Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007: Level 1 (Second Edition)

Course Specifications

Course number: 084890
Software: Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007
Course length: 1.0 day(s)
Certification: Microsoft Certified Application Specialist – Excel® 2007

Course Description

You have basic computer skills such as using a mouse, navigating through windows, and surfing the Internet. You have also used paper-based systems to store data that you run calculations on. You now want to migrate that data to an electronic format.

Course Objective: You will create and edit basic Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 worksheets and workbooks.

Target Student: This course is designed for people preparing for certification as a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist in Excel, who already have knowledge of Microsoft® Office, Windows® 2000 (or above), and who desire to gain the skills necessary to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Office Excel 2007 worksheets.

Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with using personal computers and have used a mouse and keyboard. You should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on your computer. Specifically, you should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders. Students should have completed the following courses or possess equivalent knowledge before starting with this course: Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.


This course is one of a series of Element K courseware titles that addresses Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (Microsoft Business Certification) skill sets. The Microsoft Certified Application Specialist program is for individuals who use Microsoft’s business desktop software and who seek recognition for their expertise with specific Microsoft products. Certification candidates must pass one or more proficiency exams in order to earn Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certification.

Hardware Requirements

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

Platform Requirements

Software Requirements

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating a Basic Worksheet
Topic 1A: Explore the User Interface and the Ribbon
Topic 1B: Navigate and Select in Excel
Topic 1C: Obtain Help
Topic 1D: Enter Data and Save a Workbook
Topic 1E: Customize the Quick Access Toolbar

Lesson 2: Performing Calculations
Topic 2A: Create Basic Formulas
Topic 2B: Calculate with Functions
Topic 2C: Copy Formulas and Functions

Lesson 3: Modifying a Worksheet
Topic 3A: Manipulate Data
Topic 3B: Insert and Delete Cells, Columns, and Rows
Topic 3C: Search for Data in a Worksheet
Topic 3D: Spell Check a Worksheet

Lesson 4: Formatting a Worksheet
Topic 4A: Modify Fonts
Topic 4B: Add Borders and Color to Cells
Topic 4C: Change Column Width and Row Height
Topic 4D: Apply Number Formats
Topic 4E: Position Cell Contents
Topic 4F: Apply Cell Styles

Lesson 5: Printing Workbook Contents
Topic 5A: Print Workbook Contents Using Default Print Options
Topic 5B: Set Print Options
Topic 5C: Set Page Breaks

Lesson 6: Managing Large Workbooks
Topic 6A: Format Worksheet Tabs
Topic 6B: Manage Worksheets in a Workbook
Topic 6C: Manage the View of Large Worksheets