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Microsoft Excel Essentials: Level 1 Basics - Excel Made Easy

Excel: Master Excel basics easily! Step-by-step guide for complete Excel beginners Excel: Excel 2013, Excel 2016 & 365

A. G. Jarvis Limited


£15 inc VAT
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4.3 hours
No formal qualification
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Are you just starting to use Microsoft excel? Are you looking for the course to take you through the first level at your own pace?

Excel is the most commonly used and in demand tool for making sense of data.

Microsoft Excel Level 1 is a comprehensive course designed to teach the basics of Microsoft Excel. This course covers

  • the fundamentals of Excel

  • creating and formatting worksheets,

  • creating basic formulas and functions.

  • Plus more knowledge of Microsoft Excel for beginners


4h 20m

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Over 170,000 Happy Students, in 204 Countries Are Enrolled In My Courses...And Those Courses Are Now Available on Reed!


Next to soft skills, being able to use Microsoft Excel well is probably one of the most sought after skills employers are looking for in today’s competitive market. Make sure you can compete…

Do you want to master one of the must have skills for any workplace?

Are you willing to invest a little time now for your own future?

Want to learn powerful, little known tools most users don't know about?

Do you want to get ahead of your competition?

If you are a complete beginner looking to master Excel, or you just want to brush up on the basics, you've come to the right place. If you want to earn more money by developing a skill set that today’s employers demand, this is the course for you!

How is the course structured?

Together we concentrate on building a single complete project from beginning to end, using all the basic functions and to give you a thorough understanding. I know your time is valuable, so most lectures are between 3-5 minutes, allowing you to dip in and out when it's convenient for you. This also maximises your learning, and makes it easy if you ever need to go back to refresh your need to click through a 40 minute lecture to find the part you're looking for! There are screencasts, quizzes, presentations, pdfs, downloadable files...all designed to optimise your learning.

What do I get with this course?

  • Lifetime access to over 4 hours of HD content of Microsoft Excel Essentials: Level 1 Basics - Excel Made Easy

  • Over 60 bite-size lectures, each covering a specific topic in detail. Some of which I have never seen taught before!

  • Multiple quizzes to ensure you cement your learning!

  • Downloadable source file, practice file, and pdf cheat sheets that you can take with you and quickly refer back to if you are away from home.

  • Access to the Q&A forum, so if you have any questions, you can ask me!

So, Why take THIS course?

I have been using Excel for over 30 years, but there is a difference between being good at something and being able to teach it.

In that time, I have taught tens of thousands of people how to master Excel's power. Because I have taught so many people, I know not to assume you already understand something, and I have probably already heard every question you are likely to have.

This course took over 4 months to produce, and has been tested extensively with thousands of people. If something didn't work, or wasn't clear, it was revised until it did, to make this the best possible course on Excel.

Of course, we never stop learning, and I continue to develop this course with every new Excel revision, and with your feedback. And remember, if you have a question, post it in the Q&A and I will answer it for you personally.


What are my students saying about taking my courses?

"This course is exactly what I was looking for. Simply explained, and in a level of detail I could follow. I really enjoyed it, and will recommend it to all my friends" – Beatrice

"Learned about stuff I never knew" – Sarah Jones

"This course gives a solid foundation for a beginner who wants to develop their skills...To sum up Folks, this is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED course. I will be shortly enrolling myself in the next course with Alan of course" – Alex

"This is a great course for anyone wishing to learn or brush up on the basics. The presentations are easy to follow!" – Pamela Reyna

"This is a very simple, clear and concise and easy to follow course that is perfect for beginners" – Sean Loftus

"I loved this course...he made a 20+ minute video tutorial and reverse engineered a sample form I provided him. This unlocked a huge amount of functionality for me. Excellent teacher! – David Keegan


Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at complete beginners, or those who want to get a thorough knowledge of the basics.

Anyone looking to increase their chances of better paying jobs, through mastering Microsoft Excel


All you need is a PC, a copy of Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 or 365 and a willingness to learn!

No other knowledge is required, as each step is explained fully in the course.

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