In this tutorial, spreadsheets are positioned as a mechanism to help practitioners manage metadata more accurately, efficiently, and effectively. Limited resources create a reality where spreadsheets are an interim alternative to preferred metadata management tools like databases and database applications, and become the default for capturing, editing, storing and reporting information. There are many opportunities to leverage sophisticated features in spreadsheet applications that allow you to work faster, smarter, and with greater accuracy towards a more robust metadata management system. This tutorial features instruction using Microsoft Excel. Self-directed exercises and practices worksheets are also offered as part of this tutorial.