Excel 2016 Core Microsoft Specialist

Audience: On completion of the MOS 77-727 Excel 2016 Core exam candidates will have a fundamental understanding of Excel 2016 and the ability to complete tasks independently.

Successful candidates will have proven that they can create and edit a workbook with multiple sheets, use graphic elements to represent data visually including professional-looking budgets, financial statements, performance charts, and data-entry logs.

Course Materials

All our Microsoft Office Specialist MOS training materials are published by CCI Learning 

CCI Manuals 

Titles include Access 2016, Word 2016 Core, Word 2016 Expert, Excel 2016 Core, Excel 2016 Expert, Outlook 2016 Core and PowerPoint 2016 Core.

These manuals can be purchased from ourselves as part of the official study MOS 2016 kit or you can buy the manual separately – you do not need to attend our courses to purchase these fantastic manuals.

Manuals for other Office versions are available – Office 2013, Office 2019 and Office 365.

To purchase, please complete our order form – once your order has been received you will receive an order confirmation and invoice.


Exam Vouchers: Our MOS exam vouchers includes a thirty day retake option.

Certification Guide: Spiral bound study manuals are Published by CCI Learning. Manual contents are separated into lessons, at completion of each lesson there is a summary and review questions.

Exam kit 77-727 includes an exam voucher with a thirty day retake option, Excel Core Certification Guide and Gmetrix test prep – read more

Vouchers and Exam Kits rates includes exam test centre fees

77-727 Excel Core Exam Certification 


Mouse MOS Test Venue

You will need to sit your exam at an authorised test centre. Mouse Training London is a Microsoft Office MOS test centre and we can schedule your exam seven days a week. We accept exam vouchers which are purchased from us or from other suppliers.

For group bookings, MOS testing is now available at your office, there is no need to attend our test centre.

77-727 Excel 2016 Core Exam Course Outline

Accreditations Available: Microsoft Office Specialist & CPD Excel Core

Course Duration: 2/3 days, our three day course includes an option to sit the Excel Core exam.

Course Types: Group bookings and 1-2-1 sessions

Course Location: This Microsoft Excel Specialist Core exam 77-727 training course can be delivered either at our London training venue or at your offices.

Create Worksheets and Workbooks

  • Create a workbook
  • Import data from a delimited text file
  • Add a worksheet to an existing workbook
  • Copy and move a worksheet

Navigate in Worksheets and Workbooks 

  • Search for data within a workbook 
  • Navigate to a named cell, range, or
  • workbook element
  • Insert and remove hyperlinks

Format Worksheets and Workbooks 

  • Change worksheet tab colour 
  • Rename a worksheet
  • Change worksheet order
  • Modify page setup
  • Insert and delete columns or rows
  • Change workbook themes
  • Adjust row height and column width
  • Insert headers and footers

Customise Options and Views for Worksheets and Workbooks

  • Hide or unhide worksheets 
  • Hide or unhide columns and rows
  • Access toolbar
  • Change workbook views
  • Change window views

Configure Worksheets and Workbooks 

  • Set a print area 
  • Save workbooks in alternative file formats
  • Print all or part of a workbook
  • Set print scaling
  • Display repeating row and column titles on multipage worksheets
  • Inspect a workbook for hidden properties or personal information
  • Inspect a workbook for accessibility issues
  • Inspect a workbook for compatibility issues

Insert Data in Cells and Ranges

  • Replace data
  • Cut, copy, or paste data
  • Paste data by using special paste options
  • Fill cells by using Auto Fill
  • Insert and delete cells

Format Cells and Ranges

  • Merge cells
  • Modify cell alignment and indentation
  • Format cells by using Format Painter
  • Wrap text within cells
  • Apply number formats
  • Apply cell formats
  • Apply cell styles

Summarise and Organise Data

  • Insert sparklines
  • Outline data
  • Insert subtotals
  • Apply conditional formatting

Create and Manage Tables 

  • Create an Excel table from a cell range 
  • Convert a table to a cell range
  • Add or remove table rows and columns

Manage Table Styles and Options 

  • Apply styles to tables
  • Configure table style options
  • Insert total rows

Filter and Sort a Table 

  • Filter records
  • Sort data by multiple columns
  • Change sort order
  • Remove duplicate records

Summarise Data by using Functions

  • Insert references 
  • Perform calculations by the SUM function
  • Perform calculations by the MIN and MAX functions
  • Perform calculations by the COUNT function
  • Perform calculations by the AVERAGE function

Perform Conditional Operations by using Functions 

  • Perform logical operations by using the IF function
  • Perform logical operations by using the SUMIF function
  • Perform logical operations by using the AVERAGEIF function
  • Perform statistical operations by using the COUNTIF function

Format and Modify Text by using Functions 

  • Format text by using RIGHT, LEFT, and MID functions
  • Format text by using UPPER, LOWER, and PROPER functions
  • Format text by using the CONCATENATE function

Create Charts 

  • Create a new chart
  • Add additional data series
  • Switch between rows and columns in source data
  • Analyse data by using Quick Analysis

Format Charts 

  • Resize charts
  • Add and modify chart elements
  • Apply chart layouts and styles
  • Move charts to a chart sheet

Insert and Format Objects 

  • Insert text boxes and shapes
  • Insert images
  • Modify object properties
  • Add alternative text to objects for accessibility

Further Accreditations – MOS Master 

Microsoft Office Master 2016 holders masterfully use the basic and advanced features of Microsoft Office 2016 applications.

MOS 2016 Master is the highest MOS Certification.

Master candidates demonstrate a broader and deeper expertise of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access or Outlook. They have achieved an elite certificate which is respected and recognized worldwide.

Office Specialist Master

Required Courses for Office 2016 Master


Excel 2016 Expert
Word 2016 Expert
PowerPoint 2016 Specialist

Optional Courses for Office 2016 Master – Choose 1

Outlook 2016 Specialist
Access 2016 Specialist

Key Excel 2016 Core Topics Covered

Introducing Excel, learn how Excel works, understand how to move within Excel, create a workbook, enter data into a worksheet and work with files.

Constructing Cell Data, learn how to make changes to data in the worksheets, change the structure, and add and remove worksheets in the workbook. 

Using Formulas, learn about formulas – what they are, how they work, how to insert simple formulas and use built-in functions to create some formulas. 

Formatting the worksheet, learn how to use a variety of methods to format cells in a worksheet to emphasize different worksheet areas.

Viewing and Printing Workbooks, learn how to change the views in preparation for printing worksheets, Print and preview worksheets and customise the page setup for printing  worksheets.

Working with Charts and Graphics, you will learn to work with charts and work with different types of graphic images including shapes and pictures.

Organising Data, you will will look at various methods of organising data to improve your ability to analyze it.

Using Data Tools, you will learn about a variety of Excel data to include importing and exporting data between other applications, searching worksheets for a value, using hyperlinks, and making workbooks more accessible.