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77-420 : MOS: Microsoft Excel 2013 (Course & Lab)

77-420-complete
77-420-complete
MOS: Microsoft Excel 2013 (Course & Lab)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-566-7
This book covers all the essential components of Excel and provides clear and practical examples that you can adapt to your own needs. In this book, there is a good balance between the basics that every Excel user needs to know and the more complex topics that will appeal to power users. Labs included in this book would help user a better understanding of excel 2013.

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Exercise Questions
109+
Quizzes
75+
Flashcards
380+
Glossary of terms
143+
Lessons
26+
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155+
Hours
15:06+

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Pre-assessments Questions
15+
Full Length Tests
2+
Post-Assessments Questions
40+

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33+
Video tutorials
93+
Minutes
49+

Hands on Activities

Introducing Excel

  • Moving a worksheet
  • Allowing editing on limited cells in a protected workbook
  • Creating a blank workbook
  • Disabling AutoRecover
  • Enforcing immediate calculation of formulas

Entering and Editing Worksheet Data

Essential Worksheet Operations

  • Password protecting a workbook
  • Password protecting a workbook structure and worksheet

Working with Cells and Ranges

  • Using the Go To feature
  • Using the Cut and Paste functions
  • Deleting data in a cell range
  • Editing a comment

Introducing Tables

  • Formatting a cell range as a table
  • Sorting a table

Worksheet Formatting

  • Banding rows using an Excel table style
  • Applying a cell style to a cell range

Understanding Excel Files

  • Maintaining backward workbook compatibility

Using and Creating Templates

  • Creating a workbook using a template

Printing Your Work

  • Printing an individual worksheet
  • Inserting a watermark

Introducing Formulas and Functions

  • Displaying and evaluating formulas
  • Using the MIN and MAX functions
  • Using the AVERAGE function
  • Using the RATE function
  • Using the CONVERT function
  • Changing default error checking rules
  • Calculating the surface area of a sphere

Creating Formulas That Manipulate Text

  • Using the CONCATENATE function

Creating Formulas That Count and Sum

  • Using the SUBSTITUTE function

Getting Started Making Charts

Learning Advanced Charting

Visualizing Data Using Conditional Formatting

  • Applying color scales
  • Banding rows by conditional formatting
  • Banding columns by using conditional formatting

Creating Sparkline Graphics

Enhancing Your Work with Pictures and Drawings

Customizing the Excel User Interface

Using Custom Number Formats

  • Using the ROUND function

Using Data Validation

Creating and Using Worksheet Outlines

Excel and the Internet

  • Inserting a hyperlink

Importing and Exporting Data

Introducing Visual Basic for Applications

Appendix

Appendix B

Exam Information

The MOS: Excel 2013 is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 77-420. This certification is targeted at professionals who can create and manage worksheets & workbooks with Microsoft Office Excel 2013 and may have experience with previous versions of Microsoft Office Excel. They can also perform tasks like creating tables, applying formulas and functions, creating charts & objects. This exam is an upgrade of Microsoft Office Excel 2010.

Prepare for the following certifications

Career Prospects
  • Information Workers
  • Office Professionals
  • Accountants
  • Financial Analysts
  • Data Analysts
  • Commercial Bankers
  • Program/Project Managers
  • Sales Professionals
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
There are no technical pre-requisites for this certification.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 96

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The Microsoft 77-420 exam is administered by Certiport at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of performance based questions. It is conducted in a live or simulated environment. MOS 2013 presents the candidate with a project to build, with tasks and steps that build on each other. For more information regarding improved exam format Click here.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
50 minutes
What is the passing score?
700

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

As of 1 July 2014, Microsoft's retake policy changed to the following:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 48 hours before retaking the exam.
  • A two-day waiting period is imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an exam, the candidate may take it again.
What is the validity of the certification?
Microsoft Office Specialist has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 77-420-complete, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Introducing Excel

  • Identifying What Excel Is Good For
  • Seeing What's New in Excel 2013
  • Understanding Workbooks and Worksheets
  • Moving Around a Worksheet
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Using Shortcut Menus
  • Customizing Your Quick Access Toolbar
  • Working with Dialog Boxes
  • Using Task Panes
  • Creating Your First Excel Workbook

Lesson 2: Entering and Editing Worksheet Data

  • Exploring Data Types
  • Entering Text and Values into Your Worksheets
  • Modifying Cell Contents
  • Applying Number Formatting

Lesson 3: Essential Worksheet Operations

  • Learning the Fundamentals of Excel Worksheets
  • Controlling the Worksheet View
  • Working with Rows and Columns

