Microsoft Excel Level 3: Business Analytics and Data Management *ONLINE*

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In Microsoft Excel Level 3, participants will build confidence and mastery in their skills. Filled with practical instruction and ample practice, participants will learn to consolidate, validate, and forecast data. They will learn to use data validation tools to maintain data integrity. Participants will learn how to use Look Up and Reference functions with large data sets and how to combine formulas and functions to add automation to workbooks. Participants will leave the course with the ability to use the software to drive greater efficiency, reduce errors and make confident decisions using data-driven insights.   

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Get and transform data
  • Data types  
  • Data validation tools  
  • Forecasting tools   
  • Formula syntax 
  • MS Excel Operators 
  • Function syntax 
  • Editing using the formula bar 
  • Enabling function complete 
  • Nesting formulas and functions  
  • Look up functions  
  • A variety of 2+ argument functions from the function library 
  • Using multiple worksheets and workbooks  
  • Protecting data, sheets, and books 

This course is part of the Mastering Microsoft Excel Program.

This course requires intermediate knowledge and experience with MS Excel. Participants must have a working understanding of the following:

  • How to open, save and print workbooks.
  • Formatting cell contents (i.e. font face, size, color)
  • Formatting cells (i.e. boarders, fill)
  • Formatting numbers (i.e. time, date, currency)
  • Absolute and relative cell references
  • Excel formula syntax and operators (i.e. multiplication, division, addition)
  • Enter a variety of functions in Excel with ease (i.e. statistical, logical)
  • Please note: Knowledge of tables is not required; however, this concept is covered in Excel 2.

If you are unsure of your level of knowledge and experience with Excel as it pertains to this course, please use the Microsoft Excel Placement Self-Assessment to determine which level you should begin with. 

NOTE: This is an interactive session. Participants must have Microsoft Excel 2016, Microsoft Excel 365, (or compatible version) installed on their laptop.

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This course qualifies as credits toward the International Association of Business Communicators' (IABC) professional certifications.

When applying to sit for either the exam for Communications Management Professional (CMP)(R) or Strategic Communication Management Professional (SCMP)(R) or to apply for recertification, Gardiner Centre courses can be an integral part of your application package.

To learn more about this global standard certification, visit: To inquire about sitting for a certification exam, contact the local IABC NL chapter at, or visit:

Past Participants Said

"I'm a hands on individual and the practical side was awesome getting to practice what was just reviewed."

- Fall 2022 Participant

"Top three strengths of this course are: - the exercise booklet - the Instructor - the participant manual"

- Winter 2023 Participant 

"The back and forth between the presentation & the live examples then immediately followed up practicing ourselves really kept the course interesting, not drained out. Great interactive experience for learning."

- Winter 2023 Participant 


This course qualifies for Professional Development Units (PDUs) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Each course has a specific qualifying factor for PDUs. See the table below for a specific PDU breakdown for this Gardiner Center program.

To learn more about PDUs and how to apply these credits to your active credential please see

Talent Triangle Allocations

Qualifying PDU Hours

Ways of Working


Power Skills


Business Acumen




Continuing Education Contact Hours: 7 


Kelly Patey

Kelly Patey has been developing and delivering professional development training for over 15 years. She is an experienced facilitator in both the private and public sectors who specializes in leadership development, employee engagement and workplace wellness.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, and a Diploma in Applied Information Technology. She also holds numerous certifications including EQi 2.0, DISC, and Appreciation at Work.


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