Excel Basics: Anatomy of Spreadsheets and Cell References

Learn the real Excel Basics and master cell reference types like a Pro. 20+ Excel-excercises. (Excel 2013 - Excel 2019)

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Excel Basics: Anatomy of Spreadsheets and Cell References



With this course you get:

  • Hands-on introduction to the real Excel Basics and cell references

  • Learn directly from a certified Excel Expert

  • 24/7 access to all Excel lessons and project files

  • Access to course forums to ask your Excel questions

  • Excel skills tests including complete solution guides

  • LIFETIME access and all that with a

  • 30 day money-back guarantee!

  • Presented on the latest Excel version (Excel 2019)


What to expect from this course:

In this Excel Basics course you will learn the basic structure and functionality of spreadsheet. Essentially, it is about the so-called cell reference types in Microsoft Excel.

If you do not know what the dollar signs in cell references, such as $A$22, stands for, or it happens to you that your Excel formulas stopped working after editing or copying them, then this course is just right for you. This course is for Excel Beginners as well as advanced Excel users who have uncertainties in formulas and cell references.

How is this Excel course structured?

If you start this course now, you will receive a small Excel Crash Course in the next 30 minutes in a slightly different way than you might expect.

You will first take on a small test about the Excel Basics, which will then be evaluated along some tipps and tricks in a comprehensive solution guide.

After a total of about 60 minutes, you will be familiar with the cell reference types and can take on the challenge to do the final Excel skills test.

All practice tests in this course evaluate your results right away and you see where you stand right away.

Who is this course made for?

This course is suitable for Excel beginners as well as advanced users. You should definitely take a closer look at this course in case you have never heard of cell reference types in Excel before.

There are waiting more than 20 exercises for you. And if you like, you can download the working files and work in parallel on your own, the entire course, hands-on.

Why I created this Excel Basics course for you:

The reason why I created this course is that even with many experienced users, students and clients, I observed several times, that some of these elementary Excel Basics are simply not there. In particular, I see over and over again a lack in the so-called cell reference types in Excel.

The applied cell reference types in Excel are either relative, absolute or mixed cell references. This is a framework used in spreadsheets to refer cell values between cells and perform calculations.

If you deal with more complex calculations, then the wrong application of these reference types can have severe effects on your results. And unfortunately, I have seen many of those mistakes put in practice and would like for you to avoid theses kind of mistakes.

After taking this course you can definetly answer the question "What are these dollar signs in Excel good for" with ease.

Find some of the most important topic areas of this course below:

  • Hands-on Introduction to the real Excel Basics

  • Relative cell references

  • Absolute cell references

  • Mixed cell references

  • Practical examples to deepen your Excel knowledge

  • Test your skills in a final test

This Excel course is a hands-on experience and we will work with several work files to explore the world of cell references and the dollar signs in Excel. You can work in parallel with the provided work files to try everything out, one by one, as I am showing you on my screen.

In a world, where data analytics and Excel as a Software become more and more a demanded skill in businesses, this course is exactly the right place to start learning Microsoft Excel. After this course you are able to master formulas and cell references with high confidence.

I am here to help you levelling up in Excel. So, I am more than happy to welcome you on the other side in my course.


Georg - Certified Microsoft Office Specialist Expert (Excel)


ENROLL NOW and get:

  • 24/7-Access to all lectures and Excel files

  • Access to course Q&A forums to ask your Excel questions

  • Excel Basics skills test

  • Final Excel exam

  • All Excel tests including complete solution guides

  • More than 20 Excel exercises

  • Lifetime access

  • 30 day money-back guarantee!

  • Taught in the most recent Microsoft Excel version (2019/365)

  • Compatible with Microsoft Excel 2007-2010 (limited), Excel 2013, Excel 2016 and Excel 2019 or Office 365

What You Will Learn!

  • Learn the real Excel Basics
  • Understand cell reference types in Excel
  • Understand what the dollar signs mean in Excel
  • Relative cell references
  • Absolute cell references
  • Mixed cell references
  • Anatomy of spreadsheet
  • How to avoid mistakes in Excel formulas
  • Learn to create reliable working Excel formulas
  • Learn lots of tipps and tricks around Excel
  • Test your Excel skills in exercises

Who Should Attend!

  • Anyone who wants to level up their Excel Basics
  • Excel beginners as well as advanced
  • Users with uncertainties in the creation of Excel formulas
  • Users who often find Excel formulas stop working after editing
  • Students who are looking for a hands on learning experience to learn the core Excel Basics



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  • Excel Formulas and Functions






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