What is the course about?
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.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
-Review of a list of shortcuts to use and apply to work quickly and efficiently
-Revision, review of basics
-Refresh and change for new data sources with new and updated datasets
-Calculated Fields (Add your own field to a pivot table)
-Working with more complicated scenarios and datasets
-VLookup and HLookup
-Index and Match
-SUM IF/ Count IF/ Average IF
Scenarios and application
-Revision: audience, impact, delivering information effectively
-Utilise the skills for scenarios.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Take a random set of data, process the information using more advanced excel skills, and 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 intermediate 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?
Demonstrations, exercises, applying the skills taught. The course will be online, offered via Google Meets and Classroom. No outside assignments will be issued.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You should have a PC or laptop with Excel 2016 or later installed, you can have a pen and paper to take notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Excel: advanced, excel: expert, Data analysis with Power BI, introduction to VBA, Excel: financial modelling for further data analysis.