Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel

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The ability to analyze data is a powerful skill that helps you make better decisions. Microsoft Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis and the built-in pivot tables are arguably the most popular analytic tool.

In this course, you will learn how to perform data analysis using Excel’s most popular features. You will learn how to create pivot tables from a range with rows and columns in Excel. You will see the power of Excel pivots in action and their ability to summarize data in flexible ways, enabling quick exploration of data and producing valuable insights from the accumulated data.

Pivots are used in many different industries by millions of users who share the goal of reporting the performance of companies and organizations. In addition, Excel formulas can be used to aggregate data to create meaningful reports. To complement, pivot charts and slicers can be used together to visualize data and create easy to use dashb...

The ability to analyze data is a powerful skill that helps you make better decisions. Microsoft Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis and the built-in pivot tables are arguably the most popular analytic tool.

In this course, you will learn how to perform data analysis using Excel’s most popular features. You will learn how to create pivot tables from a range with rows and columns in Excel. You will see the power of Excel pivots in action and their ability to summarize data in flexible ways, enabling quick exploration of data and producing valuable insights from the accumulated data.

Pivots are used in many different industries by millions of users who share the goal of reporting the performance of companies and organizations. In addition, Excel formulas can be used to aggregate data to create meaningful reports. To complement, pivot charts and slicers can be used together to visualize data and create easy to use dashboards.

You should have a basic understanding of creating formulas and how cells are referenced by rows and columns within Excel to take this course. If required, you can can find many help topics on Excel at the Microsoft Office Support Site. You are welcome to use any supported version of Excel you have installed in your computer, however, the instructions are based on Excel 2016. You may not be able to complete all exercises as demonstrated in the lectures but workarounds are provided in the lab instructions or Discussion forum. Please note that Excel for Mac does not support many of the features demonstrated in this course.

After taking this course you’ll be ready to continue to our more advanced Excel course, Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel.

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Great content with diverse information from experienced team all over the World, which makes it desirable for a non starter like me to take it. Good Instructor with program and project management skills, which is going to expose me to a variety of skills and experiences from the field from a renown planner and investigator Great institution that carries out perfect research and deliver it to an overwhelming student fraternity that is eager to perform and excel in data analysis field. This type of delivery offers students an opportunity to stay out of class and do their jobs while at the same time earning themselves knowledge and experience from one of the best institutions in the world
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The entire course was well planned and prepared. I found the course enjoyable and gripping. The lecturer was clear in all his explanations and I appreciate the work done by Mr. Hoter. On the contrary, I would feel happy if all the course would favor the Excel users of any version, and if impossible, at least the users of the latest version like Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016.
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THIS WAS A GREAT COURSE ! I learnt a lot of things that I didn´t known it and I enjoy to learnt in a new way using the TI and it was wonderfull could the possibility to learnt with the proffesionals of microsoft
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