November 2017

Microsoft Excel Core Training for Engineers and Geoscientists

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Laptop and authorized Microsoft manual will be provided for you during the course.
Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Microsoft Excel Core Training for Engineers and Geoscientist
Location: 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: $449.00 + GST = $471.45 until Oct 17, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $549.00 + GST = $576.45

Non-Member Price: $549.00 + GST = $576.45

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Student Member Price: $250.00 + GST = $262.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by October 18, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Learn to use Excel to create budgets, track costs, and generate quotes. Learn tools and ideas that will save time and create professional looking proposals and plans. Participants with only a very basic knowledge of Excel will quickly progress to create basic databases, budgets, graphs, reports, and the fundamentals of building equations. This course maps to the Microsoft MOS Core Exam. After reviewing all topics in the manual, participants will be prepared to successfully write the Microsoft Office Specialist Core Exam.

Basic Skills Checklist

The following list summarizes skills that students will be comfortable with after this course:

  • Customize Excel options and views.
  • Create and manipulate tables.
  • Filter and sort data.
  • Apply formulas.
  • Use the correct syntax to insert functions.
  • Create and format cells and ranges.
  • Order and group cells and ranges.
  • Apply cell ranges and references in formulas and functions.
  • Summarize data with functions.
  • Apply conditional logic in functions.
  • Format and modify text with functions.
  • Create and format charts and objects.

Course Prerequisites

The course assumes that students have at least introductory knowledge and experience to Microsoft Excel.


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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