APEXCELDAV - Data Analysis and Visualization with Microsoft Excel

Technology and the data that it both collects and makes accessible is now interwoven with businesses and lives. The era of "big data" has exploded due to the rise of cloud computing, which provides an abundance of computational power and storage, allowing organizations of all sorts to capture and store data. Leveraging that data effectively can provide timely insights and competitive advantage.

Analyzing data to find issues, insights, and opportunities is now a critical part of many job roles. Beyond the analysis, data analysts in all job roles must be able to effectively present and communicate their findings in visually compelling ways.

Microsoft® Excel® is designed for this purpose. Excel can connect to a wide range of data sources, perform robust data analysis, and create diverse and robust data-backed visualizations to show insights and trends, and create reports. These capabilities enable people who use Excel for data analysis to turn data into thoughtful action.

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To ensure success, you should have baseline skill using Microsoft Excel worksheets, particularly in creating workbooks with formulas and functions. You can obtain this level of knowledge and skill by taking the following or any similar equivalent Logical Operations course:
Microsoft® Excel® for Office 365™ (Desktop or Online): Part 1

Detailed Class Syllabus

Lesson 1: Data Analysis Fundamentals

Topic A: Introduction to Data Science
Topic B: Create and Modify Tables
Topic C: Sort and Filter Data

Lesson 2: Visualizing Data with Excel

Topic A: Visualize Data with Charts
Topic B: Modify and Format Charts
Topic C: Apply Best Practices in Chart Design

Lesson 3: Analyzing Data with Formulas and Functions

Topic A: Analyze Data with Formulas and Named Ranges
Topic B: Analyze Data with Functions
Topic C: Implement Data Validation, Forms, and Controls
Topic D: Create Conditional Visualizations with Lookup Functions

Lesson 4: Analyzing Data with PivotTables

Topic A: Create a PivotTable
Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data

Lesson 5: Presenting Visual Insights with Dashboards in Excel

Topic A: Visualize Data with PivotCharts
Topic B: Filter Data Using Slicers and Timelines
Topic C: Create a Dashboard in Excel

Lesson 6: Creating Geospatial Visualizations with Excel

Topic A: Create Map Charts in Excel
Topic B: Customize Map Charts in Excel

Lesson 7: Performing Statistical Analysis

Topic A: Visualize Trendlines and Sparklines with Excel
Topic B: Analyze Data with the Data Analysis ToolPak

Lesson 8: Getting and Transforming Data

Topic A: Connect to Data with Queries
Topic B: Clean and Combine Data
Topic C: Shape and Transform Data

Lesson 9: Modeling and Analyzing Data with Power Pivot

Topic A: Install Power Pivot in Excel
Topic B: Create Data Models with Power Pivot
Topic C: Create Power Pivots
Topic D: Perform Advanced Data Analysis and Visualization

Lesson 10: Presenting Insights with Reports

Topic A: Plan a Report
Topic B: Create a Report