Surgent's Microsoft Excel 2013: Getting Started Using a Touch Screen (GSET)

  • Monday, May 1 – Sunday, December 31, 2017

  • 6
    Specialized Knowledge

This course introduces you to the Excel 2013 software and then guides you through basic Excel features using step-by-step hands-on activities. This course emphasizes using finger gestures and the keyboard to perform tasks in the Windows 8 operating system environment - mouse actions are not included.


  • Explain how the Excel software is used
  • Start Excel
  • Identify the components of the Excel window
  • Describe a workbook and a worksheet
  • Navigate and select in a worksheet
  • Modify user options or preferences
  • Create and save a workbook
  • Enter, edit, and format text and numbers
  • Create basic formulas and use functions
  • Work in different worksheet views
  • Preview and print a worksheet
  • Work in Backstage view
  • Use the Quick Access Toolbar, the Ribbon, shortcut menus, and keyboard shortcuts to perform basic tasks


  • Describe the Excel application and explain how it is used
  • Start Excel, describe the Start screen, and create a new workbook
  • Describe Excel window elements
  • Open an existing workbook
  • Navigate in a worksheet
  • Select in a worksheet
  • Change Excel options
  • Access Excel help and use Key Tips
  • Close a workbook and close Excel
  • Save a workbook
  • Insert, reposition, select, delete and rename worksheets
  • Enter, edit and format cell contents
  • Create formulas
  • Use functions
  • Apply Accounting and Percent Style formatting
  • Use Flash Fill for data entry
  • Show and hide worksheet elements
  • Undo and redo an action
  • Work in Normal view, Page Layout view and Page Break Preview
  • Set page setup options, preview, and print a worksheet

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New Excel users or experienced Excel users switching from earlier versions



Advanced Preparation




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Specialized Knowledge

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