Excel for Accounting Professionals Session 5: Error Trapping and Improving Lookups

Date: December 11, 2017 Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST Location: Online CPE: 2 Format: Webcast
EVENT DESCRIPTION

As popular as the VLOOKUP function is, it has limitations. This session walks through the limitations, and suggests how to improve the VLOOKUP function. We then discuss how to move beyond VLOOKUP altogether. We spend some time trapping errors with the IFERROR function, which was first rolled out with Excel 2007. The session is designed with time for you to work along. This hands-on workshop is an effective way to learn Excel, since you’ll be completing the same exercises demonstrated by the instructor. A link will be provided so you can download the necessary Excel files. During the session, the instructor will provide time for you to complete the exercises using your Microsoft Excel for Windows. For each topic presented, the instructor explains the topic and demonstrates it with Excel exercises. Then, the instructor provides time for you to complete many of the same exercises. Finally, the instructor demonstrates the solutions for all of the exercises in the practice workbook, and then moves to the next topic. This format allows you to work along rather than just watch passively, enabling you to immediately practice the skills demonstrated.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Improve the use of VLOOKUP with MATCH
Improve the use of VLOOKUP with VALUE/TEXT
Move beyond VLOOKUP with INDEX
Trap errors with IFERROR
Use the IF function
EVENT DETAILS
PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF FOCUS
Business & Industry Practitioner
CPE FIELD OF STUDY
Specialized Knowledge (2.0 Credits)
INSTRUCTOR(S)
Jeff Lenning
COURSE LEVEL
Intermediate
LOCATION
Online Webcast
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