Introduction to Data Analysis using Microsoft Excel

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Create an account with Microsoft Office 365 online and upload a document.

Use sorting and filtering tools to perform simple data analysis.

Use functions such as IF, VLOOKUP and create PivotTables to perform more advanced data analysis.

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2 hours
Intermediate
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

In this project, you will learn the foundation of data analysis with Microsoft Excel using sales data from a sample company. You will learn how to use sorting and filtering tools to reorganize your data and access specific information about your data. You will also learn about the use of functions like IF and VLOOKUP functions to create new data and relate data from different tables. Finally, you will learn how to create PivotTables to summarize and look at comparisons within your data. These skills will help you efficiently perform data analysis on many different types of data and give you the foundation to expand your toolbox as you explore other strategies for data analysis.

Requirements

Basic knowledge of spreadsheets and data analysis

Skills you will develop

  • Formulas and Functions in Spreadsheets

  • Data Analysis

  • Data Calculations

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Upload a document using the free online version of Microsoft Office 365.

  2. Perform data analysis using sorting and filtering tools.

  3. Perform data mining using the IF function.

  4. Create references between tables and search for information with VLOOKUP.

  5. Perform data analysis using PivotTables.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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