Practical Excel 2013 Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts
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Practical Excel 2013 Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts

Learn the best thing since sliced bread! Become a power user and earn a huge raise by working Pivot magic in Excel.
4.4 (50 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
410 students enrolled
Created by Optima Train
Last updated 2/2016
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • An understanding of how pivot tables allow you to break down numerical data by categories, something other Excel tools can do, but not nearly so quickly or easily
  • How to build pivot tables by clicking and dragging
  • An understanding of the advantages of using Excel tables as a basis for pivot tables
  • How to sort and filter in pivot tables
  • How to build pivot charts, which are automatically synchronized with the corresponding pivot tables
  • Methods for grouping categories, especially dates, with many categories in pivot tables
  • An understanding of the role of pivot caches for extremely fast pivot table calculation
  • How conditional formatting in pivot tables provides even more insightful reports
  • How to create calculated items and calculated fields for pivot tables
  • How to use pivot tables for finding unique values, creating histograms, and classification (learning which variables are related to a Yes/No variable)
  • Microsoft Office 2013

This course provides an in-depth coverage of pivot tables and pivot charts in Excel 2013. These are two of the most powerful, if not the most powerful, data analysis tools in Excel's arsenal, and they should definitely be mastered by anyone who aspires to becoming an Excel “power user." As this course will illustrate with many examples, the tools are surprisingly easy to learn and use—once you know they exist. To learn Excel Pivot Tables & Pivot Charts quickly and effectively, download the companion exercise files so you can follow along with the instructor by performing the same actions he is showing you on the videos.



***** COURSE UPDATED: February 2016 *****

“The Optima Train two part series on Pivot Tables is pure gold! The material is so amazingly thorough and clear that anyone watching the videos and doing the exercises provided will without a doubt become a true expert at working with Pivot Tables and likely become a hero at work by applying and sharing this new-found knowledge. There is nothing like it on the market." - Phil, FORMER TREASURY OPERATIONS MANAGER - EXXONMOBIL

“When I first looked up this site I was a bit skeptical, but I soon realized how amazing these courses are. They have helped me excel in all my business classes. The PowerPivot course now makes business analytics easy and at my fingertips." - Wilson Xu, STUDENT

90% of Excel users do not use Pivot Tables but those that do save hours of time and become valuable assets in their companies. The hours of time you'll save translates to real money in your pocket of earning potential! Imagine the power you will have as a knowledge worker in your company that people go to when they need help. Upper management will notice your sharp analysis and will not be able to do without you. Pivot Tables has been called the best thing since sliced bread. Once you start using it you'll never stop. Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts are not difficult to learn and it's bewildering that not many people use it – you can take advantage of that short supply of power users in the workforce by becoming a power user yourself and an indispensable resource to your work place. Simplify your work and personal life by learning this extremely useful tool.

This is the most comprehensive Excel Pivot Tables & Pivot Charts course and has 43 short video tutorials. The follow-on course of PowerPivot & Advanced Business Intelligence Tools builds on where this course ends. There is zero fluff and no time wasted in this course. The instructor, Dr. Chris, has decades of experience using Excel in real-world settings solving complex business problems. There is no quicker way to learn Excel than to watch these videos and follow along with the free companion exercise workbooks which are downloadable. If you want to stand out among your colleagues, earn a promotion, further your professional development, save tons of hours every year, and learn Excel Pivot Tables & Pivot Charts in the quickest and simplest manner then this course is for you!

You'll have lifetime online access to watch the videos whenever you like, and there's a Q&A forum right here on Udemy where you can post questions.

Who this course is for:
  • Any competent Excel users who want to take their Excel data analysis skills to a whole new level
Course content
Expand all 45 lectures 03:17:34
+ Basic Pivot Table Tools
16 lectures 01:14:52
Pivot Table Field List Options
Placing Fields in a Pivot Table
Multiple Fields in the Values Area
Pivot Table Layouts
Value Field Settings for a Numeric Field
Displaying Counts in a Pivot Table
Show Values As Options
Filtering and Collapsing on Row and Column Fields
Field Settings for a Categorical Field
Sorting in Pivot Tables
Sorting with a Custom List
More Filters for Row and Column Fields
Slicers for Filtering
Pivot Charts
Styles for Pivot Tables and Charts
Grouping by Category
+ Other Pivot Table Tools
16 lectures 01:08:53
Pivot Cache
Converting a Pivot Table to Static Values
More on Grouping by Dates
Grouping by Selection
Showing Report Filter Pages
Displaying Cells with No Data
PivotTable Options Dialog Box
Selecting, Copying, Moving, Clearing, and Deleting a Pivot Table
Refreshing a Pivot Table
Avoiding Pivot Cache Sharing
Conditional Formatting in Pivot Tables
Calculated Fields
Calculated Items
Formulas Referencing Pivot Table Cells
Using GetPivotData for Custom Reports
Efficiency Tips for Pivot Tables
+ Selected Uses of Pivot Tables
3 lectures 11:51
Finding Unique Values with a Pivot Table
Creating a Histogram with a Pivot Table
Using Pivot Tables for Classification
+ Conclusion to Course
1 lecture 03:06
Conclusion to Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts Course