Microsoft Excel is a commercial, interactive spreadsheet application that was developed by Microsoft in 1985. Excel has hundreds of features and tools that help users organize, manage, analyze, and visualize data.
Microsoft Excel is a commercial, interactive spreadsheet application that was developed by Microsoft in 1985. Excel operates by using a collection of cells that are arranged into columns and rows.
When a user records a macro, Excel studies the steps that are being executed and records these actions in VBA, a language it understands. Once a macro is created, it can be reused as many times as the user wishes. Macros provide Excel users with a time-saving way to automate routine or repetitive tasks.
VBA, which is short for Visual Basic for Applications, is a type of programming language that’s used to create macros in Microsoft Excel. This language is built into Excel and allows users to write commands and functions in spreadsheets. It also can be used in other Microsoft Office applications as well, such as Outlook and Word.
VBA is well-suited for basic Excel automation tasks. Data Analysts often use it in tandem with other programming languages, such as Python, for completing more complex analyses.
This article will explore the benefits of pursuing a Microsoft Excel certification, as well as the requirements to achieve Associate, Expert, or Master-level Excel certification.
Although many jobs do not require Excel certification as a prerequisite, achieving Associate, Expert, or Master certification is a great way to demonstrate to employers that you can use this app in real-world scenarios and do so within a time limit.
Learning Microsoft Excel is a great way to get started organizing and cleaning data. This application is often used alongside other programming languages, data visualization tools, and project management platforms to transform data into actionable insights that drive change in an organization.
An Excel macro is a set of instructions that is entered into Excel that can be used to manipulate data. Each macro is recorded, named, and saved, then can be run as often as the user wishes.
Clear formatting not only improves the readability and accessibility of an Excel worksheet or workbook but also ensures that the data in the rows and columns are internally consistent and clean of errors. A few time-saving formatting shortcuts can save Excel users hours down the line, and can often be performed with just a few mouse clicks.
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