The Microsoft Excel 2016 certification preparation guide will help prepare the user to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Microsoft Excel 2016 certification exam. It provides step-by-step instruction for the features and commands covered on the certification exam and can be completed in approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist demonstrates an aptitude with Microsoft Office software.
Prepares the user for certification tests without expensive test-prep software.
Focuses on hands-on use of tools and completion of skills; users learn and apply the skills, not just learn how to complete the test.
Integrates as a supplement to existing classroom activities; minimal class time required.
Requires no prior knowledge or use of the software; starts with basic skills and builds to advanced skills.
Teaches the user to work with the software to complete project-based learning.
1. Basic Overview 2. Program Layout 3. Getting Acquainted 4. Data Tables 5. Using Formulas and Functions 6. Using Templates, Themes, and Images 7. Pivot Tables, SmartArt Graphics, and Charts 8. Skills Mastery: Certification Simulation
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