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Advanced Certificate in Spreadsheet Techniques (QQI Level 6) | CM020ON (14 weeks Online)

Course Overview

QQI Level 6 Spreadsheet Techniques 6N4089
Course Code:
CM020ON | TUES 18.30-22.00

The purpose of this course is aimed at training the learner to design and create spreadsheets using advanced spreadsheet techniques working independently or within a supervisory capacity.

NOTE: Learners undertaking online programme must have basic IT skills and have access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme 

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Programme Description

Learners will be able to:
• Describe spreadsheet design principles to include requirements
analysis, solution design, data inputs and expected outputs, data formats, and worksheet layout
• Customise the user interface to optimise application usability
by creating default file locations, Customising toolbars, creating custom menus, showing and hiding rows and columns, freezing Panels and using multiple windows
• Use advanced application-provided data manipulation capabilities to include logical, mathematical, text and financial functions and formulae
• Automate routine multi-step tasks through the creation, execution, & management of complex Macros
• Debug spreadsheet errors using features such as formula auditing
• Analyse spreadsheet data using pivot tables, charts and graphics
• Enhance spreadsheet usability through worksheet and cell protection, data validation, and conditional formatting
• Design a spreadsheet to meet an advanced specification, implementing a comprehensive range of spreadsheet features to produce the required outcome
• Assess the suitability of using a spreadsheet to achieve a given
• Critique spreadsheets created by others to include recommendations for any required changes.

This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.