# Microsoft Excel - Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions

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Try Udemy for Business- Learn how to THINK like Excel, and write powerful and dynamic Excel formulas from scratch
- Automate, streamline, and completely revolutionize your workflow with Excel
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- 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 Excel formulas to analyze dates, text fields, values and arrays

- Microsoft Excel 2007 - 2019 or Office 365 (Some features may not be available in earlier versions)
- Experience with Excel formulas is recommended, but not required (we'll review some of the fundamentals)

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*"Chris Dutton is an EXPERT in Excel. He makes comprehensible to the student the complex (sometimes super-complex) nature of the formulas he uses. Everything that is written at the course description, although it may seem pure marketing and publicity at first glance, is indeed true. If I could rate it higher I definitively would. THANKS Chris!"*

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**FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION:**

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**It's time to show Excel who's boss. **Whether you're starting from square one or aspiring to become an absolute Excel power user, you've come to the right place.

This course will give you a deep understanding of the advanced Excel formulas and functions that transform Excel from a basic spreadsheet program into a dynamic and powerful analytics tool. While most Excel courses focus on simply *what*** **each formula does, I teach through **hands-on, contextual examples** designed to showcase *why*** **these formulas are awesome and *how *they can be applied in a number of ways. I will not train you to regurgitate functions and formula syntax; I will teach you how to THINK like Excel.

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**By the end of the course you'll be writing robust, elegant formulas and functions from scratch, allowing you to:**

Easily build dynamic tools & Excel dashboards to filter, display and analyze your data

Go rogue and design your own formula-based Excel formatting rules

Join datasets from multiple sources with Excel's LOOKUP, INDEX & MATCH functions

Pull real-time data from APIs directly into Excel

*(weather, stock quotes, directions, etc.)*Manipulate dates, times, text, and arrays

Automate tedious and time-consuming tasks using cell formulas and functions in Excel (no VBA required!)

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**We'll dive into a broad range of Excel formulas & functions, including:**

Lookup/Reference functions

Statistical functions

Formula-based formatting

Date & Time functions

Logical operators

Array formulas

Text functions

INDIRECT & HYPERLINK

Web scraping with WEBSERVICE & FILTERXML

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**What gives you the right to teach this class? Can't I just Google this stuff?**

I have a genuine passion for Excel that most people reserve for things like kittens, ice cream, and significant others. The only thing I love more than learning Excel is *teaching *it, and as the founder of Excel Maven and Maven Analytics I've been lucky enough to teach Excel to **200,000+ students **across **180+ countries**. My teaching style is conversational, authentic and to the point, and I will **always** communicate complex concepts in a framework that is clear and easy to comprehend.

As a full-time analytics consultant and Excel instructor, I cut my teeth using Excel to solve **real-world business problems** and develop award-winning **analytics & data visualization tools** for Fortune 500 companies. If you care about creds, I'm a card-carrying MOS Certified Excel Expert and my work has been featured by Microsoft and the New York Times. Ok so I don't actually *carry *the card, but you get the idea.

If you're looking for the **ONE** course with all of the advanced Excel formulas and functions that you need to know to become an absolute Excel ninja, you've found it.

See you in there!

-Chris (*Founder, *** Maven Analytics**)

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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

*(you are here)*Data Visualization with Excel Charts & Graphs

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 2007, Excel 2010, Excel 2013, Excel 2016, Excel 2019 or Office 365.*

- Excel users who have basic skills but want to get really, REALLY good
- Anyone hoping to expand their analytics skill set, work more efficiently with data, and take their career to a new level
- Students looking for an engaging, hands-on, and highly interactive approach to Excel analytics training
- Excel users looking to build strong analytical thinking and business intelligence skills
- Anyone looking to pursue a career in data analysis or business intelligence

Learn how to write efficient Excel formulas and functions using **cell reference types**. In this lesson, we'll demonstrate why it's so important to establish proper **fixed** and **relative** cell references, using a simple Excel financial projection.

Learn how to use Excel's built-in formula auditing tools to diagnose errors and trace them back to their source. In this demo, we'll practice using Excel's **Trace Precendents** and **Trace Dependents** tools to understand which cells are impacted by a given formula, using a simple mortgage calculator as an example.

Learn how to quickly and efficiently navigate Excel worksheets and workbooks without using your mouse, by mastering powerful **CTRL shortcuts**. In this demo, we'll practice some of the most common shortcuts, including CTRL-arrow, CTRL-Shift, CTRL Home/End, and more.

One of the simplest ways to create dynamic and interactive Excel models is to create drop-down menus within worksheet cells. In this demo, I'll show you how to create simple drop-down lists using **data validation**, and use them to make our home mortgage calculator more user-friendly.

One of the things that makes Excel such a powerful platform is that it combines back-end **data **and **logic** layers with a front-end **presentation** layer, all inside of the familiar and user-friendly spreadsheet interface. Technically, this makes Excel the world's most popular full-stack developer tool, along with the most ubiquitous data analysis software on the planet.

In this lesson we'll practice applying Excel's **SUMPRODUCT **function to a real-world use case, by calculating the total shipping cost based on the cost/unit and volume of units shipped from each factory to distribution center.

In this lesson we'll combine Excel's **INDEX **and **MATCH** functions to dynamically retrieve values from within a two-dimensional range of cells. To demonstrate, we'll build a simple price checker to retrieve a value from an array of prices based on a selected product and size.

In this lesson we'll address cases where you have a **many-to-many relationship** between your VLOOKUP lookup value and table array. We'll walk through several solutions to the problem, including changing the granularity of your data or using conditional stats functions like SUMIFS to aggregate values across multiple rows.

In this lesson we'll introduce the all-important **date value**, which is the underlying value that allows Excel to interpret dates and enable meaningful date & time functions. This is a critical concept to understand for anyone working with dates or times in Excel!

In this lesson we'll practice using **WEEKDAY **functions to return the day of the week as an index number, and explore the use of **WORKDAYS** and **NETWORKDAYS** functions to evaluate the length of given time periods with weekends and holidays excluded.