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3-Hour Excel Automation Boot Camp: Top Ten Excel Functions, Lookup Functions (VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, MATCH, INDEX), Basics

Thursday, July 23, 2020, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Excel functions can greatly enhance
your ability to perform tasks in day to day activities in Excel. While there
are hundreds of functions available, there are 10 functions that all Excel
users should know. Whether you are an office worker, or a small business owner
using Excel to keep track of your finances or just the casual user, these Excel
functions can be very important time savers and enhance your ability to create
better performing spreadsheets!

Learning about the lookup functions
in Excel will allow you to match data between databases. VLOOKUP enables you to
quickly and easily look for a value down a column of data and return a value
from the same row in a different column. Perfect for when working with large
tabular data. INDEX and MATCH work in a similar way but provide more

You’ll learn how to create a macro
the easy way by using the built-in macro recorder. You’ll then progress on to
learn how to make simple changes to a macro using the built-in programming
language called VBA.


As an intermediate to advanced level
user of Excel, not only do you want to take your knowledge and skills to the
next level, you want to produce meaningful, impactful and insightful reports in
the shortest time possible. These features of the application will help you to
do just that.


• Learn many statistical functions
including SUM, AVERAGE, MAX, MIN and COUNT

• Use IF and its counterparts COUNTIF, SUMIF, and AVERAGEIF

• Calculate dates using TODAY, NOW

• Learn many functions to manipulate text once imported including LEFT, RIGHT,

• Learn the arguments in the VLOOKUP function

• Understand the importance of absolute references within many lookup functions

• Use VLOOKUP to perform approximate matches

• Simplify multiple-field look-ups with concatenation (combining fields into a
single cell)

• Use VLOOKUP to look up data from another workbook

• Learn how VLOOKUP stops looking after it finds an initial match within a list

• Explore why VLOOKUP sometimes returns #N/A instead of a desired result

• Learn about the IFNA function available in Excel 2013 and later

• Use the IFERROR function to display something other than an #N/A error value
when VLOOKUP can’t find a match

• See how the HLOOKUP function enables you to perform horizontal matches

• Learn why the INDEX and MATCH combination often is superior to VLOOKUP or

• Use the MATCH function to find the position of an item on a list

• Learn the difference between workbook macros and personal macros

• Making your macros available to all your workbooks

• Use the macro recorder to create a macro

• Save a file as a macro enabled excel workbook

• Run a macro

• View the recorded macro in VBA

• Edit the macro


This Microsoft Excel training session
covers THREE intermediate to advanced features of Excel that provide automation
within the application.

Formulas are equations that can perform
calculations, return information, manipulate the contents of other cells, test
conditions, and more. Explore what are considered the top 10 functions.

Lookup functions in Excel are far superior to
manually searching for specific data elements in a spreadsheet. VLOOKUP,
HLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH are some of the most well-known (and most useful)
functions in Excel.

Being able to create and edit macros is
one of the must have skills for Excel Power Users. Having this knowledge will
save you hours of time by allowing you

Cost: $299

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