Employer Perspective

Sreadsheet Safe is something really unique in terms of teaching people about the skills and competences that are critical to operate effectively. Recognising risk is crucial, as well as  complying with all the necessary  regulations.

Mitigating Spreadsheet Risks

Every organisation today seeks to measure and mitigate risks. Within end-user computing, Spreadsheet Safe is a trusted quality assurance measure for organsiations and end-users. Listen to our experts describe how Spreadsheet Safe helps develop awareness, and raise critical skill levels.

SPREADSHEET SAFE PRACTITIONERS COME FROM

PROGRAMME RECOGNITION

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Spreadsheet Safe is mapped to the UK National Occupational Standards (NOS), and Spreadsheet Safe corresponds to the South Africa Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Unit Standard 258878 (Ensure Spreadsheet Integrity and Enhance Reliability), and gets 3 SAQA credits at level 4. Spreadsheet Safe is also mapped to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

INDUSTRY ADVISORY COUNCIL

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The Industry Advisory Panel is part fo the expert-led group who manage and validate Syllabus updates for the Spreadsheet Safe programme, keeping the programme relevant and current. In this way Spreadsheet Safe mainatins its status as the leading end-user computing risks skills programme in the world.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

SETUP

Confirm spreadsheet as appropriate tool. List key requirements. Examine file properties. Indicate assumptions. Set out conventions.

CALCULATE

Use mathematical formulas. Correct order of precedence. Remove circular references. Create worksheet links and validate as correct.

AUDIT

Recognise spreadsheet criticality. Determine extent of review requirements. Inspect formulas for logic, output accuracy.

SAFEGUARDS

Apply logical worksheet scheme. Use index worksheet to assist user navigation. Backup and verify distinct versions. Apply strong password protection. Recognise macros.

ERRORS

Check for missing input vales, precedent cells. Apply ISERROR, ISNA functions. Check different error values, apply cross-totals.

VALIDATION

Use IF to test for call values within expected range. Apply controlled formatting. Apply range of validation criteria. Review for data-type mis-entry.

INPUTS

Place single instance of constant in single cell. Break down complex formulas. Use manual and automatic calculations. Apply precision as displayed. Validate CSV file imports.

OUTPUTS

Show hidden data by changing custom formats. Print and proof spreasheet outputs. Apply suitable chart axes, orientation, scales to enhance meaning.

LAWS

Recognise that spreadsheets may be subject to regulatory controls. Be aware of data protection considerstions. Recognise requirements of equality and disability legislation.

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Candidates Certified

98%

POSITIVE FEEDBACK

276

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