The Excel Functions Guide

Deepen and develop your Excel Functions skills

Learn how to efficiently manage databases, clear text in cells, and retrieve values from other tables. The course also walks you through how to combine functions, which is required to perform more advanced tasks in Excel. With this knowledge, you will be able to automate time-consuming parts of your work.

  • Go through the course at your own pace
  • Practical exercises and quizzes
  • Personal diploma
  • Save lessons as favorites
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Some of the things you will learn in this course:

A library of 100+ functions

After completing the entire course, it can be used as a library of functions. Save your favorite functions and return to them for a refresh whenever you need it.

The most useful functions

Functions that show you how to summarize, count, how to manage absolute and relative references, financial functions, statistical functions, and more.

VLOOKUP and reference functions

VLOOKUP, perhaps Excel’s most famous function, is not always easily understood. Learn this useful function along with 10 other practical functions used to search for and collect values.

Handle dates and text

Something that even experienced Excel users know is complicated are dates and texts in tables or databases. Use functions such as WEEKDAY, WORKINGDAYS, MID, and many other smart tips and tricks to get your data in order and manage it correctly.

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COUNT – Counts the number of cells containing numbers
Count the nonblank cells with COUNTA
Count the number of blank cells with COUNTBLANK
Count cells based on a criteria with COUNTIF
Count cells based on multiple criteria with COUNTIFS
Count logical values
Count text occurrences
Use SUM to sum up the values in a range of cells
Sum cells based on one criteria with SUMIF
Sum cells based on multiple criteria with SUMIFS
SUMPRODUCT sums the product of a range of cells
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The IF-function
Combine the IF-function with AND / OR
Combine multiple IF-functions
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Copy exact formulas
How to mix relative and absolute references
Sum values from multiple sheets with 3D references
Insert hyperlinks
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Learn the tricks for Date and Time
Get the number of days between two dates with DATEDIF
Day of the year
Days until anniversity
Last day of the month
Number of NETWORKDAYS between two dates
NETWORKDAY returns a date after a number of weekdays
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How to compare text in two different cells
Remove unwanted characters
Capital or small letters with UPPER, LOWER and PROPER
Extract characters with LEFT, RIGHT and MID
FIND and SEARCH characters in cells
SUBSTITUTE and REPLACE characters in cells
Count the number of words in cells
Number of instances a text or a number occurs in a cell
Separate strings of text from a cell
Use the Text to columns-guide
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Search and return a value with VLOOKUP
Search and return a value with HLOOKUP
How to use VLOOKUP if you don’t have an exact reference
Use MATCH, INDEX, CHOOSE to find values in a list
Use INDEX/MATCH to return a value left of a reference
Get the cell reference for the cell with max value
Get a value using coordinates with OFFSET
Use INDEX/MATCH to lookup values in a two-dimensional range
Get values with an INDIRECT reference
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Get the average of values with AVERAGE/AVERAGEIF
Use FORECAST to predict the next number in a range
Find the middle/most common value with MEDIAN, MODE
Identify the n:th largest/smallest number with LARGE/SMALL
Use STDEV to calculate standard deviation
RAND returns a random number between 0-1
RANDBETWEEN returns a random number between two numbers
Rank the numbers in a range with RANK, RANK.AVG
PERCENTILE returns a number corresponding to a percentile
QUARTILE returns the number corresponding to a quartile
Neutralise negative numbers in a list
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ROUND numbers to integers or decimals
Use ROUNDUP/ROUNDDOWN to round numbers
Round to the closest EVEN or ODD number
Delete decimals with INT/TRUNC
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How to find and correct circular references
How to deal with #NAME?, #VALUE! and ####
How to deal with #DIV/0! and #REF!
Trace dependent/Precedents cell references
Show and Evaluate formula, Error checking
Correct errors with ISERROR
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Introduction to array formulas
Count the number of errors in a range
Count unique values in a range
Count cells with or and and criteria
Find the most frequent word in a range
Sum every nth row in a range
Sum the largest numbers in a range
Sum a range with error values
Sum cells with or and and criteria
Two-column lookup in an array formula
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Introduction to depreciation
SLN (Straight Line)
SYD (Sum-of-Years’ Digits)
DB (Fixed Declining Balance Method)
DDB (Double Declining Balance Method)
VDB (Variable Declining Balance)
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Introduction to Dynamic Array Functions
BONUS: Show the nth largest or smallest values
BONUS: Filter every nth row
BONUS: Use FILTER to remove columns
BONUS: Randomly sort a list
BONUS: Get common values

More about the course

The Excel Functions Guide is a course aimed towards those who have either gone through Excel Essentials or have previous knowledge in Excel and want to expand your expertise within the program’s many functions. In addition to the more basic functions, this course also teaches you dynamic array functions and how to handle error messages.

  • Approximately 90 lessons divided into 12 chapters.
  • Total video time: 1 hour 40 minutes.
  • Estimated time to take the course including quizzes: 4 hours.
  • Average length per lesson: 1 minute.
  • Personal shareable certificate after completing the course.

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The Excel Functions Guide

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