# Excel for Business Analysts Online Course

Learn the Functions and Formulas you need to perform detailed Data Analysis in Excel from Excel experts Simon Sez IT

In this course, we focus on the specific functions, formulas, and tools that Excel has to help conduct business or data analysis. We take you on a no-nonsense journey to teach you how to use them.

What you’ll learn

• How to merge data from different sources using VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX MATCH, and XLOOKUP.
• How to use IF, IFS, IFERROR, SUMIF, and COUNTIF to apply logic to your analysis.
• How to split data using text functions SEARCH, LEFT, RIGHT, MID.
• How to standardize and clean data ready for analysis in Excel.
• About using the PivotTable function to perform data analysis.
• How to display your analysis using Pivot Charts in Excel.
• Conducting a Linear Forecast and Forecast Smoothing in Excel.
• All about Histograms and Regression in Excel.
• How to use Goal Seek, Scenario Manager, and Solver to fill data gaps in Excel.

Course Content

• Introduction –> 4 lectures • 8min.
• The Basics –> 3 lectures • 23min.
• Merging and Looking Up Data –> 9 lectures • 1hr 27min.
• Making Better Decisions with IF –> 8 lectures • 1hr 2min.
• Preparing Data for Analysis –> 6 lectures • 51min.
• PivotTables –> 6 lectures • 57min.
• Visualizing Data with Charts –> 5 lectures • 51min.
• Forecasting –> 3 lectures • 16min.
• Additional useful tools in Excel –> 6 lectures • 49min.
• WhatIf Analysis –> 5 lectures • 31min.
• Course Close –> 1 lecture • 1min.

Requirements

• Microsoft Excel 2016, 2019, 365.
• A basic understanding of how to use Microsoft Excel.

In this course, we focus on the specific functions, formulas, and tools that Excel has to help conduct business or data analysis. We take you on a no-nonsense journey to teach you how to use them.

We start by looking at how to take raw data and prepare it for analysis. After that, we look at a number of tools and functions that can be used to conduct analysis such as Pivot Tables, before moving onto how to display data in the most meaningful way using charts, Pivot Charts, Slicers and so much more. Finally, we move onto some more advanced techniques designed to aid forecasting and using existing data to predict future trends.

This course also includes practice exercises so you can immediately put into practice the new data analysis techniques that you learn.

In this course you will learn:

• How to merge data from different sources using VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX MATCH, and XLOOKUP
• How to use IF, IFS, IFERROR, SUMIF, and COUNTIF to apply logic to your analysis
• How to split data using text functions SEARCH, LEFT, RIGHT, MID
• How to standardize and clean data ready for analysis
• About using the PivotTable function to perform data analysis
• How to use slicers to draw out information
• How to display your analysis using Pivot Charts
• All about forecasting and using the Forecast Sheets
• Conducting a Linear Forecast and Forecast Smoothing
• How to use Conditional Formatting to highlight areas of your data
• All about Histograms and Regression
• How to use Goal Seek, Scenario Manager, and Solver to fill data gaps

This course includes:

1. 7+ hours of video tutorials
2. 55 individual video lectures
3. Exercise files to practice what you learned
4. Certificate of completion

This course was recorded using Excel from Office 365. It’s also relevant to those using other, recent versions of Microsoft Excel including Excel 2013, 2016, and 2019.

Did you know?

Simon Sez IT teaches all sorts of software, including:

– Microsoft Excel

– Microsoft PowerPoint

– Microsoft Word

– Microsoft Project

– Microsoft Outlook

– QuickBooks

– Photoshop Elements

– Web Development Languages

– And so much more!

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