If you hear the word ‘Spreadsheets’ the first thing that will pop into your head is Microsoft Excel. Excel has been around since 1985 and is still very popular today with over 750 million users worldwide. Excel is mainly used for data analysis and contains a number of rows, columns, and cells. A cell is the intersection of a row and a column and can hold a piece of information. For example, B5 refers to a cell that can be found at Column B and Row 5. Excel can handle up to 1,048,576 rows and 16,384 columns which adds up to 17,179,869,184 cells. MASSIVE! That is why Excel is dubbed as the ‘Game Changer’ for electronic spreadsheets.
So you may be wondering, who uses Excel? A wide variety of different industries use Excel so let’s run through a few. Business Analysts use it to store data collected to assist with their decision-making. People Managers use it to organise information about people whether it be customers, employers, etc. Managing Operations use it to keep track of dates, transactions, etc, to keep to allow everything to run smoothly. Accountants use it to assist with their budgeting. The list goes on and on!
Now like every other software, you can always train yourself via self-study however Excel has so many features to learn, so if it’s guaranteed you need Excel in the dream job that you want to apply for, an Excel training course will definitely be the right option for you. An employer would shortlist you if they saw you have a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification on your resume over another candidate who doesn’t. A candidate will receive their MOS certification after passing the Microsoft Excel certification exam.
Excel Training courses on average can take up to a week or even less to complete. Let’s have a look at where you can attend Excel training in Melbourne.
If you’re a beginner, Logitrain is an authorised test centre which is located in North Melbourne. Just a 2 minute walk away from North Melbourne Station you can get extensive Excel training. For the price you pay, you will receive knowledge from a highly skilled trainer. Textbooks, any textbooks needed for the course will be provided. Mock Tests and Questions, Logitrain will allow you to sit a mock exam before you undergo your official exam, and also the official exam fee is part of the course fee, so no extra hidden costs. These classes are limited so it gives you a better opportunity to get your doubts answered. It is also good to note that Logitrain is very flexible if a student wants to attend in person or remotely!
If you’re already experienced and want to hit the peak of your Excel ability, Swinburne University located in Hawthorn offers a one-day Microsoft Excel Advanced course. In this course, you will learn the more complex features that Excel offers. Swinburne also offers a Microsoft Excel Intermediate course for Excel newbies, which is actually a prerequisite if you want to jump into the advanced training.
Nexacu which is located in the heart of Melbourne CBD offers Excel training for beginner, intermediate, advanced, and even specialist Excel levels. These 1-Day courses run from 9 am to 4 pm, so a student will learn the essentials needed to use Excel in a matter of only 7 hours.
To conclude, there are plenty of Microsoft training courses being offered in Melbourne. These courses are highly recommended over self-study so I suggest you do some self-research and find a training course that best suits you and your budget. Apply ASAP!
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