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These materials introduce basic Excel skills such as entering various types of data, working with common formulas and functions, and creating a simple chart. We'll also cover formatting a worksheet and creating a data table.

Length: 2-4 hours total

Learning Objectives

  • Enter various types of data into a worksheet
  • Work with formulas and functions
  • Create and modify a pie chart
  • Copy and paste data from another Excel workbook
  • Format cells and ranges
  • Create named ranges and use them in formulas
  • Customize printouts
Prerequisite Skills
  • Use a mouse
  • Open and close windows
  • Open and save files
  • Switch between applications

This course is part of a UITS IT Training Certificate Series. Get a 10% discount on the combined cost of all courses in this series when you enroll in the full series at one time. Learn more about the series and how to enroll.


This course is created and maintained by IT Training, a department of University Information Technology Services of Indiana University (IU). IT Training provides educational opportunities around technologies and software made available by IU. In an effort to expand the reach of IT Training's award-winning, high-quality content, this online series has been available to members of the IU community—and beyond. We hope you enjoy this learning experience.