Microsoft Excel Certification

Learn how to use the most important program for data entry and storage


Microsoft Excel is perhaps the most important computer software program used in the workplace today. That's why so many workers and prospective employees are required to learn Excel to enter or remain in the workplace.

From the viewpoint of the employer, particularly those in the field of information systems, the use of Excel as an end-user computing tool is essential. Not only are many business professionals using Excel to perform everyday functional tasks in the workplace, an increasing number of employers rely on Excel for decision support.

About the Course

Session Dates: November 14 – December 18, 2022.

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  • Asynchronous classes–you learn at your own pace.
  • Live office hours 2 hours per week
  • Full practice test.
  • Microsoft Excel 2019 and PC is required.
  • Course includes taking the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Associate certification test (Exam MO-200).

This course will cover the fundamentals of creating and managing worksheets and workbooks, creating cells, ranges, and tables, applying formulas and functions, and creating charts and objects. Participants will be sufficiently proficient to address managing data import and export, cleaning and entering data, understanding advanced functions, analyzing and presenting data, conditional formatting, basic charts and pivot tables.

Participants who successfully finish the course will have been exposed to the skills needed to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Associate certification exam for Excel 2019.

The University of Cincinnati provides all students as part of our certification programs access to career development tools and services through UC's NEXT Apprenticeship Program, including 1 on 1 career counseling and support. Students who complete our programs gain access to exclusive job boards, resume review tools, personal branding tools, and career guidance including resume reviews, networking, and interview skills.

UC is an approved provider of tech training eligible for the Ohio TechCred. Employers who are approved for this funding will be reimbursed for their employees training.

Prospective Students: Ask your employer to apply for the Ohio TechCred. Once they are approved, you may enroll and your employer will pay for your tuition. Once you complete the program and earn your certificate, your employer will be reimbursed.

About Your Instructor

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Nikki Holden

Instructor Educator, UC School of Information Technology

Nikki is an Instructor Educator with UC’s School of IT where she earned her Master of Education. She is also a US Air Force veteran with experience in broadcasting and audio and video production. Nikki is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist.