Whether students need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that's a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. Students already know how to get Microsoft Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify their workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But, Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, students need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from their raw data. In other words, when they have questions about their data, they need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for them. And that's exactly what this course aims to help students do.
This course builds upon the foundational knowledge presented in the Microsoft Excel for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 1 course and will help start students down the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that can help deepen their understanding of organizational intelligence. The ability to analyze massive amounts of data, extract actionable information from it, and present that information to decision makers is at the foundation of a successful organization that is able to compete at a high level.
Note: Most Office 365 users perform the majority of their daily tasks using the desktop version of the Office software, so that is the focus of this training. The course material will also enable students to access and effectively utilize many web-based resources provided with their Office 365 subscription. This includes brief coverage of key skills for using Excel for the Web and OneDrive. Helpful notes throughout the material alert students to cases where the online version of the application may function differently from the primary, desktop version.
This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist Program exam objectives to help students prepare for the Excel Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-200 and Excel Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-201 certifications.
Who should attend
This course is designed for students who already have foundational knowledge and skills in Excel and who wish to begin taking advantage of some of the higher-level functionality in Excel to analyze and present data.
To ensure success, students should have completed Microsoft Excel for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 1 or have the equivalent knowledge and experience.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions. After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Work with functions.
- Work with lists.
- Analyze data.
- Visualize data with charts.
- Use PivotTables and PivotCharts.
Outline: Microsoft Excel for Office 365 (Desktop or Online): Part 2 (91137)
Module 1: Working with Functions
- Work with Ranges
- Use Specialized Functions
- Work with Logical Functions
- Work with Date and Time Functions
- Work with Text Functions
Module 2: Working with Lists
- Sort Data
- Filter Data
- Query Data with Database Functions
- Outline and Subtotal Data
Module 3: Analyzing Data
- Create and Modify Tables
- Apply Intermediate Conditional Formatting
- Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting
Module 4: Visualizing Data with Charts
- Create Charts
- Modify and Format Charts
- Use Advanced Chart Features
Module 5: Using PivotTables and PivotCharts
- Create a PivotTable
- Analyze PivotTable Data
- Present Data with PivotCharts
- Filter Data by Using Timelines and Slicers
Mapping Course Content to Excel Associate (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-200
Mapping Course Content to Excel Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-201
Microsoft Excel Common Keyboard Shortcuts
Working with Graphical Objects
Using Array Formulas