ICDL - Perform Spreadsheet Functions (Excel 2013)
This module enables learners to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to demonstrate the ability to use a spreadsheet application. Learners will understand and be able to accomplish tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying and using a spreadsheet, in addition to using standard formulas and functions, and demonstrate competence in creating and formatting graphs or charts.
On completion of this module each learner will be able to:
Work with spreadsheets and save them in different file formats
Choose built-in options such as the Help function within the application to enhance productivity
Enter data into cells and use good practice in creating lists. Select, sort and copy, move and delete data
Edit rows and columns in a worksheet. Copy, move, delete and appropriately rename worksheets
Create mathematical and logical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions. Use good practice in formula creation and recognise error values in formulas
Format numbers and text content in a spreadsheet
Choose, create and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
Adjust spreadsheet page settings and check and correct spreadsheet content before finally printing spreadsheets
This course is intended for learners with little or no knowledge of using a spreadsheet application.
The learner must be able to:
operate a Personal Computer, use keyboard and mouse
read, write, speak and understand English (Work Place Literacy Level 4 – lower secondary level)
Using The Application
Working With Spreadsheets
Open, close a spreadsheet application. Open and close spreadsheets.
Create a new spreadsheet based on default template.
Save a spreadsheet to a location on a drive. Save a spreadsheet under another name to a location on a drive.
Save a spreadsheet as another file type like: template, text file, software specific file extension, version number.
Switch between open spreadsheets
Set basic options/preferences in the application: user name, default folder to open, save spreadsheets
Use available Help functions
Use magnification/zoom tools
Display, hide built-in toolbars. Restore, minimize the ribbon
Understand that a cell in a worksheet should contain only one element of data, (for example, first name detail in one cell, surname detail in adjacent cell).
Recognize good practice in creating lists: avoid blank rows and columns in the main body of list, insert blank row before Total row, ensure cells bordering list are blank.
Enter a number, date, text in a cell.
Select a cell, range of adjacent cells, range of non-adjacent cells, entire worksheet.
Edit cell content, modify existing cell content
Use the undo, redo command
Use the search command for specific content in a worksheet
Use the replace command for specific content in a worksheet
Sort a cell range by one criterion in ascending, descending numeric order, ascending, descending alphabetic order
Copy, Move, Delete
Copy the content of a cell, cell range within a worksheet, between worksheets, between open spreadsheets
Use the AutoFill tool/copy handle tool to copy, increment data entries
Move the content of a cell, cell range within a worksheet, between worksheets, between open spreadsheets
Delete cell contents
Rows And Columns
Select a row, range of adjacent rows, range of non-adjacent rows
Select a column, range of adjacent columns, range of non-adjacent columns
Insert, delete rows and columns
Modify column widths, row heights to a specified value, to optimal width or height
Freeze, unfreeze row and/or column titles
Switch between worksheets
Insert a new worksheet, delete a worksheet
Recognize good practice in naming worksheets: use meaningful worksheet names rather than accept default names
Copy, move, rename a worksheet within a spreadsheet
Formulas And Functions
Recognize good practice in formula creation: refer to cell references rather than type numbers into formulas
Create formulas using cell references and arithmetic operators (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
Identify and understand standard error values associated with using formulas: #NAME?, #DIV/0!, #REF!.
Understand and use relative, absolute cell referencing in formulas
Use sum, average, minimum, maximum, count, counta, round functions
Use the logical function if (yielding one of two specific values) with comparison operator: =, >, >.
Format cells to display numbers to a specific number of decimal places, to display numbers with, without a separator to indicate thousands.
Format cells to display a date style, to display a currency symbol.
Format cells to display numbers as percentages.
Change cell content appearance: font sizes, font types.
Apply formatting to cell contents: bold, italic, underline, double underline.
Apply different colours to cell content, cell background.
Copy the formatting from a cell, cell range to another cell, cell range.
Alignment, Border Effects
Apply text wrapping to contents within a cell, cell range.
Align cell contents: horizontally, vertically. Adjust cell content orientation.
Merge cells and centre a title in a merged cell.
Add border effects to a cell, cell range: lines, colours.
Create different types of charts from spreadsheet data: column chart, bar chart, line chart, pie chart.
Select a chart.
Change the chart type.
Move, resize, delete a chart.
Add, remove, edit a chart title.
Add data labels to a chart: values/numbers, percentages.
Change chart area background colour, legend fill colour.
Change the column, bar, line, pie slice colours in the chart.
Change font size and colour of chart title, chart axes, chart legend text.
Change worksheet margins: top, bottom, left, right.
Change worksheet orientation: portrait, landscape. Change paper size.
Adjust page setup to fit worksheet contents on a specified number of pages.
Add, edit, delete text in headers, footers in a worksheet.
Insert and delete fields: page numbering information, date, time, file name, worksheet name into headers, footers.
Check And Print
Check and correct spreadsheet calculations and text.
Turn on, off display of gridlines, display of row and column headings for printing purposes.
Apply automatic title row(s) printing on every page of a printed worksheet.
Preview a worksheet.
Print a selected cell range from a worksheet, an entire worksheet, number of copies of a worksheet, the entire spreadsheet, a selected chart.
Course Funding Period : 09 Apr 2020 To 03 Dec 2022
Course Code : TGS-2013501035