Excelling in Excel – Pack of 13 Excel Webinar

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Learn about the basic as well as the advanced features of Excel and become a power user. Be it working with large amounts of data, or building reports and summaries, this advanced Excel webinar pack helps you become proficient in Excel. And, if you are already a regular user, you can take your knowledge to the next level to become even more efficient and productive with this critically important tool.

Highlights:
• Understanding Vlookup, Hlookup, and other important features
• Advanced Pivot Tables
• Data visualization using Sparkline charts, Bar charts, Infographic-style charts and more
• Creating Excel dashboards
• Data entry shortcuts

Number of Webinars Included: 13 Webinars       Total Learning Hours: 20 Hours 45 Minutes
Requirements: Basic Excel knowledge                   Method: Online, anytime, any device

This certificate includes the below webinars:

01Excel - Pivot Tables 101

Audrey Halpern

Speaker: Mike Thomas
Duration: 90 Minutes
Level: Intermediate

Overview

Pivot Tables are one of the most powerful tools in Excel’s data analysis and Business Intelligence (BI) armory. With just a few clicks of the mouse (and no complicated formulas!) you can quickly and easily build reports and charts that summarize and analyze large amounts of raw data and help you to spot trends and get answers to the important questions on which you base your key business decisions.

Why should you attend

Learning how to create Pivot Tables is one of the must have skills for anyone who needs to use Excel to quickly build reports and summaries. This training will provide you with a solid foundation that you can use to build your own pivot tables and reports.

Areas covered in the session
  • What is a pivot table – a few examples of pivot tables
  • Creating a simple pivot table in 6 clicks
  • Sum, count and percent – how to change what is displayed
  • Making a pivot table report eye-catching appealing
  • Changing the layout of a pivot table
  • Displaying the data in a pivot table in alphabetical or numerical order
  • Using filters to display specific items in a pivot table
  • Grouping the data by month, year or quarter in a pivot table
  • Representing the pivot table data as a chart/graph
  • Best practices for updating a pivot table when the source data changes
Learning objectives

In this Microsoft Excel training, you'll learn 

  • How to create a pivot table report in just 6 clicks! 
  • How to change the layout and appearance of the report to make it inviting to read
  • How to display data in different ways, for example, sales grouped by month or top 10 customers and finally 
  • How to display the pivot table data as a chart/graph

02Excel Top 10 Functions and how to use them

Audrey Halpern

Speaker: Tom Fragale
Duration: 75 Minutes
Level: Intermediate

Overview

Learning how to use efficiently use Excel is so critical in many of today’s office jobs. Many people know the basics of Excel. This webinar will show you how to use some of the advanced functions of Excel to really help get the most out of your data be more efficient, and get the information that you are looking for.

Why should you attend

This webinar is for someone who uses Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, and wants to be more efficient in using the program, or who wants to get more out of it.

Areas covered in the session
  • IF, including the nested if, the AND, and the OR functions for more complicated If statements.
  • Vlookup
  • Hlookup
  • Sumif and Sumifs
  • Countif and Countifs
  • Averageif and averageifs
  • Match and Index
Learning objectives
  • Today, Networkdays, and other date functions
  • PMT and other financial functions

03Excel - Data Visualization and Infographics

Audrey Halpern

Speaker: Mike Thomas
Duration: 90 Minutes
Level: Intermediate

Overview

There is a saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. In Excel that means finding ways to represent numerical data pictorially so that your audience can quickly and easily understand it. It's often easier to look at a chart, a graph or something visual than to just look at a set of figures.

Why should you attend

Until a few years ago it was enough to take a set of numbers and create a bar chart or pie chart. Although in the right situation these traditional charts are still appropriate, things have moved on and we're constantly hearing words like Data Visualization and Infographic. It's time to get your Excel-related business and communication skills up to date and learn how to use it to present data in the modern world.

Areas covered in the session
  • Charting 101 - create a basic chart
  • From drab to fab - enhance and customize a basic chart
  • Combination charts - line and bar in a single chart
  • Dynamic charts - automate adding new data to a chart
  • Creating in-cell Sparkline charts
  • Creating infographics with Excel
  • Using Conditional Formatting to present data visually
  • 3D Map - presenting geographic data in a visual way
  • An introduction to the Power View add-in
Learning objectives

In this Microsoft Excel training you’ll learn how to create and enhance the appearance of traditional charts such as bar charts. You’ll also learn how to create Sparkline charts (really useful in dashboards), infographic-style charts and how to represent data in a visual way without using the charting features at all.

