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Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint Training

Many of us are largely self-taught in using programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint. We also have the massive resources of the Internet at our disposal to find solutions to particular problems. This combination will often allow us to find a way of achieving what we need to do. However, it's less likely that it will always ensure we find the best way of doing something. We have the opportunity to offer hands on computer classes with an instructor who has years of experience using and teaching these programs and offers practical examples that you can take with you in order for you to be more efficient in your day to day work.

October 12, 2017

Excel for Beginners - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you have never built a spreadsheet or consider yourself a newbie in this area, this course is for you! Learn to create a spreadsheet and put in some basic formulas to make Excel do the math for you! We’ll also cover some printing techniques. Anybody can do it, it’s easy! This hands-on course will get you started! If you want to continue with your learning, take the Tips and Tricks course before tackling the Intermediate!

Cost: GPVSB Members - $75.00 / Non-Members - $175.00

PowerPoint Tips and Tricks - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tons of tips are covered in order to make creating a presentation a fun and productive experience! We’ll add Smart Art, audio, video, and special effects to our presentations and talk about special ways to save it so others can view it easily. You will want to have worked with PowerPoint a little bit previously to get full advantage out of the session.

Cost: GPVSB Members - $75.00 / Non-Members - $175.00

Excel Tips and Tricks 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Do you use currently use Excel and are pretty sure there are things you might be doing the long way? Would you like to come and learn some faster ways to get your spreadsheet working for you? This hands-on course will also review formulas, including absolute references, printing techniques, as well as dozens of tips regarding copying cells, autofill, formatting and more. It will give you a whole new appreciation for Excel! If you have some experience with Excel, you’ll love this course.

Cost: GPVSB Members - $75.00 / Non-Members - $175.00

October 13, 2017

Excel Intermediate - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you are already familiar with all the topics in the Excel Tips and Tricks course, then you’re ready to learn about IF, VLOOKUP, SUMIF, and COUNTIF functions to automate your spreadsheets even more! If you work with long lists, you’ll want to learn about filtering, subtotalling, and Pivot Tables to summarize data. This course is perfect for those who attended the "Excel for Beginners" class and wish to continue developing their Excel skills!

Please note: This is a not a beginner class. Even if you use Excel every day, you may not be ready for this course, especially if you don’t create formulas on a regular basis. Please read the course outlines carefully so you’re registering for the most suitable course for you to gain maximum benefit!

Cost: GPVSB Members - $150.00 / Non-Members - $250.00


Instructor: Joanne Swensrude, Know it Sooner Computer Training

These are hands-on courses. Please bring your laptop with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint installed. There will be a limited supply of laptops available for rental if you do not have your own. Member Agencies contact us about using your Gold Stars

Courses will be located at GPVSB, Community Village - Building C,  11016 102 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1A1

For more information and to register contact:
Barb Burroughs, Programs Manager at 780-532-2727  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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