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The Power of Microsoft VBA

By Samantha Allen 24 Oct 2019

What is VBA?

VBA stands for “Visual Basic for Applications”, and is a programming language developed by Microsoft. With VBA you can develop programs that control Microsoft Excel and Access, as well as other programs in Microsoft Office. VBA was first launched with MS Excel 5.0 in 1993. It became an instant success with developers, enabling them to create corporate solutions using Excel.

VBA is built into most Microsoft Office applications, including Office for Mac OS X (except 2008 version), and other Microsoft applications, including Microsoft MapPoint and Microsoft Visio. VBA can also be used in other applications including ArcGIS, AutoCAD, CorelDraw, LibreOffice, Reflection, SolidWorks, and WordPerfect.

Read more about VBA in our Q&A page HERE.

What are the benefits of VBA?

  • VBA saves you time.
    • VBA automates repetitive and routine tasks.
    • Excel performs the task much faster than you can do it manually.
    • For long, time-consuming tasks, you don’t have to sit in front of your computer and get bored. Excel does the work while you get on with other stuff.
  • Team members work better together with VBA.
    • VBA provides accessibility to other users.
    • VBA protects workbooks and hides worksheets.
    • If you set things up properly, even an inexperienced Excel user can perform the task by running the macro.
  • VBA provides consistent results.
    • Excel always executes the task in exactly the same way.
    • You can do things in Excel that are otherwise impossible. You could become the star person around the office!
  • Make fewer mistakes with VBA.
    • If you’re a good macro programmer, Excel always performs the task without errors.
    • VBA reduces the formulas burden used in Excel reports.

Why is VBA training important?

In the corporate world, preparing Excel reports is a common need. If you’ve already learnt how to use Microsoft Excel you’ll know how much Excel helps with complex and tedious office tasks. But you’ll hardly believe how much more you can achieve with VBA, especially if you’re handling a large amount of data. 

But trying to figure it out on your own can result in costly errors and lots of wasted time. With training courses available for all experience levels, it’s easy to get trained up in VBA. You can travel to a VBA course in several locations, or the instructor can come to your own office to deliver the training, to any number of team members. 

By having Excel, macro and VBA skills, you can complete work on tedious tasks in seconds. Taking a VBA training course is beneficial for teams of corporate employees, professional and non-professional individuals looking to further their skill set, or someone at the start of their career.

How to book VBA training

Now you’re aware of the benefits of using Microsoft VBA in your business, you may be looking for some training resources. Go.Courses provide a wide range of exceptional instructor-led Microsoft VBA training courses, which you can browse HERE

At Go.Courses our mission is to bring you the world’s best IT courses. Our aim is to make it super simple to book and learn new skills.

Drop us a message or give us a call to find out more about Microsoft VBA and the best training courses to help your business to thrive and grow.