Course Code: 5602

50559 - Excel Lookup Functions

Class Dates:
2 Days
Class Time:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training


  • Course Overview
  • This two-day instructor-ledcourse provides students with the knowledge and skills to write basic Excel lookup formulas as well as in depth nesting of advanced array and reference functions. The purpose of the course is not only to show that certain functions exist and how they look like, but to show the diversity and usefulness of those functions. This is a very hands-on approach with constant examples, practices and problem solving provided to the audience.

  • Audience
  • This course is intended for both novice and experienced information worker who have the understanding and knowledge of basic Excel formulas and functions. A minimum one year experience with Excel is recommended before attending.


  • Before attending this course, students must have:
    Basic knowledge of Excel formulas and functions.

Course Details

  • At Course Completion
  • List LOOKUP function in Excel.
  • Recognize the opportunities for LOOKUP function use.
  • Decide which lookup function is best in the given scenario.
  • Always keep in mind a wide range of functions and have the ability to combine their use.
  • Module 1: Introducing LOOKUP functions
  • Example by using the IF function
  • Which LOOKUP functions are at our disposal
  • Other functions we will use during this course
  • What knowledge should we possess before moving on
  • Module 2: The LOOKUP Functions Basics
  • LOOKUOP function
  • VLOOKUP function
  • HLOOKUP function
  • Recognize a LOOKUP function syntax.
  • Recognize situations when we use the LOOKUP function.
  • List how does LOOKUP differ from other lookup functions.
  • Recognize a VLOOKUP function syntax.
  • Recognize what kinds of examples are solved using VLOOKUP function.
  • List all differences from other lookup functions.
  • Recognize a HLOOKUP function syntax.
  • Tell when to use HLOOKUP.
  • Module 3: Advanced LOOKUP examples with function nesting
  • MATCH function
  • How can we use MATCH with VLOOKUP
  • INDEX function
  • Combining MATCH and INDEX functions
  • INDIRECT function
  • CHOOSE function
  • CELL function
  • OFFSET function
  • ROW and COLUMN functions
  • Enhance lookup formulas with many new functions and tools.
  • Recognize the need for MATCH function.
  • Face any situation where lookup functions are required at their daily faceoff with Excel.