Exploring Microsoft Office Excel 2010 Introductory

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Overview

The Exploring System: Moving You Beyond the Point and Click!

The goal of the Exploring Series is to teach more than just the steps to follow to accomplish a task. Exploring also teaches you the theoretical foundation you need to understand when and why to apply the skills you learnin this class. This way, you achieve a deeper understanding of each application and can apply this criticalthinking beyond Office and the classroom.

Student Textbook

Exploring is a book you can use as a tool to easily identify essential information, and learn it efficiently.

Objective Mapping enables you to easily find where each objective is in the chapter.

Key Terms are pulled out and defined in the margins, helping to ensure you learn terminology.

Hands-On Exercises throughout each chapter allow you to apply what you learned for immediate reinforcement.

Student CD

A media tool bound in your book to help you complete exercises from each chapter

Set-Up Videos provide an introduction to the Case Study and the skills you’ll learn in the Hands-On Exercises in each chapter.

Student Data Files needed to complete the projects in the book.

Compass is a searchable database of skills, providing videos and at-a-glance reminders of how to complete a skill.

Companion Website: www.pearsonhighered.com/exploring

An interactive website featuring self-study tools to help you succeed in this course

Online Study Guide enables you to practice what you’ve learned by answering auto-graded questions.

Glossary of key terms reinforces terminology as you learn the language of computing.

Chapter Objectives Review for a quick overview.

Web Resources include links to Microsoft® Office Online Help and How-To documents.

Student Data Files needed to complete the projects in the book.

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Product Details

Meet the Author

Dr. Robert T. Grauer, Creator of the Exploring Series

Bob Grauer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems at the University of Miami, where he is a multiple winner of the Outstanding Teaching Award in the School of Business, most recently in 2009. He has written numerous COBOL texts and is the vision behind the Exploring Office series, with more than three million books in print. His work has been translated into three foreign languages and is used in all aspects of higher education at both national and international levels. Bob Grauer has consulted for several major corporations including IBM and American Express. He received his Ph.D. in operations research in 1972 from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

Dr. Keith Mulbery, Consulting Series Editor and Excel Author

Dr. Keith Mulbery is the Department Chair and an Associate Professor in the Information Systems and

Technology Department at Utah Valley University (UVU), where he teaches computer applications, C#

programming, systems analysis and design, and MIS classes. Keith also served as Interim Associate Dean,

School of Computing, in the College of Technology and Computing at UVU.

Keith received the Utah Valley State College Board of Trustees Award of Excellence in 2001, School of

Technology and Computing Scholar Award in 2007, and School of Technology and Computing Teaching

Award in 2008. He has authored more than 15 textbooks, served as Series Editor for the Exploring Office

2007 series, and served as developmental editor on two textbooks.

Keith received his B.S. and M.Ed. in Business Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University

and earned his Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Business Information Systems at Utah State

University. His dissertation topic was computer-assisted instruction using Prentice Hall’s Train and Assess IT program to supplement traditional instruction in basic computer proficiency courses.

Mary Anne Poatsy, Series Editor

Mary Anne is a senior faculty member at Montgomery County Community College, teaching various

computer application and concepts courses in face-to-face and online environments. She holds a B.A.

in psychology and education from Mount Holyoke College and an M.B.A. in finance from Northwestern

University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Mary Anne has more than 12 years of educational experience. She is currently adjunct faculty at

Gwynedd-Mercy College and Montgomery County Community College. She has also taught at Bucks

County Community College and Muhlenberg College, as well as conducted professional training. Before

teaching, she was vice president at Shearson Lehman in the Municipal Bond Investment Banking

Department.

Dr. Lynn Hogan, Office Fundamentals and File Management and

Windows 7 Author

Lynn Hogan has taught in the Computer Information Systems area at Calhoun Community College for

29 years. She is the author of Practical Computing and has contributed chapters for several computer

applications textbooks. Primarily teaching in the areas of computer literacy and computer applications,

she was named Calhoun’s outstanding instructor in 2006. She received an M.B.A. from the University of

North Alabama and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. Lynn resides in Alabama with her husband

and two daughters.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Office Fundamentals and File Management

Excel
Chapter 1 Introduction to Excel
Chapter 2 Formulas and Functions
Chapter 3 Charts
Chapter 4 Datasets and Tables

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