04VLOOKUP and Beyond in Microsoft Excel

Audrey Halpern

Speaker: Dennis Taylor
Duration: 90 Minutes
Level: Intermediate

Overview

Lookup formulas such as VLOOKUP allow you to return data from other locations in your spreadsheets without linking to individual worksheet cells. However, VLOOKUP can't always return the data that you need. 

In this webinar, Excel expert Dennis Taylor explores the nuances and limitations of VLOOKUP, helps you expand your use of this function, and then presents you with a handful of alternatives.

Why should you attend
  • Compare and contrast IFNA, IFERROR, and ISERROR, and see which versions of Microsoft Excel support these worksheet functions
  • Discover how to use wildcards and multiple criteria within lookup formulas
  • Don't be caught off-guard by the new IFNA function available to Excel 2013 users
  • Improve the integrity of spreadsheets with Excel's VLOOKUP function
  • Master the versatile SUMIF and SUMIFS functions
Areas covered in the session
  • Perform dual lookups, where you look across columns and down rows to cross reference the data you need
  • See how to arrange two worksheets from within the same workbook onscreen at the same time
  • See why the MATCH and INDEX combination is often superior to the VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP function
  • Uncover the limitations of VLOOKUP, along with alternatives
  • Use the SUMIFS function to sum value based on multiple criteria
Learning objectives
  • Understand how to use VLOOKUP to perform both exact and approximate matches
  • Use the MATCH function to overcome a data integrity risk with VLOOKUP
  • See how the SUMIF and SUMIFS functions can serve as alternatives to VLOOKUP

05Excel - Creating a KPI Dashboard for HR Professionals

Audrey Halpern

Speaker: Mike Thomas
Duration: 90 Minutes
Level: Intermediate

Overview

A dashboard is a critical tool in your communication armory and as with any communication tool, presentation is everything. Although there are many tools that can be used to create a dashboard, Excel is commonly used due to its power, its flexibility and the fact that most people have it installed on their computer.

Why should you attend

In this Microsoft Excel training, you'll learn how to create a stunning, interactive professional-looking dashboard using Excel. This training will provide you with a solid foundation that you can use to build your own dashboards and reports.

Areas covered in the session
  • Best practice for setting up data sources
  • Using Pivot Tables to summarize data
  • Visual communication using charts
  • Using formulas to create KPI summaries
  • Creating interactive filters with Slicers
  • Automating the dashboard with a simple macro
  • Using protection to prevent accidental changes
Learning objectives

This training focuses on what you need to know to create an interactive professional-looking dashboard using Excel. You'll learn how to: make the dashboard maintenance-free when new data becomes available; create the pivot tables needed to drive the dashboard; create great looking visuals; add interactivity using slicers; automate elements of the dashboard with a macro and protect the cells containing critical formulas.

06Excel - Become a Power User - Virtual Boot Camp (3 Hours)

Audrey Halpern

Speaker: Mike Thomas
Duration: 180 Minutes
Level: Intermediate

Overview

Search the web for the phrase "Power Users" and you'll probably find that it's defined as someone who has an intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of an application. That's what this training is about; showing you some "wow moments" and at the same time taking your knowledge of Excel to the next level and helping you become more productive.

This intensive 3-hour virtual boot camp is designed to help business professionals take advantage of the power of Pivot Tables and Power Pivot - two of Excel's most useful and powerful Business Intelligence and Data Analysis tools.

Why should you attend

As a basic-level user of Excel you'd love to reduce the number of "hair-tearing-out" moments. You'd love to be able to do things faster so you can go home on time. You'd love to be seen as an "Excel Hero" in your organization. As an added bonus, because Excel is so widely used across the globe, having good-to-excellent Excel skills means you'll be more marketable in today’s highly competitive job market!

Learning how to create Pivot Tables is one of the must have skills for anyone who needs to use Excel to quickly build reports and summaries. This training will provide you with a solid foundation that you can use to build your own Pivot Tables and reports.

