Course length:  1-day


Course Description

Microsoft Office Excel is Microsoft’s popular spreadsheet program that allows users to organize, format, and calculate data with formulas using a structure broken up by rows and columns.

The Foundation (Level 1) course is designed for students who desire to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Office Excel worksheets.

Highlights of the course include a complete overview of the ribbon interface; information on getting started with spreadsheets; creating and using spreadsheets, basic calculating, basic data management and printing and viewing data.


To be successful in this course, you should be familiar with using personal computers and you should be VERY comfortable using and navigating with the mouse and keyboard. You should be experienced in the Windows environment. Specifically, you should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders. Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Windows file management skills
  • Comfort using a mouse and keyboard

Course Outline

The Basics

Editing Data

Basic Calculating in Excel

Formatting Text

Timesaving Tools

Viewing, Printing, and Sharing Your Workbook

Customizing the Interface

Interface Changes

You may also be interested in:

Excel Part 2

Excel Part 3


Before testing you will need:

  • Excel Level 1 Foundation
  • Excel Level 2 Intermediate
  • Excel Level 3 Advanced

Wondering if you should start with Level 1?

Take our class placement self-assessment to help you decide.