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Gain the knowledge and skills to build more sophisticated spreadsheets, perform “what-if” analyses, apply functions, manipulate PivotTables, and use the advanced features of Excel to aid in making and presenting business decisions.

Course Outline
Expand your ability to professionally present your results by applying the skills used in this course. With this training, you gain the knowledge and skills to build more sophisticated spreadsheets, perform “what-if” analyses, apply functions, manipulate PivotTables, and use the advanced features of Excel to aid in making and presenting business decisions.

You 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
Important Course Information

Advanced Experience with Excel - as taught in Microsoft Excel 2016 Intro to Advanced course

This course is applicable to all versions of Excel, from Excel 97 to Excel 2016

Course Outline
Troubleshooting and Enhancing Professional Workbooks
  • 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 Functions
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" Analysis
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 Information
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 Information
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 Macros
Automating repetitive tasks
  • Simplifying complex tasks and reducing errors
  • Bulletproofing routine editing and formatting
  • Invoking macros with Form controls
Course Tuition Includes:
After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:
Have a record of your growth and learning results.
Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)
Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification
Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

Prerequisites & Certificates

Advanced Experience with Excel - as taught in Microsoft Excel 2016 Intro to Advanced course

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion Earn 11 PDUs

Cancellation Policy
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.

Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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