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Virtual Excel for Beginners

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Course Details
$80 18 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Aug 27, 6:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Donna Sanabria

What you'll learn in this excel class:

Have you been wanting to learn Excel, but never had time for a long training course?  Do you have a project that requires Excel, but don’t know how to get started?  Are you looking to add another skill to your resume and give yourself a competitive advantage?  In this course you will learn how to get started and gain confidence with Excel. 

We will cover why and when to use Excel.  We will also review common ways Excel can help with work, personal, and school projects.  With hands-on instruction, you will learn Excel terminology and how to navigate key features and functionality.  Using a sample data set, we will learn to organize and format your data then perform basic calculations in a spreadsheet.  Finally, we will review tips and tricks for printing and presenting your data.


After taking this course you will understand and gain confidence with:

  • Why and when to use Excel
  • Navigation, Features and Functions of Excel
  • How to organize your data
  • How to format your data
  • How to perform basic math and calculations
  • Printing and presenting your data


This course is for beginners and first-time users of Excel.  Basic knowledge of MS Word is helpful but required.  A laptop with Excel and an internet connection is required.  This class is participatory, you will practice with a data set that will be provided prior to starting the lesson. 

Course Outline

  • Why and when to use Excel
    • What is Excel?
    • Benefits and best uses
    • Participant goals and projects
  • Navigation, Features and Functions of Excel
    • Excel Terminology and Layout
    • Review Tabs and Commands
    • Manage Worksheets
  • How to organize data
    • Enter, Copy/Paste, Move and Save
    • Sort, Filter, Search
    • Add/Delete Cells, Rows and Columns
  • How to format data
    • Fonts, Number and Data Categories
    • Borders and Backgrounds
    • Alignment and Preset Formatting
  • How to perform basic math and calculations
    • Auto-Calculations (Average, Sum, Count)
    • Basic Custom Calculations
  • Printing and presenting your data
    • Page Layout and Headers/Footers
    • Worksheet Views

About the Instructor:

I am a practitioner of continuous improvement and have utilized these techniques throughout my 25+ years as an IT professional, evaluating technology related systems, processes and workflows. My formal training includes Intensive Six Sigma Greenbelt Training, Cornell University, 2003 and Lean Six Sigma Certificate, Villanova University, 2016. More than just a specific skill, Lean Six Sigma is a problem solving framework and a continuous improvement mindset that can be applied to any project, organization and industry.

Materials Needed to Participate Fully:

  • A computer

    • Virtual Class FAQ

      What will be included in my Virtual Class package?

      One ticket includes an access link to your live, online class. The class will be delivered via web conferencing software and feature a live, professional instructor who will walk you through a lesson as described above. You will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as participate from home.

      How many people is my purchase good for?

      Each ticket is good for one "device" (i.e. one computer, phone, tablet, etc. you'll be logging in from). This ensures we don't get more people in the class than the instructor can handle. Though we understand some people live together and will be working/learning together, the intent is that each class still allows for the same attention to attendees as if students purchased separately. Please be respectful of this!

      Will I need anything from home to use in the class?

      You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection. Additionally, if the class is more than just a lecture you will likely want any materials listed in the course description as "Materials Needed to Participate Fully", though you're welcome to purchase a seat and sit in and just watch.

      Am I able to ask questions or interact with the class?

      Yes, you'll both be able to ask questions using the chat function in the video hosting software as well as at certain intervals during the class via voice/audio. If the class winds up being on the smaller side, more spontaneous interaction/questions will be encouraged.

      Do I have to show my video or speak during class?

      While we recommend you do show your video and speak when encouraged to by the instructor, video and audio participation are never mandatory. We find classes have more fun experiences when people are engaging with one another, but understand not everyone will want to do so and that's ok!

      Remote Learning

      This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

      Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

      Still have questions? Ask the community.

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      Question from Anonymous
      Hello, I have a mac computer with access to Excel. Can I take this course?
      Question from Keturah B.
      Hello, I would like to sign up for the class, but I am wondering if the class would be recorded and sent to participants to revisit later?
      Question from Carmen C.
      Hi this program its for $400 for all classes?
      Question from Sandy L.
      The password does not work for today 6/13 at 12pm class for Virtual Excel for Beginners. Can someone help me!
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      Hi Sandy, we're very sorry for the trouble! I checked your records and it seems we've already updated your enrollment last Friday, 6/13. If you need further help, please let us know.
      Question from Sandy L.
      What version of Excel does this class use?
      Question from Rob J.
      what books do you use in the class?
      Answer from Jenny T. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
      Hi Rob - No books are needed to take this class. Thanks!
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      Reviews of Classes at Donna Sanabria (18)

      (18 Reviews)
      Virtual Excel for Beginners
      Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/4/2020
      Donna was helpful, knowledgeable, personable and patient. Although I’ve been working with Excel for years, I learned how to do new things and I finally understand how to use the math functions.
      Virtual Excel for Beginners
      Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/1/2020
      Very helpful!
      Virtual Excel for Beginners
      Reviewed by Setareh T. on 8/1/2020
      A very good class! Thank you! Donna is a great instructor, patient, clear and very organized. Enjoyed the course very much and learned a lot!
      Virtual Excel for Beginners
      Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/21/2020
      Class was very informative and the instructor was great.
      Virtual Excel for Beginners
      Reviewed by Stephany D. on 7/3/2020
      Donna Sanabria; the instructor, was very easy to follow. During the 4 hours of Excel for Beginners class she keep my interest by asking questions to gauge my knowledge therefore making sure to introduce me properly to the new aspects of the class. I appreciated the time and personal attention that she gave to each student. During this class I learned what I needed to be able to use Excel. It was exactly as the class was described would be. Thank You!
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