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Data Analysis and Business Modeling with Excel 2013

  • Course Code: Data Science - Data Analysis and Business Modeling with Excel 2013
  • Course Dates: Contact us to schedule.
  • Course Category: Big Data & Data Science Duration: 3 Days Audience: This course is geared for those who wants to Manage, analyze, and visualize data with Microsoft Excel 2013 to transform raw data into ready to use information

Course Snapshot 

  • Duration: 3 days 
  • Skill-level: Foundation-level Excel Data Analysis skills for Intermediate skilled team members. This is not a basic class. 
  • Targeted Audience: This course is geared for those who wants to Manage, analyze, and visualize data with Microsoft Excel 2013 to transform raw data into ready to use information 
  • Hands-on Learning: This course is approximately 50% hands-on lab to 50% lecture ratio, combining engaging lecture, demos, group activities and discussions with machine-based student labs and exercises. Student machines are required. 
  • Delivery Format: This course is available for onsite private classroom presentation, or remote instructor led delivery, or CBT/WBT (by request). 
  • Customizable: This course may be tailored to target your specific training skills objectives, tools of choice and learning goals. 

Data Analysis and Business Modeling with Excel 2013 is one of the easiest to use data analysis tools you will ever come across. Its simplicity and powerful features has made it the go to tool for all your data needs. Complex operations with Excel, such as creating charts and graphs, visualization, and analyzing data make it a great tool for managers, data scientists, financial data analysts, and those who work closely with data. Learning data analysis and will help you bring your data skills to the next level. 

This course starts by walking you through creating your own data and bringing data into Excel from various sources. You’ll learn the basics of SQL syntax and how to connect it to a Microsoft SQL Server Database using Excel’s data connection tools. You will discover how to spot bad data and strategies to clean that data to make it useful to you. Next, you’ll learn to create custom columns, identify key metrics, and make decisions based on business rules. You’ll create macros using VBA and use Excel 2013’s shiny new macros. Finally, at the end of the course, you’ll be provided with useful shortcuts and tips, enabling you to do efficient data analysis and business modeling with Excel 2013. 

Working in a hands-on learning environment, led by our Excel Data Analysis expert instructor, students will learn about and explore: 

  • Create formulas to help you analyze and explain findings 
  • Develop interactive spreadsheets that will impress your audience and give them the ability to slice and dice data 
  • A step-by-step guide to learn various ways to model data for businesses with the help of Excel 2013 

Topics Covered: This is a high-level list of topics covered in this course. Please see the detailed Agenda below 

  • Discover what Excel formulas are all about and how to use them in your spreadsheet development 
  • Identify bad data and learn cleaning strategies 
  • Create interactive spreadsheets that engage and appeal to your audience 
  • Leverage Excel’s powerful built-in tools to get the median, maximum, and minimum values of your data 
  • Build impressive tables and combine datasets using Excel’s built-in functionality 
  • Learn the powerful scripting language VBA, allowing you to implement your own custom solutions with ease 

Audience & Pre-Requisites 

This course is geared for attendees wants to learn various ways to model data for businesses with the help of Excel 2013 

Pre-Requisites:  Students should have  

  • Basic to Intermediate IT Skills and Excel knowledge 
  • Good foundational mathematics or logic skills 

Course Agenda / Topics 

  1. Getting Data into Excel 
  • Getting started with data 
  • Manually creating data 
  • Importing data from various sources 
  1. Connecting to Databases 
  • Reading a table from MSSQL – the Microsoft SQL Server database 
  • Reading multiple tables from MSSQL 
  • Reading from MSSQL using SQL 
  1. How to Clean Texts, Numbers, and Dates 
  • Leading/trailing/in-between spaces 
  • Capitalization 
  • Duplicates 
  • Text to Columns 
  • Combine data from multiple columns into one column 
  • Fixing similar words 
  • Text to dates 
  • Text to numbers 
  1. Using Formulas to Prepare Your Data for Analysis 
  • How to create formulas 
  • Combining strings and numbers 
  • Using built-in functions 
  • If/else/then statements 
  • Comparing columns 
  1. Analyzing Your Data Using Descriptive Statistics and Charts 
  • Gathering data 
  • Preparing the data for analysis 
  • Analyzing our data 
  1. Link Your Data Using Data Models 
  • Gathering data 
  • Preparing data 
  • Analyzing data 
  • Data models 
  1. A Primer on Using the Excel Solver 
  • Activating the Excel Solver 
  • Modeling our linear programming problem 
  • Using the Excel Solver 
  1. Learning VBA – Excel’s Scripting Language 
  • What is VBA? 
  • What is a macro? 
  • Opening the VBA Editor 
  • Your very first “Hello World” VBA script 
  1. How to Build and Style Your Charts 
  • Quick analysis charts 
  • Charting options 
  • Additional design options 
  1. Creating Interactive Spreadsheets Using Tables and Slicers 
  • What are slicers? 
  • Final tweaks 
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