Areas covered in the session

This is a 100% example-based comprehensive training with special focus on speed, automation and efficiency (the keys to becoming a power-user). Session highlights include…

  • Data entry shortcuts including Transpose, AutoFill and Flash Fill
  • Taking Find and Replace to the next level
  • Automating cell formatting with Conditional Formatting
  • Creating and managing dynamic ranges
  • Pivot Table Power Tips
  • Creating charts
  • Heat maps and other data visualizations
  • Using data across worksheets
  • Using protection to "bullet-proof" your spreadsheets
  • VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP functions
  • IF and other "Logic" functions
  • Creating a basic macro to automate a task
Learning objectives
  • You should attend this training if you need to use Excel to quickly build reports and summaries or if you simply want to learn how to create Pivot Tables to improve your knowledge of Excel.
  • You don't have to be proficient in the use of Excel to attend. If you can create basic worksheets and can copy and paste and apply basic formatting to cells, you’ll be able to follow along.

07 Excel - Dashboards for Business Intelligence

Audrey Halpern

Speaker: Mike Thomas
Duration: 90 Minutes
Level: Intermediate

Overview

No matter what business you are in, a dashboard is a critical tool in your communication armoury and as with any communication tool, presentation is everything. Although there are many tools that can be used to create a dashboard, Excel is commonly used due to it’s power, it’s flexibility and the fact that most people have it installed on their computer. 

This training focuses on what you need to know to create an interactive professional-looking dashboard using Excel. 

You'll learn how to: make the dashboard maintenance-free when new data becomes available; create the pivot tables needed to drive the dashboard; create great looking visuals; add interactivity using slicers; automate elements of the dashboard with a macro and protect the cells containing critical formulas.

Why should you attend

In this training session, you'll learn how to create a stunning, interactive professional-looking dashboard using Excel.

Areas covered in the session
  • Best practice for setting up data sources
  • Using Pivot Tables to summarize data
  • Visual communication using charts
  • Using formulas to create KPI summaries
  • Creating interactive filters with Slicers
  • Automating the dashboard with a simple macro
  • Using protection to prevent accidental changes
Learning objectives

This training will provide you with a solid foundation that you can use to build your own dashboards and reports.

08Excel as a Business Intelligence Tool –Pivot Tables and Charts

Audrey Halpern

Speaker: Tom Fragale
Duration: 60 Minutes
Level: Intermediate

Overview

Many people struggle with how to create Pivot Tables, or maybe they don’t even know what they can do, or maybe they think they are too difficult. I’m going to show you what they, how to use them, and that they are not difficult, and they can give you tremendous results. We will then make Pivot Charts, to graphically show the data. Then, we will add sorts, filters, slicers, and timelines to create a very easy-to-use, but very powerful dashboard that can give you instant results, and allow you to slice and dice your data any which way. You and your staff will be instantly more productive in Excel. These techniques will work cross-industry, with any type of data. You will find it to be clear and concise and right to the point, and you will be able to apply these techniques to your own data immediately after the session.

Why should you attend

Attend this webinar if you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis and want to take your knowledge to the next level.

Areas covered in the session
  • Creating and managing Pivot Tables.
  • Changing the calculation type
  • Adding additional calculations
  • Creating custom calculations
  • Multilayer reports
  • Creating Daily, Monthly, quarterly and yearly summaries
  • Adding A pivot chart
  • Adding Slicers
  • Adding timelines
Learning objectives

In this webinar, you will learn how to take all of your raw data and quickly turn that data into easy to use flexible summary reports using Pivot Tables and Charts. We will start with the basics and built up to more complex pivot tables.

093-Hour Excel Automation Boot Camp: Top Ten Excel Functions, Lookup Functions (VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, MATCH, INDEX), Basics of Excel Macros with an Introduction to VBA

Audrey Halpern

Speaker: Cathy Horwitz
Duration: 180 Minutes
Level: Advanced

Overview

Excel functions can greatly enhance your ability to perform tasks in day to day activities in Excel. While there are hundreds of functions available, there are 10 functions that all Excel users should know. Whether you are an office worker, or a small business owner using Excel to keep track of your finances or just the casual user, these Excel functions can be very important time savers and enhance your ability to create better performing spreadsheets!

Learning about the lookup functions in Excel will allow you to match data between databases. VLOOKUP enables you to quickly and easily look for a value down a column of data and return a value from the same row in a different column. Perfect for when working with large tabular data. INDEX and MATCH work in a similar way but provide more flexibility.

