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Microsoft Excel: Let’s Look Beyond the Lookup

Duration : 90 Minutes

Cathy Horwitz,

Cathy teaches classes on the Microsoft suite of application software including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access and Outlook.  Cathy has over 30 years of experience in classroom and virtual training and has been an instructor of Microsoft Office since 1989.

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VLOOKUP retrieves one result to a match request, if that match can be found in the leftmost column of a large dataset. If the data is not laid out properly, or if the data is held as the wrong type, everything crumbles in the spreadsheet. Instead, you can expand your horizons with text, logical, lookup, and math functions – as well as new ways of referencing the data.

This 60 minutes webinar will explore many of the most powerful, dynamic functions available in Excel.

All too often, we get our data from clients that don’t understand how to use Excel, or databases that weren’t set up with our goals in mind. We can spend far too long trying to make the data just right, instead of pulling out the right tool from the toolbox. Integrating IFERROR, ISERROR, and IFNA with VLOOKUP immediately makes it more forgiving, and using MATCH with it makes it more flexible.

You can replace VLOOKUP entirely, sometimes with INDEX and MATCH, and other times with functions you wouldn’t assume, like MAX, SUMIFS, and LARGE. We’ll discuss a number of real-world scenarios where these tools shine.

Course Objectives:

Simple VLOOKUP is a powerful tool, but there are a thousand ways to tweak it to be more powerful – or to bypass it for more flexible, useful functions. Supplementing VLOOKUP with functions like IFERROR, MATCH, and CONCAT, or using tools like SUMIFS, LARGE, INDEX, MATCH, and SEARCH can build a suite of functionality you can apply to the kind of data you see in the real world.

If you can’t guarantee that your data will be properly structured, VLOOKUP will give you errors and incorrect answers,more often than not.

Why Should You Attend:

Unlike many webinars, Neil’s sessions are 100% hands-on real-world examples of the skills he’s presenting. After this session, you’ll have a screenshot-laden step-by-step guide to performing the techniques we cover, as well as downloadable code for supplemental User Defined Functions.

You’ll be able to apply these skills directly to your work with almost no adjustment, and with a very short learning curve.

Course Outline:

Making VLOOKUP work well in every scenario, even when it can’t handle the request:

• VLOOKUP arguments
• ISERROR, IFERROR, and IFNA integrations
• MATCH integration with VLOOKUP

Replacing VLOOKUP with more flexible functions:

• INDEX and MATCH replacement of VLOOKUP
• Multiple-criteria lookup with SUMIFS
• Ranked lookup with LARGE

Supplementing your lookups with alternative tools:

• Wildcard characters for flexible lookups
• CONCAT for multi-variable lookups
• Integrating color into your lookups

What You Get:

• Training Materials

• Live Q&A Session with our Expert

• Participation Certificate

• Access to Signup Community (Optional)

• Reward Points

Who Will Benefit:

• Business Owners

• CEO's / CFO's / CTO's

• Managers

• Accountants

• CPA's

• Financial Consultants

• IT Professionals

• Auditors

• Human Resource Personnel

• Bookkeepers

• Marketers

• Anybody with large amounts of data

• Anybody who uses Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, and wants to be more efficient and productive

Please reach us at 1-888-844-8963 for any further assistance or if you wish to register

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