Advanced Excel – Summer Class

As part of its summer session, Norwalk Community College is again offering an Advanced Excel class taught by Rich Malloy. Most people who use Microsoft Excel are familiar with only a few features of this amazingly powerful application. In this hands-on course, students will learn how to use the more robust features of this vitally important business tool.

The logo for Excel 2016 from Microsoft

The course includes a review of Excel’s database features such as Pivot Tables along with the powerful Lookup functions. Students will then learn how to automate data input with Data Validation, how to check formulas with auditing tools, how to use Excel’s new tables and slicers, and how to take advantage of the power of macros and the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language.

The four-session course is being made available by the college’s Extended Studies & Workforce Education Division. The first session starts at 6 pm on Tuesday, June 6. Tuition is just $229. Go to www.norwalk.edu to sign up, or visit the campus (directions). The CRN number for the course is: 6871.——————–—————————

Spring Forward: Time to Check Your Backups

Congratulations! You are part of the 25% of computer users who back up their data. Unlike most people, you will not lose all your precious pictures and documents when your computer suddenly breaks down.

Or will you?

The fact is that many backup systems stop working for one reason or another: A software upgrade causes compatibility issues, the backup drive fails, or the credit card for the cloud backup account expires. For all these reasons, people who thought they had a good backup found out too late that the backup system had stopped working

So, whenever we change the clocks, it is a good idea to check not only the smoke alarms, but also our backup systems. You never know.

— Rich Malloy