Lesson 4: Working with Cells and Ranges

  • Understanding Cells and Ranges
  • Copying or Moving Ranges
  • Using Names to Work with Ranges

Lesson 5: Introducing Tables

  • What Is a Table?
  • Creating a Table
  • Changing the Look of a Table
  • Working with Tables

Lesson 6: Worksheet Formatting

  • Getting to Know the Formatting Tools
  • Using Different Fonts to Format Your Worksheet
  • Changing Text Alignment
  • Using Colors and Shading
  • Adding Borders and Lines
  • Adding a Background Image to a Worksheet
  • Using Named Styles for Easier Formatting
  • Understanding Document Themes

Lesson 7: Understanding Excel Files

  • Creating a New Workbook
  • Opening an Existing Workbook
  • Saving a Workbook
  • Organizing Your Files
  • Other Workbook Info Options
  • Excel File Compatibility

Lesson 8: Using and Creating Templates

  • Exploring Excel Templates
  • Understanding Custom Excel Templates

Lesson 9: Printing Your Work

  • Basic Printing
  • Changing Your Page View
  • Adjusting Common Page Setup Settings
  • Adding a Header or Footer to Your Reports
  • Copying Page Setup Settings across Sheets
  • Preventing Certain Cells from Being Printed
  • Preventing Objects from Being Printed
  • Creating Custom Views of Your Worksheet

Lesson 10: Introducing Formulas and Functions

  • Understanding Formula Basics
  • Entering Formulas into Your Worksheets
  • Editing Formulas
  • Using Cell References in Formulas

Lesson 11: Creating Formulas That Manipulate Text

  • A Few Words about Text
  • Text Functions

Lesson 12: Creating Formulas That Count and Sum

  • Counting and Summing Worksheet Cells
  • Basic Counting Formulas
  • Advanced Counting Formulas
  • Summing Formulas
  • Conditional Sums Using a Single Criterion
  • Conditional Sums Using Multiple Criteria

Lesson 13: Getting Started Making Charts

  • What Is a Chart?
  • Understanding How Excel Handles Charts
  • Creating a Chart
  • Hands On: Creating and Customizing a Chart
  • Working with Charts
  • Understanding Chart Types
  • Learning More

Lesson 14: Learning Advanced Charting

  • Selecting Chart Elements
  • User Interface Choices for Modifying Chart Elements
  • Modifying the Chart Area
  • Modifying the Plot Area
  • Working with Titles in a Chart
  • Working with a Legend
  • Working with Gridlines
  • Modifying the Axes
  • Working with Data Series

Lesson 15: Visualizing Data Using Conditional Formatting

  • About Conditional Formatting
  • Specifying Conditional Formatting
  • Conditional Formats That Use Graphics
  • Creating Formula-Based Rules
  • Working with Conditional Formats

Lesson 16: Creating Sparkline Graphics

  • Sparkline Types
  • Creating Sparklines
  • Customizing Sparklines
  • Specifying a Date Axis
  • Auto-Updating Sparklines
  • Displaying a Sparkline for a Dynamic Range

Lesson 17: Enhancing Your Work with Pictures and Drawings

  • Using Shapes
  • Using SmartArt
  • Using WordArt
  • Working with Other Graphic Types

Lesson 18: Customizing the Excel User Interface

  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customizing the Ribbon

Lesson 19: Using Custom Number Formats

  • About Number Formatting
  • Creating a Custom Number Format
  • Custom Number Format Examples

Lesson 20: Using Data Validation

  • About Data Validation
  • Specifying Validation Criteria
  • Types of ValidationCriteria You Can Apply
  • Creating a Drop-Down List
  • Using Formulas for Data Validation Rules
  • Understanding Cell References
  • Data Validation Formula Examples

Lesson 21: Creating and Using Worksheet Outlines

  • Introducing Worksheet Outlines
  • Creating an Outline
  • Working with Outlines

Lesson 22: Excel and the Internet

  • Saving a Workbook on the Internet
  • Saving Workbooks in HTML Format
  • Opening an HTML File
  • Working with Hyperlinks

Lesson 23: Importing and Exporting Data

  • Importing Data
  • Exporting Data

Lesson 24: Introducing Visual Basic for Applications

  • Introducing VBA Macros
  • Displaying the Developer Tab
  • About Macro Security
  • Saving Workbooks That Contain Macros
  • Two Types of VBA Macros
  • Creating VBA Macros

Lesson 25: Appendix

Lesson 26: Appendix B

  • Video Tutorials

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