Excel 2016: Core Data Analysis, Manipulation, and Presentation; Exam 77-727

Successful candidates for the Microsoft Excel 2016 exam have approximately 150 hours of instruction and hands-on experience with the product. They will know and demonstrate the correct application of the principle features of Excel 2016. Candidates will create and edit a workbook with multiple sheets, and use a graphic element to represent data visually. Workbook examples include professional-looking budgets, financial statements, team performance charts, sales invoices, and data-entry logs.

Objective Domain

  • Create and Manage Worksheets and Workbooks 2016
  • Manage Data Cells and Ranges 2016
  • Create Tables 2016
  • Perform Operations with Formulas and Functions 2016
  • Create Charts and Objects 2016
  • Manage Workbook Options and Settings Expert 2016
  • Apply Custom Data Formats and Layouts Expert 2016
  • Create Advanced Formulas Expert 2016
  • Create Advanced Charts and Tables Expert 2016

1.1 Create Worksheets and Workbooks

1.1.1 Create a workbook

1.1.2 Import data from a delimited text file

1.1.3 Add a worksheet to an existing workbook

1.1.4 Copy and move a worksheet

1.2 Navigate in Worksheets and Workbooks

1.2.1 Search for data within a workbook

1.2.2 Navigate to a named cell, range, or workbook element

1.2.3 Insert and remove hyperlinks

1.3 Format Worksheets and Workbooks

1.3.1 Change worksheet tab color



2.1 Insert Data in Cells and Ranges

2.1.1 Replace data

2.1.2 Cut, copy, or paste data

2.1.3 Paste data by using special paste options

2.1.4 Fill cells by using Auto Fill

2.1.5 Insert and delete cells

2.2 Format Cells and Ranges

2.2.1 Merge cells

2.2.2 Modify cell alignment and indentation

2.2.3 Format cells by using Format Painter

2.2.4 Wrap text within cells

2.2.5 Apply number formats

2.2.6 Apply cell formats

2.2.7 Apply cell styles

2.3 Summarize and Organize Data

2.3.1 Insert sparklines

2.3.2 Outline data

2.3.3 Insert subtotals

2.3.4 Apply conditional formatting

3.1 Create and Manage Tables

3.1.1 Create an Excel table from a cell range

3.1.2 Convert a table to a cell range

3.1.3 Add or remove table rows and columns

3.2 Manage Table Styles and Options

3.2.1 Apply styles to tables

3.2.2 Configure table style options

3.2.3 Insert total rows

3.3 Filter and Sort a Table

3.3.1 Filter records

3.3.2 Sort data by multiple columns

3.3.3 Change sort order

3.3.4 Remove duplicate records

4.1 Summarize Data by using Functions

4.1.1 Insert references

4.1.2 Perform calculations by using the SUM function

4.1.3 Perform calculations by using MIN and MAX functions

4.1.4 Perform calculations by using the COUNT function

4.1.5 Perform calculations by using the AVERAGE function

4.2 Perform Conditional Operations by using Functions

4.2.1 Perform logical operations by using the IF function

4.2.2 Perform logical operations by using the SUMIF function

4.2.3 Perform logical operations by using the AVERAGEIF function

4.2.4 Perform statistical operations by using the COUNTIF function

4.3 Format and Modify Text by using Functions

4.3.1 Format text by using RIGHT, LEFT, and MID functions

4.3.2 Format text by using UPPER, LOWER, and PROPER functions

4.3.3 Format text by using the CONCATENATE function

5.1 Create Charts

5.1.1 Create a new chart

5.1.2 Add additional data series

5.1.3 Switch between rows and columns in source data

5.1.4 Analyze data by using Quick Analysis

5.2 Format Charts

5.2.1 Resize charts

5.2.2 Add and modify chart elements

5.2.3 Apply chart layouts and styles

5.2.4 Move charts to a chart sheet

5.3 Insert and Format Objects

5.3.1 Insert text boxes and shapes

5.3.2 Insert images

5.3.3 Modify object properties

5.3.4 Add alternative text to objects for accessibility

1.1 Manage Workbooks

1.1.1 Save a workbook as a template

1.1.2 Copy macros between workbooks

1.1.3 Reference data in another workbook

1.1.6 Reference data by using structured references

Enable macros in a workbook Display hidden ribbon tabs

1.2 Manage Workbook Review

 1.2.3 Restrict editing Protect a worksheet Configure formula calculation options

1.2.4 Protect workbook structure

1.2.5 Manage workbook versions Encrypt a workbook with a password

2.1 Apply Custom Data Formats and Validation

2.1.1 Create custom number formats

2.1.2 Populate cells by using advanced Fill Series options

2.1.3 Configure data validation

2.2 Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting and Filtering

2.2.1 Create custom conditional formatting rules

2.2.2 Create conditional formatting rules that use formulas

2.2.3 Manage conditional formatting rules

2.3 Create and Modify Custom Workbook Elements

2.3.1 Create custom color formats

2.3.2 Create and modify cell styles

2.3.3 Create and modify custom themes

2.3.4 Create and modify simple macros Insert and configure form controls

2.4 Prepare a Workbook for Internationalization

2.4.1 Display data in multiple international formats

2.4.2 Apply international currency formats

2.4.3 Manage multiple options for +Body and +Heading fonts

3.1 Apply Functions in Formulas

3.1.1 Perform logical operations by using AND, OR, and NOT functions

3.1.2 Perform logical operations by using nested functions

3.1.3 Perform statistical operations by using SUMIFS, AVERAGEIFS, and COUNTIFS functions

3.2 Look up data by using Functions

3.2.1 Look up data by using the VLOOKUP function

3.2.2 Look up data by using the HLOOKUP function

3.2.3 3.2.4 Look up data by using the MATCH function Look up data by using the INDEX function

3.3 Apply Advanced Date and Time Functions

3.3.1 Reference the date and time by using the NOW and TODAY functions

3.3.2 Serialize numbers by using date and time functions

3.4 Perform Data Analysis and Business Intelligence

3.4.1 Import, transform, combine, display, and connect to data

3.4.2 Consolidate data

 3.4.5 Perform what-if analysis by using Goal Seek and Scenario Manager Use cube functions to get data out of the Excel data model Calculate data by using financial functions

3.5 Troubleshoot Formulas

3.5.1 Trace precedence and dependence

3.5.2 Monitor cells and formulas by using the Watch Window

3.5.4 Validate formulas by using error checking rules Evaluate formulas

3.6 Define Named Ranges and Objects

3.6.1 Name cells

 3.6.4 Name data ranges Name tables Manage named ranges and objects

4.1 Create Advanced Charts

4.1.1 Add trendlines to charts

4.1.2 Create dual-axis charts

4.1.3 Save a chart as a template

4.2 Create and Manage PivotTables

4.2.1 Create PivotTables

4.2.2 Modify field selections and options

4.2.7 Create slicers Group PivotTable data Reference data in a PivotTable by using the GETPIVOTDATA function Add calculated fields Format data

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Type & reward:Microsoft Excel Certificate

Provided by: Microsoft Excel Minimum credits: N/A

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