Fully Online Delivered Business Data Analysis with Microsoft Excel

Fully Online Delivered Business Data Analysis with Microsoft Excel

Make the most of this lockdown and work-from-home situation, even get your HR to see this as a way of achieving their staff learning and development goals with a reduced budget and within the lockdown restriction.


Register at https://class.urbizedge.com/p/business-data-analysis-with-microsoft-excel and other courses at https://class.urbizedge.com 

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most used and versatile business analysis, reporting and strategy software. Having a deep practical knowledge of Excel will turn you almost superhuman at work and increase your productivity. You will be seen as a very efficient, highly competent and indispensable partner in the organization’s progress. And, hopefully, it will lead to a much greater career role and opportunity for you.

This training is going to focus on making you highly proficient in the use of Excel for business data analysis, dashboard creation and reporting the professional way. And most of this would be achieved through lots of samples that will be similar to what you’ll need at work.

It covers the following topics:

  1. Data Manipulation in Excel
    • How Excel handles different data types
    • Data consistency, starting with the end in view
    • Building Datasheets that can easily scale
    • Sorting
      • Cascaded sorting
      • Sorting across rows (left to right sorting, not the usual up to down sorting)
      • Sorting and Conditional Formatting to identify trends
    • Filtering
    • Data cleaning
      • Removing duplicates
      • Text-to-column
      • Grouping
      • Data Validation
      • Conditional Formatting
    • Data formatting
      • Using Tables (and when to convert to tables)
      • Formatting for printing
      • Formatting for email
      • Data Review and formatting for 3rd party use
    • Named Ranges
  2. Charts
    • Chart types
      • Line chart and when to use it
      • Column chart and when to use it
      • Bar chart and when to use it
      • Pie chart and its dangers
    • Combining charts; when and how.
    • Dynamic Charts,
      using filter.
    • Best practices when making charts
  3. Pivot Table, Pivot Chart and PowerPivot
    • Pivot Table
      • Default Pivot Table
      • Tabular Pivot Table
      • Pivot Table Filtering
      • Making a very dynamic regular table from Pivot Table
      • Calculations and Formula use with Pivot Table
      • Advanced Pivot Table tricks
    • Pivot Chart
      • Pivot Chart and its limitations
      • Dynamic Pivot Charts
    • PowerPivot (for Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016 only)
    • Power BI for the dynamic dashboard and analysing millions of rows of data
  4. Business Data Analysis
    • Linking sheets
    • Duplicating sheets (better than copy and paste)
    • Inserting sheets, labelling and colouring the professional way
    • Freezing Panes and splitting windows
    • Conditional formatting
      • To identify patterns
      • Using formulae
      • To make extremely intelligent reports
    • Lookup functions
      • VLOOKUP
      • HLOOKUP
      • Looking up the last data or pattern in a particular row or column
      • Overcoming the limitations of VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP using index and match functions
    • Power Functions
      • IF, IFERROR, AND, OR, ISBLANK, and others in the same family
      • TEXT manipulative functions to make a completely automated Dashboard
      • COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIFS and others, to make dynamic summary tables
      • MATCH and INDEX to do the impossible
    • Other Functions
      • Math Functions
      • Text Functions
      • Logical
      • Others
    • Formula Auditing
    • Goal Seek, Scenario Manager and Solver
    • Excel Web Query
    • Most useful Excel keyboard shortcuts
  5. Executive Dashboards and Reporting
    • Best Practices
    • Executive Dashboards
      • Executive Dashboards
      • Dynamic Reports
      • Determining the KPIs and tracking them
      • Strategic Insights & Analysis
    • Data Visualization
    • Having the audience/recipient in mind
    • E-mails and Excel reports
  6. Excel to PowerPoint and Word
    • Linking PowerPoint/Word Charts to Excel
    • Embedding Excel sheets in PowerPoint/Word
    • Making a Powerful PowerPoint Presentation
  7. Excel VBA
    • Recording Excel macros
    • Introduction to editing Macro codes


The course is run by UrBizEdge Limited 

UrBizEdge is a registered Microsoft Excel consultingfinancial modellingbusiness intelligencedata analysis and enterprise solutions firm. We specialise in helping companies, and high-value professionals are on top of their business data. We focus exclusively on the world’s most used and most flexible business intelligence tools. We have a 5x Microsoft Excel Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and we are an approved training provider for the AFM (Advanced Financial Modeler) certification by the global body, Financial Modeling Institute. Our team are the developers of the only Nigerian financial markets analysis tool on Microsoft office store, the developers of Nigerian stocks analysis dashboard and the brains behind the Nigeria Market Data platform

Access our online comprehensive training classes at a specially discounted price with lifetime access, downloadable classes and future updates :

  1. Financial Modelling, Financial Planning and DCF Valuation
  2. Power BI and Dashboards for the Busy Professional
  3. Business Data Analysis with Microsoft Excel

You can always pick between two options for any of our online courses:

  1. Specially Discounted with lifetime access, downloadable classes and future updates
  2. Specially Discounted with lifetime access, downloadable classes and future updates + 4 hours Live Session with instructor

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