* This list was compiled in April 2017. We endeavour to keep this list as up to date as we can. If you notice anything that is no longer current please email BYOL and we'll update it. If you run an Excel course and it's not listed here please email us the details and we'll add it to the list.
Bring Your Own Laptop
COURSE TITLE: Excel 2016 Essentials Training
Learning Excel can be a little intimidating, but Bring Your Own Laptop offers a ‘from zero to hero’ course that starts at the very beginning and builds a working foundation that will ensure you’re useful with Microsoft Excel, and it’s useful to you.
Excel 2016 Essentials Training is taught in an interactive classroom environment and you learn by working through step by step projects to create Excel spreadsheets the same way it’s done in the real world. It’s practice, not just theory, and the sorts of things you create are what you’ll be using Excel for at work.
The course is written to not only take you from no knowledge to being able to grasp the essentials, the training is based around practical applications that you’ll use every day.
Example projects include producing a sales chart, an inventory report and a GST calculator.
You don’t need any previous experience with Excel, and the after-course care is fantastic. A whole year of email support, videos and notes that match the course and you can retake the training if you need to for free!
DURATION: 1 Day
PRICE: $373 (INC GST)
DISCOUNTS: Early Registration Discount: $317.00 EARLY BIRD
CLASS SIZE: 8 (MAX)
QUALIFICATION: Certificate of completion
AFTER COURSE CARE: Customised videos that match the entire course, notes, free email support for 1 year and a course resit if needed.EMAIL WEBSITE MAP CONTACT PAGE
Ace Computer Training
COURSE TITLE: Excel Essential Skills
LOCATIONS: Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch
Ace Computer Training offer a wide variety of courses for Microsoft Office products, including Excel which has 10 different options, or as Ace suggests, a ‘learning path’ which suggest 10 days of training.
The course mentioned here is the first on offer, the ‘Excel Essential Skills’ which covers the basic operating interface (the tools and menus), working with cells (the building blocks of Excel) and goes all the way through to working with charts and formulae.
Attendees are required to be handy with Microsoft Windows and how to use files in that environment. Beyond that the course will take you far enough into spreadsheets that you will be conversant with the most common uses of Excel.
The Ace Computer Training website makes no mention of any after course care, so be sure to ask about that when looking.
Ardito Corporate Training
COURSE TITLE: Excel Introduction
Hamilton’s Ardito Corporate Training offers Microsoft Excel courses at it CBD location. The first of five courses, Excel Introduction is a one day course designed to introduce the new user to the basic functions and uses of Microsoft Excel. This includes data entry and editing, worksheets and workbooks, performing calculations and print the resulting information.
If you don’t know how to do any, or all, of those things, this is a good option – the only prerequisite is basic Windows skills.
There is no mention of after course support of any kind, or any qualifications. There are other courses to press on with, delving ever deeper into the Excel rabbit hole.
AuldhouseADDRESS: Three Lamps, 338 Ponsonby Road, PO Box 214, Auckland 1140
COURSE TITLE: Microsoft Excel - The Essentials
LOCATIONS: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
The first of 11 offerings by IT trainers Auldhouse, Microsoft Excel - The Essentials covers the basic functions of Excel to where the user can create a new project, edit an existing spreadsheet, and use simple formulae to perform basic calculations within a worksheet.
By the end of the day’s training you’ll be able to format, find out and print out the information you need to have a decent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
This course is aimed at the complete beginner, though a working knowledge of Windows and computers is required. If you can save a document or surf the web, you’re covered.
There are no mentions of class sizes or after course care, things you should definatly enquire about before you book. Additionally, the course is CPD (continuing professional development) eligible for 6 hours.
COURSE TITLE: Demystifying Excel
Catch-Up Training offers a variety of short, just 2 hours at a time, courses for Microsoft Excel in the Hamilton region. Trainer Heather Wickham, who has a wealth of academic experience and qualifications, comes to you so you can learn on your own computer at your own pace.
The ‘Demystifying Excel’ course is at an introductory level for someone with little to no experience with Excel, but basic computer skills.
The training is practical in nature, you work through a series of exercises while being guided by your instructor. The courses are function focussed, so be sure to check first that the course you select matches what you want to do with Excel.
There is no mention of any post course support.
COURSE TITLE: Excel Beginners
Created for people who are new, or have limited knowledge, of Excel and spreadsheets, Computer Competence offers a 6 hour Excel Beginners course based in Nelson.
It’s required that students have basic computer skills and file management. If you know how to save a document or a picture, you’re ready.
The course outline covers what the important tools and menus do, and where to find them, then it’s on to creating your own worksheets, enter the right information and the usual save, preview and print. Beyond that are tips for using Excel to do the work for you from spell check to formulas that do the numbers for you. There’s also teaching on formatting the document from page to smallest detail.
There’s no mention of any after course support, but there are intermediate and advanced courses to move on with.
COURSE TITLE: Excel Course
LOCATIONS: Your location in Auckland
Computer Training come to you with a 10 hour Microsoft Excel training solution aimed at the new user with no experience. They do understand that everyone has slightly different levels of experience and slightly different needs, so your training can be customised – something worth talking about before you book.
The course outline is complete with ‘worksheets,’ ‘functions,’ and other terms that might seem a little intimidating, but the course is one on one, and hands on, so you’re learning at your own pace and your instructor will be with you until you understand what you are doing.
There is no mention of any after course tech support or further resources, but you can get a certificate based on the number of courses you complete with Computer Training.
