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Excel Essentials

The ultimate guide to mastering Excel

From beginner to expert with Excel Essentials – the ultimate guide to mastering Excel. Explore the functions, formulas, and techniques necessary to manage data, create charts, and automate worksheets in Learnesys’ most comprehensive Excel course!

  • Short lessons that facilitate your learning
  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Repeat as much as you want
  • Quizzes and practical exercises in Excel
  • The course takes about 10–12 hours to complete
  • Access to the course for 12 months
  • Personal and digitally shareable diploma
  • Save lessons as favorites
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Some of the things you will learn in this course:

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Learn the basics for fast navigation

The key to excelling in Excel is to get the fundamentals right from the start. Explore cell handling, formatting, and formulas in Excel. Once the basics are in place, you will feel comfortable in your workflow and won’t need to ask colleagues or Google for help.

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Functions – how do they work?

Functions may at first feel very alien, but after going through Excel Essentials, you will be able to easily use the most useful functions such as VLOOKUP, IF, and SUMIF. Learn how to get data from separate ranges of cells, return sums based on references, and more.

Analyze with Excel’s PivotTables

Learn how to organize and analyze data dynamically, and create clear reports using PivotTables. After this chapter, you will be able to analyze large datasets efficiently and make well-informed decisions.

Use charts for data-driven decisions

Bring your data to life by creating compelling charts and visualizations. Explore various types of charts and customize them to your needs. Learn to visualize trends, comparisons, and patterns in a convincing manner. Learn to present your results in an engaging and professional manner using Excel’s charting tools.

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Create formulas
Create a function
Copy formulas
Complicated formulas
Absolute and Relative Cell References
Dynamic and static values
Insert Function
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Structure and visual design of workbooks
Create a Database
Flash Fill
Data validation
Get data from a web page (Power Query)
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Create a PivotTable
Working with a PivotTable
Filter and slicer
Insert a PivotChart
Grouping by time
Grouping rows and columns
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Change data source
Create PivotTables with multiple data sources (Power Pivot)
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More about the course

The online course in Excel will start off by teaching you the basics in Excel, how to line up your data to look professional and other basic functionalities. We then move on to more advanced areas like Excel’s PivotTables, how to perform certain functions such as “VLOOKUP” and “IFERROR” as well as how to save time using macros.

  • Approximately 80 lessons divided into 14 chapters.
  • Total video time: About 3.5 hours.
  • Estimated time to take the course including quizzes: 10–12 hours.
  • Average duration per lesson: 2–3 minutes.
  • Personal course certificate after you have completed 100% of the course.


Who should take this course?

This course covers a wide range of knowledge in Excel, and targets beginners or those who are self-taught in the subject.

Does the course include exercises?

This course uses many and short exercises. If you want to follow along with the lessons, you can do so by downloading the documents that are attached to each lesson. For each lesson there is an associated quiz, where many of the questions also contain an attached file.

I have previously used Excel. Is this course for me?

Yes, there is useful knowledge for almost everyone in this comprehensive course. If you feel that you still master the areas covered in the course, you can instead choose to take one of Learnesy’s more advanced courses in Excel.

How long does it take to complete the course?

This course takes an estimated 10-12 hours. If, on the other hand, you download all the available lesson materials in order to perform the same actions as in the lessons yourself, this course will take an estimated few hours longer.

Where can I turn if I need help with the content of the course?

You’ll find our forum helpful, where you can turn if you have questions regarding the course content or questions about Excel in general.

Are there enterprise solutions for this course?

If you want to easily and uncomplicatedly give your employees new or a refresher of their Excel skills, you can contact [email protected].

I am looking for an Excel course for a group of students as working life requires good Excel skills. Can you help me?

If you are an educational institution that wants to offer its students supplementary Excel training, you can contact [email protected].

For other questions?

For other questions, you should first read our FAQ.

Can’t find your answer? Contact [email protected].

Meet your teachers


Course creator, Learnesy

Emil is an important part of our team of course creators. He has been creating courses on Learnesy since 2017 and has previous multi-year education in computer science.

Many of the popular courses that can be found in Learnesy’s course range have been developed by Emil and he has a broad competence in Excel, data analysis and programming.

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