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

Friday, September 25, 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 flexibility.

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

• 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

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Aurora, CO 80016

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