Advanced Pivot Tables: Analyzing Data, Spotting Trends and Making Key Business Decisions

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    Speaker: Mike Thomas


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    Duration: 90 Minutes
    Product Code: 50894
    Level: Intermediate

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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 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 Table in Excel is one of the must-have skills for anyone who needs to use Excel to quickly build reports and summaries. This Excel Pivot Table training will enable anyone who is familiar with the basics of Pivot Tables to take their skills and knowledge to the next level.

AREAS COVERED

  • 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
  • How to create pivot table in Excel 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 advanced Excel training, 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 pivot table in Excel from multiple tables and from external data.

WHO WILL BENEFIT

If you are familiar with the basics of pivot tables (creating a basic pivot table, changing the appearance and layout, sorting, creating a pivot chart) and you wish to take your knowledge to the next level, this training is for you.

Although the training will be delivered using Excel 2016 for Windows, most of the functionality demonstrated is available in earlier versions of Excel (2007, 2010, 2013).

SPEAKER

Years of Experience: 30+ years

Areas of Expertise: Microsoft Office and Apple Mac

Mike Thomas has worked in the IT training business since 1989. He is a subject matter expert in a range of technologies including Microsoft Office and Apple Mac. In 2012, he founded theexceltrainer.co.uk where he has produced nearly 200 written and video-based Excel tutorials. He has recorded several Excel training courses for pluralsight.com and in his career delivered hundreds of courses and webinars on a variety of Excel topics.

Mr. Thomas is a Fellow of The Learning and Performance Institute and has worked with and for a large number of global and UK-based companies and organizations across a diverse range of sectors. In addition to training, he also designs and develops Microsoft Office-based solutions that automate key business tasks and processes.

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