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Microsoft Excel – Fundamentals


This introductory level course is ideal for anyone who is new to Excel and spreadsheets.

This course is offered for Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013.


Planning and design are paramount when working with spreadsheets, during this course delegates will be advised on how to construct well-designed worksheets, given input and editing tips, guided through creating simple formulas. Also covered are the all important processes of saving, opening and printing.

Some topics are specific to a version therefore will only be included for the relevant version.


Delegates must have a basic knowledge of Windows. No prior knowledge of Excel is necessary.


What is a spreadsheet?

Starting Excel.

  • The Excel working environment
  • Microsoft Office button/file backstage
  • Quick Access toolbar
  • The Office ribbon
  •  Keyboard shortcuts
  • The mini toolbar
  • Working with worksheets/workbooks
  • Worksheet views
  • Themes

Exiting Excel.

Getting Help

File management

  • Saving a file, files types and compatibility
  • Finding files
  • Creating a new workbook
  • Opening a fille

Working with cells

  • Methods for selecting cells
  •  Entering text into cells
  •  Entering numbers into cells
  •  Column widths and row heights
  •  Spell checker
  •  Clearing cell contents
  •  Moving and copying data
  • Autofill/flash fill


  • Print preview
  • Page setup – margins, centre on page etc.
  • Page orientation
  • Headers and footers

Formatting Data

  •  Formatting cell ranges
  •  Applying text and number formats
  •  Applying borders
  •  Adjusting cell alignment
  •  Inserting a column

Working with columns and rows

  •  Inserting a row/column
  •  Deleting a row/column

Workbook sheets.

  • Inserting and deleting sheets
  • Moving and copying sheets

Building simple formulae

  • BODMAS – Mathematical order
  • Autosum
  • Copying formulas

Microsoft Excel shortcuts and tips


Excel Introduction.pdf


1 day




Cork: 24th February 2020

Galway: Call for dates

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Training with PFH



  • Pre-training evaluation - PFH will assess your training requirements and levels prior to attending training:
  • Instructor led tuition by highly qualified instructor
  • Comprehensive manual to accompany PFH public courses
  • Training can be customised to meet customer's specific requirements
  • Money back guarantee – If you are not happy with the quality of training received, PFH will refund payment
  • All PFH trainers are Certified which guarantees that the training you receive will be of the highest quality.



  • Each student will have their own PC
  • Comprehensive manual to accompany each training course
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, biscuits and fruit provided, along with light lunch provided for courses delivered in PFH
  • Certificates of Attendance provided to each student on completion of training
  • Air conditioned comfortable and spacious training rooms
  • Free parking



  • If a student feels they have not managed to reach their own personal course objectives, they are welcome to attend the:
  • Same public class within 6 months, at no charge
  • 60 day post training support – Students can call or email our instructors with any questions / problems they may be experiencing at home or work (or a maximum of 5 calls per course/delegate)



When you're learning new skills and meeting new people it's important that you do so in comfortable, modern surroundings.

You'll enjoy a rewarding training course here at PFH premises and benefit from our modern training facilities.

Facilities provided include:

  • Air-conditioned training rooms
  • High-spec student PC's plus an instructor PC
  • Internet access and wireless internet access 
  • Convenient locations in Cork and Galway 
  • Overhead projector, whiteboard and flipchart in each room 
  • Course materials 
  • Free parking 
  • Daily refreshments & lunch


Please note that the above facilities are available to rent for your specialised training event also. Please contact PFH Training for rates and information.

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Training Types



Instructor-led training is an effective means of delivering information, as it allows for real-time feedback, questions and answers, manipulation and changeable delivery to suit the needs of learners in a real-time environment. Few educational opportunities are considered more valuable than meeting and interfacing directly with an instructor. 


All of our trainers are MCPs [Microsoft Certified Professionals], ECDL certified and MOS Experts which guarantees that the training you receive will be of the highest quality.


PFH has a large portfolio of trainers who can deliver training at our training centres in Cork and Galway, or Nationwide at customer premises or another training centre.


PFH offers instructor led training on our Public Schedule at our training centres in Cork and Galway. 



PFH provides customised training for groups of 1 to 12 at either PFH's Training Centres at Cork or Galway or on-site at your premises. Content can be taken from any of our course oulines and customised to suit the exact requirmements of your group and scheduled on dates that suit your delegates.  Group rates apply contact us for rates.


This method of training ensures your delegates get trained on exactly the topics they require in the duration of time that you can allow to give them.



Seminar training can be offered where companies require a large number of people to receive initial overview training on the New Interface of an Operating System or Office Applications. 


Seminar Training is based solely on demonstrating the New Features and is non hands-on training.  The benefits of this type of training is that attendees can get an initial feel for the New Interface of any given application and it can save a lot of time and money during an initial roll out.  This type of training instils an element of confidence when people return to their desks to work with the New Interface or Application.


Depending on how the roll out is managed with the installations, training could be run in tandem with this, and groups may also benefit from the trainer doing some “floor walking”  following the seminars to assist people when they are back at their desks.


The number of attendees is optional and can range from 20-50 per session.  This is dependant on the size of your room!

All training/seminar can be customised specifically to suit group requirements.

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