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Power Excel: Analyzing Data to Make Business Decisions

COURSE TYPE

Intermediate

Course Number

195

Duration

2 Days

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Expand your ability to professionally present your results by applying the skills used in this course. With this training, you gain the knowledge and skills to build more sophisticated spreadsheets, perform “what-if” analyses, apply functions, manipulate PivotTables, and use the advanced features of Excel to aid in making and presenting business decisions.

You Will Learn How To

  • Leverage features of Microsoft Excel to facilitate business decisions
  • Develop intelligent worksheets to quickly identify KPIs
  • Perform "what-if" analyses for developing budget and project plans
  • Summarize and analyze large amounts of data using PivotTables and Excel features
  • Automate Excel processes

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Experience with Excel fundamentals at the level of:

Software:

  • This course is applicable to all versions of Excel, from Excel 97 to Excel 2016

Course Outline

  • Troubleshooting and Enhancing Professional Workbooks
  • Deciphering and correcting functions for data integrity
  • Accurately interpreting calculations
  • Implementing Names to enhance your workbook model
  • Monitoring KPIs using conditional formatting
  • Analyzing Data with Functions

Summarizing business data with functions

  • Identifying the correct statistical function to aid analysis
  • Applying basic financial functions
  • Differentiating serial dates and date presentations
  • Calculating the number of working days

Controlling calculations and nested formulas

  • Interpreting data variations with the IF function
  • Streamlining calculations with referencing
  • Developing nested functions for multiple conditions
  • Capturing information with lookup functions
  • Applying techniques to implement and troubleshoot nested calculations
  • Optimizing Workbook Models with "What-If" Analysis

Planning for contingencies

  • Managing variables in worksheets with Scenarios
  • Comparing and contrasting different data sets with Scenarios reports

Quantifying variables in a workbook model

  • Determining the magnitude of a variable with Goal Seek to achieve an end value
  • Calculating the optimum variable values in a worksheet model with Solver
  • Summarizing Business Information

Organizing workbooks and links

  • Arranging multiple workbooks with Workspaces
  • Managing external links

Consolidating ranges

  • Building 3D formulas to analyze worksheet data
  • Summarizing multiple sources of Excel information into one worksheet
  • Formulating Decisions from Database Information

Distilling data sets for data analysis

  • Managing multiple data sets on a single worksheet with the Table feature
  • Defining an Excel data set to ensure appropriate use of built-in features
  • Extracting unique lists of records from an Excel data set with the Advanced Filter
  • Analyzing data sets with filters and aggregation

Interpreting and refining data with PivotTables

  • Defining data summaries interactively
  • Summarizing data sets with grouping and aggregation
  • Comparing related totals dynamically
  • Filtering details with Report Filters and Slicers

Visualizing and exploring PivotTable reports

  • Presenting PivotTable reports effectively with PivotCharts
  • Examining data patterns with Sparklines
  • Analyzing multiple tables of data with Power Pivots
  • Discovering and presenting information with Power View
  • Enhancing Excel Usage with Macros

Automating repetitive tasks

  • Simplifying complex tasks and reducing errors
  • Bulletproofing routine editing and formatting
  • Invoking macros with Form controls
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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

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You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online at any time after class and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)

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“The Power Excel course has allowed me to get more accomplished each day at work, and provide better supporting business cases for senior management decisions.”

- A. Dearlove, Client Service Director
Wagerlogic UK

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