General Introduction and Course Description
The Microsoft Excel (Ms-Excel) application is one of the many applications in the Microsoft Office package. Ms-Excel is used in offices, schools, and organizations to create financial and accounting sheets and documentation such as balanced sheet, profit, and loss profit. You can also add some graphics and designs in your worksheet or documents.
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In this Ms-Excel course, we will utilize a practical or hands-on approach to show how you can create simple Excel documents or worksheets or workbook with pre-formatted texts, tables and adding some graphics and designs. You will learn the skills of editing texts, formatting texts, creating tables, adding designs to your workbook. You will also learn to do some financial calculations at the end of this course.
Pre-Requirements and Target Audience
The course is designed for both beginners who do not have any prior background in Ms-Excel, and for intermediate level people who also wish to extend their practical/hand-on skills and knowledge.
To achieve or fully take advantage of this course, you need to have some prior knowledge Windows operating system environments (starting a computer an using the desktop environments).
You can follow the course “Microsoft Windows Operating System Basics – CSIS 113” for this basic knowledge. it is important you have a laptop or desktop computer with the Ms-Excel application installed, preferably, a laptop with Windows 10 and with Office365.
Job Opportunities – The course also enables you to find jobs in the following areas
Course Modules / Structure
The Course is divided into 5 Modules:
Week 1 – Module 1: Introduction to Ms-Excel Environment
Week 2 – Module 2: Working with Workbook, Worksheets and Cells
Week 3 – Module 3: Entering and Editing Text
Week 4 – Module 4: Formatting Text, Layout and Designs
Week 4 and 5 – Module 5: Final Component and Assessment Leading to Award of a Certification (This final module included topics like Charts and Pictures + Formulas and Functions + Quizzes)
Finding the Course (Modules) Contents
For each module, a number of videos are made available. These guide you step-by-step through the course. If you have issues with the course materials, please contact the instructor using the Instructor contact information below.
Each module also presents a quiz that you can take to test your own knowledge. This quiz takes a practical approach requiring you to practice and design an Excel document or workbook using what you have learnt. The quiz should be submitted (as Excel document or workbook) to the instructor’s email (see below) and this will be assessed by the instructor to provide you with feedback and grading.
Final Assessment and Certification (Module 5 + Final Quiz)
To be able to complete the full course and obtain a certificate of completion, you will be required to take Module 5 (Charts and Pictures + Formulas and Functions) and do a FINAL ASSESSMENT which you are required to pass. You are required to score 70% and above for the FINAL ASSESSMENT to be eligible for the certification.
Instructor Name: Dr. Fredrick Ezeh
Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org