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Excel 101: Making Spreadsheets Work for You | FREE Livestream | Richmond

About this workshop

Welcome to Free Fridays!

Our Free Friday Livestreams are here to give you a bite-sized sample of what you’ll learn in our Workshops, Part Time and Immersive courses.

Are you looking to build your confidence in Excel and make your charts and spreadsheets work for you, but aren’t sure where to start? This Excel 101 Livestream is perfect for you!

This free, two-hour Microsoft Excel livestream tutorial will introduce a range of Excel basics, giving you a taste of the potential that can be achieved with this powerful tool. This Excel tutorial will touch briefly on everything from navigation and layout, to using functions and formulas. Then, you can apply what you’ve learned within an Excel workbook! All in real time, taught by an industry expert in Excel.

Join us for Excel 101 to learn the basics and gain the skills you need to confidently navigate Excel!

As an added bonus, a member of our Admissions Team will be joining this livestream to talk to you about the enrollment process for our Part Time and Immersive courses, and answer your questions regarding course pacing, payment options, career development, and more!

What will the livestream learning experience be like? - Ask questions and build your online network by interacting with fellow participants and an industry expert in Excel. — all in real time via live chatbox and Q&A. - Complete optional classwork to give you a hands-on taste of the subject. - Learn new skills in the comfort of your own home, or on the go! All participants will be automatically muted with no video.


  • Understand why Microsoft Excel is the preferred data management tool.
  • Gain confidence navigating Excel workbook.
  • Learn about Formatting, Sorting & Filtering.
  • Discover key Excel formulas and functions like COUNT, SUM, IF, SUMIF, and more.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • Excel 101 is taken completely online, and requires a computer and a strong internet connection.
  • We will provide a Zoom link on the day of the class.
  • If you want to complete the optional in-class exercise...
  • You should be familiar with basic computer functions like copy/paste, but no previous experience in Excel is required.
  • A second monitor is strongly recommended.
  • Make sure you have access to MS Excel. You can download a free trial here.
  • If you can’t access Excel, Google Sheets can be used as an alternative. However, there may be some differences in keyboard shortcut formulas and Excel functions that aren’t reviewed in the Excel 101 Livestream.

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