Microsoft Excel for Beginners


Thursday, September 7, 2017, 9:00am to 3:00pm


Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

This course is intended for individuals who wish to gain the foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Excel that is necessary to create and work with electronic spreadsheets.

Pre-requisites: Participants must be familiar with using personal computers and should have experience using a keyboard and mouse. Participants should also be comfortable working in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on their computers. Specific tasks the students should be able to perform include: opening and closing applications, navigating basic file structures, and managing files and folders.

Workshop Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create and develop Excel worksheets and workbooks in order to work with and analyze critical data. 


  1. Get started with Microsoft Office Excel.
  2. Perform calculations.
  3. Modify a worksheet.
  4. Format a worksheet.
  5. Print workbooks.
  6. Manage workbooks.

In addition to the course, participants can attend two Practice Sessions:

September 13, 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm, Harvard Ed Portal iStudio
September 14, 2017, 10:00am-12:00pm, Harvard Ed Portal iStudio

Participants will be guided through activities to practice what they learned in the course.  

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