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Excel 2010 Expert Level 3
Microsoft Excel Expert Tutorial - 1 Hour, 11 Minutes

 
 
This is the third class in our Excel 2010 Expert Series. It picks up where Expert Level 2 left off. The focus of this course is working with logic functions in Excel. Topics covered include:
 
 - Understanding logic (boolean) values
 - True, False, And, Or, Not
 - Using the IF function to make decisions
 - Nested IF functions for multiple options
 - Calculating sales tax IF customer is in-state
 - Assigning a pass/fail grade to a student
 - Giving a student a letter grade (A-F)
 - Time sheet calculations that cross midnight
 - Is a given cell blank, text, number, etc.

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Excel 2010 Expert Level 3
Description: Excel 2010 Expert Level 3
Versions: Microsoft Office Excel 2010
Pre-Requisites: Excel 2010 Expert Level 2
Running Time: 1 Hour, 33 Minutes
Cost: $19.99


This course is for the expert user who has good experience with Microsoft Excel or has completed the five courses in our Beginner Series plus Expert Level 1 and 2 classes. This course will teach you how to work with logic functions in Excel.

We will begin by learning about logical (boolean) values in Excel. You will learn about TRUE and FALSE and the various core logic functions, such as And, Or, and Not. You'll see how to determine whether or not an invoice is paid, whether a customer should get a collection letter, whether an order should be shipped, and whether a charge should be added to a credit card batch. There will be a lot of examples in this class, since understanding these functions is critical for making your Excel spreadsheets smart.

 

Next, you will learn about one of the most powerful functions in Excel: the IF function. Knowing how to use IF properly will open up a whole new world for your spreadsheets. You'll be able to make decisions with your data and provide different results based on conditions. We'll learn how basic "If/Then" reasoning works in Excel. You'll see, for example, how to charge sales tax for a customer IF they reside in your state. You'll see how you can take a student's average and give them a Pass or Fail grade.

 

Next you'll learn how to nest multiple IF functions together to select from multiple options. We will assign a letter grade to each of our students (A-F). You'll learn how to create time sheet calculations that cross over midnight (difficult to do without IF). You will also learn how to calculate regular and overtime pay for employees.

 

You will learn a bunch of different functions to determine the contents of a cell. Is the cell blank? Does it contain a number or text? Is there an error there? These functions include IsBlank, IsError, IsText, IsEven, IsOdd, IsLogical, IsNumber, IsText, IsNonText, IfError, and more. You can use the IsBlank function, for example, to determine whether or not to use "Mr.", "Mrs.", or "Mr. & Mrs." for a mailing list, depending on which names you have (husband, wife, or both).

 

Again, this is the perfect class for anyone who wants to learn how to work effectively with logic functions including the IF function in Microsoft Excel 2010. Mastering the IF function is one of the most important things you can do while learning Excel. Of course, if you have any questions about whether or not this class is for you, please contact me.
 

 

Complete Outline - Excel 2010 Expert Level 3

00. Intro (6:29)

01. Logic Functions (19:05)
TRUE, FALSE Values
0 = FALSE
AND, OR, NOT
Is an invoice late?
Is an invoice paid?
Collection Letter Example
Shipping an Order Example
Credit Card Batching Example
TRUE, FALSE Functions

02. IF Function 1 (14:18)
IF THEN Statement
IF THEN ELSE Statement
Charge Sales Tax Example
Set Tax Rate if in NY
Calculate Sales Tax
Calculate Credit Card Batch Total
Give Students PASS or FAIL Grade
03. IF Function 2 (14:05)
Nested IF Functions
Assign a Letter Grade with IF
Fixing Our Time Sheet Example
Shifts That Cross Over Midnight
Calculating Overtime Pay

04. IS Functions (14:05)
ISBLANK, ISERROR
ISEVEN, ISODD
ISLOGICAL, ISNUMBER
ISTEXT, ISNONTEXT
Extra Space Between Names
FN, MI, LN
"Mr.", "Mrs.", or "Mr. & Mrs."
Divide by Zero errors
ISERROR to fix #DIV/0!
IFERROR to fix #DIV/0!

05. Review (3:20)

 


 
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Student Interaction: Excel 2010 Expert 3

Richard on 3/21/2011:  This is the third class in our Excel 2010 Expert Series. It picks up where Expert Level 2 left off. The focus of this course is working with logic functions in Excel. Topics covered include: - Understanding logic (boolean) values - True, False, And, Or, Not - Using the IF function to make decisions - Nested IF functions for multiple options - Calculating sales tax IF customer is in-state - Assigning a pass/fail grade to a student - Giving a student a letter grade (A-F) - Time sheet calculations that cross midnight - Is a given cell blank, text, number, etc.
 Srinath Nandyal on 5/2/2011: While discussing whether to send a collection letter or not, you identiifed a row that contained proper arguments in cell D2 (FALSE) and C2(TRUE). It is likely that you can encounter where required arguments are NOT in the same row. If we end up selecting cells from different rows to satisfy the requirement. copying downward would distort the end result.

Reply from Richard Rost:

I suppose if your "records" span multiple rows, this is true. However, if you want to maintain your spreadsheets in a true database-like format, you should keep one record per row.

Anonymous on 10/16/2012: Excel-Expert Lesson 3: After 5:37 minutes of running the NOT function returned FALSE in cell E3. Is that correct? You said it will negate the AND function always, which is not the case here.
tarek mounayar on 4/13/2014: Hi Richard, I have an agent that gets paid on commission. If he achieves 1M$ he gets 15% of sales, if he achieves between 1M$ and 2M$ he gets 17.5% sales, if he achieves over 2M$ he gets 20% on sales. How do i put that in one formula considering that yearly sales since 2010 has been 1.5M$, 2.2M$ 3.1M$ and 4.4M$?

Thanks

Reply from Richard Rost:

You can use either a compound IF function or a VLOOKUP table to achieve this.

SIMPLICE ZIRIGA on 6/16/2014: The courses are understable but if we dont use the concept by practicing with some homeworks following each course, we will lose the concept we learned.
We need practicing to emphasize the concepts. Complete the courses with homeworks. That will be great!

Reply from Richard Rost:

I've stopped issuing homework assignments in the last couple of classes because very few people have actually given me feedback on them - so I'm assuming nobody care. :/


Reply from Richard Rost:

I've stopped issuing homework assignments in the last couple of classes because very few people have actually given me feedback on them - so I'm assuming nobody cares. :/

Simplice Ziriga on 6/23/2014: I dont think you have to see things in term of comments we make on course or not. If I dont make a comment or take a survey do not mean necessary I dont like the way you teach. Just do what you have to do to help us master the course. THANKS
Chris Daniggelis on 7/15/2015: Guys
Where do I find the instructions to change or highlight a cell with a color if certain conditions exist
Thank You

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Conditional Formatting

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Jonathan Singer on 7/19/2016: If the criteria to collect is to be late shouldn't it be "NOT D2" as well?

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Collect is for a Collection letter to be sent.
Paid (C) has to be FALSE
Late (D) has to be TRUE

You want D to be TRUE

=AND($D2, NOT($C2))
=AND(TRUE, NOT(FALSE))

 

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