Why Choose this Course?
This course is aimed at professionals who have, or will soon have, responsibility for managing and manipulating data using MS Excel on a day to day basis. The course assumes zero knowledge, begins with an introduction to the Excel environment and ends with delegates being skilled in using 50+ MS Excel functions, sophisticated data management and charting techniques and advanced data analysis capability.
Do you still think that Excel is a tool that is used only by people in your company’s finance department? If so, you are wrong. It does have fantastic financial modeling capability but it offers so much more than that. Excel is not reserved for financial data. Everyone in middle to senior management manages some kind of data and hence the need to attend this course. This course will feature:
- Advanced data analysis
- Both textual and numerical data
- Advanced charting
- Scenario analysis
What are the Goals?
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Analyze relationships across information and data using MS Excel.
- Generate data forecasts using MS Excel.
- Organize your company’s data in a more structured manner.
- Analyze your data effectively using various MS Excel techniques.
- Select the appropriate chart for your data.
Who is this Course for?
This course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
- Administrators using MS Excel at a very basic level
- Finance Managers / IT Managers with a need to improve data management techniques utilizing MS Excel
- New Administrative Staff with no prior knowledge of MS Excel
- HR professionals seeking to use MS Excel to analyze employee data and inventory data
- Oil and Gas, telecommunications and electricity industry employees looking to improve their data management and data representation skills
How will this be Presented?
This course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The course will be split up into themes with a series of exercises based on each theme. The approach will also be incremental with each session building on prior knowledge. Each delegate will be introduced to practical, hands-on learning using MS Excel.
Summary Course Content
An Introduction to the MS Excel Environment (MS EXCEL REVIEW)
- TITLE BAR
- QUICK ACCESS TOOLBAR
- RIBBON (Active Tab, Contextual Tabs, File Tab, Groups and Buttons, Two-Part Buttons, MINIMIZE RIBBON BUTTON, STATUS BAR, Current Information, Views, Zoom Slider, Customization, WORKSPACE, EXCEL CURSORS)
- CREATING AN EXCEL FILE
- PREPARING A SAVE TO LOCATION – USB DEVICE
- SAVING THE FILE, SAFE REMOVAL OF A USB DEVICE
Review of core excel
- Cell referencing, cell formatting and entering formula
- Workbooks versus Worksheets
- Copy and pasting
- Left click versus right click
- Paste Special
- Introductory charts
Using MS Excel Functions for Fundamental Data Analysis
- Use of text function, FIND(), LEN(), LEFT(), RIGHT() and &
- Use of count functions, COUNTA(), COUNTIF(), COUNTIFS() and SUMIF()
- Basic statistical functions, Max and Average
- Filtering, sorting and use of conditional formatting
- Scatter diagrams
Intermediate MS Excel Functions
- Use of VLOOKUP() and HLOOKUP()
- Date functions, YEAR(), MONTH(), DAY(), YEARFRAC()
- Selecting appropriate charts
- Introduction to Pivot tables
Carrying out Statistical Analysis using MS Excel
- Using MS Excel to calculate mean, mode and median
- The difference between the various standard deviation and variance function in MS Excel
- Using MS Excel to examine inter-dependency
- Drawing histograms in MS Excel
- Introduction to Data Analysis functions
What if and Scenario Analysis Using MS Excel
- Naming cells in MS Excel
- Linking cells together to undertake scenario analysis
- Introduction to solver
- Advanced charting
- Sharing MS Excel output with other office formats
- . Introduction to MS-Access DB
More examples with PIVOTS and LOOKUP
Day Six Seminar
Excel and Ms-Access DB (9am – 2pm)
- Introduction to MS-Access DB
- Data exchange and movement between Excel and Access DB
- Hands-on with a case sturdy to include a company income state and a budget
- Same program can be split over three weekends of Fridays and Saturdays or Saturdays and Sundays (minimum of 10 hours per weekend)
- Participants are advised to bring their laptops. However, indicate by email to our team if you do not have one so that we make it available for the duration of the training
- You may request for details of the course outline
Managvis Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course.