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In this course you will combine, analyze, and display data using Excel's powerful features, and learn the basics of how to use macros to further extend Excel's capabilities.

  • Course Start Date: 2023-07-06
  • Time: 09:00:00 - 16:00:00
  • Duration: 1 Day(s)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Delivery Method(s): Instructor Led, Virtual Instructor Led, Webinar, Private One on One, Virtual Private One on One
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Course Outline


An understanding of Excel Level 1 and Level 2 would be helpful.


Course Length: 6 hours (1 day) or 3 hours (2 days)

Excel has many new features that can be used to quickly analyze large amounts of financial information. Power Pivot enables users to combine data from multiple sources; Power View allows users to generate professional looking maps that indicate the location of data. Excel's use of the VBA language enables users to create simple yet effective commands that enhance functionality, improve performance and perform repetitive tasks for you.
Learning Objectives:
In this course you will combine, analyze, and display data using Excel's powerful features, and learn the basics of how to use macros to further extend Excel's capabilities. You will:

- Perform a What-If analysis by creating scenarios and using data analysis tools such as Goal Seek and Solver
- Use Data Validation to restrict data entry and create drop-downs
- Use outlining tools to group and subtotal your data
- Audit your formulas to help track down any errors
- Analyze data with Pivot Tables
- Record and delete macros
- Edit basic macros using the Visual Basic Editor
- Link and consolidate data across multiple workbooks
- Import and export data and run web queries

Target Student:
This course is for users who are familiar with Excel and who wish to expand their knowledge and use of advanced data analysis and time-saving features.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Enhancing Workbooks
Section 1.1: Customizing Workbooks

Background Pictures

Section 1.2: Preparing a Workbook for Multiple Audiences
Add Alternative Text to Objects
Modify Worksheets Using the Accessibility Checker
Manage Fonts

Section 1.3: Managing Themes
About Themes
Customize Themes

Section 1.4: Creating and Using Templates
Create a Template
Modify a Template

Section 2: Working with Multiple Workbooks
Section 2.1: Consolidating Data

Data Consolidation
The Consolidate Dialog Box
Consolidation Functions

Section 2.2: Linking Cells in Workbooks
Understand External References
Link Individual Cells
Link Groups of Cells

Section 2.3: Merging Workbooks
The Compare and Merge Workbooks Feature

Section 3: Analyzing and Presenting Data
Section 3.1: Create Sparklines

What is a Sparkline?
Types of Sparklines
The Sparkline Tools - Design Tab

Section 3.2: Create Scenarios
What is a Scenario?
The Scenario Manager Dialog Box

Section 3.3: Perform a What-if Analysis
Add-in Types
Goal Seek Feature
The Solver Tool

Section 3.4: Perform a Statistical Analysis with the Analysis Toolpak
Add and Review the Analysis Toolpak

Section 4: Importing and Exporting Excel Data
Section 4.1: Exporting Excel Data

The Export Process

Section 4.2: Importing a Delimited Text File
The Import Process
The Get External Data Group
Delimited Text Files
Methods of Importing Text Files

Section 4.3: Integrating Excel Data with the Web
The File Publishing Process
Publish as Web Page Dialog Box

Section 4.4: Creating a Web Query
Web Queries
The New Web Query Dialog Box

Section 5: Analyzing Data with Pivot Tables, Slicers, and Pivot Charts
Section 5.1: Creating a Pivot Table

Pivot Tables
The Create Pivot Table Dialog Box
The Pivot Table Fields Pane
Summarize Data in a Pivot Table
The "Show Values As" Functionality of a Pivot Table
Create a Calculated Field
Refresh the Pivot Table Data
Add Style to a Pivot Table
Work with Subtotals and Grand Totals
Introduction to PowerPivot

Section 5.2: Filtering Pivot Table Data
Use the Field Headers 
Use the Pivot Table Dialog Box
Use Slicers

Section 5.3: Analyzing Data with Pivot Charts
Create Pivot Charts
Filter with Pivot Charts

Section 6: Automating Worksheet Functionality
Section 6.1: Updating Workbook Properties

Workbook Properties

Section 6.2: Creating and Editing a Macro
What are Macros?
The Record Macro Dialog Box
Name Macros
Visual Basic for Application
Copying Macros Between Workbooks
Macro Security Settings
Difference between a Relative and Absolute Macro

Section 6.3: Applying Conditional Formatting
What is Conditional Formatting?
The Conditional Formatting Rules Manager Dialog Box
Clear Rules

Section 6.4: Adding Data Validation Criteria
Data Validation
The Data Validation Dialog Box

Cancellation Policy

Compuease Cancellation Policy

CompuEase works hard to schedule our training and other services around your convenience. With that in mind we have the following cancellation policy for all booked training.  Notice of cancellation must be received by CompuEase 10 working days prior to the confirmed date for a no financial penalty to be incurred.  Registrants who wish to reschedule their course may do so at least 10 working days before the commencement of their course providing the course fee is paid within 30 days following the originally scheduled date of the course.   

Training Location

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Training Provider Rating

This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.32 out of 5 based on 231 reviews.

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Geoff was a great instructor and very knowledgeable. Loved the 1 on 1 option which allowed me to complete 2 courses in 1 day.
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Lori was excellent!
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I think I underestimated my own knowledge of the program. This is not necessarily at the fault of the course or training provider.
I found the instructor very informative and she addressed all of my questions and concerns.
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Instructor and venue were excellent. Made a full day training course enjoyable.
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The building itself is pretty dingy, but the instructor made up for it!!
Too much information in one day - instructor had to race through material, skipping some of it entirely. Start delayed by 20 minu ... Read more

Too much information in one day - instructor had to race through material, skipping some of it entirely. Start delayed by 20 minutes due to course material not having been properly loaded on computers. These issues continued throughout class, ie some of my important menu tabs were in french, others in english. I had requested an English class. Another student had Excel 2007 instead of Excel 2010, when the rest of us and the instructor were working with 2010. I would have liked to continue to 4:00, but the instructor made it clear that her preference was to leave at 3:30, so no one said anything. The windows had to be opened because the room was too warm, but the people next to the windows were wearing their coats because they were too cold.

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