Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel

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This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Big Data, and the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science.

Excel is one of the most widely used solutions for analyzing and visualizing data. It now includes tools that enable the analysis of more data, with improved visualizations and more sophisticated business logics. In this data science course, you will get an introduction to the latest versions of these new tools in Excel 2016 from an expert on the Excel Product Team at Microsoft.

Learn how to import data from different sources, create mashups between data sources, and prepare data for analysis. After preparing the data, find out how business calculations can be expressed using the DAX calculation engine. See how the data can be visualized and shared to the Power BI cloud service, after which it can be used in dashboards, queried using plain English sentences, and even consume...

This course is part of the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Big Data, and the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science.

Excel is one of the most widely used solutions for analyzing and visualizing data. It now includes tools that enable the analysis of more data, with improved visualizations and more sophisticated business logics. In this data science course, you will get an introduction to the latest versions of these new tools in Excel 2016 from an expert on the Excel Product Team at Microsoft.

Learn how to import data from different sources, create mashups between data sources, and prepare data for analysis. After preparing the data, find out how business calculations can be expressed using the DAX calculation engine. See how the data can be visualized and shared to the Power BI cloud service, after which it can be used in dashboards, queried using plain English sentences, and even consumed on mobile devices.

Do you feel that the contents of this course is a bit too advanced for you and you need to fill some gaps in your Excel knowledge? Do you need a better understanding of how pivot tables, pivot charts and slicers work together, and help in creating dashboards? If so, check out DAT205x: Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel.

