March 2017

Microsoft Excel Expert Training for Engineers and Geoscientists

Please Note
Laptop and authorized Microsoft manual will be provided for you during the course.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed and the course is full. Please email Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for waiting list inquiries.
Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Microsoft Excel Expert Training for Engineers and Geo
Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre (Oak Room), 711 W. Broadway Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Frank Byl
President and Owner, PowerConcepts
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $429.00 + GST = $450.45 until Feb 24, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $529.00 + GST = $555.45

Non-Member Price: $529.00 + GST = $555.45

Student Member Price: $250.00 + GST = $262.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 24, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Jennifer Chan | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4861
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4861
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
Learn to manage data through databases and pivot tables that will simplify complex reporting and tracking requirements for projects. Also learn advance functions and tools like Goal Seek and creating scenarios useful for providing variations on quotes. This course maps to the Microsoft MOS Expert Exam. After reviewing all topics in the manual, participants will be prepared to successfully write the Microsoft Office Specialist Expert Exam.

Basic Skills Checklist

The following list summarizes skills that students will be comfortable with after this course.
  • Use advanced functions such as:
    • Information.
    • Lookup and reference.
    • Conditional logic.
    • Conditional summary.
  • Add data validation, including using pick lists.
  • Remove duplicate data; circle invalid data.
  • Create, modify or remove a hyperlink.
  • Work with shared workbooks.
  • Add protection to workbooks and worksheets.
  • Track changes.
  • Use data analysis tools.
  • Create and modify Pivot Tables or Pivot Charts.
  • Use slicers with Pivot Tables.
  • Create and run Macros.
  • Add form controls.


Frank Byl
President, Owner, PowerConcepts

Frank grew up in Burnaby, BC, in a Dutch immigrant family. After graduating from Simon Fraser University, he taught high school and volunteered in Hawaii and the Philippines before permanently settling in Kelowna. He founded PowerConcepts in 1998 at the height of the Y2K scare. Since then, Frank has obtained his Microsoft Master Instructor certification and helped thousands of clients to hone their computer skills. In his spare time, he plays rugby with the Kelowna Vicars and enjoys almost every outdoor activity from sailing to hiking.

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Phone: 604.412.4860
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