Decision-Making Functions in Excel (CPE Course)

CPE Credit: 2.5 hours

Course Type: Downloaded PDF materials with online test

Price (with PDF Textbook): $25

Course Description
This course overviews a number of logical functions in Excel and then covers other decision-making functions such as SumIF, SUMIFs and IFERROR.  The reader will find these functions useful when engaged in budgeting and analysis work. The course is based upon Excel 2007 through 2016 and includes exercise files.

Author: Mill Creek Publishing

Course Number: SP1014

Learning Objectives

  • Identify different decision making functions and their purpose so the correct one can be selected
  • Recognize the components of the Logic functions
  • Understand and recognize the syntax of different decision making functions
  • Be able to differentiate and use nested and embedded functions within an IF statement

    Level: Overview

    Instructional Method: QAS Self-Study

    NASBA Category: Specialized Knowledge

    Prerequisites: This course is considered a basic to intermediate level course. It is expected that participants know basic file management skills such as opening and closing files as well as how to do simple calculations in a spreadsheet. It is also assumed that participants understand how to create and use a basic function.

    Advance Preparation: None

    Program Registration Requirements: Click on "Purchase Course" near the top of this page to pay for and access the course. You will then be able to download the course as a PDF file, then take an on-line examination, and then download a certificate of completion if you pass the examination.

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