Which Microsoft Office program should I learn?
Learning the entire Microsoft Office Suite is beneficial as the programs are designed to work with another. For example, if you are using a Microsoft Access database to store data and produce reports, you can easily import data from Microsoft Excel within the program. The following list describes each program, its most common use case, and how you can learn these programs at NYIM.
Learn Data Analytics, Financial Modeling and VBA with Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel is the most popular software program in the Microsoft Office suite, offering powerful calculation, data analysis, and data visualization features. Whether you're a beginner, casual user, or Excel power user, we have a class for you. Beginners can learn the basics of Excel in our Business Fundamentals or Excel Business Bootcamp course. Intermediate users can master Pivot Tables & Power Pivot or Excel for finance in our Financial Modeling Bootcamp. Power users will find Fast as Hell at Excel extremely helpful to cut down time on repetitive tasks and will learn how to automate and customize Excel to their needs in our VBA course.
Automate mass emails and letters, and design custom templates in Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word is a word processing program is more than just a tool for typing letters or reports. With our basics and advanced courses in Microsoft Word, you'll learn how to design templates for your team with advanced formatting techniques that save time and increase productivity. Students in our Word courses also teach professionals how to automate common tasks like mail merge to send mass emails and mailings.
Create animated presentations, import charts from Excel, and record online training in Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation software that can be used to create visually powerful slide shows and accompanying handouts. In our basic PowerPoint course, you'll learn how to create a presentation with animates and slide transitions to engage your audience and import charts and tables to support your training objectives. NYIM's Advanced PowerPoint course covers how to import Microsoft Excel data into PowerPoint, and how to record presentations for online courses or virtual training needs.
Learn how to set rules and automatic email filters to reduce your time in Microsoft Outlook by 40%
Microsoft Outlook is the standard email and communication tool in most office settings. Outlook offers an integrated email system, calendar, contact list, and task list so that users can better stay on track with their administrative needs. The Outlook Essentials course covers how to set automatic filters for your email to save time scheduling and managing correspondence. In our advanced courses, you'll learn keyboard shortcuts that can decrease your time spent using Outlook by 40%.
Store, query, and create reports in Microsoft Access with SQL, Excel, and VBA
Microsoft Access is a relational database program that allows users to organize and store large sets of data. Because of its versatility, the program makes it easy for users to retrieve data upon demand, in order to make better-informed decisions.
Increase your efficiency and manage tasks, teams, and resources in Microsoft Project
Microsoft Project is a project management software that allows users to plan, schedule, and track projects in varying amounts of detail. Besides task lists, Project also easily generates high-quality Reports, Gantt charts, Timelines, and much, much more. If you are managing more than one project at work, our Microsoft Project Level 1 course will teach you how to allocate time and resources to increase your effectiveness. The Microsoft Project Level 2 course offers additional training in managing project scope, time, and resources, with a special focus on project management during the execution and monitoring and control phases, when project managers are likely to face the most challenges.
Integration Between Microsoft Office Applications
These are some of the more popular programs in the Microsoft Office suite. One of the biggest advantages of this collection is the integration and coordination between the various programs. For example; a letter can be written in Word, then sent out to each of your contacts through Outlook with just a few keystrokes. Or a complicated chart in Excel can easily be linked to a slide in PowerPoint, even allowing the chart to update on the slide, whenever it does in Excel.
The Microsoft Office suite remains the most popular software system for many reasons. In today’s globally competitive environment, to gain knowledge in any of these applications is not just a benefit, but a necessity.
In addition to Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Office offers the same programs in the form of internet-based applications and Mobile Apps in the Office 365 subscription.