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Digital Skills

Microsoft Office – VBA Advanced

Course details

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2 days (09:00 – 17:00) – Live Online Course. Next Course Dates: availble upon request

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn the skills to enable you to use the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language to simplify or automate activities and tasks using Microsoft Office applications. The course covers examples in; Excel 2016 – 2019, Word 2016 – 2019, Outlook 2016 – 2019, PowerPoint 2016 – 2019.

Please Note: Microsoft Excel 2016 is used as the primary application during the course for demonstration purposes.

Course Content

Module 1: VBA overview

Objects, Dimensions, Loops, and Decisions

Module 2: Connecting to data

Understanding connections, importing data, coding the Power Query

Module 3: Data Preparation

Importance of data preparation, data preparation techniques

Module 4: Visualise data

Report building with tables, graphs, and charts

Module 5: Analyse data

Introduction to Pivot reports, building a PivotTable, and creating the PivotChart

Module 6: Reporting the results

Introduction to external libraries – PowerPoint, Outlook, and the FileSystemObject

Course Benefits

Learning Outcomes:

  • Overview of the VBA Essentials
  • Connecting to external data
  • Preparation of datasets
  • Develop charts and build data visuals
  • Analyse data with Pivots
  • Reporting the results in other MS applications


  • You have attended the QA course Introduction to VBA in Office 2016 – 2019 or have equivalent knowledge
  • Able to write macros which include variable declarations with appropriate scope, intrinsic functions, decision-making structures and repeating code actions
  • Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications 2016 – 2019 (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Understand how to create Charts and PivotTables and apply filters and sorting to data sets

Next Steps

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