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MS Excel Intermediate: The Use of Formulae & Intermediate Data Operations

MQF Level 5 CPD Award
Starting: 5th November 2019

By the end of this course candidates will master the techniques of using the right excel tools to solve problems more efficiently. Also new features in the current Excel version will be highlighted.

Topics covered include Conditional Formatting wizard, Flash Fill, Name Manager, various functions (string, maths, logical, lookup), pivot tables, slicers and pivot charts to build a BI dashboard.

Having practiced all of these new skills extensively during the course you will be able to hit the ground running on your return to the office and should be able to complete your Excel work far more proficiently.

Learning Outcomes

Apply Fill Tools, Conditional Formatting and Filtering

  • Using advanced Fill Series options
  • Flash Fill
  • Apply advanced conditional formatting and filtering n Creating filters
  • Managing conditional formatting rules
  • Conditional Formatting with Sorting & Filtering

Working with Data

  • Getting External Data
  • Restricting Cell Entries to Certain Data Types n Data Validation Tools
  • Removing Duplicate Rows from a Worksheet n Sorting Data on a Single & Multiple Criteria n Sorting Data Using Cell Attributes
  • Using AutoFilter
  • Filtering Data Using Cell Attributes
  • Outlining and Subtotaling data
  • Removing Duplicates in a Table

Using Formulas

  • Apply functions in formulas
  • Functions Wizard
  • Name Manager, Naming Ranges and Using them in Formulas
  • Absolute vs Relative Referencing
  • Formula Auditing
  • Using nested functions
  • Using the IF, AND, and OR functions
  • Using the SUMIFS and AVERAGEIFS functions
  • Using the VLOOKUP function
  • Using the NOW and TODAY functions
  • Using text manipulation functions like LEFT, RIGHT, MID, TRIM, CONCATENATE
  • Create scenarios
  • Using what-if analysis tools n Using the Scenario Manager

Data Analysis & and Manipulation using PivotTables & PivotCharts

  • Create and manage PivotTables
  • Modifying field selections and options
  • Filters in PivotTables
  • Creating slicers
  • Create and manage PivotCharts
  • Manipulating options in existing PivotCharts n Multiple PivotTables on same Sheet
  • Applying styles to PivotCharts
  • Building a BI Dashboard

Accreditation and MQF level

NCFHE Logo - Lead Training Services MaltaA CPD Award accredited with 1 ECTS credits (MQF Level 5) by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE), the Award in MS Excel Intermediate: The Use of Formulae & Intermediate Data Operations will be awarded.

Course Duration

This course is made up of 2 half-day sessions on the 5th and 12th November 2019.

Entry requirements

A foundation in basic Excel techniques is advised. This course will prepare students for a more advanced course, helping them to learn new tools and functions to make their work in the office more precise and efficient.


BOV Training Centre
Triq ix-Xatt, Gzira


Dr. Vincent Marmara

Vincent Marmarà is a Statistician and Researcher by profession. He obtained his first degree in Statistics, Operational Research and Mathematics at the University of Malta. He later advanced his studies by obtaining Masters of Science in Statistics at Sheffield University, UK. Furthermore, he has obtained his PhD in Mathematics (Statistics) from the University of Stirling, Scotland. He was entrusted with numerous research projects both at a national and international level. He led research groups and analyzed data to a high-level scientific extent.

Vincent has over 11 years of experience in the Remote Gaming Industry as a Business Intelligence Analyst and Consultant. He occupied several key important roles in various organisations such as: Student Representative of the Faculty Board of Science (University of Malta), President of the Science Student Society, President of the Malta Statistics and Operations Research Organisation (MSTOR), Financial Officer of the National Youth Council, Deputy CEO and Chief Regulatory Officer within the Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority.

Dr. Vincent Marmarà lectures statistics at the Department of Management (FEMA) at the University of Malta. Vincent is a fellow member (FRSS) of the Royal Statistical Society (UK). Dr. Marmarà provided research consultancy services to various organisations and supervised / is currently supervising BSc, BCom, MBA and MSc research students at the University of Malta. Vincent published several academic articles on international journals and other scientific surveys in Malta. At present he is one of the partners and co-owner of the statistics research company, Sagalytics.

Course Funding Options

For Companies

    Through this scheme, employers have the opportunity to get back a significant percentage of the costs that would have been incurred in any employee’s professional development via training. The ‘Investing in Skills’ scheme was launched to promote the training of persons actively participating in the Maltese Labour Market, with the aim to increase productivity and enhance adaptability.

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For Individuals

    Candidates can benefit from a 70% rebate of the course fee via tax credit. Get Qualified is an initiative that supports the personal development of individuals for the achievement of qualifications and certifications required by industry.

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    Eligible candidates satisyfing a list of criteria can benefit from a 75% rebate on direct training cost.

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