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Excel Microsoft Office Specialist Associate Certification Exam Prep

Class Sessions

Date Location Cost
  • Tue Nov 17, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Wed Nov 18, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Live Online $800

Class Code


Class Description

Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, all Technology Training classes through the Spring Quarter will be held online.

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


This hands-on workshop reviews the key elements and Excel skills required to successfully complete the Excel Associate exam and obtain the coveted Microsoft Office Specialist certification.


This Excel workshop will help enhance and boost your skills and allow you an opportunity to gain a professionally recognized Microsoft credential -- the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification.


This class focuses on preparing participants for successful completion of the Associate certification exam and is a great way to expand your Excel skills and get the official certification at the same time.


This class will review and cover the tasks required to demonstrate proficiency in Excel and pass the 50-minute, performance-based online exam.


The best part? The voucher for the exam itself is included with this program.  



During the workshop we will focus on the following topics:

- How to create and manage worksheets and workbooks

- How to manage data cells and ranges

- How to create and manage tables

- How to perform operations with formulas and functions

- How to create charts and objects

- Tips to successfully pass the exam


All of these topics will be thoroughly reviewed and covered:

Create and Manage Worksheets and Workbooks

1.1 Create Worksheets and Workbooks

1.1.1 Create a workbook

1.1.2 Import data from a delimited text file

1.1.3 Add a worksheet to an existing workbook

1.1.4 Copy and move a worksheet


1.2 Navigate in Worksheets and Workbooks

1.2.1 Search for data within a workbook

1.2.2 Navigate to a named cell, range, or workbook element

1.2.3 Insert and remove hyperlinks

1.3 Format Worksheets and Workbooks

1.3.1 Change worksheet tab color

1.3.2 Rename a worksheet

1.3.3 Change worksheet order

1.3.4 Modify page setup

1.3.5 Insert and delete columns or rows

1.3.6 Change workbook themes

1.3.7 Adjust row height and column width

1.3.8 Insert headers and footers

1.4 Customize Options and Views for Worksheets and Workbooks

1.4.1 Hide or unhide worksheets

1.4.2 Hide or unhide columns and rows

1.4.3 Customize the Quick Access toolbar

1.4.4 Change workbook views

1.4.5 Change window views

1.4.6 Modify document properties

1.4.7 Change magnification by using zoom tools

1.4.8 Display formulas

1.5 Configure Worksheets and Workbooks for Distribution

1.5.1 Set a print area

1.5.2 Save workbooks in alternative file formats

1.5.3 Print all or part of a workbook

1.5.4 Set print scaling

1.5.5 Display repeating row and column titles on multipage worksheets

1.5.6 Inspect a workbook for hidden properties or personal information

1.5.7 Inspect a workbook for accessibility issues

1.5.8 Inspect a workbook for compatibility issues


Manage Data Cells and Ranges

2.1 Insert Data in Cells and Ranges

2.1.1 Replace data

2.1.2 Cut, copy, or paste data

2.1.3 Paste data by using special paste options

2.1.4 Fill cells by using Auto Fill

2.1.5 Insert and delete cells

2.2 Format Cells and Ranges

2.2.1 Merge cells

2.2.2 Modify cell alignment and indentation

2.2.3 Format cells by using Format Painter

2.2.4 Wrap text within cells

2.2.5 Apply number formats

2.2.6 Apply cell formats

2.2.7 Apply cell styles

2.3 Summarize and Organize Data

2.3.1 Insert sparklines

2.3.2 Outline data

2.3.3 Insert subtotals

2.3.4 Apply conditional formatting


Create Tables

3.1 Create and Manage Tables

3.1.1 Create an Excel table from a cell range

3.1.2 Convert a table to a cell range

3.1.3 Add or remove table rows and columns

3.2 Manage Table Styles and Options

3.2.1 Apply styles to tables

3.2.2 Configure table style options

3.2.3 Insert total rows

3.3 Filter and Sort a Table

3.3.1 Filter records

3.3.2 Sort data by multiple columns

3.3.3 Change sort order

3.3.4 Remove duplicate records


Perform Operations with Formulas and Functions

4.1 Summarize Data by using Functions

4.1.1 Insert references

4.1.2 Perform calculations by using the SUM function

4.1.3 Perform calculations by using the MIN and MAX functions

4.1.4 Perform calculations by using the COUNT function

4.1.5 Perform calculations by using the AVERAGE function


Create Charts and Objects

5.1 Create Charts

5.1.1 Create a new chart

5.1.2 Add additional data series

5.1.3 Switch between rows and columns in source data

5.1.4 Analyze data by using Quick Analysis

5.2 Format Charts

5.2.1 Resize charts

5.2.2 Add and modify chart elements

5.2.3 Apply chart layouts and styles

5.2.4 Move charts to a chart sheet

5.3 Insert and Format Objects

5.3.1 Insert text boxes and shapes

5.3.2 Insert images

5.3.3 Modify object properties

5.3.4 Add alternative text to objects for accessibility



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