Data Analysis &
Visualizations with Excel


Technology and the data that it both collects and makes accessible is now interwoven with businesses and lives. The era of “big data” has exploded due to the rise of cloud computing, which provides an abundance of computational power and storage, allowing organizations of all sorts to capture and store data. Leveraging that data effectively can provide timely insights and competitive advantage.

Analyzing data to find issues, insights and opportunities, is now a critical part of many job roles. Beyond the analysis, data analysts in all job roles must be able to effectively present and communicate their findings in visually compelling ways.

Microsoft® Excel® is designed for this purpose. Excel can connect to a wide range of data sources, perform robust data analysis and create diverse and robust data-backed visualizations to show insights, trends, and create reports. These capabilities enable people who use Excel for data analysis to turn data into thoughtful action.

Course Objectives:

In this course, you will analyze and visualize data using Microsoft Excel and associated tools. You will:

  • Perform data analysis fundamentals.
  • Visualize data with Excel.
  • Analyze data with formulas and functions.
  • Analyze data with PivotTables.
  • Present visual insights with dashboards in Excel.
  • Create geospatial visualization with Excel.
  • Perform statistical analysis.
  • Get and transform data.
  • Model and analyze data with Power Pivot.
  • Present insights with reports.

Course Topics

Topic A: Data Analysis Scenarios
Topic B: Tables
Topic C: Sort and Filter Data

Topic A: Visualize Data with Charts
Topic B: Modify and Format Charts
Topic C: Best Practices for Selecting Charts

Topic A: Analyze Data with Formulas
Topic B: Analyze Data with Functions
Topic C: Analyze Data with Data Validation, Forms, and Controls
Topic D: Create Conditional Visualization with Lookup Functions

Topic A: Create a PivotTable
Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data

Topic A: Visualize Data with PivotCharts
Topic B: Filter Data Using Slicers
Topic C: Create a Dashboard in Excel

Topic A: Create Map Charts in Excel
Topic B: Format and Customize Map Charts in Excel

Topic A: Visualize Trendlines and Sparklines with Excel
Topic B: Analyze Data with the Data Analysis ToolPak

Topic A: Connect to Data with Queries
Topic B: Clean and Combine
Topic C: Shape and Transform Data

Topic A: Install Power Pivot in Excel
Topic B: Create Data Models with Power Pivot
Topic C: Create Power Pivots
Topic D: Perform Advanced Data Analysis and Visualization

Topic A: Planning a Report
Topic B: Creating a Report

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