Working with formulas and functions in Excel is absolutely critical to building powerful financial and analytical worksheets and is probably the most important skill set for many Excel users. Built in to Excel are over 450 functions, a potent set of power tools that simplify certain kinds of formulas and give you a huge number of computational possibilities. Many Excel functions provide extended analytical capabilities and open the door to more efficient use of Excel, but with over 450 built-in functions, it’s no easy task to know which functions are available and which ones you might have overlooked.
This session by Dennis Taylor gives you perspective on what functions are available and explains (with extensive examples) how to use many of them, including: the IF function (with AND and OR), the powerful VLOOKUP function, selected Date, Statistical, Financial, and Mathematical functions, and the frequently overlooked Text functions, critical for cleaning up problems with downloaded data. In addition, the powerful COUNTIF/SUMIF family of functions, as well as new (in Excel 2013 only) functions are also covered.
This session presents in-depth coverage of specific formulas and functions, as well as providing attendees with the perspective they need to understand the scope and depth of these critical Excel features. All examples are presented within the context of Excel worksheets based on real-life examples encountered over the past 20 years of Excel consulting and teaching experience. Numerous productivity tips, shortcuts, and accelerator tools are presented throughout the session; the Excel workbook file, containing numerous worksheets that serve as the staging area for the demonstrated formulas and functions, is made available to all attendees.
Who should attend
Any Excel user who needs to go beyond the basics of using formulas or simply wants to become more comfortable and productive in using Excel formulas and functions.
Dennis Taylor has taught thousands of Excel seminars and classes since the early 90's, is the author/presenter of over 250 Excel webinars, and authored the book Teach Yourself Microsoft Excel 2000. He has taught hundreds of public Excel seminars in the US and Canada since 2006 and has recorded over 100 Excel courses bo... More info