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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8/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 1 month ago
Well delivered. Rich content, Clear videos, visuals and sounds. Though I had serious challenge at Lab 5 because of not being able to get through with creating the date table which made me unable to proceed on that particular Lab exercise, but all the same I moved on and I did well.
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4 years, 1 month ago
This course helps me realize how powerful MS Excel is and significantly improves my Excel skills. Previously, I just knew how to make some calculation and some static (not interactive) graphs.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Introductory level, easy to fallow, will be easier with Excel 2013/2016 but also feasible with 2010 - in this case you'll have to have the latest version of "Power Pivot", SQL 2012 (Express) and "Power Query" (free add-ins, easy to install). I enjoyed doing it, and took me about 1-2h weekly (have some previous experience in Excel, but none on these topics). There was no weekly assignment date, so even if you don't have time on one week, you can join and do it after. There is a final/end date for all to be done, of coarse.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Mr. Hoter made the course very enjoyable. The content was well planned and progression thoughtfully arranged. The provider made accessing the course easy. Overall I would recommend this course to a friend or colleague interested in the topic. Furthermore, the course has shown me other areas in which I can grow including DAX and PowerBI.
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4 years, 1 month ago
I totally recommend it! was awesome i learned so much! Very clear classes and videos. Im using the things a learned. I would love a 2nd part! Thanks microsoft!
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2/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
instructor could not speak proper English. The screen resolution was poor. The Lab's did not always work.It seemed to be an advertisement for Excel 2016
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8/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 1 month ago
Very good instructor organized and calm. The content was good. EDX awesome. I'm looking forward to pre-intermediate Excel course. h.chams@hotmail.com
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
The course has been very interesting, I have learnt a tool that makes easier to analyze data and I am sure that I am going to use it in my future job. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to receive this course.
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6/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
The course is for beginers because it is very easy. The labs were the same than the videos before. It will be better if the subject is more accurate. I hope the will be a level 2.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
I loved the lessons, I have been using Excel for years and I did not know anything about some of the features described here. I think it would be great to have a set of lessons for every MS tool and for every new release with the changes...
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Simply great! Thanks you very much A good origin point to get deeper in this topic Clear explications, many many examples and real world problems Simply great! Thanks you very much A good origin point to get deeper in this topic Clear explications, many many examples and real world problems Simply great! Thanks you very much A good origin point to get deeper in this topic Clear explications, many many examples and real world problems
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
The course has been very insightful, and I have learnt a lot. The Presenter is very a subject matter expert who presented the course in a way which made the course to look simple.
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4/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
I thought it would be more in depth. The information presented in the course can be learned from any source like youtube. its very elementary and the instructor was not engaged as he is supposed to.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Overall it was a good course and quite enlightening. Kudos to the team for setting it up and for the engaging conversations. I'm looking forward to implement what I have learnt. Best, Wahome Victor | G.I.S Analyst
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4/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Should have been clearer that you needed the pro version of Excel. Could have made it easier for the rest of us if you had extra material for home editions. The presenter was too monotonous. Otherwise he did a good job.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Excellent course. The examples are closely related to the assessments, which give valuable practice. One or two of the assessment questions might be more carefully worded, though this is just nit-picking as I'm required to use 150 characters.
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8/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
This gave a totally new perspective to power use of Excel and I hope that this can be used in my coming jobs. Unfortunately I do not have Excel 2016, but I did not have diffiuclties in using Excel 2013 when it was changed to 64 bit version.
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10/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
Me ha parecido un gran curso para aproximarse al análisis de datos mediante las herramientas power pivot y power query. En mi opinión el poder tratar con excel datos es un gran acierto porque en las organizaciones es una de las aplicaciones más usadas y darle este tipo de funcionalidades lo hace mantenerse como aplicación fundamental El curso me ha parecido muy interesante, muy bien explicado para la gente que nos aproximamos a conocer estas funcionalidades y los ejercicios sugeridos también me parecen muy bueno porque nos hacen repasar todo lo visto en los videos En definitiva me ha parecido un excelente curso y enhorabueba
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1/10 starsDropped
4 years, 2 months ago
Lectures not smooth hard to follow at times. Questions in discussion met with belittling the person inquiring about a topic as being stupid and should already know the answer to their question and wasting TA's time in following up
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Claire Everett

5/10 starsDropped
4 years, 2 months ago
The course does not make it clear that you need a specific version of Excel to be able to complete the course. You need the professional version of Excel the home version does not work. It was very disappointing to find this out only after I paid for the home 2016 version of Excel. The software requirements should be stated clearly at the beginning to avoid software issues causing people to drop the course.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 2 months ago
Thanks Mr.Hoter. By your efforts and well-prepared lessons, we have a great chance to learn these lessons. Additionally, I would like to request to add the lessons for linking excel and access data vice versa.
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4 years, 2 months ago
good for this course initiative. If possible, please consider to include MS Access Database connections for data analyzing, as a topic within the course content.
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4 years, 2 months ago
I think this is one of the best way to refresh and gather more knowledge. In the Last month August 26-28. I took a Excel Dashboard learning and the possibility of using Excel applications on Financial DATA is endless. Excel is a must for all those that are in Finance.
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4 years, 2 months ago
Cogratulations for this course initiative. If possible, please consider to include MS Access Database connections for data analyzing, as a topic within the course content. Best regards,
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4 years, 2 months ago
Gestora de Conocimiento de un proyecto de investigación en educación, nesecito fortalecer habilidades para manejar excel
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4 years, 2 months ago
I think it would be great here prasiksanagana . So I am very keen to work here . Aami hope that you teach me to do this very well .
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8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
Course content: Was clear and understandable. Examples:Requires mores examples in few topic. Felt little difficulty in following the classes because the lecture was not delivered to the full potential.
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1/10 starsDropped
3 years, 4 months ago
iam having macbook and ms office 2016 shall i able to take the course.if not what is the use of buying ms office for mac for 5000 rs.
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
I found this course extremely well formatted. Content was very up-to-date. The instructor shares information with ease and clarity. I would recommend this course.
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Destya Kusuma

8/10 starsTaking Now
4 years ago
how the course is run? I am sorry, I am still a newbie here, it's my first time, but i want to follow this course very much, although I still have problems related to the time difference between countries, and I am still confused to follow and join in the discussion on this course. i hope and I look forward for guidance on how to use this course. Thankyou.
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