Overview

You have been using Excel 2019 for a while and either in training or through self-development you have a solid foundation in the basic and intermediate skills for working in Excel. You have used Excel to perform tasks such as running calculations on data and sorting and filtering numeric data. In this course, you will extend your knowledge into some of the more specialised and advanced capabilities of Excel by automating some common tasks and applying advanced analysis techniques to more complex data sets such as PivotTables.

Target Audience

This course is aimed at end users who want to develop their skills so they can use advanced techniques to manipulate Excel data. Delegates should have attended QA's Excel 2019 Intermediate course or have equivalent knowledge.

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Prerequisites

  • Create, edit and format spreadsheets
  • Navigate within worksheets and books
  • Use Insert Function to create built-in functions
  • Work with absolute references
  • Create named ranges
  • Create Tables within Excel
  • Sort and filter data

Dual monitor setup is required for when attending this course via the QA Attend from Anywhere delivery method.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Create macros to automate common tasks
  • Create and manipulate PivotTables and PivotCharts
  • Write advanced Lookup and Reference Functions
  • Use advanced techniques to analyse data
  • Ensure acceptable data entry with Data Validation
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Course Outline

Module 1: Creating Macros

  • Creating a Macro
  • Comparing Relative and Absolute Macros
  • Running a Macro
  • Editing a Macro
  • Assigning Shortcuts to Macros
  • Macro Security
  • Enabling Macros in the Backstage View
  • Copying a Macro between Workbooks
  • Document Properties and the Document Inspector

Module 2: Collaborating With Others

  • Protection
  • Track Changes
  • Workbook Merging

Module 3 - Creating PivotTables, PivotCharts and Slicers

  • Creating a PivotTable
  • Amending the Fields in a PivotTable
  • Updating a PivotTable
  • Adding Calculations to a PivotTable
  • Add Grouping to a PivotTable
  • Creating a PivotChart
  • Using Slicers
  • PivotTables Timelines
  • Creating PivotTables from Tables and Related Tables

Module 4: Array functions

  • An Array Formula
  • Array Functions
  • FREQUENCY
  • TRANSPOSE
  • Single Cell or Multiple Cell Arrays
  • Single Cell Array Functions
  • Multiple Cell Array Functions

Module 5: Advanced Lookup and Reference Functions

  • GETPIVOTDATA
  • MATCH
  • VLOOKUP
  • ROW/COLUMN
  • INDEX
  • OFFSET
  • INDIRECT
  • LOOKUP (Array format)
  • LOOKUP (Vector format)

Module 6: Analysing Data

  • Creating a Single Input Data Table
  • Creating a Two-Variable Data Table
  • Creating Scenarios
  • What-If Analysis using Goal Seek
  • Consolidating Data
  • Linking to External Workbooks

Module 7: Data Validation

  • Number Validation
  • Data List Validation
  • Message Prompts and Alerts
  • Conditional Data Validation
  • Data Validation Errors

Module 8: Import and Export Data

  • Exporting Excel Data
  • Importing Delimited Text
  • Importing a Web Query
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Special Notices

Please note that this course uses Microsoft Excel for Windows. It is not suitable for Excel for MAC. Courses for MAC users are available on request.

For Attend from Anywhere customers an additional screen is required for this course to work through remote desktop labs and view training information.

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