What is the course about?
Data analysis is particularly useful in all public, private and non-profit organisations where key data and conclusions can give managers an enhanced competitive advantage to set and achieve tactical and operational strategic goals.
This course will teach you how to turn large data sets into meaningful conclusions and recommendations.
This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The course will be split into a mix of revising some intermediate/advanced excel skills that data analysts would need to demonstrate, before applying these to different data sets. There will be a mixture between learning and then directly applying these skills with a range of exercises.
The last part of the final session will be a chance to bring in your own problem or a chance to work through a scenario and data commentary and presentation to add meaning and insight. Skills directly relevant to many different jobs.
1. Sort and filter data
2. Conditional formatting
3. Charts/ text boxes
4. Pivot tables
5. Common pitfalls
6. “Telling the Story”- how to then give people tailored information to make accurate conclusions
7. How to present information for managers and meetings- and to sense check information for perspective and clarity.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Take a random set of data and process the information using excel
• Find some key points to create conclusions, recommendations and next steps relevant for a range of stakeholders.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
A basic knowledge of excel (at least intermediate user). The course will be split into a mix of revising some intermediate/advanced excel skills that you would need to demonstrate, before applying these to different data sets and inferring conclusions and next steps.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There is no other costs, however you need to have Microsoft Office installed, preferably 2016 or later.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Excel: analysing data (stage 2), Excel: advanced, Excel Expert, Data analysis with Power BI, Introduction to VBA, Excel for financial modelling for further data analysis.