Although it is perfectly possible to use Excel without ever creating or using Excel formulas and functions, you’re missing out on a huge part of the application’s power if you don’t.
Without formulas and functions, Excel would not be able to perform its calculations. So think of any scenario that involves addition, subtraction, division or multiplication and that's where you'd use a formula.
Functions are built-in formulas that have been programmed to perform a specific calculation. They can often be used to shorten and simplify what would otherwise be a long-winded manually-entered formula.
Learning how to create advanced Excel formulas will automate your calculations and save you a ton of time. No more using your fingers. No more mental arithmetic.
No more using the calculator app on your Smartphone! Let Excel formulas and functions do the work for you!
In this Microsoft Excel training you will learn about Excel formulas and functions, and how to create them to automate your calculations.
Mike Thomas has worked in the IT training business since 1989. He is a subject matter expert in a range of technologies including Microsoft Office and Apple Mac. In 2012, he founded theexceltrainer.co.uk where he has produced nearly 200 written and video-based Excel tutorials. He has recorded several Excel training courses for pluralsight.com and in his career delivered hundreds of courses and webinars on a variety of Excel topics.
Mr. Thomas is a Fellow of The Learning and Performance Institute and has worked with and for a large number of global and UK-based companies and organizations across a diverse range of sectors. In addition to training, he also designs and develops Microsoft Office-based solutions that automate key business tasks and processes.View all trainings by this speaker