Excel Advanced (BootCamp) Training

This Advanced Excel class is designed for everyday users of Excel, who want to take their skills to the next level. This Excel course includes the content from the intermediate, advanced, pivot tables and charts, functions and formulas, and managing databases classes. This is not an overview class; instead, it will give you a thorough understanding of what you can do with this powerful spreadsheet application. Our instructors will lead you through this intensive Excel course, to take you from novice to master in just a few days.

Training Goal

Students will be comfortable using advanced features in Microsoft Excel to do a variety of tasks. They will understand formulas and functions in depth, will be able to expertly format spreadsheets, will know how to analyze and display data with pivot tables and charts, and will be able to share spreadsheets with others, as well as be able to create drop-downs and automation, and lock cells.


Students should have a firm understanding of Excel fundamentals, including formatting, navigation, basic formulas, and basic functions. Students should be comfortable with basic IF statements. This Advanced Excel class builds upon knowledge gained in the Basic and Intermediate Excel courses. Students should have a reasonable comfort level working in Excel at an intermediate proficiency before taking this course.

Topics Covered

  • Review of basic formulas
  • “IF” statement formulas
  • Conditional formatting
  • Using functions
  • Filling a series
  • Copying and pasting formulas
  • Organizing, copying, color coding
  • Using 3-D references and formulas
  • Hyperlinks
  • Screen tips
  • Formatting cells and appearance
  • Cell comments
  • Freezing panes
  • Grouping columns
  • Adding footers
  • Text functions
  • Arrays
  • Label formulas
  • Add ins
  • Look up values
  • Transposing data
  • Custom views
  • AutoFilters
  • Custom lists
  • Embedding
  • Linking and linking as icon
  • Locking cells, protecting worksheets and workbooks
  • Date and time
  • Mathematical functions
  • Text, database, financial functions
  • Informational, statistical, logic functions
  • Lookup and reference functions
  • Nesting IF statements
  • Data tables
  • Database functions
  • Reference Functions


  • Creating, sorting, and filtering data
  • Formatting styles, numbers, and layouts
  • Grouping data
  • Comparison and total options
  • Calculated fields and items
  • Combining multiple data sources
  • Conditional formatting
  • Pivot Charts

Excel Charts

  • Creating and modifying design, layout, and format
  • Creating charts from non-consecutive data
  • Drop-lines
  • Axis formatting
  • Replacing chart series with pictures or shapes
  • Analysis tools
  • Trending tools
  • Using secondary axis
  • Highlighting relationships differences with charts
  • Combining two charts into one

Database Management Tools

  • Arranging data
  • Filtering data
  • Conditional, formatting, sparklines
  • Watch window
  • Group and summarize data
  • Subtotal data
  • Removing duplicates
  • Custom views
  • Excel workspace
  • Page Break Preview

What-If Analysis Tools

  • Goal Seek
  • Solver
  • Scenarios


  • Planning and recording
  • Running
  • Viewing and editing VBA code
  • Saving

Collaboration Tools

  • Tracking changes
  • Sharing and merging workbooks