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Course 10994: Data Analysis Fundamentals using Excel

Duration: 90-days online access
ILT Classroom: 2 days
Audience: Information Workers
Certification: n/a
Exam: n/a
Level: 200

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About this course
The main purpose of the course is to give students the ability to add analysis capabilities to Excel spreadsheets and to provide students with a foundation to learn about more advanced data analytics with Excel or Power BI.

Audience profile

This course is intended for anyone who wants to take the data analysis technologies in Excel beyond formulas and add more advanced capabilities such as dashboards, hierarchies, and relationships.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Create an Excel report
  • Create an Excel table
  • Create a pivot table and pivot chart
  • Create a dashboard and analyze data
  • Create Hierarchies
  • Create an Excel data model and connect to external data

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets including formulas.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Reporting in Excel
    This module explains how to create a report in Excel
    - Filtering and Formatting Data
    - Charts
  • Module 2: Excel Tables
    This module explains how to create data tables in Excel
    - Excel Data Tables
    - Summarizing Data
  • Module 3: Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts
    This module describes pivot tables and pivot charts and how to work with them.
    - Pivot Tables
    - Pivot Charts
    - Editing Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts
  • Module 4: Dashboards
    This module describes Excel dashboards, how to create them and the role in data analysis in Excel pivot tables.
    - Creating a Dashboard
    - Data Analysis in Excel Pivot Tables
  • Module 5: Hierarchies
    This module describes hierarchies and time data.
    - Hierarchies
    - Time Data
    - Animated Time Chart
  • Module 6: The Excel Data Model
    This module explores the Excel data model and looks at ways of extending it.
    - Using an Excel Data Model
    - External Data

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