Course Description

Course Length:

8 Hours

Overview:

Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that’s a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data, and present it in a visual format that enables decision makers to view key trends and conclusions at a glance. And that’s exactly what this course aims to help you do.

This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft® Office Excel® 2013: Part 1 (Second Edition) course and will help start you down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that you can use to create dashboards. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable intelligence from it, and present that information to decision makers is the cornerstone of driving a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to create dashboards in Microsoft Office Excel 2013.

You will:
  • Create advanced formulas.
  • Automate workbook functionality.
  • Apply conditional logic.
  • Visualize data by using basic charts.
  • Implement advanced charting techniques.
  • Analyze data by using PivotTables, slicers, and Pivot Charts.This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel 2013 and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to summarize table data in Excel by using functions, charts, and pivot tables and display those elements in a dashboard format.
Prerequisites:

Although it may be possible to deliver this course content by using Microsoft Office Excel 2013 on a Windows 7 installation, Logical Operations cannot guarantee that all activities will key as authored in that environment.

 

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating Advanced Formulas

Topic A: Use Range Names in Formulas

Topic B: Use Specialized Functions

 

Lesson 2: Automating Workbook Functionality

Topic A: Apply Data Validation

Topic B: Work with Forms and Controls

 

Lesson 3: Applying Conditional Logic

Topic A: Use Lookup Functions

Topic B: Combine Functions

 

Lesson 4: Visualizing Data with Basic Charts

Topic A: Create Charts

Topic B: Modify and Format Charts

 

Lesson 5: Advanced Charting Techniques

Topic A: Use Advanced Chart Features

Topic B: Create Sparklines

 

Lesson 6: Analyzing Data with PivotTables, Slicers, and PivotCharts

Topic A: Create a PivotTable

Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data

Topic C: Present Data with PivotCharts

Topic D: Filter Data by Using Slicers