24 hours – ICDL Perform Spreadsheet Function (Excel 2013)
Course Reference Number
Funding Validity Period
Till 3 Dec 2020
Mode of Training
This module enables learners to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to demonstrate the ability to use a spreadsheet application. Learners will understand and be able to accomplish tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying and using a spreadsheet, in addition to using standard formulas and functions, and demonstrate competence in creating and formatting graphs or charts.
On completion of this module each learner will be able to:
- Work with spreadsheets and save them in different file formats
- Choose built-in options such as the Help function within the application to enhance productivity
- Enter data into cells and use good practice in creating lists. Select, sort and copy, move and delete data
- Edit rows and columns in a worksheet. Copy, move, delete and appropriately rename worksheets
- Create mathematical and logical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions. Use good practice in formula creation and recognise error values in formulas
- Format numbers and text content in a spreadsheet
- Choose, create and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
- Adjust spreadsheet page settings and check and correct spreadsheet content before finally printing spreadsheets
This course is intended for learners with little or no knowledge of using a spreadsheet application.
The learner must be able to:
- operate a Personal Computer, use keyboard and mouse
- read, write, speak and understand English (Work Place Literacy Level 4 – lower secondary level)
Using the Application
Working with Spreadsheets
- Open, close a spreadsheet application. Open and close spreadsheets.
- Create a new spreadsheet based on default template.
- Save a spreadsheet to a location on a drive. Save a spreadsheet under another name to a location on a drive.
- Save a spreadsheet as another file type like: template, text file, software specific file extension, version number.
- Switch between open spreadsheets
- Set basic options/preferences in the application: user name, default folder to open, save spreadsheets
- Use available Help functions
- Use magnification/zoom tools
- Display, hide built-in toolbars. Restore, minimize the ribbon
- Understand that a cell in a worksheet should contain only one element of data, (for example, first name detail in one cell, surname detail in adjacent cell).
- Recognize good practice in creating lists: avoid blank rows and columns in the main body of list, insert blank row before Total row, ensure cells bordering list are blank.
- Enter a number, date, text in a cell.
- Select a cell, range of adjacent cells, range of non-adjacent cells, entire worksheet.
- Edit cell content, modify existing cell content
- Use the undo, redo command
- Use the search command for specific content in a worksheet
- Use the replace command for specific content in a worksheet
- Sort a cell range by one criterion in ascending, descending numeric order, ascending, descending alphabetic order
Copy, Move, Delete
- Copy the content of a cell, cell range within a worksheet, between worksheets, between open spreadsheets
- Use the AutoFill tool/copy handle tool to copy, increment data entries
- Move the content of a cell, cell range within a worksheet, between worksheets, between open spreadsheets
- Delete cell contents
Rows and Columns
- Select a row, range of adjacent rows, range of non-adjacent rows
- Select a column, range of adjacent columns, range of non-adjacent columns
- Insert, delete rows and columns
- Modify column widths, row heights to a specified value, to optimal width or height
- Freeze, unfreeze row and/or column titles
- Switch between worksheets
- Insert a new worksheet, delete a worksheet
- Recognize good practice in naming worksheets: use meaningful worksheet names rather than accept default names
- Copy, move, rename a worksheet within a spreadsheet
Formulas and Functions
- Recognize good practice in formula creation: refer to cell references rather than type numbers into formulas
- Create formulas using cell references and arithmetic operators (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
- Identify and understand standard error values associated with using formulas: #NAME?, #DIV/0!, #REF!.
- Understand and use relative, absolute cell referencing in formulas
- Use sum, average, minimum, maximum, count, counta, round functions
- Use the logical function if (yielding one of two specific values) with comparison operator: =, >, <
- Format cells to display numbers to a specific number of decimal places, to display numbers with, without a separator to indicate thousands.
- Format cells to display a date style, to display a currency symbol.
- Format cells to display numbers as percentages.
- Change cell content appearance: font sizes, font types.
- Apply formatting to cell contents: bold, italic, underline, double underline.
- Apply different colours to cell content, cell background.
- Copy the formatting from a cell, cell range to another cell, cell range.
Alignment, Border Effects
- Apply text wrapping to contents within a cell, cell range.
- Align cell contents: horizontally, vertically. Adjust cell content orientation.
- Merge cells and centre a title in a merged cell.
- Add border effects to a cell, cell range: lines, colours.
- Create different types of charts from spreadsheet data: column chart, bar chart, line chart, pie chart.
- Select a chart.
- Change the chart type.
- Move, resize, delete a chart.
- Add, remove, edit a chart title.
- Add data labels to a chart: values/numbers, percentages.
- Change chart area background colour, legend fill colour.
- Change the column, bar, line, pie slice colours in the chart.
- Change font size and colour of chart title, chart axes, chart legend text.
- Change worksheet margins: top, bottom, left, right.
- Change worksheet orientation: portrait, landscape. Change paper size.
- Adjust page setup to fit worksheet contents on a specified number of pages.
- Add, edit, delete text in headers, footers in a worksheet.
- Insert and delete fields: page numbering information, date, time, file name, worksheet name into headers, footers.
Check and Print
- Check and correct spreadsheet calculations and text.
- Turn on, off display of gridlines, display of row and column headings for printing purposes.
- Apply automatic title row(s) printing on every page of a printed worksheet.
- Preview a worksheet.
- Print a selected cell range from a worksheet, an entire worksheet, number of copies of a worksheet, the entire spreadsheet, a selected chart.
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MCES: Singaporean age 40 and above
Normal: Singaporean/PR age 21 and above
WTS: Singaporean age 35 and above and earning $2,000 or below per month