How To: Expand Your Analytical & Payload-Building Skill Set with This In-Depth Excel Training

Expand Your Analytical & Payload-Building Skill Set with This In-Depth Excel Training

It's nearly impossible not to be at least somewhat familiar with Microsoft Excel. While it's needed for many office jobs and data analysis fields, hackers could also benefit from improving their spreadsheet skills. Many white hats already know some of the essential Excel hacks, such as cracking password-protected spreadsheets, but there's so much more to know from an attack standpoint.

For instance, you could exploit Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) vulnerabilities to make malicious code run when an XLS, XLSX, XLSM, XML, or different file type is opened in Microsoft Excel, as well as launch remote DDE workbook attacks from Power Query. Macros in Excel are also possible avenues of attacks since they can be programmed to run malicious instructions.

And if you're interested in furthering any type of development or coding career that relies on large-scale data analysis, having an in-depth understanding of Excel will allow you to both manage your projects and land better positions in the industry, and the eLearnExcel: The 2020 Excel Certification School Bundle will get you up to speed for just $48.99.

With lifetime access to 60 hours of training and 300 lessons that revolve around real-world projects, this bundle will transform you from an Excel novice into a full-fledged pro, through instruction that focusses on a wide range of analytical tools and functions. Often, to become a master hacker, you need to master the programs, platforms, and tools that you're attacking, and that rings true for Excel too.

Used and trusted by some of the world's most successful companies, including Microsoft and Facebook, eLearnExcel covers everything from the absolute basics of the platform to more advanced topics such as formulas and functions, data modeling, complex charts and graphs, pivot tables, workbooks, and more.

There's also instruction that walks you through macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) — the programming language of Excel and several other Office programs — so you'll be able to manipulate an endless number of operations to save time, streamline your workflow, or better develop payloads.

And when you've completed your training, you'll earn a valuable certificate of completion that will help you stand out to hiring managers and recruiters in a range of industries, if that's your end goal (or at least something you're thinking about).

Add a detailed understanding of Microsoft Excel to your data and analytics toolkit with a lifetime subscription to eLearnExcel: The 2020 Excel Certification School Bundle for just $48.99 — 95% off its usual price today.

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