This is the first of a two part series of courses examining the data tools and features found in Microsoft Excel 2013 Professional and Pro Plus*.
The course is designed to examine a combination of new and revised features which are available to help you work with data in Microsoft Excel 2013. Features covered range from data importing to analysis leading to subsequent output in Excel. Analysis and outputs include data and graphical tools available in Microsoft Excel 2013.
Target student : Anyone who needs to work with Excel in order to connect to, process, analyse and display data in order to produce suitable output at all levels within an organisation.
It is assumed that the majority of attendees on the course have either migrated to Microsoft Excel 2013 from a previous version or whose role has changed requiring the use of data tools.
*Some of the tools and features are only available in Microsoft Excel 2013 and include add-ins. This course is not suitable for anyone using Microsoft Excel Standard, Home or Student Editions.
Import data into Excel 2013
Create connections to external data sources
Use Workbook Analysis
Utilise new Excel 2013 features to analyse data
Present external and Excel based organisational data using a combination of graphical and data views
Lesson 1: Getting the data to your workbook
Import or Connection
Data from other Excel Sources
Retrieving data from other applications
Using web based data
Lesson 2: Preparing Data, Organising Data and Workbook Analysis
Tabular Structures and Data Properties
Creating and working with Data Models, Relationships, and Sets
Workbook Analysis with Inquire
Lesson 3: Using Data Tables and Functions
Use Data Table Functions and Slicers
Analysis with Excel Functions
Lesson 4: Working with Sparklines, Charts and Trends
Visualise Trends with Sparklines
Using Charts and Trendlines
Adding Error Bars
Lesson 5: PivotCharts
Introduction to PivotTables (Mod 5 portion – overview of concepts)
Shaping and Filtering the data using PivotCharts
Lesson 6: Power View
Creating Power View Reports
Using Tables, Cards and Matrices
Charting in Power View Reports
Please note that this course is not suitable for new Excel users
An understanding of basic data concepts
Ability to create, format and save worksheets and workbooks
Be able to create formulas using standard aggregate function