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What is Excel?

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Microsoft Excel is a software program that is included in the Microsoft Office suite. It can be used to create spreadsheets, which are documents that allow users to organize data into rows and columns. Excel analysis is ubiquitous and used widely by businesses of all sizes to build robust teams and generate quality reporting. It is one of the most popular software programs and is used by approximately 750 million people worldwide.

Why Excel Training?

Any organization that utilizes and collects data of any kind can benefit from equipping their workforce with Excel training. It can be used to organize information and access it quickly. It also allows for the digitizing of virtually all types of data that may otherwise have been stored on paper or via a system that cannot be accessed at any time from anywhere. Quantitative data can be visualized, evaluated, and manipulated via easy-to-read spreadsheets. Employees can use Excel to generate tracking system, balance financial and inventory accounts, present reporting, and provide solutions via data interpretation. Knowledge of this multi-functional program is practically expected of strong leaders at all levels, so workforce upskilling is imperative.

Off-the-Shelf or Customized?

Both off-the-shelf and customized Excel training is available. Off-the-shelf training courses are pre-designed without the specific needs of your workforce taken into account. No two organizations are exactly the same, and a customized Excel training program tailored to your company is also an option. These courses allow for flexibility and emphasis on using Excel to achieve your business goals and develop strong leaders with comprehensive arsenals of IT skills. A customized workforce upskilling experience can target varying levels of familiarity with Excel, from beginner to intermediate to advanced, so that employee time is not spent relearning information with which they are already familiar.

How Courses are Delivered:

  • Guaranteed to run schedule
  • Live online/virtual
  • Live in-person

Who Needs to Learn Excel?

While workers in all industries can benefit from Excel training, the following are examples of professions that often require Excel skills:

  • Accountants
  • Financial analysts
  • Data scientists
  • Managers
  • Educators
  • Administrators
  • Data analysts

Excel Training Courses Are For:

  • Stronger Individual Workers and Leaders – Adding Excel to your employees’ IT toolbelts is a great way to motivate them and build stronger team members and leaders. They will be able to collaborate more effectively and save valuable time that might otherwise have been spent working through out-of-date and inefficient data management systems. Providing upskilling resources demonstrates commitment to helping them grow as culturally competent leaders, regardless of their level within the organization. IT training helps transform unconscious bias by introducing new ways for information to be analyzed collaboratively.
  • Small, Medium, and Large Organizations – Businesses of all sizes and within all industries can benefit tremendously from proving Excel training. Excel helps to keep information uniform and streamline data collection, analysis, and reporting processes. It can greatly reduce the amount of time employees spend dealing with large amounts of data and calculations, which can then be dedicated to more important tasks. Excel training creates opportunities for aspiring leaders to move up within an organization and demonstrate the scope of their capability. Upskilling your workforce will likely help to improve talent retention and improve employee satisfaction and team efficiency, contributing to a stronger brand and formidable company overall.

What You Can Create:

  • Data entry and lists
  • Reports
  • Charts
  • Calculators
  • Diagrams
  • Mockups
  • Gantt charts
  • Educational materials

Earning Potential and Career Options

The following are examples of professions that often require Excel skills and their average salaries:

  • Data analyst – $69,754
  • Reporting analyst – $73,305
  • Project manager – $76,42
  • Data scientist – $119,453

Courses to Take with Excel Training

Examples of useful courses to take in conjunction with Excel upskilling include:

  • Microsoft suite
  • Tableau
  • IBM
  • Oracle
  • Python
  • Web development

Typical Learning Journey

Beginner – By the end of the program, Excel students can be able to build their own spreadsheets, develop simple and complex formulas, and use Excel’s built-in functions. Learners will have an edge on competition and foundational skills in an in-demand program.

Intermediate – Students with intermediate skills should be building robust relational databases, Gantt charts, and using Excel for data management and entry. At this point, they will be well-versed in Excel’s built-in tools and accelerating fast beyond the competition.

Advanced – An advanced student should be able to create fully-automated reporting, PowerPoint presentations and emails, have a comprehension of coding, program simple solutions, and create documents using VBA code through Excel. Students with this skillset are prepared to contribute their talents to a stronger team and become more productive and efficient leaders.

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    About Our Educators

    At Skill Developers, we hand-select industry-leading professionals to instruct our courses. We work with clients to develop Excel education programs that help organizations stay ahead of the competition. Our educators assist students in achieving their goals by outfitting them with the skills they need to collaborate, generate quality results, and grow as leaders. Our virtual labs and communicative instructors make learning Excel highly accessible. We prioritize retention, and conduct follow-ups with students to ensure their skills stay sharp. Contact us or call 1-877-4ITTRAIN (1-877-448-8724) to get started.

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