Excel at Excel: Getting Down to the Basics

at General Assembly - Downtown

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$65 7 seats
Start Date:

Tue, Dec 17, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

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Downtown, Downtown/Northeast
360 E 2nd St Ste 400
Btwn S Central Ave & S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, California 90012
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Kyle Liu

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. It 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.

Agenda (Not necessarily taught in the order below): 

  • Terminology and Navigation
  • Filtering, Sorting, Formatting
  • Removing Duplicates
  • Hiding and Grouping Data
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Introduction to Formulas
  • Basic Math Functions
  • PivotTables
  • Charts and Graphs


  • Accelerate the internalization of key time-saving shortcuts for navigation and editing. 
  • Work smarter and take advantage of the most helpful functions and features 
  • Enhance the presentation of your data by adding charts and formatting 

Prereqs & Preparation

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 Excel installed (PC recommended, Mac acceptable) Most functions/features also work on a Mac although there may be minor differences. The instructor will be using a PC. It is also recommended that you bring a mouse. This is an interactive class, and your participation and questions are encouraged.

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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6:30pm - 9:00pm Kyle Liu 1 $65
6:30pm - 9:00pm Troy Howard 1 $65
6:30pm - 9:00pm Kyle Liu 1 $65
2:00pm - 4:30pm Geoff Kaufman 1 $65
2:00pm - 4:30pm Troy Howard 1 $65

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Excel at Excel: Getting Down to the Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/4/2019
I enjoyed the class I just wish there was more time to practice the concepts. Over all engaging and easy to follow.
Excel at Excel: Getting Down to the Basics
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/18/2018
The instructor was very nice and welcoming, but he made mistakes along the way, didn't provide a ton of explanation or depth to each topic, and ran over time. I felt that the description of the course was a little misleading, as we didn't really cover formulas that much. I was under the impression it would be a quick refresher on the basics and then a focus on key formulas to help with efficiencies. Pivot tables weren't covered within the time of the class, and we only did one example per section instead of looking at different use cases. Someone would ask a question, they were told it was coming up, and then never addressed again (partly because we ran out of time, partly because it was forgotten). This happened a few times. This is a very basic class, so if that is what you are looking for, great. But the topics weren't gone into in depth due to the amount of material and time restrictions. I would look for a more in depth course description next time or some pre-work samples.
Excel at Excel: Getting Down to the Basics
Reviewed by John C. on 10/5/2018
Excellent class and Mr. David Bickham is an excellent instructor.
Excel at Excel: Getting Down to the Basics
Reviewed by Evelyn S. on 5/14/2019
Excel at Excel: Getting Down to the Basics
Reviewed by Fiona B. on 3/8/2019
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