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Learning Path: Become a Small Business Owner

Start your own business and get it right the first time. Learn everything you need to become a small business owner, from understanding the responsibilities of entrepreneurship to figuring out the legal, financial, and operational aspects of your future business.

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Learning Path: Become an Excel 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist

Validate your proficiency and advance your career as a certified Microsoft Office Specialist in Excel 2013. You'll master creating and managing worksheets and workbooks through hands-on training and performance-based scenarios.

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Learning Path: Become a Manager

As a manager, success is predicated on your ability to achieve goals working with your team. The good news is that management is a skill that can be learned. This path is designed to provide you with the key considerations, skills and competencies to help you become and succeed as a manager.

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Our expert instructors teach you how to manage your time, build your business, and develop your employees. Learn how to work more effectively with tools like Excel, Word, Outlook, Sharepoint, and with operating systems like Windows 8 and Mac OSX.

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Office 2016 is packed with new features, including a new user interface, collaboration tools and more. Find out what’s new in Office 2016 and why it matters to you.

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  • view course page for Excel Tips Weekly

    Excel Tips Weekly

    with Dennis Taylor

    Get a new productivity-boosting tip every Tuesday from Excel expert Dennis Taylor.

    8h 37m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Excel 2016 Tips and Tricks

    Excel 2016 Tips and Tricks

    with Dennis Taylor

    Get more done in Excel 2016. Excel expert Dennis Taylor helps Excel users take their spreadsheet skills to the next level with this collection of tips and tricks.

    5h 52m
     

  • view course page for Excel 2013: Prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Exam (77-420)

  • view course page for Office for iPad and iPhone Essential Training

  • view course page for Excel for Mac 2016: Pivot Tables in Depth

  • view course page for Process Modeling in Excel Using VBA

    Learn how to use Excel and VBA for business process modeling. Find out how to create and run simulations for customer flow, queuing, and manufacturing.

    3h 14m
    Advanced
     

  • view course page for Excel 2016: Advanced Formulas and Functions

  • view course page for Office 365: Excel Essential Training

    Learn how to to enter and organize data, create formulas and functions, build charts and PivotTables, and use other powerful Excel features.

    8h 54m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Excel 2016: Charts in Depth

    Learn how to create advanced Excel charts, such as Gantt charts, custom pie charts, waterfall charts, and more, in Excel 2016.

    4h 36m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Excel 2016: Advanced Formatting Techniques

    Get simple, powerful tips for making spreadsheet information readable and understandable in Excel 2016. Learn advanced Excel formatting techniques.

    3h 29m
    Advanced
     

  • view course page for Excel 2016: Pivot Tables in Depth

  • view course page for The Basics of Data for Analytics

    This training course teaches analysts and nonanalysts alike the basics of data analytics: using data for analysis and reporting.

    34m 18s
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Excel Workshop: Building a Dynamic Heat Map

  • view course page for Office 365: Learn Excel

    Office 365: Learn Excel

    with David Rivers

    Get started with the Office 365 version of Excel 2016. Learn how to create, format, share, and print workbooks in Excel.

    1h 10m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with Excel 2016

    Get started with Excel 2016. Learn how to create, format, share, and print workbooks in Excel.

    1h 10m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Office 365 for Mac: Learn Excel

    Learn how to quickly become productive with the Office 365 for Mac version of Excel, including how to use functions, format data, and collaborate with others.

    1h 6m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Excel 2016 Essential Training

    Learn how to to enter and organize data, create formulas and functions, build charts and PivotTables, and use other powerful Excel 2016 features.

    8h 51m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Office 2016 and Office 365 New Features

    Learn about the suite-wide enhancements in Office 2016 and Office 365, as well as program-specific new features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    46m 29s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for The 5-Day Excel Challenge

    The 5-Day Excel Challenge

    with Dennis Taylor

    Take this fun and fast 5-day Excel challenge to test your Excel skills.

    41m 47s
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Excel for Mac 2011: Charts in Depth

    Learn how to use Excel for Mac 2011 to create different kinds of charts—from column, bar, and line charts to Gantt and exploded pie charts—and understand which type works best for your data.

    4h 19m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel

  • view course page for Foundations of Business Analytics: Prescriptive Analytics

  • view course page for Using Office Shapes and SmartArt to Enhance Business Documents

  • view course page for Excel 2011 for the Mac: Managing and Analyzing Data

  • view course page for Excel 2013: Working with Charts and Graphs

  • view course page for Going Paperless: Start to Finish

  • view course page for Creating Accessible Microsoft Office Documents

    Ensure that everyone can access, use, and benefit from your Microsoft Office documents by implementing these accessibility best practices from David Rivers.

    1h 31m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Excel 2011 for the Mac: Mastering Formulas and Functions

  • view course page for Using Office 2013 Themes and Templates for Branding

  • view course page for Data Modeling with Excel Power Pivot

    Explore all the steps for data modeling with Excel's Power Pivot plugin—adding data sources, setting up relationships, and adding hierarchies—and discover the power of DAX expressions.

    1h 15m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Securing Microsoft Office Files

    Keep your Microsoft Office documents secure and private with these tutorials for Office 2007, 2010, 2013, and even Office 365.

    1h 21m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Excel Data Analysis: Forecasting

  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2007 to Office 2010

    Upgrading from Office 2007 to Office 2010? Get used to the new interface, and explore the latest features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    2h 10m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Making Business Projections

    Making Business Projections

    with Rudolph Rosenberg

    Analyze past performance data and get a realistic picture of your company's future performance using Microsoft Excel.

    1h 17m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2010 to Office 2013

    Upgrading from Office 2010 to Office 2013? Get used to the new interface and touch controls, and explore the latest features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    2h 4m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Top Line with Excel

  • view course page for Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Bottom Line with Excel

  • view course page for Financial Analysis: Introduction to Business Performance Analysis

  • view course page for Office Online Essential Training

    Learn how to create, edit, and share Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents with Office Online.

    3h 11m
    Beginner
     

  • view course page for Excel 2013 Tips and Tricks

    Excel 2013 Tips and Tricks

    with Dennis Taylor

    Discover the best tips and tricks in Excel 2013, and unleash the real power of this popular, powerful software.

    4h 34m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2007 to Office 2013

    Upgrading from Office 2007 to Office 2013? Get used to the new interface and touch controls, and explore the new features in each of the major application: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    2h 4m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Data

    Learn how to clean up your Excel data with a few simple and easy-to-understand functions, commands, and techniques.

    1h 59m
    Appropriate for all
     

  • view course page for Setting Up a Database in Excel 2013

  • view course page for Power BI Features in Depth

    Learn how you can easily search, access, and analyze data within and outside your organization in just a few clicks with Power BI—the business intelligence features that lie inside Microsoft Office.

    5h 57m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Up and Running with Excel Cluster Analysis

  • view course page for Excel 2013: Managing Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks

  • view course page for Excel 2013: Working with Dates and Times

  • view course page for Excel 2013: Managing and Analyzing Data

    Learn how to manage and analyze large amounts of data with sorting, filtering, and statistical and database analysis functions.

    2h 2m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Excel 2013: Data Validation in Depth

    Learn how to use the data validation tools in Excel to control how users input data into workbooks and ensure data is entered consistently and accurately.

    1h 5m
    Intermediate
     

  • view course page for Excel 2013: Macros in Depth

    Discover how to automate tasks in Excel. Learn how to record, share, and edit macros.

    2h 43m
    Intermediate
     

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