Excel 365 Basics: From Zero to Hero

Mastering the Fundamentals of Excel 365 for Seamless Data Management & Analysis
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Created by Yoann Bierling

What you'll learn

  • Foundational Knowledge: Gain an understanding of Excel 365’s interface, features, and functionalities, starting from the absolute basics.
  • Customization Techniques: Learn how to tailor the Excel window to your specific needs and preferences, ensuring a seamless workflow.
  • Data Management: Master the skills to input, format, sort, filter, and manage data in Excel spreadsheets efficiently.
  • Charting and Visualization: Acquire the ability to create, modify, and interpret various chart types, visualizing data to derive meaningful insights.
  • Formulas and Functions: Unlock the power of Excel formulas and functions to perform complex calculations, data analysis, and automate tasks.
  • Practical Application of Features: Get hands-on experience with features like Conditional Formatting, Data Validation, and more to make data entry and analysis
  • Pivot Tables: Delve deep into the world of Pivot Tables, learning how to summarize, analyze, and present large data sets effectively.
  • Macros Mastery: Learn the basics of Macros in Excel, understanding how to automate repetitive tasks and enhance efficiency.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts (Hotkeys): Boost your productivity by mastering essential keyboard shortcuts that speed up tasks in Excel.
  • Printing Skills: Equip yourself with the knowledge to print your spreadsheets perfectly, ensuring the right data, formatting, and layout are maintained.
This course includes:
3 total hours on-demand video
0 articles
0 downloadable resources
17 lessons
Full lifetime access
Access on mobile and TV
Certificate of completion

Course content


  • Basic Computer Literacy: Familiarity with using a computer, keyboard, and mouse.
  • Operating System: Access to a computer running Windows (preferably Windows 10 or newer) or macOS.
  • Software: A subscription or access to Microsoft Excel 365. If you don’t have it yet, Microsoft often offers a free trial version.
  • Internet Connection: While the majority of Excel 365 features can be used offline, certain functions and the initial setup may require an internet connection.
  • Willingness to Learn: An eagerness to explore and learn new software skills. Patience to practice and repeat exercises to ensure mastery.
  • English Proficiency: The course will be conducted in English, so a basic understanding of the English language is required.
  • Basic Mathematical Skills: While advanced mathematics isn’t necessary, a basic understanding of arithmetic will be beneficial.
  • Optional: Spreadsheet Experience: Any prior experience with spreadsheets or other versions of Excel can be advantageous but is not mandatory. This course is designed for beginners.
  • Equipment: A computer or laptop with a good screen resolution for clarity. While Excel 365 is available on tablets and smartphones, a desktop or laptop provides the best learning experience for this course.
  • Note-taking Materials: Either physical (pen and paper) or digital tools to take notes during the course.


In today’s data-driven world, possessing strong Excel skills is no longer just an advantage; it’s a necessity. Whether you’re a student, a professional, or someone keen on personal growth, our comprehensive course, “Excel 365 Basics: From Zero to Hero,” is designed to be your guiding light.

Starting from the very basics, this course introduces you to the dynamic interface of Excel 365, ensuring you feel at home with its diverse tools and features. But we don’t just stop at the surface; we dig deep, transforming you from a novice to a confident Excel user.

Dive into the world of data with our modules on data management, where you’ll learn not just to enter and organize data, but to do so with efficiency and precision. Grasp the art of data presentation through our formatting modules, where we’ll introduce you to techniques that can make your data speak volumes. Charts, graphs, and visual representations? We’ve got you covered, with comprehensive lessons that teach you to tell compelling stories through data visualization.

But that’s not all. Delve into the world of Excel’s core functionalities like advanced formulation, understanding the logic behind each task, not just the steps. Discover the power of customization, making your Excel workspace truly yours. Learn to replicate your digital masterpieces flawlessly on paper with our modules on printing. And, as we believe in holistic learning, the course is sprinkled with efficiency tools and shortcuts, ensuring you’re not just working hard, but also working smart.

By the end of this course, you won’t just be navigating through Excel; you’ll be navigating with a purpose. Whether it’s for personal projects, academic needs, or professional tasks, the skills you acquire here will be your steadfast companions, ensuring you stand out in any crowd.

Enroll now and embark on a journey that promises not just knowledge, but empowerment in the vast realm of Excel 365.

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners & First-time Users: If you’ve never used Excel or any spreadsheet program before, this course will introduce you to its fundamentals in a structured manner, ensuring you grasp the essential concepts and techniques.
  • Students: Whether you’re in high school, university, or taking specialized courses, understanding Excel can be crucial for assignments, data analysis, and presentations.
  • Business Professionals: From sales executives to HR managers, the ability to organize, analyze, and visualize data is pivotal in today’s data-driven workspace.
  • Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners: If you’re managing budgets, forecasts, inventory, or any data, Excel 365 can be an invaluable tool. This course will equip you with the knowledge to make data-driven decisions for your venture.
  • Freelancers: For those offering services in areas like content writing, digital marketing, or even graphic design, knowing your way around Excel can provide an additional layer of service to your clients.
  • Transitioning Professionals: If you’re transitioning from an older version of Excel or another spreadsheet software to Excel 365, this course will help you navigate the newer features and integrations.
  • Data Enthusiasts: For those who are curious about data analysis, organization, or visualization but don’t know where to start.
  • Administrative and Clerical Staff: Professionals who handle data entry, scheduling, budgeting, or any form of record-keeping will enhance their productivity with the skills learned in this course.
  • Non-profits & Volunteers: Organizations and individuals working on community projects, fundraising, and more can leverage Excel 365 for organizing data, tracking progress, and reporting.
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