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).
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.
Confirm spreadsheet as appropriate tool. List key requirements. Examine file properties. Indicate assumptions. Set out conventions.
Use mathematical formulas. Correct order of precedence. Remove circular references. Create worksheet links and validate as correct.
Recognise spreadsheet criticality. Determine extent of review requirements. Inspect formulas for logic, output accuracy.
Apply logical worksheet scheme. Use index worksheet to assist user navigation. Backup and verify distinct versions. Apply strong password protection. Recognise macros.
Check for missing input vales, precedent cells. Apply ISERROR, ISNA functions. Check different error values, apply cross-totals.
Use IF to test for call values within expected range. Apply controlled formatting. Apply range of validation criteria. Review for data-type mis-entry.
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.
Show hidden data by changing custom formats. Print and proof spreasheet outputs. Apply suitable chart axes, orientation, scales to enhance meaning.
Recognise that spreadsheets may be subject to regulatory controls. Be aware of data protection considerstions. Recognise requirements of equality and disability legislation.
"Certainly I have been delighted with the Spreadsheet Safe programme. The online option suited me, and the eLearing video tutorial materials and the general level of support were really excellent!"
"Spreadsheet Safe was something new for me - the Risk and Compliance team here in our firm had suggested it, and I could not have been more pleased. The programe itself is really excellent, the support outstanding!"
"The programme content is excellent, that togther with a supportive and flexible programme delivery has made for a very enjoyable and worthwhile course."
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