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Learning Tree Introduces New Course — Microsoft Excel: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction

RESTON, VA (April 29, 2010)
Learning Tree International (NASDAQ NGM: LTRE) has announced the introduction of a new course entitled Microsoft Excel: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction. In this introductory course, attendees are shown how to summarize data with Excel by incorporating formulas, formatting, and charts and graphs. Our course materials will also demonstrate to attendees the skills to efficiently navigate and manipulate multiple spreadsheets in a workbook, optimize worksheets using templates, graphs and formulas, and design simple-to-complex formulas by nesting Excel functions.

Throughout this three-day course, an expert instructor will lead attendees through practical, hands-on exercises, providing attendees with experience applying Excel features, formulas and formatting. Exercises include:

  • Navigating the Excel interface for efficiency and speed
  • Formatting existing data for greater visual impact
  • Designing formulas to manipulate, summarize and refine raw data
  • Troubleshooting and tracing formula errors
  • Charting data for clearer presentation
  • Recording macros to streamline tasks
  • Linking worksheets with references

Jennifer Urick, Vice President of Product Development for Learning Tree International, said, “Microsoft Excel is the de facto tool for working with data on the desktop. Knowing how to leverage Excel enables employees to simplify complex tasks essential to daily work responsibilities. We're excited to present this introductory class for new and self-taught users, many whom may be missing many important and timesaving features.”

Attendees have three ways to attend this course:

1. Learning Tree will begin presenting Microsoft Excel: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction at its Education Centers in the U.S. in June 2010, and Canada in August 2010.

The current schedule includes the following:

  • Washington, DC (Reston, VA) — June 9-11
  • New York, NY — July 7-9
  • Northern New Jersey — July 28-30
  • Washington, DC (Rockville, MD) — August 4-6
  • Chicago (Schaumburg) — August 11-13
  • Toronto — August 18-20

This schedule is subject to change.

2. This course can also be attended remotely with the Learning Tree AnyWare™ online training platform that allows attendees to join this course from their home or office.

3. Microsoft Excel: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction can be delivered on site at a client facility as a private, customized event.

For further information and the latest course dates and locations, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733) or visit

Microsoft Excel: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction is for anyone who uses Microsoft Excel and needs to acquire the knowledge, skills and techniques to design formulas, create and edit worksheets, and present data results. No previous experience with Excel is assumed.

Microsoft Excel: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction augments existing Learning Tree courses, including the following:

  • Power Excel: Analyzing Data to Make Business Decisions
  • Making Effective Decisions with Business Statistics
  • Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
  • Microsoft Office: Streamlining Tasks for Improved Productivity

About Learning Tree International

Learning Tree International is a leading global provider of highly effective, hands-on training to information technology professionals and managers. Since 1974, over 65,000 organizations have relied on Learning Tree to enhance the professional skills of more than 2.1 million employees. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on web development; IT security; project management; operating systems; databases; networking; software development; and leadership, management and business skills. Courses are presented globally at Learning Tree Education Centers, on-site at client facilities, and can be attended via Learning Tree AnyWare™, the Company’s proprietary technology that connects participants via the web to the actual classroom, from their workplace or home. For more information about our products and services, call 1-888-THE-TREE (1-888-843-8733), visit, follow @LearningTree on Twitter or visit Learning Tree International's Facebook fan page.

Contact Information

Max Shevitz
Learning Tree International
Phone: (703) 925-5590

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