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In this course, you will get hands-on instruction of advanced Excel 2013 functions. You’ll learn to use PowerPivot to build databases and data models. We’ll show you how to perform different types of scenario and simulation analysis and you’ll have an opportunity to practice these skills by leveraging some of Excel's built in tools including, solver, data tables, scenario manager and goal seek. In the second half of the course, will cover how to visualize data, tell a story and explore data by reviewing core principles of data visualization and dashboarding. You’ll use Excel to build complex graphs and Power View reports and then start to combine them into dynamic dashboards. Note: Learners will need PowerPivot to complete some of the exercises. Please use MS Excel 2013 version. If you have other MS Excel versions or a MAC you might not be able to complete all assignments. This course was created by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP with an address at 300 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10017....
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Dashboard (Business)Microsoft ExcelData VirtualizationData Visualization (DataViz)
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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

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Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours per week...
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English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
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4 hours to complete

Preparing a Professional Excel

During this first week, you are going to learn about the development of data models and databases. We will cover the components of data sets and the relational database models, database keys, relationships, and joins. We will also look at a tool called PowerPivot that is used to import and prepare data to build relational models, as well as visualize data. By the end of the week, you will have a working knowledge of how to develop a data model. Be sure to complete lessons in the order in which they are sequenced in the course....
Reading
16 videos (Total 87 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video16 videos
Introduction to the Scenarios Used in this Course3m
Tao of Excel Recap and Guiding Principles6m
The Power of Visualization3m
Introduction to Working with Data Sets3m
Introduction to the Components of Data Sets and the Relational Database Model3m
Introduction to Keys and Forming Data Tables8m
Introduction to Joins6m
Overview of SQL and Other Database Tools2m
A Message from our Chief People Officer at PwCm
PowerPivot: Importing and Preparing Data3m
Linking Data Tables and Building the Relational Model10m
Using PowerPivot to Visualize Data8m
Calculated Fields11m
Multiple Data Tables and Filters10m
Week 1 closing1m
Reading4 readings
Course Overview and Syllabus10m
Meet the PwC Instructors and Content Developers10m
Guiding Principles Handout10m
Week 1 Excel Student Exercise Workbook15m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Clock
3 hours to complete

Advanced Scenario Analysis

This week, we are going to explore three different analytical methods used to help model different scenarios and deal with variable uncertainty. These methods are scenario analysis, sensitivity analysis and simulation. We’ll look at what each method is and then go deeper into why and how you use each. Following some guided demonstration, you’ll be given a chance to practice in an Excel workbook and demonstrate what you’ve learned. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 65 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Advanced Scenario Analysis8m
Goal Seek7m
Scenario Manager9m
One-way Data Tables4m
Two-way Data Tables4m
Simulations13m
Solver11m
Week 2 Closing1m
Reading1 reading
Week 2 Excel Student Exercise Workbookm
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz16m
Week
3
Clock
4 hours to complete

Data Visualization

This week we are going to focus on data visualization. We will start off by discussing data visualization basics, outlining the theory and concepts behind data visualization. We will also discuss how to enable effective story telling through the correct selection, creation, and presentation of tables and charts. You’ll get a chance to learn how to create detailed graphs and charts to effectively tell a story about your data. ...
Reading
12 videos (Total 93 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
Introduction to Data Visualization7m
Effective and Ineffective Charting7m
Selecting the Right Type of Chart2m
Introduction to Chart Navigation8m
Column Chart7m
Combo Chart10m
Stacked Column Chart9m
Heatmap14m
Gantt Project Plan12m
Power View8m
Week 3 closing1m
Reading1 reading
Week 3 Excel Student Exercise Workbookm
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz18m
Week
4
Clock
4 hours to complete

Dashboarding

In the final week of this course, you are going to learn how to create a dynamic dashboard. We are going to discuss how to establish a good understanding of your audience and how to collect key requirements in order to determine what type of dashboard to build. We will talk about some guiding design principles and things to consider when building a dashboard. You’ll have a chance to practice everything you learn this week by creating your own functional dashboard in Excel. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 72 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Introduction to Dashboarding3m
Dashboarding: Beyond the basics9m
Form Controls and Grouping14m
Slicers and PowerPivot10m
Conditional Formatting and KPIs17m
Dashboard Finalization and Securing the Workbook10m
Week 4 Closing and Course Recap2m
Reading2 readings
Week 4 Excel Student Exercise Workbooksm
Learn More About Career Opportunities at PwC10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By VBAug 7th 2017

The best excel course I learned so far. Well structured to meet the client requirements using real life business scenarios and well directed guidance. Great work by PwC professionals

By DKFeb 25th 2018

Amazing course! I love excel so for me the 'learning by seeing and doing' - demo approach really resonated. The workbook shared are also detailed for guidance and future reference.

Instructor

Alex Mannella

Alumni / Former Principal

About PwC

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About the Data Analysis and Presentation Skills: the PwC Approach Specialization

If you are a PwC Employee, gain access to the PwC Specialization and Courses for free using the instructions on the PwC L&D Spark page or simply search "Coursera" on PwC Spark. This Specialization will help you get practical with data analysis, turning business intelligence into real-world outcomes. We'll explore how a combination of better understanding, filtering, and application of data can help you solve problems faster - leading to smarter and more effective decision-making. You’ll learn how to use Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and other common data analysis and communication tools, and perhaps most importantly, we'll help you to present data to others in a way that gets them engaged in your story and motivated to act. What's more, should you enroll in these courses, you will be invited to join PwC's talent network. Those who opt into this talent network will receive information about PwC career opportunities, thought leadership, and happenings in the PwC global network. Please note: If you'd like to audit the courses in this Specialization, you'll need to enroll in each course separately and then you will see the audit option. This specialization was created by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP with an address at 300 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10017....
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