Excel at Excel: Getting Down the Basics

at General Assembly - Online

Course Details
$99 8 seats
Start Date:

Sun, Mar 28, 12:00pm - 3:00pm Eastern Time

Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Miri Miller

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this excel class:

The Excel at Excel workshop is designed for students who are relatively familiar with other office productivity software, for example, Microsoft Word. (The students who succeed the most are comfortable using a computer and navigating around desktop programs on their own). It introduces a range of Excel topics giving students a taste of the potential that can be achieved with Excel and touches briefly on everything from navigation and layout to using functions and charts. 

This workshop was not designed to go over any topic in extreme detail, but more as a "sampler" of topics. The expectation is for students to be able to leave and be familiar with several of the Excel skills necessary for most positions that require some "basic to intermediate" Excel knowledge. This course is excellent prep for General Assembly's Data Analytics Courses.

Agenda (Not necessarily taught in the order below):

  • Terminology and Navigation
  • Formatting and Filling
  • Data Organization and Filtering
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Hiding and Grouping
  • Introduction to Formulas
  • Functions
  • Basic Math Functions
  • Conditional Math Functions
  • Reference Functions
  • Basic Data Cleaning
  • Defined Names
  • PivotTables
  • Charts
  • Freezing Views
  • Adding Notes and Comment


  • Input, gather, prep, and format data for more productive use and sharing.
  • Analyze data to improve decision making.
  • Save or export data, tables, and charts for others to use or view


  • Students should have a general familiarity with Excel including knowing how to navigate a spreadsheet and how to copy & paste. 
  • Please bring a laptop with Microsoft 2016 or 2019 installed (PC or Mac) but please note there may be minor differences between Microsoft's implementation on the two platforms. 
  • It is also highly recommended that you have a mouse. 
  • A second monitor or tablet is not required but highly recommended.
  • Students will be emailed case study files prior to class that they should download to their desktop. 
  • This is an interactive class, and your participation and questions are encouraged.
  • This class will occur completely online so students should also have a laptop or computer with at least 4GB RAM and a working microphone and camera. 
  • Class pre-work will be distributed via email which will include detailed instructions for downloading Zoom and Slack (where the class will be hosted). 
  • An internet connection of at least 10 Mpbs download speed is also highly recommended.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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Refund Policy
If you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at [email protected] at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.


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Excel at Excel: Getting Down the Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/23/2016
More PC focused than Mac. Spent a ton of time trying to search for the corresponding shortcuts and keys. Maybe create a Excel for Mac class?
Excel at Excel: Getting Down the Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/1/2015
Unfortunately, the class was PC - based and I have a Mac....so a lot of what was covered did not help me at all. The instructor did what he could to let us know what was different for Mac users, but obviously with limited time and with him being knowledgeable in PC, it wasn't much.
Excel at Excel: Getting Down the Basics
Reviewed by spirulina s. on 11/30/2015
If I would have known that the Teacher only know how to teach excel for PC I would have brought my HP Laptop. This class was a waste of my money and time, been in class 2 hours now and everyone but 1 other person have mac book, the teacher don't know how to teach us using mac book, he have to keep looking up cheat short cuts to teach us. I could have use google if I wanted to learn this way. in the class description it state you can be teach using a mac book also.
Excel at Excel: Getting Down the Basics
Reviewed by matthieu F. on 11/18/2015
Spent time explainning difference between excel on PC and Mac... The class is 10000% designed for pc. At the end of the class younwill NOT be abble to use excel
Excel at Excel: Getting Down the Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/18/2015
Many students did not meet the prerequisites of the class (basic computer skills and basic knowledge of Excel). We only covered approximately half of the material because the instructor was busy answering questions about how to connect to the internet, use a mouse, or how to copy and paste. In the future, I would suggest highlighting the prerequisites so that students that do meet the minimum are not wasting their money.
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