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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S Chavan

8/10 starsCompleted
6 months, 1 week ago
Very well explained and demonstrated and advanced course.Instructor is really good and has clear speech and didn't hurry.Detail Explanation and lab materials.
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Mazin Mohammed Roof

6/10 starsCompleted
6 months, 2 weeks ago
it have a lot of material but we need more example to keep everything in mind the instructor was good in coveting most of staff but the number of material is not enough.
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Ronald Castillo

10/10 starsCompleted
6 months, 2 weeks ago
I have learned a lot from this course and the instructor did a very good job. The only minor challenger I have is the downloading of database in SQL server.
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Sanglap Basu

10/10 starsTaking Now
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Using this course, I got to learn many new dimensions of MS Excel which I have never heard or seen before. Now I feel Excel is a very powerful tool for data analysis and visualization. this will help me in a great way in the near future. Thanks to edX for providing such great learning online and also free to access.
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Jerilyn Loria

10/10 starsCompleted
6 months, 3 weeks ago
Even as a veteran Excel user, I learned many new things taking this course. Well constructed and easy to get through. For me it was worth the money. There are several items I will be putting directly to use in my job. Thank you!
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Sridar Kannan

10/10 starsCompleted
7 months ago
A very useful course for lawyers who want to diversify into data and financial analysis. The course was cheap, and thus helped me finally obtain an excel certificate. The skills imparted are also very useful for presentations, and for corporate functions; the visualizations are a powerful tool.
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Mohamad Shoshara

8/10 starsCompleted
7 months, 2 weeks ago
The course is great, but it should have some videos or some notes about the financial measurements (pointers). As an economist, everything was clear to me but I think it could make some confusion if the student does not have any background in economics or accounting. Thanks Danyy you wear great.
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Max

8/10 starsCompleted
7 months, 4 weeks ago
The content was great introduction into data analysis and visualizations. The lab experience is well structured and easy to follow allowing for one to grasp how to apply the techniques practically in the work place and business.
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Qi Chu

10/10 starsCompleted
8 months ago
Good interaction with the speaker. Pivot Tables, Pivot Charts, Data models and Visualization. It is a good complement if you already have some knowledge of Excel (tables, formulas).
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Davide Pavan

8/10 starsCompleted
8 months ago
With Excel 2016, you can publish your Excel workbooks right to your Power BI site, where you can create highly interactive reports and dashboards based on your workbook’s data. You can then share your insights with others in your organization.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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8 months ago
Informative and systematically explained. Data models, Pivots and visualizations explained in detail. Content is simple and easy to understand. Rather than just academic level theories, it's more into the practical level and can be applied to daily work modules. Modules on data models was way beyond informative and ease to go. It had been better if we could have got solutions to the exercises.
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Hugo Sundqvist

8/10 starsCompleted
8 months, 1 week ago
Good explanations in the lectures, easy to follow, good content.It had been better if we could have got solutions to the exercises. Good if you have some basic knowledge of excel before starting this course.
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Kingsley Nwachukwu

10/10 starsCompleted
8 months, 1 week ago
Great course, simple to understand, concise and straight to the point. The advanced features of Excel I learnt in this course will always be useful in my work and personal life. Quiz questions were quite interesting also.
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Alloyce Ochieng

10/10 starsCompleted
8 months, 2 weeks ago
Excellent and very informative. Dany Hoter knows how to drive the message home. Until recently, I thought Excel was the master of data analysis and visualization. Appreciation to Dany and Microsoft.
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B D

8/10 starsCompleted
8 months, 2 weeks ago
Not for beginners. Gets complex pretty quickly so be sure you budget enough time to thoughtfully go through the lessons and labs/exercises.You have to read between the lines a bit from what instructor says to answer quiz questions.
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M B

10/10 starsCompleted
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Great for someone who is already good in Excel and wants to start learning DAX. Very clear and simple explanation of properly analyzing and visualizing data without making your file too large. Perfect stepping stone for learning advanced DAX.
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10/10 starsCompleted
8 months, 3 weeks ago
The course content is relevant to my product management and monitoring job. and i will apply the skill set acquired to the analytical monitoring and reporting of the products i currently manage. The instructor did justice to the topic, delivering the needed information with simple and fluent English.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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8 months, 3 weeks ago
This was overall a very complete course and the instructor and setup are good, however, if you're on Office 365, then be warned that they are teaching using Excel 2016, and some UI elements are outdated/different enough in Modules 4 and 5 that they can be a real problem if you aren't careful.
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Angeline Vogel

10/10 starsCompleted
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Well presented and looking forward to the next course. Power BI is amazing and allows visibility of all data. This will definitely help in presenting to my clients now and in the future on their KPI requirements.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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8 months, 3 weeks ago
I learnt a lot from this course. It has widened my knowledge of Excel. The instructor really helped by explaining even the simplest things.I didn't have any idea of data analysis before this course but this course has taught me a lot that will be ujseful in my work and everyday life.
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Laura Rubio

8/10 starsCompleted
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Very complete course, I have learnt a lot. it is great having files to practice what we have learnt from the lectures. Some of them are quite challenging but it is great to ave to go dipper on the files to understand them.
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Sharafa Sharafa

8/10 starsCompleted
8 months, 3 weeks ago
The instructor is very experienced in the course as well as lecturing on it, that's priceless. The course content was very useful and taught in proper hierarchy. Thanks for the opportunity.
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Olga Matsulka

8/10 starsCompleted
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Great and adequately challenging course. Would recommend to others as it provides an up-to-date review of Excel and its development. The new features are great as they provide for better efficiency. Also, some more difficult Excel features are replaced by more intuitive functions.
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Vipindas K H

10/10 starsCompleted
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Great content, will be really helpful in the day to day professional life, we can stand out from others using these excel skills and make our professional life more successful. Power queries are new learning for me and i am sure i will be using it very soon in for creating new data models.
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Valeria McGeer

10/10 starsCompleted
8 months, 4 weeks ago
I love this course, it was made easy to understand. It covers many aspects and tools of excel that I did not know existed. it is easy enough to follow along and Danny as an instructor is great! He explains all lectures clearly.
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mohamed abdel aleem

6/10 starsCompleted
9 months ago
Very complete course about Pivot Tables, Pivot Charts, Data models and Visualization. It is a good complement if you already have some knowledge of Excel (tables, formulas). If not, maybe I would recommend taking one introduction course before (for example, Data Analysis: Take it to the MAX(), from DelftX University, provided also in edX, quite good)
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Sam

10/10 starsCompleted
9 months ago
This course was very informative. I enjoyed learning about the various features in excel and how to utilized them. I am in the field of education and constantly tell my students, " There is more to excel than creating a formula". Excel is a component in presenting data to make business decision. How can I get an excel t-shirt? Sam
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Micheal Ezenachukwu

10/10 starsCompleted
9 months ago
Excellent, This course has given me a platform to take on any form of data and try to make sense out of it... I have one particular data, already in my mind... Thank you Dany Hoter...
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Luis Rodriguez

10/10 starsCompleted
9 months, 1 week ago
Totally loved this course and how it expanded my knowledge in the use of Excel, but most particularly to handling the data model and its capabilities.
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Nicole Chan

8/10 starsCompleted
9 months, 1 week ago
Very useful course in database management. Like the lab section so that we can really try and see if we understand the lecture. The most difficult part would be using the DAX language in the query, but there are sufficient support from the related link for us to self-study.
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