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- Understand WHEN, WHY, and HOW to use 20+ chart types in Excel 2016+
- Learn advanced Excel tools like automated dashboards, scrolling charts, dynamic formats, and more
- Master unique tips, tools and case studies that you won't find in ANY other Excel course, guaranteed
- Explore fun, interactive, and highly effective lessons from a best-selling Excel instructor
- Get LIFETIME access to project files, quizzes, homework exercises, and 1-on-1 expert support
- Build 10+ Excel projects designed to take your data visualization skills to the next level
- Microsoft Excel, ideally 2016+ or Office 365 for PC (some charts are not available in other versions of Excel)
- Mac users are welcome, but note that the user experience will be significantly different across platforms
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FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Ask people what comes to mind when they think of Excel, and odds are they'll say "spreadsheets". The truth is, Excel is an incredibly powerful and dynamic data visualization platform for those willing to think beyond rows, columns, and primitive pie charts -- and I'm here to prove it.
This course gives you a deep, 100% comprehensive understanding of Excel's latest data visualization tools and techniques. I'll show you when, why, and how to use each Excel chart type, introduce key data visualization best practices, and guide you through interactive, hands-on demos and Excel exercises every step of the way.
We'll kick things off by exploring each of the 20+ charts & graphs introduced in Excel 2016, including:
Bar & Column charts
Histograms & Pareto charts (Office 365, Excel 2016 or Excel 2019)
Line charts & trend lines
Pies & Donuts
Scatter plots & Bubble charts
Box & Whisker charts (Office 365, Excel 2016 or Excel 2019)
Tree Maps & Sunbursts (Office 365, Excel 2016 or Excel 2019)
Waterfall & Funnel charts (Office 365, Excel 2016 or Excel 2019)
Radar & Stock charts
Heat maps, 3-D Surface & contour charts
Chloropleths & Geospatial maps
Custom combo charts & graphs
From there we'll dive into a series of 12+ advanced Excel demos guaranteed to turn you into an absolute data viz rockstar. These aren't "textbook" demos that you can find on Excel YouTube channels; these are projects adapted from actual, award-winning work featured by Microsoft, MIT, and the New York Times. I've built my analytics career around data visualization, and I can help you do the same.
We'll cover advanced Excel data viz topics that you won't find anywhere else, including:
Custom image overlay charts
Automation with named ranges and OFFSET/COUNTA functions
Scroll & Zoom functionality with Excel form controls
Animated charts to visualize changes over time
Dynamic, custom Excel dashboards
Value-based chart formatting
Custom gauge charts & pacing charts
Grid visuals using Excel array formulas
Whether you're looking for a quick primer, trying to diversify your Excel skill set, or hoping to step up your Excel data visualization game in a major way, this course is for you.
See you there!
-Chris (Founder, Maven Analytics)
Most students in this course enroll in our full EXCEL LEARNING PATH, designed to help you build a deep, expert-level Excel skill set:
Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions
Data Visualization with Excel Charts & Graphs (you are here)
Data Analysis with Excel PivotTables
Excel Power Query, Power Pivot & DAX
Excel Pro Tips for Power Users
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*NOTE: Full course includes downloadable resources and Excel project files, homework and course quizzes, lifetime access and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Most lectures compatible with Excel 2016, Excel 2019 or Office 365.
- Anyone looking to create beautiful and effective data visualizations in Excel
- Excel users who have basic skills but want to master advanced charts, graphs & dashboards
- Students looking for an engaging, hands-on, and highly interactive approach to training
- Anyone looking to pursue a career in data analysis or business intelligence
Data visualization is about creating clear, powerful narratives and striking a balance between design and function. This lecture reviews several key data visualization principles and demonstrates the "10-Second Rule" to test the effectiveness of a given chart or graph.
This lecture demonstrates how to create and save new chart templates in Excel 2016.
Excel's Tree Map and Sunburst charts are ideal for visualizing hierarchical data that falls into natural groups and subgroups. In this demo, we'll explore movie titles and employee records to practice building and customizing our own tree maps and sunbursts.
This lecture reviews when, why, and how to use radar charts in Excel, including pro tips, sample data sets, and hands-on exercises in Excel 2016. This lecture also covers the importance of normalizing data sets to create consistent scales and more effective visualizations.
This Excel demo showcases how to use OFFSET and COUNTA functions within named ranges to dynamically update charts as new data points are added.
This Excel demo builds on the previous dashboard example, and showcases how to create dynamic charts and graphs that can display different metrics based on user-selected values.
In this Excel demo, we'll combine a donut chart with a scatter plot and incorporate some trigonometry functions to build a custom gauge & needle effect.