Exam 77-888

Excel 2010 Expert

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  • Published: February 22, 2011
  • Languages: English
  • Audiences: Information workers
  • Technology: Microsoft Office 2010 suites
  • Credit toward certification: Microsoft Office Specialist

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Dear [your boss's name]:

I'd like to expand and prove my technical skills by earning a Microsoft Certification. My next step is taking Exam 77-888. The registration fee is {GET PRICE FROM EXAM PROVIDER}.

When I pass this certification, you'll have proof of my ability to work with Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Microsoft has training and online resources to help me prepare for the exam. I believe I'll be more effective and productive after achieving this valuable technical certification.

Let me know if you have any questions. In the meantime, you can find out more about this exam at http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/exam-77-888.aspx. As you can see, the exam validates skills that are crucial to our team's success.

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Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

Please note that the questions may test on, but will not be limited to, the topics described in the bulleted text.

  • Apply workbook settings, properties, and data options

    • Setting advanced properties; saving a workbook as a template; importing and exporting XML data

  • Apply protection and sharing properties to workbooks and worksheets

    • Protecting the current sheet; protecting the workbook structure; restricting permissions; requiring a password to open a workbook

  • Maintain shared workbooks

    • Merging workbooks; setting Track Changes options

  • Audit formulas

    • Tracing formula precedents, dependents, and errors; locating invalid data or formulas; correcting errors in formulas

  • Manipulate formula options

    • Setting iterative calculation options; enabling or disabling automatic workbook calculation

  • Perform data summary tasks

    • Using an array formula; using a SUMIFS function

  • Apply functions in formulas

    • Finding and correcting errors in functions; applying arrays to functions; using Statistical, Date and Time, Financial, Text, and Cube functions

  • Apply advanced chart features

    • Using Trend lines, Dual axes, chart templates, and Sparklines

  • Apply data analysis

    • Using automated analysis tools; performing What-If analysis

  • Apply and manipulate PivotTables

    • Manipulating PivotTable data; using the slicer to filter and segment your PivotTable data in multiple layers

  • Apply and manipulate PivotCharts

    • Creating, manipulating, and analyzing PivotChart data

  • Demonstrate how to use the slicer

    • Choosing data sets from external data connections

  • Create and manipulate macros

    • Running a macro; running a macro when a workbook is opened; running a macro when a button is clicked; recording an action macro; assigning a macro to a command button; creating a custom macro button on the Quick Access Toolbar; applying modifications to a macro

  • Insert and manipulate form controls

    • Inserting form controls; setting form properties

Preparation options

This six-hour collection provides you with skills to create, customize, enhance, and share Excel 2010 workbooks.

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Who should take this exam?

Expert-level Microsoft Office Excel 2010 users are able to efficiently and confidently use Excel 2010 software at the feature and functionality levels. Expert users are proficient with advanced formulas, functions, and data analysis tools. Expert users can manipulate data for analysis, presentation, and collaboration. In addition, expert users can manipulate Excel options to customize their environment to meet varying needs and enhance their productivity.

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