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Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 (Desktop/Office 365™)

  • Course Code: Microsoft - Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1 (Desktop/Office 365™)
  • Course Dates: Contact us to schedule.
  • Course Category: Excel Duration: 1 Days Audience: This course is intended for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2016 that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

Course Length: 

1 day 

Course Description 


Organizations the world over rely on information to make sound decisions regarding all manner of affairs. But with the amount of available data growing on a daily basis, the ability to make sense of all of that data is becoming more and more challenging. Fortunately, this is where the power of Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016 can help. Excel can help you organize, calculate, analyze, revise, update, and present your data in ways that will help the decision makers in your organization steer you in the right direction. It will also make these tasks much easier for you to accomplish, and in much less time, than if you used traditional pen-and-paper methods or non-specialized software. This course aims to provide you with a foundation for Excel knowledge and skills, which you can build upon to eventually become an expert in data manipulation. 

This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel 2016 Exam and the Excel 2016 Expert Exam. 

Course Objectives: 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create and develop Excel worksheets and workbooks in order to work with and analyze the data that is critical to the success of your organization. 

You will: 

  • Get started with Microsoft Office Excel 2016. 
  • Perform calculations. 
  • Modify a worksheet. 
  • Format a worksheet. 
  • Print workbooks. 
  • Manage workbooks. 

Target Student: 

This course is intended for students who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel 2016 that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets. 


To ensure success, students will need to be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Students should also be comfortable working in the Windows® 10 environment and be able to use Windows 10 to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: opening and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders. To obtain this level of skill and knowledge, you can take either one of the following Logical Operations courses: 

  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 10 
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 7 

Course-specific Technical Requirements 


For this course, you will need one workstation for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations: 

  • 1 GHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor 
  • 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit) 
  • 25 GB available disk space 
  • DirectX 10 graphics card and a 1,024 × 576 or higher resolution monitor (1,024 × 768 resolution or higher monitor recommended) 
  • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device) 
  • Network cards and cabling for local network access 
  • Internet access (contact your local network administrator) 
  • Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver 
  • Projection system to display the instructor’s computer screen 


  • Microsoft® Office Professional Plus 2016 
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional or Enterprise 

Course Content 

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Microsoft Office Excel 2016 

 Topic A: Navigate the Excel User Interface 

 Topic B: Use Excel Commands 

 Topic C: Create and Save a Basic Workbook 

 Topic D: Enter Cell Data 

 Topic E: Use Excel Help 

Lesson 2: Performing Calculations 

 Topic A: Create Worksheet Formulas 

 Topic B: Insert Functions 

 Topic C: Reuse Formulas and Functions 

Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet 

 Topic A: Insert, Delete, and Adjust Cells, Columns, and Rows 

 Topic B: Search for and Replace Data 

 Topic C: Use Proofing and Research Tools 

Lesson 4: Formatting a Worksheet 

 Topic A: Apply Text Formats 

 Topic B: Apply Number Formats 

 Topic C: Align Cell Contents 

 Topic D: Apply Styles and Themes 

 Topic E: Apply Basic Conditional Formatting 

 Topic F: Create and Use Templates 

Lesson 5: Printing Workbooks 

 Topic A: Preview and Print a Workbook 

 Topic B: Set Up the Page Layout 

 Topic C: Configure Headers and Footers 

Lesson 6: Managing Workbooks 

 Topic A: Manage Worksheets 

 Topic B: Manage Workbook and Worksheet Views 

 Topic C: Manage Workbook Properties 

Appendix A: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Exam 77-727 

Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Expert Exam 77–728 

Appendix C: Microsoft Excel 2016 Common Keyboard Shortcuts 

Appendix D: Adding Borders and Colors to Worksheets 

Appendix E: Basic Excel Customization 

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