Learn Basic Formulas in Microsoft Excel

Create formulas using basic math and built-in Excel functions. This class is designed for the seasoned Microsoft Excel user.

During this three-hour class, you will explore functions such as SUM, COUNT, IF and VLOOKUP. We will also explore categories such as AutoSum, Date and Time, Text, Logical and Lookup. This class is offered at least once a quarter.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Determine the appropriate operators for basic math formulas
  • Create formulas that will automatically update when data is created or modified
  • Understand function arguments and how they are used to properly perform calculations
  • Copy formulas and create consistency

Intended Audience

UB faculty and staff


Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and experience with creating, editing, formatting, saving and printing basic workbooks or, attended the Introduction to Excel class



Class Schedule and Registration

Log in to UB EDGE to view class dates and register. (Don't have a UB EDGE account? Search for dates on the UB Calendar and email training@buffalo.edu or call 716-645-4459 to register.)

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The University at Buffalo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with any disabilities. If you require accommodations to participate in this session, please contact Organizational Development & Training (OD&T) at (716) 645-4459 or training@buffalo.edu prior to attending the class. Please allow ample time for OD&T to work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to arrange accommodations.