As of 2015, Microsoft provides training courses, tutorials and links to videos for beginner, intermediate and advanced users of the spreadsheet application Excel 2013. This application is part of the Microsoft Office suite, which is a collection of productivity programs developed by the company.
Some of the online lessons for novice users include explanations and videos on how to perform basic tasks in Excel 2013, such as creating new Excel documents, adding numbers, freezing or locking panes, generating charts and using various Excel formulas and functions to carry out simple mathematical operations.
For intermediate users, instructions and videos are provided for adding or subtracting time, inserting headers and footers, sorting and filtering data, averaging numbers and using conditional formatting of data. Advanced lessons include complex tasks, such as creating and organizing drop-down lists, utilizing macros and implementing security on Excel documents with the use of passwords.