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ECDL Base: Spreadsheets, current version

Spreadsheets is the fifth module of the ECDL course. This module will help you understand the concept of spreadsheets, basic spreadsheet functions to produce standard documents e.g. Open, create, save, formatting. And slightly more advanced functions such as insert/delete rows and columns, sort data, basic formulas, document setup. Printing Charts, graphs etc. Once the course is completed, you will be able to accomplish tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying and using a spreadsheet of limited scope ready for distribution. The module will cover how to generate and apply standard mathematical and logical formulas using standard formulas and functions, and will include how to create and format graphs and charts.

The syllabus for this module is as follows:

  • Module 5: Spreadsheets (6 hours)
    • 5.1 Using the Application
      • a. Introduction
      • b. Working with Spreadsheets
      • c. Enhancing Productivity
    • 5.2 Cells
      • a. Introduction
      • b. Insert, Select
      • c. Edit, Sort
      • d. Copy, Move, Delete
    • 5.3 Managing Worksheets
      • a. Introduction
      • b. Rows and Columns
      • c. Worksheets
    • 5.4 Formulas and Functions
      • a. Introduction
      • b. Arithmetic Formulas
      • c. Functions
    • 5.5 Formatting
      • a. Introduction
      • b. Numbers/Dates
      • c. Contents
      • d. Alignment, Border Effects
    • 5.6 Charts
      • a. Introduction
      • b. Create
      • c. Edits
    • 5.7 Prepare Outputs
      • a. Introduction
      • b. Setup
      • c. Check and Print

For this module we say that it will take around 9 hours to finish as it is longest module in this course. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course. Its up to you!

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