Intermediate One-On-One Excel 365 Training

When it comes to intermediate Excel training, remote one-on-one training is simply the best way to learn Excel.  For one, you don’t have to leave the house.  Secondly, it is you, the instructor, and your Excel file.  No distractions, no other students, just you and our Excel expert.   Thirdly, this is intermediate Excel training, prepare to learn the good stuff!


What Microsoft Excel 365 Programming Skills do you want to Learn? 

There are over 500 Functions in Excel.  There are Excel Tables, Power Query, Pivot Tables and Charts, and Dynamic Array Functions.  What exactly would you like to learn?

Here are the most important intermediate Excel programming skills ( Revised for Excel 365 ):

  1. Excel Tables
  2. Power Query
  3. Data Visualization:
    1. Pivot Tables, Pivot Charts, w/ Slicers
    2. Dynamic Array Functions (LAMBDA, Let, Unique, Filter, Take, Drop, etc.)
    3. Dashboard:
      1. Charts, Graphs, Reports, Analysis
  4. Legacy Functions (Vlookup, SumIfs)
  5. VBA/Macros
  6. Formatting, etc.


Our Intermediate-level Excel Training:  We offer one-on-one Excel 365 Training as well as Mentoring.  2-3 hours is all that most people need.   We will make sure you learn Excel’s best programming practices.

Question:  Do you know how to write XLookups that look at an Excel Table?  Do you know how to use the newer functions, such as ChooseCols, Filter, Sort, Sequence, Unique, Take, Let, Lambda, TextJoin?


Intermediate One-On-One Excel Training: Image of Excel Tables with Dynamic Array Funcitons

Excel programming begins with Excel Tables. Learn to use them.

At Excel and Access, LLC, we are 100% focused on your needs.  Making sure that you learn is our job.  We go at your pace, on your schedule, with your custom agenda.   There is no better way to learn Microsoft Excel.  Learn from the best, to be your best – become the Office Excel Guru.



Another very Happy with our Remote One-On-One Excel 365 Training:

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8 1-hour sessions took Angela from mid-level beginner to mid-level intermediate. Remote, one-on-one training is the best way to learn Microsoft Excel.


For Best Results: work with someone who is Microsoft Certified, an Excel MVP.  Microsoft certifies about 125 Excel experts, worldwide, each year.  These are the Microsoft Excel subject matter experts.  We have a team of Excel MVPs to teach you all you need to know in Excel 365 programming.


We recommend one-on-one training with an Excel MVP for best results.





Interested in Learning Intermediate Excel Programming Skills?


If you are considering taking intermediate Excel training, that means you already know quite a bit about Excel.   You are reading this post because you want to learn Intermediate Excel programming skills.  This is where Excel gets fun; this is where you learn to leverage the best features, best practices, and best functions in Excel.

You are here because: you want to enhance your skills to the intermediate level via Excel training.   Perhaps you are looking for an internal promotion or a new job.  Intermediate Excel programming skills will help in both cases.   You will be more skilled, efficient and more comfortable programming Excel.   You will also be more qualified for your next opportunity.

Changing Job Market:  Surprisingly, we are frequently contacted by those paying for Excel training out of pocket.  They do so that they can compete in this highly competitive job market.


We have a special training program for individuals.  Non-corporate approach. Not to mention a highly affordable rate.


Example of what you can do with intermediate Excel programming skills ( Microsoft Excel Dashboard ):

Image of Excel Dashboard. Things we cover in our training.

Microsoft Excel Dashboards are a powerful presentation. Pivot Tables, Pivot Charts, and Slicers are Intermediate Excel Programming Skills.



Excel Trainer Note:  The Excel functions we teach you in our Intermediate Excel training are the most advanced and powerful functions in Excel.  The same functions we use in Advanced Excel training.  But in Advanced Excel training, we spend much more time focused on combining two or more advanced functions, into one function.




Learn only what you need to learn

As such, in our one-on-one intermediate Excel training, you will learn the most advanced functions in Excel today, such as Filter, Unique, SortBy, and ChooseCols.  There is no faster way to learn Excel.

You only need to learn 15-20 of the advanced Excel functions.  Many are a waste of time. XLookup, SumIfs, TextJoin, Filter, Unique, VStack, Sequence, not too many more are all you need to know, for most intermediate Excel programmers.


Google Graphic on search for Excel functions.

Be sure to learn the right 15-20 Excel functions.





877-392-3539 – Let’s Discuss your Intermediate Excel Training Needs

We are more than happy to take your call, to discuss your needs and to share how we can help.  No cost, no obligation, no sales, just a one-on-one conversation about our one-on-one intermediate level Excel training.  We can give you all the facts, answer all of your questions.

