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Exam Objectives

Exam Objectives

The objectives for this exam as stated by Microsoft include:

Sharing and Maintaining Workbooks

  • Apply workbook settings, properties, and data options.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: setting advanced properties, saving a workbook as a template, and importing and exporting XML data

  • Apply protection and sharing properties to workbooks and worksheets.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: protecting the current sheet, protecting the workbook structure, restricting permissions, and requiring a password to open a workbook

  • Maintain shared workbooks.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: merging workbooks and setting Track Changes options

Applying Formulas and Functions

  • Audit formulas.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: tracing formula precedents, dependents, and errors, locating invalid data or formulas, and correcting errors in formulas

  • Manipulate formula options.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: setting iterative calculation options and enabling or disabling automatic workbook calculation

  • Perform data summary tasks.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: using an array formula and using a SUMIFS function

  • Apply functions in formulas.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: finding and correcting errors in functions, applying arrays to functions, and using Statistical, Date and Time, Financial, Text, and Cube functions

Presenting Data Visually

  • Apply advanced chart features.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: using Trend lines, Dual axes, chart templates, and Sparklines

  • Apply data analysis.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: using automated analysis tools and performing What-If analysis

  • Apply and manipulate PivotTables.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: manipulating PivotTable data and using the slicer to filter and segment your PivotTable data in multiple layers

  • Apply and manipulate PivotCharts.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: creating, manipulating, and analyzing PivotChart data

  • Demonstrate how to use the slicer.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: choosing data sets from external data connections

Working with Macros and Forms

  • Create and manipulate macros.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: running a macro, running a macro when a workbook is opened, running a macro when a button is clicked, recording an action macro, assigning a macro to a command button, creating a custom macro button on the Quick Access Toolbar, and applying modifications to a macro

  • Insert and manipulate form controls.
  • This objective may include but is not limited to: inserting form controls and setting form properties

Where to Go from Here

Those who pass exam 77-888 earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Excel 2010 certification. This exam does not count as credit toward any additional Microsoft certifications. However, many of the people who pass this exam also choose to take Exam 77-887: Word 2010 Expert as a way of demonstrating their mastery over Microsoft Office 2010.

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