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Microsoft Power Automate

Whether you are a new user or have been using Excel for years, this course will vastly increase your understanding of Excel. Existing users will learn how to get the most out of Excel, break any bad habits, learn shortcuts and discover a massive range of hints and tips from our expert Excel trainers.

This course is designed for new or existing basic users of Microsoft Excel.


Delegates will learn how to create a basic spreadsheet, understand formulas and functions as well as learn simple lists, sorting, filtering, printing, and creating basic charts. Delegates will also learn shortcuts and tips about how to use Excel in the most efficient way.


Editing Spreadsheet  
  • Enter different data types
  • Change formulas
  • Re-size columns with auto-resized
  • Auto-resize a whole spreadsheet

Creating Basic Formulae
  • Enter/Edit formulae
  • Inserting functions
  • Using Autosum

Creating a Basic Spreadsheet
  • Create a table with titles
  • Use text, numbers and formulae
  • Copy formulae
  • Total columns with Sum
  • Format the cells
  • Hide gridlines

  • Resizing columns / text wrapping
  • Formatting numbers
  • Formatting cells
  • Applying borders, cell colour
  • Using the Format Painter to copy formatting

  • Creating number series
  • Creating customised text lists
  • Creating date lists
  • Creating sequential number / date lists

  • Understanding dates in Excel
  • Formatting dates inc. custom format
  • Using dates in formulae
  • Using the TODAY functions

File Procedures
  • Save Vs Save as
  • Saving as older versions
  • Compatibility Mode

  • Print Preview
  • Scaling to print on 1 page
  • Define Print Area
  • Using Page Break Preview
  • Printing multiple worksheets / selected cells

Tips & tricks
  • Using Excel efficiently using shortcuts
  • Previewing all formulas on a worksheet
  • Auto calculations
  • Autofill
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Mouse shortcuts
  • Autoresize
  • Keyboard selection techniques
  • Mouse selection techniques

Excel's secrets & expert advice
  • Creating a proper database
  • Navigating a worksheet
  • Hidden views
Managing Formulae  
  • Using brackets (BODMAS)
  • Relative and Absolute references (Using the $ signs in references)
  • Changing formulae to values

Page Setup
  • Orientation / scaling
  • Margins
  • Headers / footers

  • Min/Max
  • Average/Count
  • Sum
  • The IF function
  • Comparison Operators

Spreadsheet Efficiency
  • Cell Notes
  • Sorting
  • Page Breaks
  • Freeze Titles / Print Titles

  • Creating a simple chart
  • Changing chart type

Basic Filtering
  • Applying a filter
  • Creating a custom filter
  • Sorting
  • Remove Filter

Office 2019 / 365 features
  • What's new
  • Cloud storage and OneDrive
  • Office 365
  • Signing-in to Office 365
  • Using Office 365 on multiple devices
  • Easier file sharing
  • Instant Data Analysis
  • Flash Fill
  • Chart Recommendations
  • Animations in Charts