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One-On-One Intermediate Excel Training 100% focused on your needs.

When it comes to our intermediate level training in Microsoft Excel, one-on-one is the preferred method.  The reasoning is simple.  We are 100% focused on you and your needs.

Remote one-on-one Excel training is even better!  You don’t need to leave the house, we do it by the hour, on your schedule.  What could be easier.


Important Training Considerations:

  • Our Microsoft Excel trainers are also career Excel programmers.  We are Excel experts.
  • You learn strictly what you need to learn for your job.
  • With one-on-one training you only need a handful of hours to learn.


At our firm, Excel and Access, LLC, you work with the top Excel experts in the US.  All of our Excel trainers have been programing in Microsoft Excel for at least 15 years, most over 20. Several since version 1 of Excel, in 1985, such as myself.



Graphic of how the SumIfs Function works. One of the two most used advanced Excel functions.

An experienced Excel expert needs an Excel Table, the SumIfs, and XLookup Functions, and not much more.






Why Take our Intermediate Excel Training Course:

Talent:  We have the best training talent available, several are Microsoft Excel MVP’s.  All of our Excel trainers are professional Excel programmers.  It makes a huge difference; we teach what we do.  As such, we know best practices when it comes to Excel programming.  We program Excel for a living.


You will be very happy with our Excel training:

Image of 5-Star Google review on Bob the Excel MVP.

There is no better, one-on-one Excel trainer than the legendary Bob.


Results:  The results are greatly determined by the instructor, the talent of the instructor.  Weak instructors provide sub-par training.  For best results work with an Excel programmer that also provides Excel training.





Intermediate Excel topics include but are not limited to:

  • Advanced Excel Functions
    • XLookup, SumIfs, VLookup
    • TextBefore, TextJoin, TextSplit, etc.
  • Dynamic Array Functions
    • ChooseCols, Take, Unique, SortBy, Filter, Drop, VStack, etc.
  • Data Visualization
    • Pivot Tables, Pivot Charts, Slicers
    • Charts, Graphs, Reports
    • Conditional Formatting
  • Removing Duplicates
  • UserForms
  • Macros, VBA
  • Validation Controls, PasteSpecial, AutoFilter, FlashFill
  • Workbook design, best practices



With your new skills you will be able to do this:

Once you complete our intermediate level training, you will be able to write functions such as in the image below.  You will definitely know how to use the function, and you will know how to proof it for accuracy.  Our hands on training will make sure you can do this.


Image of Microsoft Excel SumIf Function in use. Amazingly powerful. Definitely top intermediate skill.

The Excel SumIfs and XLookup Functions are the two most important functions to know.





10 things to learn in Microsoft Excel to become an Intermediate Excel Programmer:


Below are the top 10 things to learn in Microsoft Excel, if you want to increase your programming skills to the intermediate level.  You don’t necessarily need to learn all of these, maybe Power Query or macros are not of interest right now, but the rest of these, you will definitely want to learn them. (From a recent blog post).

  1. Advanced Excel functions.
    1. XLookup, SumIf, SumIfs, CountIf, CountIfs, If, etc.
    2. ChooseCols, Take, VStack, SortBy, Filter, Unique, Drop, TextJoin, TextSplit, TextBefore, Lambda, etc.
  2. Excel Dashboards
    1. Pivot Tables, Pivot Charts, Slicers, Timeline, Interactive Charts & Graphs
  3. Dashboards
  4. Macros ( VBA )
  5. Power Query
  6. Validation Controls
  7. Conditional Formatting
  8. Advanced Filters, PasteSpecial
  9. AutoFill, FlashFill
  10. Remove Duplicates




Examples of what you can do after you take our Intermediate Excel Training:

Once you finish our one-on-one Excel training you will be able to do some amazing things in Excel.  You will be able to build reports and analysis packages, dashboards, and you will be able to use the most complex functions in Excel.  You will be on your way to becoming the office Excel guru.

Here are examples of some of the things you will be able to do in Excel.  From removing duplicates to conditional sums.



How to Remove Duplicates in Excel – Example

In the past, removing duplicates from a dataset was a challenge.  Now you can do it with the click of a button.  ( 5 Ways to Remove Duplicates in Excel )

Simply select the range of cells that contains the duplicate records.  Click the Remove Duplicates button.  Make your selection, hit enter, and you are done.

Image of Remove Duplicates button being used in Excel. Very useful.

This is so useful, you will want to make sure you learn how to remove duplicates in Excel using the Remove Duplicates button..




