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Excel Crash Course
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Excel Crash Course

90 Lessons
8h 39m
95,922 Students

For finance professionals, proficiency in Excel is a fundamental part of the job description. Whether you describe yourself as a beginner or proficient in Excel, this course will take you to the next level and turn you into an advanced "power" user.

Course Objective

We’ll start with the basics before we quickly introduce you to lesser known time-saving keyboard shortcuts and powerful Excel functions and features that you can immediately put to use on the job. The only way to learn Excel is by doing, so you’ll be completing Excel exercises every step of the way.

What You Will Learn

  • Accelerate the internalization of the key time-saving shortcuts via exercise-based internalization drills and video-driven guidance.
  • Learn how to incorporate and take advantage of the most popular and helpful Excel functions and table features for financial analysis.
  • Learn to quickly create macro-based shortcuts.
  • Build data tables and perform sensitivity analysis.
  • Enhance the presentation of financial and valuation models by adding forms and toggles to your spreadsheets.

Course Samples

Combining INDIRECT with MATCH
Go To Special
Dynamic Headers, Custom Formatting & the TEXT Function

Wall Street Prep’s Excel Crash Course is used at top financial institutions and business schools.

Course TOC

Chapter 1: Welcome to Excel
1 Getting Started 9:12
2 Excel for Mac Quick Setup 8:08
3 Using the Keyboard to Navigate the Excel Ribbon 5:13
4 Ribbon Layout 4:51
5 Excel Settings 7:57
6 QuizExcel Basics Review 7 Questions
Chapter 2: Excel Basics
7 Basic Excel Shortcuts, Navigation & Editing 7:22
8 Basic Formatting 4:54
9 Referencing Cells from Other Worksheets 4:34
10 Navigation to Referencing Cells from Other Workbooks 1:27
11 QuizNavigation Within Excel Review 4 Questions
Chapter 3: Formatting & Navigation
12 Splitting & Freezing Panes 4:12
13 Entering & Editing Data 7:57
14 Columns & Rows 6:31
15 Paste Special 9:52
16 Ctrl Shortcuts 1:28
17 Naming Cells 3:11
18 Anchoring Cells 3:32
19 Naming Worksheets 1:10
20 Grouping & Hiding Columns & Rows 3:12
21 Grouping Workbooks 2:44
22 Formula Auditing 6:50
23 Cell Alignment & Center Across Selection 2:56
24 Go To Special 4:12
25 Conditional Formatting 10:16
26 Creating Dynamic Headers, Custom Formatting & the TEXT Function 7:41
27 More on Custom Formatting 15:46
28 #Ref, #Div/0! & Other Excel Errors 2:54
29 Find and Replace 2:33
30 Page layout 6:31
31 QuizEntering/Editing Data Review 4 Questions
Chapter 4: Date & Concatenation Functions
32 Introduction to Functions: SUM & Average 3:03
33 Simple & Nested IF Statements 9:58
34 IFS statement (2016+ only) 7:14
35 IFERROR & Concatenation 7:58
36 Date Functions: EOMONTH & EDATE 5:26
37 ISNUMBER, ISTEXT & Combining with IF to Create Overrides 7:10
38 More Date Functions: YEARFRAC, DAY, MONTH, YEAR & DATE 6:26
39 AND & OR Functions 6:17
40 QuizLogical Functions Review 3 Questions
Chapter 5: Lookup Functions & Data Tables
41 HLOOKUP, VLOOKUP, CHOOSE, OFFSET & INDEX Functions 10:45
42 Common Errors with HLOOKUP, VLOOKUP, CHOOSE, OFFSET & INDEX 2:47
43 The MATCH Function 3:29
44 Combining H/VLOOKUP, OFFSET, INDEX, CHOOSE with MATCH 13:51
45 Combining INDIRECT with & 8:12
46 Creating Drop Down Menus with Data Validation 2:59
47 Combining INDIRECT with MATCH 6:54
48 The Address Function 7:36
49 Using COLUMN and ROW Functions as Counters in Complex Formulas 7:06
50 Data Tables 13:52
51 When Data Tables Fail: Self Referencing IF Statement 8:01
52 XLOOKUP: Why it Rocks 8:46
53 Nested (Two-Way) XLOOKUP vs INDEX MATCH 5:26
54 Using XLOOKUP to Generate Multiple Values 2:21
55 Scenario Analysis Using XLOOKUP 4:46
56 Where XLOOKUP Loses To INDEX MATCH 11:39
57 QuizLookup Functions & Data Tables Review 5 Questions
Chapter 6: Mathematical Functions
58 The SUMPRODUCT Function 4:28
59 Advanced SUMPRODUCT: Adding Criteria & Booleans in Excel 13:06
60 SUMIF/S & AVERAGEIF/S 8:22
61 CEILING, FLOOR & ABS Functions 1:36
62 ROUND, ROUNDUP, ROUNDDOWN & COMBIN Function 3:52
63 The MIN & MAX Functions 2:50
64 COUNT/A & COUNTIF/S Functions 5:01
65 Present Value & Future Value Functions 6:44
66 NPV & XNPV Functions 7:29
67 IRR & XIRR Functions 3:18
68 QuizMathematical Functions Review 4 Questions
Chapter 7: Text Functions
69 Text Functions (LEN, LEFT, RIGHT, MID, REPLACE, etc.) 7:59
70 Using Text Functions to Solve Data Extraction Challenges 7:48
71 Flash Fill (Excel 2013 Only) 2:47
72 Text to Columns 6:23
73 Remove Duplicates 1:57
74 VALUE and DATEVALUE 4:07
Chapter 8: Sorting, Filters and Pivot Tables
75 Sort & Subtotal 4:16
76 Autofilter 4:09
77 Pivot Tables, Part 1 9:11
78 Pivot Tables, Part 2 8:00
Chapter 9: Using Excel to Solve Problems
79 The fiscal half date problem 9:22
80 The Olympic event problem 16:13
81 Conclusion 0:23
Chapter 10: Using LAMBDA to Create Custom Functions
82 Create your first LAMBDA function 7:35
83 LAMBDA: Create a CAGR function 4:52
84 LAMBDA: Create a DSO function 3:32
85 LAMBDA: The =IMPLIEDG() function 4:18
86 LAMBDA: The =EOQUARTER() function 8:12
87 LAMBDA: The =TSM() function 8:16
88 LAMBDA: The =SHEETNAME() function 2:51
89 Using LAMBDA functions across multiple workbooks 2:48
Appendix: Recording Macros & Custom Formatting
90 VBA & Macros in Excel 7:07
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