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Learn basic excel functions to analyze large data

This course helps you to understand how you can use some basic excel functions in extracting and presenting information.
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What Will I Learn?
Extract and present information from a large data set. The similar exercises can be applied in practical job situations when there is a need to understand trends in an industry or a country.
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  • This course requires a basic understanding and navigation of excel. The students should ideally watch the session and solve the exercises simultaneously.



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Overview: This course will help students to understand how they can use excel functions to analyze and extract information from a large data. We will practice the exercises on real data which will make the insights meaningful and practical.

Target audience: This course is most helpful for students who have graduated / analysts in a consulting company or financial services sector. As an analyst, the day to day work involves working extensively on data analysis to identify trends. This course helps such professionals to get a basic understanding how excel can help.

Materials: There is an excel exercise that we do in this course. For best learning, please download the video and do the exercise simultaneously. If possible, have external speakers connected and see the video on a large screen to simulate the class experience.

Duration: The course is about 2 hours long. Feel free to practice one function at a time before moving to the next one.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is most helpful for fresh graduates and analysts in a consulting or financial services company. The course is not meant for advanced professionals.
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Basic excel functions to analyze large data
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Download the excel spreadsheet we will use in the course

Extraction of data: using VLOOKUP function

Extraction of data: using the HLOOKUP function

Extraction of data: using the INDEX and MATCH function

Extraction of data: using the IF, COUNTIF and COUNTIFS function

Presentation of data: using the LINE graph

Presentation of data: using the PIE chart

Presentation of data: using the COLUMN chart

Presentation of data: using the STACKED chart

Presentation of data: using the CONDITIONAL FORMATTING function

Practice exercise

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