How to Get Unique Records – Example

Getting a list of Unique records using the Unique Function is similar to using the Remove Duplicates button, as each result in the same dataset.  But the Remove Duplicates button will actually delete duplicate records from the worksheet.

With the Unique Function, you are not deleting data, rather you are filtering off the duplicate records.  The Dynamic Array Unique Function returns an in-memory result set.

The Unique Function can be combined with other Excel functions to build more powerful formulas.  This is a function every intermediate Excel programmer should know.


Experts Note:  The Unique Function will return either an array of unique records, or you an opt for an array of Distinct records.  Using this method will not result in deleted records.  This function is reading the data table, not changing it.


Example of Unique Function and its power. If you want to be strong in Excel, you will need to use this. Such a huge function. I use it daily.

One of the most powerful functions in Excel is the Unique Function. Getting a Unique List is the same as Removing Duplicates. Is it not?




How to Get Distinct Records via Unique Function – Example

We know what the Unique Function can do, when dealing with duplicates.  But did you know that the Unique Function can also provide a list of Distinct Records?

Many of the Dynamic Array Functions have a variety of ways to use them.  Programmers are really just beginning to scratch the surface of what Spill Arrays functions can do.


The Unique Function will give a list of Distinct Records.






How to Dynamically Populate an Excel Validation Control – Example

Here you will want to combine 2-4 of Excel’s Dynamic Array Functions into one advanced function.  In our example we used four dynamic array functions, pulling data from a specific column of a data range.

We then Filter down the list, Sort it, and finally take a unique result set.  You could mix up the order here somewhat.  But the result is a list of states you want to show in your Validation control.

( Users Love Excel Validation Controls )


Image of Data Validation Control setup. That # sign changes everything.

Add the #, and Excel changes! Add it to a Validation Control, referencing the first Spill cell, and the Validation Control is referencing a Dynamic list. Forget about Offset/CountA.


Experts Note:  This is a dynamic list.  Each time a new state is added to the data range, or each time a state is removed from the range, the list will instantly change.  This way there is no need to maintain a hardcoded list to populate your Validation Controls.

No need to use the Offset/CountA method to create a Dynamic Named Range.  Just do this.  This is taking intermediate Excel training and applying it at the advanced level.


Image showing the combination of four new dynamic array functions into one complex Excel formula. Uses this Dynamic list to populate a Validation Control. These are advanced Excel skills. We teach them in our intermediate Excel training.

Learning what a function does, how it works, is one thing. Knowing how to integrate that function, with other advanced functions, now that is advanced Excel training.


Intermediate Excel Training =UNIQUE(SORT(FILTER(CHOOSECOLS(P7:P23,1),$P$7:$P$23<>0),1,1))





How to use FlashFill in Place of Traditional Formulas – Example

What, you can use FlashFill to do what formulas such as TextJoin, TextBefore, Concatenate, etc., would be used for?  Yes, that is what I am saying.

Why would you want to do that?  Well, if you do not know which formulas to use to say combine a person’s first name and last name, in one cell, you can just use FlashFill.

In the not too distant past, people would combine several text functions such s left, right, mid, with other functions, to manipulate text.  Then came along TextJoin, SplitText, TextBefore, etc., and it was much simpler.  But with FlashFill, you can do many of the same things, WITHOUT Excel formulas.

This is what we will teach you.  This is what you want to learn.  Best practices.  Best ways to do things.  This is clearly the best way to learn Excel.





Conclusion – Give us an hour or two to train you:

Intermediate Excel training is where the excitement comes in.  In intermediate training you will learn how to apply what you learned in Beginner Excel training.  You will learn Excels’ most powerful features and functions.  We will teach you how to combine several Dynamic Array Functions into one complex formula.

You will be taught best practices.  How to build a report is taught.  How to combine the right formulas, to do what you need to have done.  We teach you what you need to know, and nothing else.

Our experts go at your pace, on your schedule, one hour at a time.  our workbook, going over your agenda.  We stay on a topic until you are ready to move on.  We even give you homework.

All of this is done on a remote basis, one-on-one with an Excel expert.  This is the best way to learn Microsoft Excel.


Client testimonial. Did a one-hour remote one-on-one Excel training session with Christopher.

You would be surprised at just how much we can teach you in one or two hours. Like squeezing 4 hours into one.







If you want to learn Microsoft Excel, Dial 877-392-3539

We are here to help you with all things Excel.  We can make sure you learn what you need to learn, and nothing else.  Learning Excel can be fun.  Remote one-on-one Excel training is the best way to learn Microsoft Excel.  Call us today, we are here to help you.


Contact us to discuss your intermediate Excel training needs today. 877-392-3539

The consultation is free. Discuss our training with us, then follow your gut. We look forward to working with you.

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