24 hours – ICDL Perform Spreadsheet Functions (Excel 2007)
Course Reference Number
Funding Validity Period
Till 02 Oct 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.
Course Fees (Self-Sponsored)
||Nett Fee after Funding (Incl. GST)
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