77-428 : MOS: Microsoft Excel 2013 Expert Part 2 (Course & Lab)

MOS: Microsoft Excel 2013 Expert Part 2 (Course & Lab)
ISBN : 978-1-61691-586-5
Gain hands-on expertise in Microsoft 77-428 certification exam with MOS: Microsoft Excel 2013 Expert Part 2 course and performance-based labs. Performance-based labs are versatile - labs simulate real-world, hardware, software & command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course & training. MOS: Microsoft Excel 2013 Expert Part 2 course and performance-based labs cover all the objectives of the 77-428 exam and provide skills to manage and share workbooks, apply custom formats and layouts, create advanced formulas, and create advanced charts and tables.


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Hands on Activities

Linking and Consolidating Worksheets

Protecting Your Work

  • Checking a workbook for compatibility issues
  • Adding a digital signature

Making Your Worksheets Error Free

  • Displaying formulas instead of values
  • Enabling the error checking rules for formulas
  • Evaluating and correcting a formula
  • Configuring error checking rules for formulas

Using Custom Number Formats

Using and Creating Templates

Creating Formulas That Count and Sum

  • Using multiple criteria in the COUNTIFS function
  • Using multiple criteria with the SUMIFS function

Performing Spreadsheet What-If Analysis

Analyzing Data Using Goal Seeking and Solver

Creating Formulas for Financial Applications

  • Configuring a calculation option for formulas

Introducing Pivot Tables

Analyzing Data with Pivot Tables

Exam Information

The Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel 2013 Expert certification is an industry recognized credential. It is a standalone certification from Microsoft with the exam code 77-428. The candidates should be able to create, manage, and distribute professional spreadsheets for a variety of specialized purposes and situations, as well as customize their Excel environment to meet needs and enhance productivity.

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Career Prospects

The Microsoft Office Specialist(MOS): Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Accountants
  • Data Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Sales Professionals
  • Information Workers
  • Office Professionals
  • Commercial Bankers
  • Program/Project Managers
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
There are no technical prerequisites for this certification.
Where do I take the exam?
The Microsoft 77-428 exam is administered by Certiport at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of performance based questions and is conducted in a live or simulated environment. MOS 2013 presents the candidate with a project to build with tasks and steps that build on each other. For more information regarding improved exam format click here.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
90 minutes
What is the passing score?
The passing score varies from exam to exam and is provided on the score report.

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

As of 1 July 2014, Microsoft's retake policy changed to the following:

  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score on an exam the first time, the candidate must wait 24 hours before retaking the exam.
  • If a candidate does not achieve a passing score the second time, the candidate must wait 48 hours before retaking the exam.
  • A two-day waiting period is imposed for each subsequent exam retake.
  • If a candidate achieves a passing score on an exam, the candidate may take it again.
What is the validity of the certification?
Microsoft Office Specialist certification does not expire. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 77-428-complete, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Linking and Consolidating Worksheets

  • Linking Workbooks
  • Creating External Reference Formulas
  • Working with External Reference Formulas
  • Avoiding Potential Problems with External Reference Formulas
  • Consolidating Worksheets

Lesson 2: Protecting Your Work

  • Types of Protection
  • Protecting a Worksheet
  • Protecting a Workbook
  • VB Project Protection
  • Related Topics

Lesson 3: Making Your Worksheets Error Free

  • Finding and Correcting Formula Errors
  • Using Excel Auditing Tools
  • Searching and Replacing
  • Spell-Checking Your Worksheets
  • Using AutoCorrect

Lesson 4: Using Custom Number Formats

  • About Number Formatting
  • Creating a Custom Number Format
  • Custom Number Format Examples

Lesson 5: Using and Creating Templates

  • Exploring Excel Templates
  • Understanding Custom Excel Templates

Lesson 6: Creating Formulas That Count and Sum

  • Counting and Summing Worksheet Cells
  • Basic Counting Formulas
  • Advanced Counting Formulas
  • Summing Formulas
  • Conditional Sums Using a Single Criterion
  • Conditional Sums Using Multiple Criteria

Lesson 7: Performing Spreadsheet What-If Analysis

  • A What-If Example
  • Types of What-If Analysis

Lesson 8: Analyzing Data Using Goal Seeking and Solver

  • What-If Analysis, in Reverse
  • Single-Cell Goal Seeking
  • Introducing Solver
  • Solver Examples

Lesson 9: Creating Formulas for Financial Applications

  • The Time Value of Money
  • Loan Calculations
  • Investment Calculations
  • Depreciation Calculations

Lesson 10: Introducing Pivot Tables

  • About Pivot Tables
  • Creating a Pivot Table Automatically
  • Creating a Pivot Table Manually
  • More Pivot Table Examples
  • Learning More

Lesson 11: Analyzing Data with Pivot Tables

  • Working with Non-Numeric Data
  • Grouping Pivot Table Items
  • Creating a Frequency Distribution
  • Creating a Calculated Field or Calculated Item
  • Filtering Pivot Tables with Slicers
  • Filtering Pivot Tables with a Timeline
  • Referencing Cells within a Pivot Table
  • Creating Pivot Charts
  • Another Pivot Table Example
  • Producing a Report with a Pivot Table
  • Using the Data Model
  • Learning More about Pivot Tables

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