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Excel Proficiency Test To take the test, you will need Microsoft Excel.

You should be able to complete the test in 90 minutes or less. Instructions: 1. Click here to download the 3 Excel files you will need for this test. a. Choose to “Run this program from its current location” or “Open the file” to run the program to download the Excel files. b. Confirm this operation if necessary. c. By default, the Excel files will be copied to your hard disk at C:\Excel Proficiency Test. Click “Start” to begin the copy, or select a different location for the files. d. You will get a message that “All files have been extracted.” Click “OK” to confirm. 2. If you have trouble downloading the file in Step #1, you may download the 3 Excel files individually here. 3. Start MS EXCEL. 4. All calculations must be done using Excel (formulas or functions), using no other method of calculation (calculators, hand-calculations). 5. You may find it easier to print this document so can refer to it while you complete the test. 6. Read each problem carefully and perform the tasks in each section. At the end of each section you will be asked to save your work using a particular filename. 7. After completing the tests, upload your saved work to a website for grading (the URL is given at the bottom of this test). Section 1 of 3 Open the file ARTSOFT.XLS from C:\Excel Proficiency Test\ and make sure you are on the Sales worksheet. This file contains Sales, Payroll, and Company Savings Plan information for the ArtSoft Company. 1. Enter your full name in cell A1. 2. What are the Net Sales Totals for each of the following cities: Chicago, Decatur, and Champaign (put in cells E8-E10)? 3. What is the average Net Sales for Decatur during the first quarter (use an Excel function and put this figure in cell F9)? 4. Format the sales figures in B8:F10 in the Currency format, with 2 decimal places.

as firstname_lastname_ARTSOFT. Copy your formula from G6 to G7:G18. use the Excel FV function to determine the future value of this investment. . instead of zero. If it doesn’t. use an Excel IF function to compute the bonus amount for Robert Anderson. In the plan. The annual interest rate earned is 5%. copy the formula from cell E12 to cell E13. a score of 80 or above on this test entitles them to a bonus (a score below 80 yields a bonus of 0). Each employee is given a weekly aptitude test. In cell B5 of the Savings Plan worksheet. using your own first and last names. Assume that payments are made at the end of the period.e. Save the workbook in the C:\Excel Proficiency Test\ directory. The test scores are in cells B6:B18. Insert a new employee in row 13. This percentage is given in cell B22. In cell B8. Move to the Savings Plan worksheet.xls. 7.50 In D13 enter 35 Gross Pay for Peggy Jones should appear in cell E13. Enter “Month” as the x-axis label and “Sales (Millions)” as the y-axis label. Enter “ArtSoft First Quarter Sales” as the Chart Title. Move to the Payroll worksheet in this workbook. The bonus amount is a percentage of their gross pay. and then copy the formula from F6 to F7:F18. construct a line graph of sales by month. enter the total monthly contribution for the plan. compute the Taxable Income (Gross Pay plus Bonus) for Robert Anderson. Enter the following information for this new employee: In A13 enter Jones. As an employee of ArtSoft. This sheet contains a payroll report for the ArtSoft employees. you are considering investing in a company savings plan. the employee contributes $200 each month for the next 5 years. Your function should refer to cells B5 and B6. 9. In cell F6 of the Payroll worksheet. Make a legend to designate which line color refers to which city. with one line for each city) with the following features: Place the graph in cells A15 to F25. enter the monthly interest rate for the plan. not individually typed in for each cell. In B13 enter 85 In C13 enter $23. Peggy. In cell B6. In cell G6. Change the scale of the y axis to make 30 the minimum value. 6.5. and they must be formulas that were copied. 8. Construct a line graph comparing the sales for each city in the first quarter (i. Your formulas must refer to cell B22.

and East worksheets.xls. East and West. insert the formula that sums the sales in the corresponding cells of the North. (Cell B3 of Total Sales should sum cell B3 from each of the other sheets. This workbook contains sales information from the four sales regions of the Freezing Point appliance company: North. Follow the instructions on the screen to upload your Excel files for grading.business. and make between $45. as firstname_lastname_REFRIG. Your results will be emailed to you at the email address that you provide. do not belong to the union. South. using your own first and last names. South. .html. reducing the number of decimal places to zero and adding the 1000 (. as firstname_lastname_FILTER. 16. Section 3 of 3 Open REFRIG. using your own first and last names. 13. When you have completed the test and all of your work has been saved.XLS from C:\Exce Proficiency Test\. You may use the Fill Across Sheets command on the Edit menu to do this. Copy the filtered data to the range of cells beginning in A302:F302. Save the workbook in the C:\Excel Proficiency Test\ directory.000 and $75.000 (inclusive). North.Section 2 of 3 Open the file FILTER.edu/oim/Short_Course/chooseprogram. Apply the Classic 2 AutoFormat to the sales data on each of the five sheets. 11. Format the numbers in the five sales worksheets with the Number format. 14.uiuc. In the range B3:F9 of the Total Sales worksheet. 10.) 15. Sort the filtered data that you copied to A302:F302 in descending order by salary.XLS from C:\Excel Proficiency Test\ and make sure you are on the Employee Record worksheet. please open Internet Explorer and go to http://www. Copy the column and row headings from the East worksheet to the new Total Sales worksheet (cells A1:F2 and A3:A9). West. Save the workbook in the C:\Excel Proficiency Test\ directory. 12. This file contains employee records for the company Widget World. or just Copy and Paste. Insert a new blank worksheet named “Total Sales” at the end of the workbook. West. Filter the data from A4:F295 to find all of the people who have recently been promoted.xls. and East.) separator. South.