This course is also a part of the Microsoft Excel for the Data Analyst XSeries

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4 years ago
Absolutely amazing! One of those worthy courses. The content of the course is very well defined and it just is perfectly provided to all the students. The supporting reading material is very well put together. The instructor was on the point, and helped a lot. Thanks a lot to all the people involved in putting this course together.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
This is a great course for all the people who manage a lot of information from different sources. The instructor is the weak point in this course, but all the concepts are clear and you can understand them pretty well. Thanks!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Its a subject dear to my heart with tremendous capabilities which can be used in my organization. Course content and material coming from MS is rich. Instructors should have been better, as at times it appears they are matter-of-fact and casual in their approach.The class could have been made more lively.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
This course is very useful to keep up with the latest improvements in data analysis and Excel. Everything is clearly explained and further reference is provided for those who want to go further.
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4 years ago
Excellent introduction to the Excel Data Model and DAX for building Power Pivot Tables and Charts. The video lectures are some of the best I have seen on MOOCs, very clear examples, easy to follow and very well prepared instructor. The course covers the fundamentals thoroughly, building a strong foundation for anyone to explore further and become a more advanced user with confidence. I would love to see more "generalist" courses from Microsoft on edX. Top quality! Well done!
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8/10 starsTaking Now
4 years ago
the course is interesting, and the instructor is good, and i would like to appeal to the instructor to provide more of this lessons to broaden the minds of students.
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4 years ago
This was my first time doing an online course and I really enjoyed it. It was very informative and delivery was quite comprehensive. This is such a good platform and I hope to get more interesting courses like this one.
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4 years ago
Everyday business = lot of spread sheets and often large ones with lot of look up queries. If you think your workbook it too big and slow with vlookup formulas everywhere, prone to errors and crash, here is the solution. Very interesting new capabilities of excel for data management. Course content is interesting, instructor is strait talking and competent, exercises are too easy, often solutions provided in front of eyes. Only drawback you need the latest version of excel to make it work. A new course on VBA would be very welcome from Microsoft.
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4 years ago
A really interesting course, with a good development trough the subjects. Showing you enough to give you some base but also letting you with a willing to learn more and look for more functionalities.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
I liked everything. Thank you teacher Dan. Please provide more excel courses...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
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4 years ago
Everything was great, but the instructor could have been better. His communication skills weren't the greatest which often made module confusing. Using terminology like "this and then that" or not completing sentences and having various running thoughts made it hard to grasp the material. The TA was great however :)
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4 years ago
The content for the course was pretty good, have good exercises and we can learn making the demos, but i think the instructor can provide the files in the different versions to use the whole potential of the softwares. The instructor is good but in some items he need to be more specific or be more retailer. The provider have good platform and like to have the access to this courses
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
I enjoyed this Excel course by EDx and Microsoft. The instructor ensured that he explained into details with the quiz and lab questions in place to improve you. Thanks Guys!!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
I thought this was a great experience, and while I was skeptical at first that I would actually be able to apply things I've learned, I now believe I can apply many aspects of the class! Thank you!
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Course was very interesting and fun to do. I really like the hands-on labs as well as the questions after each module. The instructor was serious but I wouldnt mind him to be a bt more enthusiastic. Finally, the course was professionaly delivered and I would like to see more courses like this one from Microsoft in the near future. Could you please create a part 2 of this course. I would definetely enrol.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
It was for the first time when I found out that I can use Excel to manage model data. I have followed the training labs on Excel 2010, it was a bit difficult to find correspondence for some options that in Excel 2016 seems to be improved or more manageable directly from the ribbon, but I did manage after all. Definitely I found interesting information that if I will have the opportunity I will use. Great presentation! Useful information! Thank you EDX.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Great course! Packed with useful information and hands-on exercises. Very good instructor - professional, knowledgeable and good communicator. The course might be a bit challenging for some though because it covers quite a bit of material in a fast pace. Also note that there is a lot of emphasis on the Power Pivot feature, which is not included in the Personal and Home MS Office subscriptions, but you can very easily do without it (in Excel 2016, a bit less easily in Excel 2013).
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Overall, excellent experience; some questions were a little misleading due to terminology used, however,satisfied with the learning experience. The data sets were easy to use and instruction was clear. The introduction to DAX and MDX languages was excellent. The features in Power BI are ground breaking and wish there was an easier way to present this technology to upper management.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Course content- you could have included more lectures on creation of models. The instructor is highly talented. I really like all Microsoft software. I would like to take a course by microsoft that explains the step by step procedure to create data models.
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4 years ago
The Content is very useful and practical. The Instructor's pace and explanations eases the difficulty of understanding the new concepts. The Provider is also very satisfactory.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
A good introduction to work with data and data models. also use of pivot tables and pivot charts for visualizing this data. But pay attention that it's just that and not a complete survey to excel abilities.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Covering some of the complex elements in excel such as DAX, CUBE function, Dashboard, data visualization, pivot tables and data models, importing data from different sources, added a real value to my experience with Excel , whatever your experience with Excel it’s a must take course.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Course covers new functionalities available in latest version of Excel which ease Data Analysis and Visualisation. Dany Hoter has done a great job to take us through the functionalities! Microsoft actually added the WOW factor by throwing in Power BI and Mobile App!
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
The Content was relevant and lab exercises provided good learning opportunities. Delivery was excellent. The quizzes provided good coverage of the material.
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4 years ago
Assignments and the content in the video should not be same. If it is possible please try to provide a completely different set of data in the assignments. Overall really appreciative and it kindled a spark of interest to learn.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Unfortunately I could not take most of labs since lots of functionalities were not supported by Mac so I suggest to develop a fully supported version since installing a Windows on my Mac would be expensive.
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4 years ago
All is Perfect ! Thanks you Microsoft ! I learned a lot from this course and enjoy analyzing data with Excel ! The way the assignment are perfect hope there were more and more difficult one ! Thank you Greeeting from Tunisia
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
As a business analyst, I am mostly familiar with the subject. However, this course was very useful to me in order to learn the new features of Excel 2016. I usually build data models in MS Access and connect them to Excel. For small subsets of data, this can be done in Excel. I am interested to increase my knowledge in DAX and PowerBI. The course is very well organized and the labs provide hands-on which is a great way to remember what was explained. I would recommend it for people with some analytic experience.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
Course is a very impressive demonstration of new capabilities of Excel 2016 and attendant tools. And feeling of capabilities of the new version is mostly positive. Some negative impression take part at achieving of correct work of Excel 2016 together with Excel 2010. Instructor's materials was very clear. But some part of assestments have ambiguities in the explanations or answers. In the sum, course increased my love to the MS Excel.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
It was quite difficult, and time-consuming, to connect and upload some course files etc. This could cause people to drop out doing the course in frustration, so should be reviewed. I managed to hang-in there, so it turned out okay for me. Otherwise the course was very good.
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