Microsoft Excel Training -- Business Data Analysis and Advanced Excel

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Microsoft Excel is the world's most used business intelligence tool. Its knowledge is even compulsory for an MBA degree and the investment world depends greatly on it.

This training is aimed at making you extremely good in Microsoft Excel, teaching you with live business scenarios. It's intended for Financial Analysts, Business Analysts, Data Analysts, MIS Analysts, HR Executives and Excel Enthusiasts. 

There are just 10 slots for this month's. You will get lunch, a complimentary USB Flash Drive with the training materials and a training certificate from a registered Microsoft Partner. The training will be facilitated by a Microsoft recognized Excel Expert and the only Microsoft Excel MVP in Africa (there are just about 125 in the world).

Call Michael on 08089382423 or email to register.

Venue: Training hall, 20 Alhaja Kofoworola crescent, off Lagoon Hospital, Obafemi Awolowo road, Ikeja, Lagos.

The training outline is:

1)    Data Manipulation in Excel
a.    How Excel handles different data types
b.    Data consistency, starting with the end in view
c.    Building Datasheets that can easily scale
d.    Sorting
                                         i.    Cascaded sorting
                                       ii.    Sorting across rows (left to right sorting, not the usual up to down sorting)
                                     iii.    Sorting and Conditional Formatting to identify trends
e.    Filtering
f.     Data cleaning
                                         i.    Removing duplicates
                                       ii.    Text-to-column
                                     iii.    Grouping
                                      iv.    Data Validation
                                        v.    Conditional Formatting
g.    Data formatting
                                         i.    Using Tables (and when to convert to tables)
                                       ii.    Formatting for printing
                                     iii.    Formatting for email
                                      iv.    Data Review and formatting for 3rd party use
h.    Named Ranges

2)    Charts
a.    Chart types
                                         i.    Line chart and when to use it
                                       ii.    Column chart and when to use it
                                     iii.    Bar chart and when to use it
                                      iv.    Pie chart and it’s dangers
b.    Combining charts; when and how.
c.    Dynamic Charts, using filter.
d.    Best practices when making charts
e.    Sparklines
f.     Power Map and Power View (Excel 2013)

3)    Pivot Table, Pivot Chart and PowerPivot
a.    Pivot Table
                                         i.    Default Pivot Table
                                       ii.    Tabular Pivot Table
                                     iii.    Pivot Table Filtering
                                      iv.    Making a very dynamic regular table from Pivot Table
                                        v.    Calculations and Formula use with Pivot Table
                                      vi.    Advanced Pivot Table tricks
b.    Pivot Chart
                                         i.    Pivot Chart and its limitations
                                       ii.    Dynamic Pivot Charts
c.    PowerPivot (for Excel 2010 and 2013) only
4)    Business Data Analysis
a.    Linking sheets
b.    Duplicating sheets (better than copy and paste)
c.    Inserting sheets, labeling and coloring the professional way
d.    Freezing Panes and splitting windows
e.    Conditional formatting
                                         i.    To identify patterns
                                       ii.    Using formulae
                                     iii.    To make extremely intelligent reports
f.     Lookup functions
                                         i.    Vlookup
                                       ii.    Hlookup
                                     iii.    Looking up the last data or pattern in a particular row or column
                                      iv.    Overcoming the limitations of Vlookup and Hlookup using index and match functions
g.    Power Functions
                                         i.    IF, IFERROR, AND, OR, ISBLANK, and others in the same family
                                       ii.    TEXT manipulative functions to make a completely automated Dashboard
                                     iii.    COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIFS and others, to make dynamic summary tables
                                      iv.    MATCH and INDEX to do the impossible
h.    Other Functions
                                         i.    Math Functions
                                       ii.    Text Functions
                                     iii.    Logical
                                      iv.    Others
i.     Formula Auditing
j.     Goal Seek, Scenario Manager and Solver
k.    Excel Web Query
l.     Most useful Excel keyboard shortcuts
5)    Reporting
a.    Best Practices
b.    Excel Dashboards
c.    Data Visualization
d.    Having the audience/recipient in mind
e.    E-mails and Excel reports
6)    Excel to PowerPoint and Word
a.    Linking PowerPoint/Word Charts to Excel
b.    Embedding Excel sheets in PowerPoint/Word
c.    Making a Powerful PowerPoint Presentation
7)    Excel VBA
a.    Recording Excel macros
b.    Automating analysis and recurrent reports
c.    Simple practical uses
d.    Excel User forms and interactive Macros

Call Michael on 08089382423 or email to register.

 "Michael [UrBizEdge] was instrumental in getting our staff up to speed on basic Excel, as well as more advanced skills that have already started to improve the back end of our programs. He was flexible, accommodating, professional, friendly, and was able to tailor our training to exactly what we needed. We could not have been more happy working with him, and he truly has helped our organization increase our effectiveness and comfort with database work." 
-- Beth M., Program Manager for Kentucky YMCA, USA.

If you prefer, you can sign up for our online Excel training class. Call or email Michael 08089382423 for registration details.

You can also call us for special jobs, like helping you clean and make sense of your operations data and automating some of your data driven processes.


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