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ECDL Advanced Excel user
on 8 April 2015
Although this book can be used by Novices, its better if you already have some experience with Excel. This book covers some stuff you do for ECDL and ECDL advanced Excel but goes more in depth on some topics. you really need to use this book along with Excel 2013 Formulas by the same author, as some topics are not covered in detail but are in the other book, the examples are fairly similar.
Some of the topics skip important steps that a complete novice might find useful, e.g in the pivot table section, your not told that a custom number format was used, also in this section its not made clear that you can drag the field names into more than one of the boxes at the bottom.
To Sum up: I have passed ECDL and ECDL Advanced Excel, this book covers some of this material in greater Depth than either of these two courses. If you have never used a spreadsheet program before, this book might not be the best one to start with, you might be better of with one of the dummie books first, then get this one. This book and the Excel 2013 Formulas compliment each other and use both together.