Fast as Hell at Excel

Learn to Work Faster in Excel

Fast as Hell at Excel® is NYIM's revolutionary course that will increase your productivity and efficiency in Excel. Learn keyboard shortcuts for navigation, formatting, calculations, and Hot Keys, as well as intermediate Excel techniques such as VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, and macros.

Learn some specialized time-saving (and sometimes life-saving) techniques using applications of Paste Special, Go To Special, Find & Replace, and Macros. We'll review database management techniques, advanced functions, and Pivot Table with an emphasis on how to speed up daily tasks.

By the end of this course, you'll have the tools, tricks, and techniques to breeze through your workload, impressing colleagues and cutting down hours of unnecessary work.

Prerequisite: Basic proficiency in Excel. This is an intermediate-level course with a bent towards shortcuts and time-saving techniques. A PC will be provided.

Fast as Hell at Excel

$209 7 Hours 185 Madison Avenue, NYC In-person classroom training

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Jan 24 Thu, 10am–5pm
Mar 15 Fri, 10am–5pm

Corporate training available

Call 212-658-1918 or email us

What You'll Learn

  • Keyboard shortcuts for navigation, formatting, calculations, and workbook management
  • Work in Excel without the mouse using Hot Keys
  • Excel tricks with Go To Special and Paste Special 
  • VLOOKUP and other database functions
  • Summarize data Pivot Tables
  • Write basic macros to automate workflow
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Full Course Syllabus

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Keyboard Shortcuts

1) Navigation

  • Shortcuts that enable quick cursor movement and cell selection

2) Formatting

  • Shortcuts that facilitate quick formatting

3) Calculations

  • Shortcuts that enable faster input of formulas and functions

4) Hot Keys

  • Transform the ribbon into a visual listing of pre-assigned shortcuts

5) Quick Access Toolbar

  • Access customized commands on the Quick Access Toolbar

6) Insert Screenshots

  • Shortcut to directly insert a screenshot

7) Repeat Command

  • Shortcut key to repeat commands

8) Workbook Management

  • Shortcuts pertaining to general Excel operations

9) Worksheets

  • Shortcuts to allow editing of active windows

Database Management

10) Splitting Text

  • Use Text to Columns to split text into multiple cells

11) Joining Text

  • Join text from separate cells

12) Data Validation

  • Create a dropdown menu to make data entry quicker and more efficient

13) Sort & Filter

  • Use Sort & Filter to find and organize data in large databases

14) Remove Duplicates

  • Use Remove Duplicates to eliminate duplicate data

Advanced Functions

15) Advanced Cell Locking

  • Anchor cells to quickly copy and paste formulas


  • Quickly retrieve data from a table


  • Count cells based on one or more conditions


  • Sum cells based on one or more conditions

Pivot Tables

19) Table review

  • Use a Table as the source data for a Pivot table, due to its special functionality

20) Pivot Tables

  • Create Pivot Tables to quickly summarize large databases

Specialized Time-Saving Techniques

21) Paste Special

  • Use Paste Special for various time-saving techniques

22) Go To Special

  • Use Go To Special to perform several time-saving tricks

23) Find & Replace

  • Use Find & Replace to expedite certain processes

24) Working Across Sheets

  • Perform calculations and formatting across worksheets

25) Recording Macros

  • Record macros to automate repetitive work

Cumulative Project

26) End of Class Exercise

  • End of class project to review key concepts from the class

The Best Excel Course for Speed & Shortcuts in NYC

  • Practical and hands-on training focused on real-world applications of Excel
  • Engaging and interactive instructors
  • Revolutionary video suite with several hours of premium content
  • Proprietary course manual and shortcut sheets
  • Small class sizes for personalized attention