Microsoft Excel Up to Speed Part 1: Shortcuts, Functions, and Charts WEBINAR

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Learn to use more of the power of Excel to manage, analyze, and visualize your data (Part 1 of 2)
Course Title: Microsoft Excel Up to Speed Part 1: Shortcuts, Functions, and Charts WEBINAR
Course ID: COMP-410W
Status: CLOSED
Date(s): August 4, 2015: 10:00am - 12:00pm
August 5, 2015: 10:00am - 12:00pm
August 6, 2015: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Online - WEBINAR

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Instructor: Adam Wilbert
Tuition: $345 / $295*
$295 / $245* (Before July 4, 2015)
Class is Closed



**This course will be presented online as a live webinar in three 2-hour sessions. Sessions will be recorded and will be available to all enrolled attendees.**

All classes will be from 10 a.m.-noon Pacific (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain) (noon to 2 p.m. Central) and (1-3 p.m. Eastern).

This webinar is being presented by Sustainable City Networks and NWETC.

Many people use Excel every day yet barely scratch the surface of what they can accomplish with this powerful program. By emphasizing keyboard shortcuts and exploring all of the hidden tools that are at your disposal, we will take your Excel skills to the next level and beyond. If you've ever spent an 8 hour day working in Excel and thought "there has got to be a better way," then this is the class for you.

Participants will build upon basic skills in using Microsoft Excel 2010 to leverage some of the more advanced capabilities of the program and learn techniques to improve their Excel proficiency. Tools explored include the graphing, charting, and formula functions used throughout the program, with special attention paid to keyboard shortcuts and efficient best-practices. This is a hands-on class, and attendees will work with real-world environmental situations to organize, calculate, and visualize tabular information. For additional exposure, a recommended third day, "Excel Up To Speed Part 2: Analysis and Visual Basic Programming (COMP-412)," is also offered immediately following this course.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand intermediate to advanced uses of Microsoft Excel beyond the simple data table
  • Feel comfortable exploring and using functions and recording macros
  • Leverage charting, Sparklines, PivotTables and PivotCharts for data visualization and trend analysis
  • Gain proficiency in using power shortcuts and recording macros that will save time.

**Please ensure that your computer has Excel 2010 (Excel 2007 acceptable).

"I didn't even realize how much I didn't know about Excel. What I like most about this class is that I went from having little understanding of Excel to feeling like an expert at the end of the course." B. Nabhan, January 2014


An additional $50 discount applies when registering for both courses in the series.

*Reduced tuition is available to employees of Native American tribes, government agencies, nonprofits, students and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members. You may register online or by calling the Northwest Environmental Training Center at 425-270-3274.

Intended Audience:

This course is beneficial for any professional who works with a large amount of data, and needs to improve their Excel skills to be able to make the most of the power of the software. Past attendees include environmental managers, engineers, field staff, scientists, and government agency staff.

Continuing Education Units: 0.60 CEUs

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Course Topics

  • Macros
  • Pivot Tables
  • Pivot Charts
  • Charting
  • Sparklines
  • Dates & Times
  • Shortcut Keys & Power Techniques
  • Formulas
  • Auditing and Scenarios

About the Instructor

Adam Wilbert

Adam Wilbert

Adam Wilbert is a cartographer and database consultant. He has developed Access databases for the National Park Service as well as database and GIS solutions for small businesses and non-profit organizations. In 2007 Adam founded CartoGaia, a freelance cartography firm that merges a passion for data with aesthetic design. CartoGaia produces data management solutions and high-end custom maps for land use agencies, non-profit organizations and recreational groups. He is also the author of "Access 2007: Queries in Depth" available in the online training library. When Adam's not working at the computer, he's out exploring the world through the lens of infrared photography.

What to Bring

Attendees should have a computer with an internet connection, and a headset or speakers are recommended. Further instructions will be provided after registration.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel


  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available

*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

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*Reduced tuition available to employees of Native American tribes, nonprofits, and government agencies; students; and NAEP members.

If you have any trouble registering please call (425) 270-3274 ext 103
Please wait to receive a course confirmation email, roughly one month prior to the class, before making any travel arrangements. Please review what to bring!


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