Course Description

VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) enables you to enhance and extend the capabilities of Microsoft® Excel® and other applications in the Microsoft® Office application suite. You can use VBA to perform tasks that would be difficult or impossible to do using only worksheet functions, and you can automate a wide range of tasks so they can be performed faster, more consistently, and with less effort than performing them manually. This course will give you a good foundation for understanding, creating, and using VBA in your own Excel workbooks. You will learn how to use the macro recorder effectively, as well as how to write your own VBA code from scratch. You will use tools built into Excel to explore and learn VBA's capabilities and to optimize and debug your code.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Using VBA to Solve Business Problems

Topic A: Use Macros to Automate Tasks in Excel

Topic B: Identify Components of Macro-Enabled Workbooks

Topic C: Configure the Excel VBA Environment

Lesson 2: Recording a Macro

Topic A: Use the Macro Recorder to Create a VBA Macro

Topic B: Record a Macro with Relative Addressing

Topic C: Delete Macros and Modules

Topic D: Identify Strategies for Using the Macro Recorder

Lesson 3: Writing VBA Code Directly

Topic A: Write VBA Code

Topic B: Discover Objects You Can Use

Topic C: Create a Custom Function

Lesson 4: Solving Problems through Code

Topic A: Make Decisions in Code

Topic B: Work with Variables

Topic C: Perform Repetitive Tasks

Lesson 5: Improving Your VBA Code

Topic A: Debug VBA Errors

Topic B: Deal with Errors

Topic C: Improve Macro Performance

Learner Outcomes

In this course, you will develop and deploy VBA modules to solve business problems. You will:

  • Identify general components of VBA and their appropriate use in solving business solutions.
  • Record VBA macros to automate repetitive tasks.
  • Write VBA code to create VBA subroutines and functions.
  • Use various programming elements to solve problems through code, including variables, objects, conditional statements, and loops.
  • Eliminate, avoid, or handle errors in VBA code, and optimize its performance.


Excel 2019 Level 1, Excel 2019 Level 2, Excel 2019 Level 3 or equivalent experience


6 Hours |  Days or 2 Nights

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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VBA with Microsoft Excel
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5:30PM to 8:30PM
Jul 13, 2021 to Jul 15, 2021
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