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Excel Bootcamp Series: Charts

Class Sessions

Date Location Cost
  • Thu Nov 11, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online $300

Class Code


Class Description

Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.


This course will dive into the creation and management of Excel charts to transform data into visual elements. It will address the basic concepts and terminology, editing capabilities, and working with the formatting panel.


This is the third session of the Stanford University Technology Training Excel Proficiency Certificate program. The program includes four half-day training sessions and a final exam challenge. In order to obtain your certificate of completion, you must attend at least three of the four sessions and successfully pass the final exam challenge.



Note: It is not required to take the final exam challenge if you are just interested in the training session.


Learning Objectives

During this course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the terminology, concepts, and types of Excel charts
  • Create, edit, and manage charts using data series
  • Apply style and formatting techniques using the formatting panel

Topic Outline

This session focuses on:

  • Creating and managing Excel charts
  • Basic concepts and terminology
  • Adding, removing, and transforming chart elements:
  • Chart title, Data series, Legend, Data labels, Axis titles
  • Chart types and subtypes
  • Working with data series
  • Using the select-data tool
  • Format and style
  • How to work with the formatting panel


University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.