Why should you attend

As an intermediate to advanced level user of Excel, not only do you want to take your knowledge and skills to the next level, you want to produce meaningful, impactful and insightful reports in the shortest time possible. These features of the application will help you to do just that.

Areas covered in the session
  • Learn many statistical functions including SUM, AVERAGE, MAX, MIN and COUNT
  • Use IF and its counterparts COUNTIF, SUMIF, and AVERAGEIF
  • Calculate dates using TODAY, NOW
  • Learn many functions to manipulate text once imported including LEFT, RIGHT, LEN, TRIM and CONCANTENATE
  • Learn the arguments in the VLOOKUP function
  • Understand the importance of absolute references within many lookup functions
  • Use VLOOKUP to perform approximate matches
  • Simplify multiple-field look-ups with concatenation (combining fields into a single cell)
  • Use VLOOKUP to look up data from another workbook
  • Learn how VLOOKUP stops looking after it finds an initial match within a list
  • Explore why VLOOKUP sometimes returns #N/A instead of a desired result
  • Learn about the IFNA function available in Excel 2013 and later
  • Use the IFERROR function to display something other than an #N/A error value when VLOOKUP can’t find a match
  • See how the HLOOKUP function enables you to perform horizontal matches
  • Learn why the INDEX and MATCH combination often is superior to VLOOKUP or HLOOKUP
  • Use the MATCH function to find the position of an item on a list
  • Learn the difference between workbook macros and personal macros
  • Making your macros available to all your workbooks
  • Use the macro recorder to create a macro
  • Save a file as a macro enabled excel workbook
  • Run a macro
  • View the recorded macro in VBA
  • Edit the macro
Learning objectives

This Microsoft Excel training session covers THREE intermediate to advanced features of Excel that provide automation within the application.

Formulas are equations that can perform calculations, return information, manipulate the contents of other cells, test conditions, and more. Explore what are considered the top 10 functions.

Lookup functions in Excel are far superior to manually searching for specific data elements in a spreadsheet. VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH are some of the most well-known (and most useful) functions in Excel.

Being able to create and edit macros is one of the must have skills for Excel Power Users. Having this knowledge will save you hours of time by allowing you to automate any Excel-based task or process. If you’ve never create macros or used VBA before, this advanced Excel training is for you.

10Microsoft Excel: Detailed Data Analysis with Pivot Tables. Calculating Sums, Averages, Counts and more

Audrey Halpern

Speaker: Neil Malek
Duration: 60 Minutes
Level: Intermediate

Overview

Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables are one of the most powerful and easy-to-use features in Excel, but most people are intimidated by them. These tables allow users to take a large set of data – rows of data about things like customers, products, sales, locations, employees, anything at all – and build reports to make real business decisions. But how exactly do you make a powerful Pivot Table?

In this session, we’ll review everything from the fundamentals of using Pivot Tables to techniques that allow them to be used for dashboards and other visualizations. Neil will help you analyze and visualize essentially any kind of data in Microsoft Excel. He will share how Pivot Tables can immediately give you an insight into any part of your business. With just a couple of clicks, you can build a report and charts around your employees, your sales, your tasks – anything that’s relevant to you.

Why should you attend

Unlike many webinars, Neil’s sessions are 100% hands-on real-world examples of the skills he’s presenting. After this session, you’ll have a screenshot-laden step-by-step guide to performing the techniques we cover. You’ll be able to apply these skills directly to your work with almost no adjustment, and with a very short learning curve.

Areas covered in the session
  • Data Layout Best Practices
  • Formatting Data as a Table
  • How to create Pivot Table in Excel 
  • Calculating sums, averages, counts, and more
  • Filtering by date, region, or other relevant factors
  • Creating charts to illustrate your insights
  • Drill into your data for detailed analysis
  • Format and create a presentation
  • Linking multiple tables through relationships
Learning objectives

In business, the data we base our decisions on is kept in databases and spreadsheets in list form. The list by itself is essential, but useless without summaries, reports, and visualizations. A Pivot Table is an incredibly dynamic and easy-to-use tool for this kind of reporting and data visualization. It is a must-use tool in Excel for any job role.

