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MOS: Microsoft Excel 2013 (Course & Lab)

ISBN : 9781616915667

Gain hands-on expertise in the Microsoft 77-420 certification exam with the Microsoft Excel 2013 course and lab. The lab simulates real-world, hardware, software and command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course or training. The course and lab completely cover the 77-420 exam objectives and teach you how to create and manage worksheets and workbooks; create cells and ranges; create tables, apply formulas and functions; and create charts and objects.

The Microsoft Office Specialist certification is targeted at professionals who can create and manage worksheets and workbooks with Microsoft Office Excel 2013 and have experience with previous versions of Microsoft Office Excel. They should also be abe to perform tasks like creating tables, applying formulas and functions, creating charts and objects. The Microsoft 77-420 exam is an upgrade of Microsoft Office Excel 2010.

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Performance lab
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Exam related FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam? There are no technical pre-requisites for this certification.
Where do I take the exam? Certiport
What is the format of the exam? Active screen, case studies, drag and drop, multiple choice, repeated answer choices, and short answer
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 150 minutes
What is the passing score? The passing score varies from exam to exam and is provided on the score report.

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam retake policy

  1. If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  2. If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 2 days (48 hours) before retaking the exam a third time.
  3. A two-day waiting period will be imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  4. There is no annual limit on the number of attempts on the same exam.
  5. If a candidate achieves a passing score on an Office exam, the candidate may take it again.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 77-420-complete, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Accountants
  • Data Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Sales Professionals
  • Office Professionals
  • Information Workers
  • Commercial Bankers
  • Program/Project Managers
  • Identifying What Excel Is Good For
  • Seeing What's New in Excel 2013
  • Understanding Workbooks and Worksheets
  • Moving Around a Worksheet
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Using Shortcut Menus
  • Customizing Your Quick Access Toolbar
  • Working with Dialog Boxes
  • Using Task Panes
  • Creating Your First Excel Workbook
  • Exploring Data Types
  • Entering Text and Values into Your Worksheets
  • Modifying Cell Contents
  • Applying Number Formatting
  • Learning the Fundamentals of Excel Worksheets
  • Controlling the Worksheet View
  • Working with Rows and Columns
  • Understanding Cells and Ranges
  • Copying or Moving Ranges
  • Using Names to Work with Ranges
  • What Is a Table?
  • Creating a Table
  • Changing the Look of a Table
  • Working with Tables
  • Getting to Know the Formatting Tools
  • Using Different Fonts to Format Your Worksheet
  • Changing Text Alignment
  • Using Colors and Shading
  • Adding Borders and Lines
  • Adding a Background Image to a Worksheet
  • Using Named Styles for Easier Formatting
  • Understanding Document Themes
  • Creating a New Workbook
  • Opening an Existing Workbook
  • Saving a Workbook
  • Organizing Your Files
  • Other Workbook Info Options
  • Excel File Compatibility
  • Exploring Excel Templates
  • Understanding Custom Excel Templates
  • Basic Printing
  • Changing Your Page View
  • Adjusting Common Page Setup Settings
  • Adding a Header or Footer to Your Reports
  • Copying Page Setup Settings across Sheets
  • Preventing Certain Cells from Being Printed
  • Preventing Objects from Being Printed
  • Creating Custom Views of Your Worksheet
  • Understanding Formula Basics
  • Entering Formulas into Your Worksheets
  • Editing Formulas
  • Using Cell References in Formulas
  • A Few Words about Text
  • Text Functions
  • Counting and Summing Worksheet Cells
  • Basic Counting Formulas
  • Advanced Counting Formulas
  • Summing Formulas
  • Conditional Sums Using a Single Criterion
  • Conditional Sums Using Multiple Criteria
  • What Is a Chart?
  • Understanding How Excel Handles Charts
  • Creating a Chart
  • Hands On: Creating and Customizing a Chart
  • Working with Charts
  • Understanding Chart Types
  • Learning More
  • Selecting Chart Elements
  • User Interface Choices for Modifying Chart Elements
  • Modifying the Chart Area
  • Modifying the Plot Area
  • Working with Titles in a Chart
  • Working with a Legend
  • Working with Gridlines
  • Modifying the Axes
  • Working with Data Series
  • About Conditional Formatting
  • Specifying Conditional Formatting
  • Conditional Formats That Use Graphics
  • Creating Formula-Based Rules
  • Working with Conditional Formats
  • Sparkline Types
  • Creating Sparklines
  • Customizing Sparklines
  • Specifying a Date Axis
  • Auto-Updating Sparklines
  • Displaying a Sparkline for a Dynamic Range
  • Using Shapes
  • Using SmartArt
  • Using WordArt
  • Working with Other Graphic Types
  • Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar
  • Customizing the Ribbon
  • About Number Formatting
  • Creating a Custom Number Format
  • Custom Number Format Examples
  • About Data Validation
  • Specifying Validation Criteria
  • Types of ValidationCriteria You Can Apply
  • Creating a Drop-Down List
  • Using Formulas for Data Validation Rules
  • Understanding Cell References
  • Data Validation Formula Examples
  • Introducing Worksheet Outlines
  • Creating an Outline
  • Working with Outlines
  • Saving a Workbook on the Internet
  • Saving Workbooks in HTML Format
  • Opening an HTML File
  • Working with Hyperlinks
  • Importing Data
  • Exporting Data
  • Introducing VBA Macros
  • Displaying the Developer Tab
  • About Macro Security
  • Saving Workbooks That Contain Macros
  • Two Types of VBA Macros
  • Creating VBA Macros
  • Video Tutorials

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Moving a worksheet
  • Allowing editing on limited cells in a protected workbook
  • Creating a blank workbook
  • Disabling AutoRecover
  • Enforcing immediate calculation of formulas
  • Password protecting a workbook
  • Password protecting a workbook structure and worksheet
  • Using the Go To feature
  • Using the Cut and Paste functions
  • Deleting data in a cell range
  • Editing a comment
  • Formatting a cell range as a table
  • Sorting a table
  • Banding rows using an Excel table style
  • Applying a cell style to a cell range
  • Maintaining backward workbook compatibility
  • Creating a workbook using a template
  • Printing an individual worksheet
  • Inserting a watermark
  • Displaying and evaluating formulas
  • Using the MIN and MAX functions
  • Using the AVERAGE function
  • Using the RATE function
  • Using the CONVERT function
  • Changing default error checking rules
  • Calculating the surface area of a sphere
  • Using the CONCATENATE function
  • Using the SUBSTITUTE function
  • Applying color scales
  • Banding rows by conditional formatting
  • Banding columns by using conditional formatting
  • Using the ROUND function
  • Inserting a hyperlink

Customer Testimonials

Kevin Thomas
The course and labs provide complete coverage of the 77-420 exam and give knowledge of the essential components of Excel 2013 with practical examples. The course and lab contain a good balance between the basics that every Excel user needs to know and more complex topics that will appeal to power users.