The most important skill in the digital age will be effective data literacy and the ability to make decisions backed up by confident data driven justifications. Knowing Excel will not be enough you will need to know how to think through every day business problems and the correct course of action to take.

We will take you from beginner to guru in the theory and application of data analytics by solving real world business problems. You will work in teams in a mentored environment learning the theory then applying it to deliver actionable insights from data.


Data users such as Project Managers, Accountants, Business Analysts, managers or any role that needs to understand how to make dependable data guided decisions

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This course is comprised of a series of lessons focusing on generalised business problems that aid participants learning of various data analysis methodologies using Excel. Participants will learn how to make data driven decisions by stepping through a series of real-life business case studies that will be a fundamental aspect of their roles as they look to derive value from data. Through this course, participants will learn the following skills and frameworks:

1. Understanding data through the auditing and filtering process
2. Calculating values using formulas
3. Generating automated tables using relative references
4. Combining data sources into table using lookups
5. Summarizing and aggregating data using pivot tables and aggregate functions
6. Building advanced formulas using array formulas
7. Visualizing data using charts and graphs
8. Solving business problems with data using the Data Lifecycle framework
9. Understanding the size of the prize using analysis
10. Modelling scenarios to find the optimal solution to a business problem
11. Generating reports and dashboards to track the value creation of a piece of insight

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QA online courses, also commonly known as distance learning courses or elearning courses, take the form of interactive software designed for individual learning, but you will also have access to full support from our subject-matter experts for the duration of your course. When you book a QA online learning course you will receive immediate access to it through our e-learning platform and you can start to learn straight away, from any compatible device. Access to the online learning platform is valid for one year from the booking date.

All courses are built around case studies and presented in an engaging format, which includes storytelling elements, video, audio and humour. Every case study is supported by sample documents and a collection of Knowledge Nuggets that provide more in-depth detail on the wider processes.

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