Microsoft Excel Essentials


Prior knowledge and skills to:

  • Mathematical literacy and communication skills at least at NQF Level 1
  • Operate a personal computer system (ID 116932 - NQF Level 1)
  • Use generic functions in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)-environment (ID 117902 - NQF Level 1).



Spreadsheet principles

What is a spreadsheet
Why use a spreadsheet application
What are the names of some spreadsheet programmes

Starting with spreadsheets

Starting the programme
Understanding the screen
Using the mouse
Using the keyboard to move around the screen
Entering data on a spreadsheet
Editing data on a spreadsheet
Entering data using the automatic fill

Working with file commands

Saving a workbook
Closing a workbook
Opening an existing workbook
Starting a new blank workbook
Saving changes to a workbook
Saving a workbook with a different Name
Saving an Excel file in a different file format
Deleting an Excel workbook file
Exit the spreadsheet programme

Formatting spreadsheets

Selecting cells for changes
Formatting columns
Formatting rows
The Alignment command group
The Number command group
The Font command group
Setting borders
Using the Format Painter

Producing spreadsheets with formulas

Entering formulas
Filling formulas
Using functions
Checking your work

Editing spreadsheets

Using the Cells command group
Using the Clipboard command group

More features

Check your spelling
Using Auto Correct
Finding and replacing
Getting help

Printing a worksheet

Previewing the worksheet
Using page layout
Printing a worksheet

Contact Details

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Course Details

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NQF Level: 

Level 2



Course Delivery Method: 

In Class In Class

Course Duration: 

1 Day


R1400 Excluding VAT