Statistics involves collecting, analysing, interpreting, presenting, and organising data and provides methods for making inferences and conclusions about a population based on a sample of data.

Microsoft Excel offers various techniques and functions to calculate a single value or an array of values from the data in your Excel worksheets.

Whether you want to use the Excel Analysis ToolPak (an add-in that provides many statistical analysis tools) or formulas for statistical analysis, such as probability and distribution, this course will guide you through building and developing the various advanced statistical approaches needed.

We will use Microsoft Excel and various sample datasets to produce statistical results that can be used in reports and storytelling.

We will help you apply the topics covered in the course to your everyday activities through hands-on learning and structured workshops.

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You will need a working knowledge of the following;

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Delegates will learn how to

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Build probability formulas

  • Develop statistical distribution functionality

  • Apply inferential statistics to datasets

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Module 1: Probability rules

  • Conditional Probability
  • Bayes’ Theorem
  • Random Variables

Module 2: Statistical Distributions


  • Bernoulli
  • Binomial
  • Poisson

Module 3: Inferential Statistics

  • Point Estimates
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Confidence Levels

Module 4: Inference for Numerical Data

  • T-tests

Module 5: Inference for Categorical Data

  • Proportions
  • Chi-Square

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Special Notices

For customers attending remotely via Virtual Classroom or ‘Attend From Anywhere’, an additional screen is required for this course to work through remote desktop labs and view training information.

The course requires the Analysis ToolPak Excel Add-in to be loaded.

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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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