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Tue 2 Jul 2024
09:30 - 12:30

Venue: UIS Online Microsoft Teams 2

Provided by: University Information Services - Digital Literacy Skills


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Excel 365: Functions (Live Online using MS Teams)

Tue 2 Jul 2024


This course covers some of the more challenging functions such as IF, SUMIFS and VLOOKUP. Not all chapters will be taught in full due to time constraints but are included for self-study.

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

To fully participate in this course you will need to have the Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows desktop application installed on your computer. Participants using Microsoft Excel 365 for Mac or the online version via a web browser will find some of the functionality missing.

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Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
  • Good competency in Excel will be assumed
  • Attendance or equivalent knowledge of Excel 365: For Beginners and Improvers

This hands-on course is a follow up from the Excel 365: For Beginners and Improvers course which comes in 2 forms:


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Tue 2 Jul   09:30 - 12:30 09:30 - 12:30 UIS Online Microsoft Teams 2 Simon Meaker,  Hazel Turton
Topics covered
  • Defined Names
  • Logical functions
  • Lookup Functions (VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP)
  • Statistical functions (COUNT/COUNTA/COUNTIF, MODE/MEAN)
  • Maths Functions (SUMIF/SUMIFS)
  • Date and Time FUNCTIONS (NOW/TODAY)
  • Text functions (converting between cases, extracting part of a string, concatenating)
  • At the completion of this course you should be able to:
  • Create and use defined names in a workbook
  • Use logical functions to test whether a statement is true or false
  • Use a range of lookup and reference functions
  • Use a variety of statistical functions
  • Use maths functions to solve complex problems
  • Use the date and time functions to perform calculations
  • Use a range of text functions
  • Presentation, demonstration and practical activities
System requirements
  • Installed Microsoft Teams app.
  • It is possible to join using Edge or Chrome but there is less functionality when using a browser.
  • Important: The instructor cannot troubleshoot access to Microsoft Teams on the day of the course. If you are in an institution that is managing their own Teams tenancy (CAMENT, JBS, medschl and some of the colleges) then you may not have access to the files or calendar used in the course. Please contact the instructor in advance to discuss this.
Taught using
  • Excel 365 on Microsoft Windows
  • The course will be taught using Excel 365 on PC but will also be suitable for Excel 2016/2019 users. Apple Mac users of Excel 365 should also find it useful.
  • Course files can be downloaded here
  • One half day session
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