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CS-566 Excel 2013

Test your skills out on Excel 2013 with the NCSA online certification exam CS566. Exam questions are multiple choice and come from three different categories which are shown in the box below along with the approximate percentage of questions from each category.


   Category Percentage
   Excel 2013 Basics 40%
   Advanced Concepts 30%
   Efficiency/Usage 30%


Questions are designed to meet the criteria established for individuals with six months experience using Excel 2013 in a business environment. Your scores will be available as soon as you complete the exam. Start the certification process by ordering your exam online now by clicking the 'test now' button above.

Why get certified on Excel?

Part of the Microsoft Office suite of programs, Excel 2013 is the leading spreadsheet software for business. An Excel certification from NCSA demonstrates to employers or supervisors your knowledge of this critical business tool. Spreadsheets are used to conveniently store and display data and calculations in a simple table based format. Excel 2013 offers powerful tools and functions allowing you to chart, graph, or operate on your data very simply and easily.


What do I need to study?

The best way to prepare for your Excel 2013 certification is to simply start using the software. While you are working creating and editing sheets and workbooks in Excel you will be learning how to access the basic tools. Real world spreadsheet applications will require to engage and learn the more advanced concepts while through continued use you will learn efficiency and usage tricks that help you use the software more effectively. If you have been using an early version of Excel such as Excel 2007 or 2010, then it will be important for you to take time to study the new elements and features in Excel 2013 as the test will focus on newer items over existing ones.

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