Excel VBA Macro Course Overview

Enrol for the two-day Microsoft Excel VBA training course from Koenig Solutions. It is aimed at intermediate to advanced Excel users who are looking to expand their existing knowledge. By learning to automate repetitive Excel tasks, you will be able to greatly speed up the creation of weekly analysis and dashboard reports for instance, while significantly reducing manual effort - so you can focus on gaining valuable business insight.

You will benefit from a context-based form of caching, delivered by an expert Excel VBA designer and practitioner who can guide you from the very first step basics of recording macros to reading and more importantly understanding and writing you own VBA code.

This course comprises ten VBA topic modules and 12 VBA topic-aligned Excel VBA files containing many examples of practical VBA macro code. These files are a great learning aid during the course and you are actively encouraged to keep them and use them as a basis for your own code library to implement in your on-going projects.

Microsoft Excel 2016 is used as the primary application during the course for demonstration purposes, however, all training content is relevant also to Excel 2013 and Excel 2010.

Target Audience:

Intermediate to Advanced Excel users who want to expand their knowledge by being able to read, write, edit and use Excel VBA Macros in their day-to-day role.

Learning Objectives

  • How to record, review and edit a macro
  • VBA syntax and structure effectively
  • How to design VBA solutions
  • How to optimise VBA code to ensure resilience and speed
  • How to annotate VBA code
  • How and why to declare and use variables

The 1-on-1 Advantage


Flexible Dates

  • • Choose Start Date
  • • Reschedule After Booking
  • • Weekend / Evening Option

4-Hour Sessions

You will learn:

Module 1: Introducing Visual Basic for Applications
  • What is VBA?
  • What is a Macro?
  • What can Macros do?
  • To use or Not to use Macros?
  • Macro – The 5 Tenets
  • What is the Excel Object Model?
  • Your Personal.XLSB file
  • Need to check your security options
  • How do I access VBA?
  • Macro Security Settings
  • Displaying and reviewing the Developer Tab in the Ribbon
  • Opening a Macro-Enabled Workbook
  • Opening and Using VBA Editor
  • Opening and Closing VBA Editor
  • Explanation of the VBA Screen Layout / Elements
  • Using the Project Explorer - Ctrl + R
  • Working with the Properties Window - F4
  • Using the Editor Work Pane
  • Introducing the Immediate Pane - Ctrl + G
  • VBA Help - F1
  • Explanation of a Module
  • Running Code - F5
  • Stepping through code - F8
  • Setting Breakpoints in Code - F9 (toggle on / off)
  • Editing, Copying and Deleting a Macro
  • Notation of code – why important and how to annotate
  • Structuring your code to be readable
  • Indent and Outdent
  • How to review a Macro and its code
  • Practical - Opening a “Real Life Example” File / reviewing it
  • Why record a macro?
  • How to name and record a macro?
  • How to review / test / run a recorded macro?
  • Commenting the code?
  • What are the limitations of recording a macro?
  • Can I record code to get code?
  • Practical - Recording a Macro and all that this involves
  • Saving a Macro-Enabled Workbook (.xlsm)
  • Program design and concepts
  • A Good Spreadsheet Application
  • Code Format / Layout
  • To Dim or Not to Dim? In other words Why Dim?
  • How to Declare a Variable / Dim / Private / Public
  • Understanding Constants and how to Declare them
  • Run Timing Test Macro
  • Modules – Understanding how to Create, Name, Edit, Copy and Remove
  • Practical on Modules
  • Procedure aka Subroutine aka Sub
  • Sub Naming conventions
  • Creating and Calling other Sub(s)
  • Understanding Objects
  • Understanding Object hierarchy
  • Referring to Objects
  • Application Objects – Practical in file review
  • Objects, Properties, Methods, Events
  • Working with Properties
  • Working with Methods
  • Reference to Opening Workbook Events
  • Using Expressions / Statements
  • What is a Variable and how to assign one?
  • Variable Naming
  • Creating and using Variables
  • Understanding and using Data Types
  • Practical - Using Locals Window to find Variable Data Types
  • Working with the ranges and selections
  • How to use the cells property to select a range
  • How to reference Range(s) and a Range Name
  • How to select a range in Excel
  • How to use the offset property to refer to a range relative to a starting position
  • How to use the Activecell Property
  • How to use the CurrentRegion and Address Properties
  • Using the columns and rows properties to specify a range
  • Determining the extent of data – last cell / last row
  • Copying and pasting cells / data
  • Improving Performance with ScreenUpdating and DisplayAlerts
  • How to change the
  • Background colour of a cell
  • Cell alignment
  • Column width
  • Formatting borders
  • Font – Style, Size, Colour, Bold, Italic, Underline
  • Using With … End, With Statement
  • Working with Strings (prior knowledge of related Excel formulas is required)
  • Changing case - Upper, Lower and Proper
  • Trim and Spaces
  • Len, Replace, Instr
  • Left, Right, Mid
  • This module contains two practicals for delegates to try post course to reinforce their learning
  • Working with Workbooks
  • Creating, Saving, Switching and Closing
  • Working with Worksheets
  • Adding Worksheets in VBA code
  • Naming and renaming Worksheets
  • Deleting Worksheets
  • This module also contains reference on how to create your own VBA Objects
  • Understanding Control-of-Flow Structures (If…Then… End If and Loops)
  • Using the following:
  • If Statement, If...End If, Single / Multiple Condition, If Else Statement,
  • If...Else … End If, Conditions, If Elseif Statement, If...Elseif … End If, Conditions, Nested Ifs
  • Select Case...End Select Statement
  • Do...Loop, Do...Until, Do…While Statements
  • For...To...Next Statement, For Each...Next Statement
  • Creating and Using Message Boxes – MsgBox and Input Boxes – InputBox
  • Running a Macro from within Excel
  • Assigning a Keyboard Shortcut to a Macro
  • Assigning and launching a Macro from a TextBox, a Toolbar Icon
Live Online Training (Duration : 16 Hours)
We Offer :
  • 1-on-1 Public - Select your own start date. Other students can be merged.
  • 1-on-1 Private - Select your own start date. You will be the only student in the class.

1100 + If you accept merging of other students.
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05 - 06 Dec
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16 - 17 Jan
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM CST
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Course Prerequisites

Participants should have a very good practical working knowledge of Excel. You will ideally have taken training of at least intermediate level or have equivalent practical experience prior to attending this training course. If you are unsure, please do get in touch.

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