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Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel

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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Rating 4.6 based on 404 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 2 - 4 hours per week
Starts Apr 1 (tomorrow)
Cost $99
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Instructors Dany Hoter, Jonathan Sanito
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Language English
Subjects Data Science
Tags Data Analysis & Statistics

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pivot tables in 35 reviews

It helps you to get familiarized with Pivot Tables at a good rythm.

A good introduction to the use of pivot tables and their broad functionality.

I had experience working with Pivot Tables, but it was a good refresh and I learnt some useful tips, some of them hidden.

This is a really good intro to working with data tables and pivot tables, assuming only a basic level of prior Excel experience.

Still struggling with some features but I hope to figure them out once I use Pivot Tables more in my work.

I learned new things that I can use with pivot tables.

It helped me understand the dynamic use of excel, pivot tables are awesome =D I am very satisfied with knowledge I got taking this course.

Every unit provides a clear progress in the learning process of data tables and the data analysis thanks to the pivot tables and pivot charts.

This course really helped me to learn pivot tables in Excel.

Would recommend every to be manger to take it if you don't know anything about Excel Pivot tables, data visualization, etc.

An excellent introduction to pivot tables, pivot charts and hierarchical data.

Should take up this course in order to learn basics about pivot tables, pivot charts.

I knew a little bit about pivot tables already, but the course did a good job of formalising what I already knew and then significantly extending it.

had an in debt insight into excel pivot tables.

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looking forward in 17 reviews

That was a perfect course,I belive what I learned here will be help me in my education and working life.I'm looking forward another courses for excel to improve myself.

I have learned a lot of new stuff and I'm looking forward attending the next course's and learn more about the DAX and also about the new futures of Power Pivot.

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I am looking forward to taking the next in the series and then applying it to real life!

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Honestly and most likely I will apply for another course very soon, I would like to broaden my knowledge, and looking forward to learn even more.

Looking forward to taking the follow up course now.

I already had decent working knowledge of Excel but these lectures concentrated on deeper topics which are not usually much used, which was very helpful.The quizes and lab exercises were excellently framed.Looking forward to the next course.

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Hello all, I found this course very helpful, I have gained a very good experience in data analysis using Excel 2016, & looking forward to explore & learn more in this regard.

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it is great Would have been even better if there was a closer connection between video lecture and quiz/lab material.

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Rating 4.6 based on 404 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 2 - 4 hours per week
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Cost $99
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Instructors Dany Hoter, Jonathan Sanito
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Data Science
Tags Data Analysis & Statistics

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