Excel Beginner: An Introduction to Excel

Introduction to Excel/First-Time User

Last updated 1/2023 English

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Excel was released in 1985 and has grown to become arguably the most important computer program in workplaces around the world. In business, literally, any function in any industry can benefit from those with strong Excel knowledge. Excel is a powerful tool that has become entrenched in business processes worldwide—whether for analyzing stocks or issuers, budgeting, or organizing client sales lists.

Are you new to Excel or have you recently joined the workforce? Do you have new recruits who will need to use Excel to fulfil daily work duties? If you’ve answered yes to any other above questions, then join us for this two-hour course where we introduce delegates to Microsoft Excel.

The objective of Session 1 is to enable delegates to open and create Excel workbook files, use the 2016 interface, format worksheets and data, and become comfortable with the Excel interface by looking at the following:


  1. Terminology
  2. Layout and interface
  3. Move or copy sheets
  4. Status Bar
  5. Print Preview and set print area
  6. Formatting data (changing appearance) and format Painter
  7. Various ways to Paste data
  8. How Windows Regional Settings may affect your Excel

Recovering Lost Documents and using the auto-save function

Built-in Templates: Exploring pre-created templates, e.g.

  1. Budgets
  2. Expense tracker
  3. Invoices
  4. Navigating Seamlessly
  5. Freeze panes
  6. Quick access toolbar
  7. How to navigate without a mouse
  8. Line breaks
Who this course is for

Anyone new to using Excel - Entry Level.

What you'll learn
  1. Expense tracker
  2. Invoices
  3. Navigating Seamlessly
  4. Freeze panes
  5. Quick access toolbar
  6. How to navigate without a mouse
  7. Line breaks.

There are no specific course requirements.

Course Content
1 Section 5 Lectures 2h 14m total length

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