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This course will lead you through importing data, creating custom lists, validating data entry, sorting and filtering data, and working with multiple worksheets. Excel's table-related features are covered and PivotTables are introduced.

Learning Objectives
  • Specify data validation criteria
  • Modify data with functions
  • Protect a worksheet
  • Work with custom lists
  • Convert a data range to a table and work with table features
  • Sort and filter data
  • Create a pivot table
  • Link data between worksheets
  • Work with multiple worksheets
  • Compare workbooks
Prerequisite Skills
  • Understand spreadsheet terminology
  • Create and modify Excel spreadsheets
  • Enter text or numeric data and formulas or functions
  • Create named ranges
  • Format worksheets
  • Create simple charts

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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.