Business Analytics with Excel

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This hands-on Excel data analysis training course will expand your ability to analyze large amounts of data and professionally present your results.

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Business Analytics with Excel


In this excel data analysis course, you use advanced Excel techniques to build sophisticated spreadsheets. You learn to perform “what if” analyses, leverage features and apply functions, manipulate PivotTables to analyze large amounts of data, and present your results to make better business decisions for planning and budgeting. You also learn how to automate processes and enhance worksheet models.


At the end of Business Analytics with Excel training course, participants will learn how to

  • Leverage features of Microsoft Excel to facilitate business decisions
  • Develop intelligent worksheets to quickly identify KPIs
  • Perform “what-if” analyses for developing budget and project plans
  • Summarize and analyze large amounts of data using PivotTables and Excel features
  • Automate Excel processes


Basic familiarity working in Microsoft Windows is helpful, but not necessary for taking this course.

Course Outline

Troubleshooting and Enhancing Professional Workbooks2021-06-29T15:51:38+05:30
  • Deciphering and correcting functions for data integrity
  • Accurately interpreting calculations
  • Implementing Names to enhance your workbook model
  • Monitoring KPIs using conditional formatting
Analyzing Data with Functions2021-06-29T15:53:12+05:30

Summarizing business data with functions

  • Identifying the correct statistical function to aid analysis
  • Applying basic financial functions
  • Differentiating serial dates and date presentations
  • Calculating the number of working days

Controlling calculations and nested formulas

  • Interpreting data variations with the IF function
  • Streamlining calculations with referencing
  • Developing nested functions for multiple conditions
  • Capturing information with lookup functions
  • Applying techniques to implement and troubleshoot nested calculations
Optimizing Workbook Models with “What-If” Analysis2021-06-29T15:53:16+05:30

Planning for contingencies

  • Managing variables in worksheets with Scenarios
  • Comparing and contrasting different data sets with Scenarios reports

Quantifying variables in a workbook model

  • Determining the magnitude of a variable with Goal Seek to achieve an end value
  • Calculating the optimum variable values in a worksheet model with Solver
Summarizing Business Information2021-06-29T15:53:19+05:30

Organizing workbooks and links

  • Arranging multiple workbooks with Workspaces
  • Managing external links

Consolidating ranges

  • Building 3D formulas to analyze worksheet data
  • Summarizing multiple sources of Excel information into one worksheet
Formulating Decisions from Database Information2021-06-29T15:53:24+05:30

Distilling data sets for data analysis

  • Managing multiple data sets on a single worksheet with the Table feature
  • Defining an Excel data set to ensure appropriate use of built-in features
  • Extracting unique lists of records from an Excel data set with the Advanced Filter
  • Analyzing data sets with filters and aggregation

Interpreting and refining data with PivotTables

  • Defining data summaries interactively
  • Summarizing data sets with grouping and aggregation
  • Comparing related totals dynamically
  • Filtering details with Report Filters and Slicers

Visualizing and exploring PivotTable reports

  • Presenting PivotTable reports effectively with PivotCharts
  • Examining data patterns with Sparklines
  • Analyzing multiple tables of data with Power Pivots
  • Discovering and presenting information with Power View
Enhancing Excel Usage with Macros2021-06-29T15:53:50+05:30

Automating repetitive tasks

  • Simplifying complex tasks and reducing errors
  • Bulletproofing routine editing and formatting
  • Invoking macros with Form controls

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