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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


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.


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 kasra m

Jul 13, 2021

This course is absoulotely practical.

Instructors are very professional and use a simple methods to teach

By Issa D

Feb 8, 2022

The Best Course I have attended. The structure of this course enforce you to practice what you learned.

By Hrithik M

Oct 20, 2022

Very informative and detailed course, the visualization are amazing. Thanks for making such content.

By Matthew E

Aug 1, 2022

Yet another great offering. Easy to follow tutorials and great practical and relatable exercises/tests

By Hui-Chun C

Sep 29, 2022

This course is very informative and both the instructors are knowledgeable about the course content.

By András L S

Mar 27, 2021

Very high quality course as always, the tests had some mistakes but nothing that would cause problems

By Suraj K P

Aug 8, 2021

This course is an excellent platform to learn Excel data visualization from basic to advanced level.

By John M

Apr 5, 2021

Very interesting course that taught me a lot of different ways to display data in interactive ways.

By Mohammad S

Jul 7, 2022

Brilliant course, I learnt a lot from this course. Thanks a lot to instructors for their efforts.

By Javed A

Mar 9, 2023

Best Course on the globe.

Mind Blowing

Absolutely brilliant

Amazing course

Hats off to Instructors

By Hanni E

Aug 9, 2021

הקורס מצויין. ההסברים באנגלית עם מבטא נוח. הדוגמאות מעולות וכל חומר העזר בנושא - מצויין. מומלץ

By Dilawar M

Sep 3, 2021

Whole course was amazing. I have learnt about Conditional Formatting, Dashboards and Macros

By Mel N

Apr 14, 2021

What an amazing course for someone who wants to get an overview of the topic as a whole.

By Thắng Đ Q

Sep 17, 2021

Excellent course. Highly recommended for everyone who wants to become a good excel user

By Mohammed A K M

Mar 31, 2022

This course is a lot of fun for me. It wasn't easy, and I was constantly challenged.

By Sale R

Dec 8, 2021

Great course, so many new things to learn even if you are an experienced Excel user.

By Nathan C

Jun 24, 2021

Thank you for your assistance in learning this more difficult to me aspect of Excel.

By Susan P

Dec 20, 2022

Really well structured. Format is great. It was challenging enough to stretch me.

By Violet W M

Jan 28, 2023

The course was quit challenging but i thoroughly enjoyed it and also learned alot.

By Enrique R

Mar 19, 2021

This was a very well developed course, I learned more than what I thought I would.

By Ольга Н

Nov 18, 2022

The course is quite advanced, so basic excel knowledge is a must. But I loved it

By Mansoor M

Nov 10, 2021

The best course ever! Really valuable experience. I enjoyed every second of it.

By siddhesh b

Jul 20, 2022

This is an excellent course! I had a lot of fun learning excel visualization.


Feb 1, 2022

Very very good course, it had a lot of the funtionalities I wanted to learn

By Ali I

Dec 11, 2021

Highly Recommended to everyone who is going to step in data analysis field