Exam 77-851

• Published:
22 December 2010
• Languages:
English
• Audiences:
Information workers
• Technology:
Microsoft Office Excel 2007
• Credit towards certification:
MOS

Excel 2007 Expert

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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 in the exam. The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area in the exam. View video tutorials about the variety of question types on Microsoft exams.

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Capture data (20–25%)
• Restrict data entry by using data validation
• Reference external data in drop-down lists, validate data by using formulas and encircle invalid data
• Link form controls to cells
• Scroll bars, check box, label and drop-down
• Import data from an external source
• Import data from a text file, import data by using a web query, use the Microsoft Query Wizard to edit an existing query and reference data in a database
• Link to data in an external source
• Reference data in another workbook, refresh and edit workbook links and change data refresh options to optimise file size

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Calculate data by using advanced formulas (20–25%)
• Create formulas that combine Lookup & Reference and Statistical functions
• Use common Lookup & Reference functions (HLOOKUP, VLOOKUP, TRANSPOSE, INDIRECT, MATCH, INDEX, CHOOSE) and use common Statistical functions (COUNTIF, COUNTIFS, COUNTBLANK, AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, FREQUENCY)
• Create formulas that combine Date & Time, Text and Logical functions
• Use Date & Time functions, use Text functions and use common Logical functions (IFERROR, Nested IF, OR and AND)
• Manage and reference defined names
• Create a dynamic named range, create and reference a named formula, modify named ranges by using Names Manager and navigate across worksheets by using named ranges
• Audit formulas
• Trace dependents, trace precedents, and add a watch to the Watch Window

Preparation resources

Manage data ranges (20–25%)
• Consolidate data ranges
• Consolidate data ranges by position, by category, or with links to a source
• Select and manipulate similar cells and objects
• Blanks, comments, objects, conditional formats, formulas, visible cells only and find and replace by format
• Use multiple conditionals on the same column, use the OR condition across multiple columns, and apply filtering to unique records only
• Protect data in a worksheet
• Lock and unlock cells, lock and unlock objects, and hide formulas

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Summarise and analyse data (20–25%)
• Create PivotTables and PivotCharts
• Consolidate multiple data ranges by using PivotTables, create a PivotTable from an existing worksheet, create a PivotTable linked to an external database and create a PivotChart from an existing worksheet
• Modify PivotTable content
• Group (group by dates, group by numbers, group by text), insert a calculated field and show report filter pages
• Perform what-if analysis
• Use Scenario Manager (create scenarios, compare scenarios), use a data table, use Goal Seek and use the Solver add-in

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Manage macros and user-defined functions (15–20%)
• Record and edit a macro
• Record a macro and edit a macro in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
• Manage existing macros
• Move macros between workbooks, assign a shortcut key to an existing macro, assign a macro to a button in a worksheet, and configure macro security levels
• Create a user-defined function (UDF)

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Who should take this exam?

This exam is designed for candidates with the equivalent of more than one year of hands-on experience in efficiently utilising advanced features of Office Excel 2007. These skills include capturing, formatting, calculating, analysing and presenting data and managing automation, data ranges and workbooks. The successful candidate might have the role of financial analyst, data analyst or project manager.