- Create a New Folder on your Desktop (or somewhere on your computer where you can easily find it). Rename the New Folder “Excel Ignite“.
- Download each of the files below by Right-Clicking and choosing “Save link as…” (or “Download Linked File As…”). Find the “Excel Ignite” folder and save the file inside that folder.
- Repeat step 2 until all files are downloaded.
- Session 01 Excel Challenge – Blank
- Session 01 Exercises – Blank
- Session 02 Exercises – Blank
- Session 02 Exercises – Blank MAC
- Session 03 Exercises – Blank v02
- Excel Ignite Shortcuts PC & Mac v02
- Agenda & Exercise Instructions – All Sessions v03
- Step by Step Guide – Customize Keyboard Shortcuts – Excel 2016 MAC ONLY
Printable Resources – BONUS
- Shortcuts Cheat Sheet – Google Sheets PC & Mac
- Shortcuts Cheat Sheet – Folder & File Navigation PC & Mac
- Benefits of Excel Table Vs. Normal Range
- Session 03 Exercises – Blank v02 with Tables
- Information Dashboard Design by Stephen Few (no affiliation or commission, just a fan!)
- Microsoft Help Article: Overview of Formulas
- Microsoft Help Article: Using calculation operators in Excel formulas
- Microsoft Help Article: Excel Functions (Alphabetically)
Every participant must have a fully functional version of Microsoft Excel installed on their computer. That means it has been purchased, and there is a license key. That means you are NOT using a free trial version.
Versions of Excel that WILL work with this class:
Excel 2019 for PC – preferred PC option
Excel 2016 for PC
Excel 2013 for PC
Excel 2010 for PC
Excel 365 for PC
Excel 2019 for Mac – preferred Mac option
Excel 2016 for Mac
Excel 2011 for Mac
Excel 365 for Mac
Versions of Excel that will NOT work with this class:
Any Free Trial version for PC
Any Free Trial version for Mac
Excel 2007 for PC
Excel 2003 for PC or earlier
Excel 2008 for Mac or earlier
- If possible, it is strongly recommended to NOT use WiFi during the training sessions, since it may not provide a reliable connection.
- Instead, connect your computer to your modem/router using an ethernet cable for the highest speed and most reliable connection.
- You may use a laptop or a desktop computer for this class, but because of the nature of the class and the hands on exercises, you may NOT use an iPad, tablet, or smartphone.
- If using a laptop, bring a power charger so you do not run out of battery! (Sadly, it has happened before).
- Be considerate: Please be considerate of other participants by turning off the TV, music, or any other background noise that you can control.
- Headphones/Earphones: You must use headphones/earphones during the class, to avoid distracting echos.
- Close all other programs: Please close all other programs except for Zoom and Excel during the class. Not only will your computer run more smoothly, but in case you decide to share your screen, you will avoid potentially embarrassing moments (unfortunately, it has also happened before).