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  • Published:
    February 28, 2007
  • Languages:
    English, Russian
  • Audiences:
    Information workers
  • Technology:
    Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Credit toward certification:
    MOS: Microsoft Office Excel 2007

MOS: Using Microsoft Office Excel 2007

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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. View video tutorials about the variety of question types on Microsoft exams.

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Create and manipulate data
  • Insert data by using AutoFill, ensure data integrity, modify cell contents and formats, change worksheet views, manage worksheets

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Format data and content
  • Format worksheets, insert and modify rows and columns, format cells and cell content, format data as a table

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Create and modify formulas
  • Reference data in formulas, summarize data by using a formula, summarize data by using subtotals, conditionally summarize data by using a formula, look up data by using a formula, use conditional logic in a formula, format or modify text by using formulas, display and print formulas

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Present data visually
  • Create and format charts, modify charts, apply conditional formatting, insert and modify illustrations, outline data, sort and filter data

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Collaborate on and secure data
  • Manage changes to workbooks, protect and share workbooks, prepare workbooks for distribution, save workbooks, set print options for printing data, worksheets, and workbooks

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Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam should have the equivalent of six months to one year of hands-on experience creating business deliverables with Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and might have experience with previous versions of Office Excel. These candidates are especially effective and efficient at creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually, and collaborating on and securing data.

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This preparation guide is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Microsoft exams might include adaptive testing technology and simulation items. Microsoft does not identify the format in which exams are presented. Please use this preparation guide to prepare for the exam, regardless of its format. To help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the specified training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all topics listed in the "Skills measured" section.