Excel 2: Lookup Functions, Pivot Tables, Macros, VBA & More

Become a more efficient Excel user and learn more powerful tools and features that the program. You say that you know Excel? You have to know this functionality!


December 4, 2020


8:00am - 5:00pm

ONLINE using Zoom

This class is part of the Excel Certificate Program.


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Must take Excel 1 before taking this class.

This course is designed for PC users and uses Microsoft Excel 2016 Pro. A limited quantity of laptops are available to borrow.

About the Program

Whether Excel is a daily part of your business or just occasionally used for a quick spreadsheet project, users often find themselves spending hours trying to answer the question, “I know there’s a way to do this in Excel, but how?” Become a more efficient Excel user and learn the most powerful features that the program has to offer in this one-day, advanced course. Highly interactive and hands-on, you will spend the entire time using Excel while an expert trainer walks you through demonstrations and exercises.

Topics Covered:

  • Formatting
  • Absolute vs. Relative Cell References
  • Filtering
  • Tables
  • Sorting
  • Formulas and Functions
  • Macros
  • Solver/Goal Seek
  • Linking Spreadsheets
  • Present Value Applications and Finance Functions
  • Charting
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Spark lines
  • Scroll Bars
  • Histograms
  • Working with Text


Participants should have a very strong working knowledge of Excel and be comfortable with advanced functions. This course is not designed for beginner users. Participants must take Excel 1 before taking this class.

Program Faculty

David Ravetch

David Ravetch has been a UCLA faculty member for over thirty years. He has won numerous teaching awards. He has been named Favorite Accounting Instructor, as voted by the accounting students, as well as, Most Recommended Instructor, as voted by students campus wide. In the spring of 1995, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Committee on Accounting Education awarded him their 1995 Faculty Merit Award, which recognizes excellence in teaching.

When David Ravetch first began teaching at UCLA, the current Undergraduate Accounting program was in its infancy stages and UCLA was not yet a major contender for recruitment efforts by the International Accounting Firms. In the fall of 1995, under his guidance and direction, the Accounting Minor was the first approved minor under UCLA. David Ravetch was named as the Director of the Undergraduate Accounting Program by the Anderson School. He has served as the Director of the Undergraduate Accounting Program for fifteen years.


*The Rady School of Management Center for Executive Development (CED) may change, postpone or cancel a class at any time.  We do not provide refunds for any fees related to travel, including but not limited to gas, bus fare, train tickets, airline tickets, etc.  Certificate requirements may also change. We will provide as much notice as possible should this occur.