Pivot tables: introduction
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
The course will address the essentials of pivot table construction, enabling the learner to develop the skills for devising their own tables.
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?
• What pivot tables do
• The founding principles for building and understanding pivot tables
• How to move fields in the tables
• Applying different mathematical operations (e.g. Sum, Average, Max, Min) to the data
• Formatting pivot table results
• Grouping pivot table data
• Refreshing the pivot table to update the results
• Filtering pivot table data.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Assembling productive pivot tables that can ask – and answer - a wide array of questions about the data with which you work.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should be comfortable using spreadsheets.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
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: analysing data (stage 1), Pivot Tables intermediate, Excel: Tables and charts, Excel: Formulas and Function.
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.