getting used to doing things in roundabout ways rather than more direct and efficient ones. Not just that, knowing the basics gives you a stronger foundation when dealing with more advanced tasks.
Functions are one of the biggest appeals in Excel, but first, you need to know which ones are already available, and what they can do. From Mathematical formulas, to Lookup and Reference, and through all the in-between—training for and how to use them is an effective way to improve not just your productivity, but your CV as well.
Odds are, if you’re using Excel, you want to analyze the data in addition to several other things. An Advanced Training program will help you become a better data analyst by teaching you how to use data and pivot tables, as well as the several types of charts available in Excel.
Another precious feature found in Office programs is the ability to use Macros. These will complete a sequence of pre-defined actions with a single click, and once you know how to use them, you will never go back to the simple pre-Macro world.
How a table is presented is key not just for a good first impression, but readability as well. A good training program will teach you how to format your cells, as well as how to use conditional formatting and other tricks.
We’ve already talked about the new XLOOKUP function, which is coming to replace the older VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP. You can learn how to effectively use it quicker in a course than you would on your own.
VBA stands for Visual Basic for Applications, and once you master it, you will be able to do even more with Excel (as well as other Microsoft Office programs like Word). Knowing it will not only let you accelerate your everyday tasks, but add new functionalities to Office, or prompt interactions with your documents’ users as you see fit. If one of your workers frequently forgets to save their progress to the cloud, you can, for instance, create a pop-up that will remind them—or one that will actually do it for them.
Often, when learning by ourselves, we tend to drop the ball a bit—either because we need to lookup problems and solutions, and try several ones until it works. Not if you’re in a training course. Not just that, but by completing a certified course, you end up getting a diploma you can use as proof of your Excel proficiency.
Excel has a lot of tricks and formulas, and looking at them all in one go might seem overwhelming. Training will give them to you one at a time, and explain what each one does thoroughly before moving onto the next one.
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