Advanced Excel: Analysing Excel Data for Better Business Decisions Live Online Learning Courses

This Excel course is for learners that need to use Excel to quickly and effectively analyse data. This is an intensive advanced course for users who are ready to learn at a fast pace.

This course is delivered remotely via GoToTraining. You can either install GoToTraining on your machine or use the Web App in your browser (either Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are supported). Full technical requirements are on the GoTo website.

Please note this is a full-day course consisting of three 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between.

Course Overview

  • Standard Price

    £225*
  • Public Sector Price

    £180*
  • Charity Price

    £150*
  • *per person, excluding VAT
  • Duration

    0.75 day
  • Class size

    6 approx.
  • Requirements

    Before attending this course, you must be confident creating basic formulas from scratch, including using Absolute Cell References to fix a reference to a single piece of data. You should also be able to create a basic chart.

Course Overview

What you will learn

By the end of this intensive, fast-paced course, you will be able to:

  • Import data from various sources
  • Tidy imported data using Text, Date and Lookup Functions
  • Use data analysis functions to extract summary information
  • Use conditional formatting to highlight and quickly identify the variety in results, the top 10, the top 10% and so on
  • Use conditional formatting for traffic light colour coding – creating RAG highlighting (Red Amber Green)
  • Quickly identify the key trends in the data using Pivot Tables
  • Use filters, group selection and value field settings in Pivot Tables to quickly produce detailed analysis
  • Use Slicers to filter the results of many Pivot Tables
  • Create interactive dashboards to display key information with Pivot Charts

Course timetable

Session 1 — Dealing with Imported Data

  • Where does your data come from?
  • Importing data
  • Formatting issues
  • Text and Date Functions to tidy your data
  • LOOKUP Functions to add detail

Session 2 — Extracting Meaning

  • Using functions to summarise data
  • Data Analysis Functions (COUNT/A, SUMIFS, COUNTIFS)
  • Conditional Formatting to highlight trends

Session 3 — Extracting Meaning with Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts

  • Pivot Tables
  • Pivot Charts
  • Slicers

Before attending this course, you must be confident creating basic formulas from scratch, including using Absolute Cell References to fix a reference to a single piece of data. You should also be able to create a basic chart.

We recommend that you take our Excel Core Level 2 Live Online Learning sessions first to ensure you have the skills required for this course, though this is not a requirement.

Which Excel course is right for you?

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And if you’re still unsure, call our friendly team on 020 7375 7300 and we’ll help you work out what you need.

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Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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Advanced Excel: Analysing Excel Data for Better Business Decisions
There are currently no upcoming course dates available. Please contact our team on 020 7375 7300 or email hello@happy.co.uk to enquire and find out availability for private groups.

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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

The course will run remotely for a full day consisting of three 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between. 

All learners will need to either install GoToTraining on their machines or use the Web App in a browser (either Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are supported). Full technical requirements are on the GoTo websiteYour link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up GoTo correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera – if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, just get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Your post-course support package

  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course
  • Included in the price of our training sessions