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MOS Excel 2016
ECDL Additional: Excel (MOS), current version

This bonus module will build upon the knowledge previously gained within Module 5 - Spreadsheets; which provided the fundamentals of understanding of spreadsheets, basic spreadsheet functions and spreadsheet operations.

The MOS is a favorable certification that provides students the insight into specialist functions and features of Microsoft Excel. By building on the basics of the Spreadsheet Module in ECDL, you will gain the sophisticated knowledge of using one of the worlds most popular spreadsheet applications used by both individuals and businesses alike. This course highlights the essential concepts of using a spreadsheet application at the specialist level.

Below is the full syllabus for the MOS Excel 2016 course:

  • Chapter 1: Create and manage workbooks and worksheets
    • 1.1 Create workbooks and worksheets
    • 1.2 Navigate through worksheets and workbooks
    • 1.3 Format worksheets and workbooks
    • 1.4 Customise options and views for worksheets and workbooks
  • Chapter 2: Manage cells and ranges
    • 2.1 Insert data in cells and ranges
    • 2.2 Format cells and ranges
    • 2.3 Order and group cells and ranges
  • Chapter 3: Manage tables
    • 3.1 Create tables
    • 3.2 Modify tables
    • 3.3 Filter and sort tables
  • Chapter 4: Apply formulas and functions
    • 4.1 Utilise cell ranges and references in formulas and functions
    • 4.2 Summarise data by using functions
    • 4.3 Utilise conditional logic in functions
    • 4.4 Format and modify text using functions
  • Chapter 5: Create charts and objects
    • 5.1 Create charts
    • 5.2 Format charts
    • 5.3 Insert and format objects

The length of time taken to complete this course depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course. Its up to you!

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