Excel At Work
COURSE TITLE: Demystifying Excel
LOCATIONS: Not Listed
Excel At Work has designed this full day Excel Essential Skills course for beginners looking to demystify the world of spreadsheets. They aim to give you the foundation to be able to create work that looks and performs professionally.
This course is the first of three and therefore assumes no previous knowledge of Microsoft Excel, though basic computer skills are a listed prerequisite. It’s also a good refresher course if you haven’t used Excel for a while, or you have minimal skills and would like to get to the point of creating your own worksheets from scratch.
There is no mention of after course care, but if you ask you get a “Certificate of Attendance,” their quotes, not ours, and the course is CPD (continuing professional development) eligible.
Link IT Group
COURSE TITLE: Microsoft Excel
The Link IT Group webpage features an excellent course outline that covers the essentials and some advanced topics for Microsoft Excel. They offer training in the fundamentals of Excel all the way at the beginning with entering and editing data, to preparing your work for printing. There’s a useful unit on setting up a worksheet and sorting the data. Some of the more advanced topics include automation and organising your data. A very complete list.
What’s not listed is the cost, a location or how the classes are taught. There’s mention of groups, one on one or Link IT coming to you to teach or watch over your shoulder. Custom training is available, but if you want details on how the courses run, you will have to call.
COURSE TITLE: Microsoft Excel
MasterIT’s course description begins with challenging those who had to teach themselves Microsoft Excel. Good training will show you the right way to use Excel, and point you to the shortcuts and automation that will make using Excel less stress.
You get ‘step by step’ training that can be customised to cover the areas you are weak in or build on your existing knowledge to learn the more advanced features of Microsoft Excel.
Some of the course topics offered include creating professional layouts for your spreadsheets, correct formatting and understanding and applying formulas.
MasterIT come to you and offer after course telephone support.
DURATION: Not listed
PRICE: Not stated
DISCOUNTS: Not stated
CLASS SIZE: One on one
QUALIFICATION: Not stated
AFTER COURSE CARE: FREE Follow-up Telephone Help – after training, you may telephone your tutor at any time for answers to your questions as they arise.
FREE Written Step-By-Step Guide to the programme functions, that you can keep for reference afterwardsADDRESS CONTACT WEBSITE
New Zealand Institute of Highway Technology
COURSE TITLE: Microsoft Excel
LOCATIONS: Invercargill, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch
The New Zealand Institute of Highway Technology offers a range of Microsoft training courses for people already using Microsoft products, but without the training to make the most of the applications’ full abilities. Their Excel training is for people who want to move beyond the basics and use more than 20% of the functionality.
There is a great course outline that explains the training outcomes expected, and they start with ‘Moving beyond the ‘table with totals at the bottom’ spread sheet.’ So, not for the absolute beginner, but great for folks who know a little and want to understand what Excel is really capable of.
There is no mention of any certification or after course care.
Professional Development Training
COURSE TITLE: Microsoft Excel 2013 Essentials Training Course
The keyword laden Microsoft Excel 2013 Essentials Training Course is offered in Wellington by Professional Development Training. Highlights include a ‘top trainer,’ a certificate of attendance, printed (or electronic) courseware and lunch is included. There is also the ‘Orgmenta App’ that is your pre-course and post course support. You will need to enquire about how much ‘post course’ support that actually entails.
The course outline is very comprehensive and covers the things a beginner needs, such as entering and editing text, working with common tools and menus and even working with pictures. You will address formatting, charts, printing and functions (basic formulae).
Group bookings or tailored training are also available.
COURSE TITLE: Microsoft Excel Training Courses
LOCATIONS: Team Orange trainers are based in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown.
Ripped Orange offers one on one or private group Excel training at your location. They can bring laptops and provide printed materials. All their courses are a half day, and they can customise the contents, and the sample materials.
The Excel training is split into four course offerings, not including a complete custom solution.
Introduction to Excel is for people new to the idea of spreadsheets and how to use them in Microsoft Excel. You’ll learn how to create simple formulas and create your own functions
Data Analysis is Ripped Orange’s most in demand course, especially for those ready to delve into advanced functions and formulas.
Data Presentation does what the label on the box says and is great for learning how to create charts and tables to make your data visual.
Lastly, there is Power Pivot for the hard core large volume data wranglers.
COURSE TITLE: "The Essentials" Stage One
The Tauranga based Software Solutions has four levels of training for Microsoft Excel. The course described here is the ‘Essentials’ which is not just for beginners, but any self-taught user who needs to fill in the gaps of their Excel knowledge.
Spreadsheets are the obvious focus of the ‘stage one’ course beginning with an introduction to the tools and menus of Excel. File management is also early on and then it’s a delve into workbooks and worksheets, and if you don’t know the difference, then some training is probably a great idea.
There is no mention of any after course care, but there are actual dates for courses on the website, which is better than many other training providers.
The Knowledge Academy
COURSE TITLE: Microsoft Excel 2016 Introduction
LOCATIONS: Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch, Napier, Dunedin, Wellington
The Knowledge Academy has Microsoft Excel training in 6 locations across New Zealand, all the ‘classroom environments’ being located in plush hotels in various regional capitals.
Strangely, you are required to have a basic understanding of computer networking (including TCP/IP) and further, a knowledge of computer security concepts including authorization and authentication of printers. Oh, and you need to know Windows 10. The actual course outline makes more sense. Be sure to check if your skills are good enough before you book.
Included in the course are notes and exercises in a delegate pack, a manual, refreshments and an experienced instructor.
The self-styled ‘world’s largest training provider’ also offers a best price guarantee you should ask about before paying just short of 7x the price of comparable competitor ‘Bring Your Own Laptop.’
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