Pragmatic Excel - Internal Control

In this useful presentation, you’ll learn from Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA, how to implement Excel’s internal control features within your spreadsheets. He explains how a variety of Excel features— Conditional Formatting, Data Validation, and custom number formats—can be used to control...

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Course Description

Who Would Be Interested in This Course:

Practitioners who develop spreadsheets for others and want to prevent unauthorized changes from being made.


Topics Covered:

 • Toggling the Locked status of a worksheet cell on or off by way of a custom shortcut.

 • Utilizing Data Validation to limit percentages entered in a cell to a specific range of values.

 • Creating an in-cell list by way of Excel’s Data Validation feature.

 • Using a custom number format to hide zero amounts within a specific area of a spreadsheet.

 • Using Conditional Formatting to identify unlocked cells into which data can be entered.

 • Improving the integrity of spreadsheets with Excel’s VLOOKUP function.

 • Using Data Validation to create a rule that ensures dates entered within a cell are greater than or equal to today’s date.

 • Ensuring proper VLOOKUP integrity by using Data Validation to create an in-cell drop-down list.

 • Using Conditional Formatting to color-code your data, identify duplicates, and apply icons.

 • Overcoming VLOOKUP’s quirks by using SUMIF to look up numeric values.

 • Using Excel’s VLOOKUP function to look up an item description based on an input provided by the user.

 • Preserving key formulas using hide and protect features.


Learning Objectives:

• State the arguments used within VLOOKUP.

• State what SUMIF returns if a match cannot be found.

• Identify which one of four tasks a user can still potentially perform after a workbook has been protected.








Instructional Method:

On-Demand Webcast


Program Prerequisites:

Previous Experience with Excel Spreadsheets


Advance Preparation:


Course Walkthrough

  • Course: Pragmatic Excel - Internal Control
  • CPD Quiz: Pragmatic Excel - Internal Control
  • Slides: Internal Control
  • Sample File: Internal Control
  • Internal Control - Participant Forum
  • Feedback / comments
  • Certificate: Pragmatic Excel - Internal Control

About the Instructor(s)

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David Ringstrom