11Excel - Pivot Tables - Beyond the Basics

Audrey Halpern

Speaker: Mike Thomas
Duration: 90 Minutes
Level: Advanced

Overview

Pivot Tables are one of the most powerful tools in Excel’s data analysis and Business Intelligence (BI) armoury. With just a few clicks of the mouse (and no complicated formulas!) you can quickly and easily build reports and charts that summarise and analyse large amounts of raw data and help you to spot trends and get answers to the important questions on which you base your key business decisions.

Why should you attend

Learning how to create Pivot Tables is one of the must have skills for anyone who needs to use Excel to quickly build reports and summaries. This webinar will enable anyone who is familiar with the basics of pivot tables to take their skills and knowledge to the next level.

Areas covered in the session

Session highlights include…

  • Calculating month-on-month difference
  • Calculating a running/cumulative total
  • Displaying a unique count
  • Using formulas to create additional calculated items
  • Slicers – the new visual way to filter a pivot table
  • GETPIVOTDATA – When to use and when to avoid
  • Creating a pivot table from multiple tables or multiple data sources
  • Creating a pivot table from external data
  • Using conditional formatting in a pivot table
Learning objectives

In this session, you'll learn how to calculate differences (e.g. month-on-month, quarter-on quarter) and running/cumulative totals. You'll learn how to display a unique count (e.g. number of customers, not number of orders) and how to use formulas to create additional calculated items. You'll learn how to create Slicers which are the new visual way to filter a pivot table. You'll also learn how to create a pivot table from multiple tables and from external data.

12Master Excel Formulas: Tips & Tricks with Real-World Examples

Audrey Halpern

Speaker: Mike Thomas
Duration: 60 Minutes
Level: Intermediate

Overview

Although it is perfectly possible to use Excel without ever creating or using Excel formulas and functions, you’re missing out on a huge part of the application’s power if you don’t.

Without formulas and functions, Excel would not be able to perform its calculations. So think of any scenario that involves addition, subtraction, division or multiplication and that's where you'd use a formula.

Functions are built-in formulas that have been programmed to perform a specific calculation. They can often be used to shorten and simplify what would otherwise be a long-winded manually-entered formula.

Why should you attend

Learning how to create advanced Excel formulas will automate your calculations and save you a ton of time. No more using your fingers. No more mental arithmetic.

No more using the calculator app on your Smartphone! Let Excel formulas and functions do the work for you!

Areas covered in the session
  • Creating basic formulas: addition, subtraction, division, multiplication
  • Using parentheses in formulas - the what and why
  • Copying a formula - the gotchas you need to know about
  • Make formulas logical and understandable by assigning names to your important cells
  • Speed up your work by using the SUM, AVERAGE and COUNT functions
  • The IFERROR function - the alternative to an ugly error
Learning objectives

In this Microsoft Excel training you will learn about Excel formulas and functions, and how to create them to automate your calculations.

13Excel - Automation - VBA & Macros 101

Audrey Halpern

Speaker: Mike Thomas
Duration: 90 Minutes
Level: Advanced

Overview

Do you find yourself repeatedly performing the same actions or tasks in your spreadsheets? If the answer is "Yes", it’s time to learn how to create a macro.
In this advanced Excel training you will learn how to create and edit macros, create macros that can be re-used across multiple files and create macros that run automatically based on an event such as opening or closing a file.
You'll learn how to create a macro the easy way by using the built-in macro recorder. You'll then progress on to learn how to make simple changes to a macro using the built-in programming language called VBA. You will also learn about getting started with VBA in Excel.

Why should you attend

Being able to create and edit a macro is one of the must have skills for Excel Power Users. Having this knowledge will save you, your colleagues and your customers hours of time by allowing you to automate any Excel-based task or process. If you've never created macros or used VBA before, this Excel macros tutorial is for you.

Areas covered in the session
  • Introduction to VBA & Excel macros
  • Using the Macro Recorder to create a macro
  • Saving a file as a macro enabled Excel workbook
  • Running a macro
  • Creating a button to run a macro
  • Editing the macro
  • Making your macros available to all your workbooks
  • Writing a simple macro without the Macro Recorder
  • Creating macros that run automatically
  • VBA Excel basics
Learning objectives

In this advanced excel training you will learn how to create and edit macros in Excel using both the Macro recorder and the VBA Editor.

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