Pivot Tables: a deeper look

Course Dates: 22/10/20
Time: 18:30 - 21:30
Location: Online

Have you always wanted to understand how to use pivot tables in Excel to gain new insights on data? Learn how in this short course.

This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.


What is the course about?

This half-day session addresses various issues that could arise in the course of constructing and working with pivot tables.

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 field-item question: how to organize data before they reach the pivot table
• Grouping data and rounding them off: possible pitfalls
• Why grouping data in one pivot table groups them in others in the same workbook (whether you want that to happen or not), along with a workaround
• Relational pivot table queries
• Issues in data integrity: repairing defective records
• Calculated fields – when do you need one?
• Generating a count of unique records in a data set
• Pivot tabling Access and XML data.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Refine your pivot table diagnostic skills, so you'll be better prepared to resolve data issues that may stand in the way of completing productive tables.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The session assumes the user is familiar with pivot tables.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The class will work with practice files stored on a City Lit shared folder. Some suggested post-class assignments may be issued.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No additional costs or materials to bring.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Excel: advanced, Excel for financial modelling, Data analysis with Power BI, Excel: expert.

Tutor Biographies
Abbott Katz

Abbott Katz has instructed Excel at numerous corporate and university venues, on both sides of the Atlantic - and both sides of the Channel. A native New Yorker with a doctorate in sociology, Abbott has written two books on Excel (Apress), authored the www.spreadsheetjournalism.com blog, and designs spreadsheets in a consultative capacity. He offered a 5-session, Excel-driven Data Stories workshop last year at the Sciences Po University in Paris (in English!), and his work with the application has been cited by the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Freakonomics blog, and the spreadsheet expert Chandoo.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: CPPT02

Thu, eve, 22 Oct - 22 Oct '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £49.00
Senior fee: £49.00
Concession: £30.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? computing@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2515

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