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Microsoft Excel: Advanced Data Analysis and Visualisation

Develop your data science skills as you learn how to import, manipulate, analyse, and visualise data in Excel.

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    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours
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Learn how to use Excel alongside industry experts

Though millions of people use Excel for their simple daily tasks, it’s also one of the most widely used solutions for analysing and visualising data. That’s because it now includes tools that enable the analysis of more data, with improved visualisations and more sophisticated business logic.

On this three-week course, you’ll get an introduction to the latest versions of these new tools, learning directly from an expert on the Excel Product Team at Microsoft.

Discover how to import data and perform data cleaning

You’ll start by learning how to import data from different sources in Excel to help you prepare for data analysis.

This knowledge will help you perform a variety of tasks including; data cleaning and pre-processing steps, creating data mash-ups, building your business logic in the Excel data model, and presenting the data with interactive visuals.

Explore visualisation and pivot tables

After learning how to prepare the data, you’ll find out how business calculations can be expressed using the DAX calculation engine.

Next, you’ll see how the data can be visualised and shared to the Power BI cloud service. You’ll then see how it can be used in dashboards, queried using plain English sentences, and even consumed on mobile devices.

This will help you understand how pivot tables, pivot charts, and slicers work together.

Hone your data science skills

By the end of this course, you’ll feel confident in using Excel to perform data analysis and visualisations.

Learning from the experts at CloudSwyft and from the Excel Product Team, you’ll develop essential data science skills to help advance your career.

What topics will you cover?

  • Data Analysis in Excel
  • Data Models and DAX in Excel
  • Importing Data into Excel
  • Visualising Data in Excel
  • Power BI

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Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Create a visual representation of data that easily understandable
  • Identify which tools to use in Excel in aiding better analysis
  • Explore Excel from a data visualization lens
  • Interpret data for analysis and visualization

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about Excel analytics tools – whether you’re a novice user or a seasoned Excel user.

You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience to benefit from this course.

What software or tools do you need?

The upgrade version of this course will include all the required CloudSwyft Hands-On Lab practice environments to be used by students and learners on this course, powered by CloudSwyft. You will need a computer running Windows, Mac OSX or Linux, and a web browser.

Who developed the course?

CloudSwyft Global Systems, Inc.

CloudSwyft has partnered with the top global technology companies to deliver cutting edge digital skills learning across the modern workplace.

About this ExpertTrack

Learn applied data analysis from scratch including descriptive statistics and using the powerful tools in Excel and Power BI.

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  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
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  • Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
  • Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
  • Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
  • Keep access to the content of courses you complete even after your subscription ends

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  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
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  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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