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This online short course in Microsoft Excel Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019) will give you competency to customise Excel environments to meet project needs and to enhance productivity. It will also test your ability to apply your knowledge and skills prior to entering the testing environment. Its aim is to adequately prepare you for taking the certification exam.

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the correct application of the principal features of Excel at an expert-level and covers the following topics:

  • Manage Workbook Options and Settings
  • Manage and Format Data
  • Create Advanced Formulas and Macros
  • Manage Advanced Charts and Tables

As you work through your course material in your own free time, you can pace your studies and determine how quickly you want to progress. As a standard measure, you will have access to the online student portal for a period of 12 months from your date of registration.


You can start studying this course at any time of the year — there are no specific registration dates! Once you have completed your registration, you will receive your login credentials with 3-5 business days and can start your studies.


This online short course consists of four modules. The course objectives are:

  • Manage Workbook Options and Settings

    • Manage workbooks
    • Prepare workbooks for collaboration
    • Use and configure language options
  • Manage and Format Data

    • Fill cells based on existing data
    • Format and validate data
    • Apply advanced conditional formatting and filtering
  • Create Advanced Formulas and Macros

    • Perform logical operations in formulas
    • Look up data by using functions
    • Use advanced date and time functions
    • Perform data analysis
    • Troubleshoot formulas
    • Create and modify simple macros
  • Manage Advanced Charts and Tables

    • Create and modify advanced charts
    • Create and modify PivotTables
    • Create and modify PivotCharts

Your knowledge and skills will be tested by means of online performance-based assessments and practice questions. These tools will help prepare you for the certification exam by testing your ability to apply your knowledge.


Once you have completed this online short course you should be adequately prepared to take the Microsoft Excel Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019) certification exam via Certiport.

This certification forms part of the Microsoft Office Specialist Program.

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