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About the Course

In an age now driven by "big data", we need to cut through the noise and present key information in a way that can be quickly consumed and acted upon making data visualization an increasingly important skill. Visualizations need to not only present data in an easy to understand and attractive way, but they must also provide context for the data, tell a story, achieving that fine balance between form and function. Excel has many rivals in this space, but it is still an excellent choice, particularly if it's where your data resides. It offers a wealth of tools for creating visualizations other than charts and the chart options available are constantly increasing and improving, so the newer versions now include waterfall charts, sunburst diagrams and even map charts. But what sets Excel apart is its flexibility, it gives us total creative control over our designs so if needed we could produce our own animated custom chart to tell the right story for our data. Over five weeks we will explore Excel's rich selection of visualization tools using practical case studies as seen through the eyes of Rohan, an environmental analyst. Rohan is required to produce visualizations that will show trends, forecasts, breakdowns and comparisons for a large variety of environmental data sets. As well as utilising the usual chart types he wants to use conditional formats, sparklines, specialised charts and even create his own animated charts and infographics. In some cases, he will also need to prepare the data using pivot tables to drill down and answer very specific questions. We are going to help him achieve all this and present our finished visualizations in attractive reports and dashboards that use tools like slicers and macros for automation and interactivity. These are the topics we will cover: Week 1: Dynamic visualizations with conditional formatting, custom number formatting, sparklines and macros Week 2: Charting techniques for telling the right story Week 3: Creating specialised and custom charts Week 4: Summarising and filtering data with pivot tables and pivot charts Week 5: Creating interactive dashboards in Excel This is the second course in our Specialization on Data Analytics and Visualization. The first course: Excel Fundamentals for Data Analysis, covers data preparation and cleaning but also teaches some of the prerequisites for this course like tables and named ranges as well as text, lookup and logical functions. To get the most out of this course we would recommend you do the first course or have experience with these topics. In this course we focus on Data Visualization in Excel, join us for this exciting journey....

Top reviews

AR

Nov 26, 2021

Excellent course, all the videos and material on point, a lot to practice, i did many courses and specializations and this one is excellent in so many aspects, i put it like a role model.

GB

Feb 4, 2022

Absolutely fantastic course! I've been using Excel for nearly 20 years and I cannot tell you how many times I STILL found myself saying "Oh, that's neat!" Definitely worth your time!

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By Juan D A G

Jun 21, 2021

What a great course!!!!!

By Naglaa F I

Aug 9, 2021

Great Course, thank you

By AKSHAY R

May 28, 2021

Thank you so much :)

By Alexis A

Sep 5, 2021

Excellent Course!

By Mitesh P J

Dec 3, 2021

Very Very Good.

By Gideon F

Jul 15, 2021

VERY INSIGHTFUL

By Charlotte K

Jun 30, 2021

VERY INSIGHTFUL

By David O A

Jun 29, 2021

Very insightful

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Jun 29, 2021

Very educative

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Apr 6, 2022

Great course!

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Mar 13, 2022

Great course!

By Prince C

Jun 29, 2021

BEST COURSE

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Jun 21, 2021

very good

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Jan 15, 2022

Brilliant!

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Dec 20, 2021

Excellent!

By Ma. C T D C

Oct 13, 2021

Excelente!

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Aug 24, 2021

Excellent!

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Jan 24, 2022

Fantastic

By Mlle L

Jun 22, 2021

very good

By Sajjad H S

May 6, 2021

Excellent

By DEEPAK R P

Jan 8, 2022

cool !

By Erik M

May 21, 2022

WOW

By Shady A

Jul 29, 2021

Never Had such high quality excel course, even in the university. very good !

To my taste it lacks a bit of in detail in some of the subjects like:

1.How to Select Data source when creating different charts (Excel got smart but sometimes It doesn't pick the data like you need) ,different charts have different ways selecting the Data source.(which is X-axis and which is the y-axis ?) what is a series ? is it numbers ?including the heading ?

It's not even mentioned in the course, How it's like to insert a Blank chart and then assign the data source (very difficult)

2. Macros are explained pretty good, how to record, how it works in the background

Unfortunately it's only explained for specific actions needed to be automated in the sheet

Using Macros to format sheets isn't explained (how do I do that?),for example:

In creating the Dashboard tiles, how do you make a macro to round the edges of all the tiles? do you record doing it for one tile and then apply to whole sheet? to which do you assign the Macro to ?

By Paulina A V

Oct 28, 2021

Está muy interesante el curso y aprendes muchos atajos para manejar excel con mayor facilidad

By Riti J

Feb 20, 2022

the faculty was the best