Exam 77-420 Excel 2013

Published: February 28, 2013
Languages: English
Audiences: Information workers Technology:
Microsoft Office 2013 suites
Credit toward certification: Microsoft Office Specialist

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 manage worksheets and workbooks
Create worksheets and workbooks
Creating new blank workbooks; creating new workbooks using templates; importing files; opening non-native files directly in Excel; adding worksheets to existing workbooks; copying and moving worksheets
Navigate through worksheets and workbooks
Searching for data within a workbook; inserting hyperlinks; changing worksheet order; using Go To; using Name Box
Format worksheets and workbooks
Changing worksheet tab color; modifying page setup; inserting and deleting columns and rows; changing workbook themes; adjusting row height and column width; inserting watermarks; inserting headers and footers; setting data validation
Customize options and views for worksheets and workbooks
Hiding worksheets; hiding columns and rows; customizing the Quick Access toolbar; customizing the Ribbon; managing macro security; changing workbook views; recording simple macros; adding values to workbook properties; using zoom; displaying formulas; freezing panes; assigning shortcut keys; splitting the window
Configure worksheets and workbooks to print or save
Setting a print area; saving workbooks in alternate file formats; printing individual worksheets; setting print scaling; repeating headers and footers; maintaining backward compatibility; configuring workbooks to print; saving files to remote locations

Preparation resources
Basic tasks in Excel 2013
Show or hide columns and rows
Print a worksheet or workbook

Create cells and ranges
Insert data in cells and ranges
Appending data to worksheets; finding and replacing data; copying and pasting data; using AutoFill tool; expanding data across columns; inserting and deleting cells
Format cells and ranges
Merging cells; modifying cell alignment and indentation; changing font and font styles; using Format Painter; wrapping text within cells; applying Number format; applying highlighting; applying cell styles; changing text to WordArt
Order and group cells and ranges
Applying conditional formatting; inserting sparklines; transposing columns and rows; creating named ranges; creating outline; collapsing groups of data in outlines; inserting subtotals

Preparation resources
Fill data automatically in worksheet cells
Wrap text in a cell
Transpose data from rows to columns or vice versa

Create tables
Create a table
Moving between tables and ranges; adding and removing cells within tables; defining titles
Modify a table
Applying styles to tables; banding rows and columns; inserting total rows; removing styles from tables
Filter and sort a table
Filtering records; sorting data on multiple columns; changing sort order; removing duplicates

Preparation resources
Convert a table to a range
Filter data in an Excel table
Sort a table

Apply formulas and functions
Utilize cell ranges and references in formulas and functions
Utilizing references (relative, mixed, absolute); defining order of operations; referencing cell ranges in formulas
Summarize data with functions
Utilizing the SUM function; utilizing the MIN and MAX functions; utilizing the COUNT function; utilizing the AVERAGE function
Utilize conditional logic in functions
Utilizing the SUMIF function; utilizing the AVERAGEIF function; utilizing the COUNTIF function
Format and modify text with functions
Utilizing the RIGHT, LEFT and MID functions; utilizing the TRIM function; utilizing the UPPER and LOWER functions; utilizing the CONCATENATE function

Preparation resources
Use cell references in a formula
Video: COUNTIFS and SUMIFS
Excel functions (by category)

Create charts and objects
Create a chart
Creating charts and graphs; adding additional data series; switching between rows and columns in source data; using Quick Analysis
Format a chart
Adding legends; resizing charts and graphs; modifying chart and graph parameters; applying chart layouts and styles; positioning charts and graphs
Insert and format an object
Inserting text boxes; inserting SmartArt; inserting images; adding borders to objects; adding styles and effects to objects; changing object colors; modifying object properties; positioning objects

Preparation resources
Analyze your data instantly
Format your chart
Create an organization chart using SmartArt Graphics

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