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Certificate in Excel

This course will provide an introduction to the basics of the different files used within excel including but not limited to text files, csv files, and how to save, import and export data.

This course will provide an introduction to how to use the various Lookup functions to cross-reference data within Excel, including but not limited to vertical lookups, horizontal lookups, the MATCH and INDEX features and the VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP and XLOOKUP functions.

This course will provide an introduction to a range of tasks that allow you to prepare data within Excel for reporting purposes. It will include but not be limited to Conditional Formatting, Rules, how to convert cell formats, how to remove duplicates, how to insert leading zeros and how to replace a formula with its result.

This course will provide an introduction to using tables in Excel, including but not limited to the use of Freeze panes, Table Filtering and Slicers, how to create a calculated column and how to analyse data using a Total Row.

This course will provide an overview of Pivot Tables, including but not limited to how to create them, how to manage the data in the table, how to display percentages, how to group data and add formulas and how to refresh the data.

This course will provide an overview of Pivot Charts, including but not limited to how to create them, how to change the design and layout, how to add and hide elements and how to create combined charts.

Complete a practical case study based assessment using Excel.


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This course takes approximately 30 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as an Administration Assistant. These jobs in Ireland earn approximately €27,300 per year but can be as high as €33,500 per year. (Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

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