Excel 2013 Level 3
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This course builds off of the foundational and intermediate knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013 Level 1 and 2 courses to help you get the most of your Excel experience. The ability to collaborate with colleagues, automate complex or repetitive tasks, and use conditional logic to construct and apply elaborate formulas and functions will put the full power of Excel right at your fingertips. The more you learn about how to get Excel to do the hard work for you, the more you'll be able to focus on getting the answers you need from the vast amounts of data your organization generates.


This course is intended for students who are experienced Excel 2013 users and have a desire or need to advance their skills in working with some of the more advanced Excel features. Students will likely need to troubleshoot large, complex workbooks, automate repetitive tasks, engage in collaborative partnerships involving workbook data, construct complex Excel functions, and use those functions to perform rigorous analysis of extensive, complex datasets.

To ensure success, students should have practical, real-world experience creating and analyzing datasets using Excel 2013. Specific tasks students should be able to perform include:

  • Creating formulas and using Excel functions.
  • Creating, sorting, and filtering datasets and tables.
  • Presenting data by using basic charts.
  • Creating and working with PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts.
  • Customizing the Excel environment.


*Course cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch. Course is subject to minimum enrollment. Please contact us at learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244 for additional pricing information, or if you have any questions.


Lesson 1: Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks Simultaneously
Use 3-D References
Use Links and External References
Consolidate Data

Lesson 2: Sharing and Protecting Workbooks
Collaborate on a Workbook
Protect Worksheets and Workbooks

Lesson 3: Automating Workbook Functionality
Apply Data Validation
Work with Forms and Controls
Work with Macros

Lesson 4: Applying Conditional Logic
Use Lookup Functions
Combine Functions
Use Formulas and Functions to Apply Conditional Formatting

Lesson 5: Auditing Worksheets
Trace Cells
Search for Invalid Data and Formulas with Errors
Watch and Evaluate Formulas

Lesson 6: Using Automated Analysis Tools
Determine Potential Outcomes Using Data Tables
Determine Potential Outcomes Using Scenarios
Use the Goal Seek Feature
Activate and Use the Solver Too
Analyze Data with Analysis ToolPak Tools

Lesson 7: Presenting Your Data Visually
Use Advanced Chart Features
Create Sparklines

Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Exam 77-420
Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert Exams 77–427 and 77-428
Cube Functions
Import and Export Data
Internationalize Workbooks
Work with PowerPivot