Microsoft Excel - Advanced Excel Formulas & Functions

Master 75+ Excel formulas with hands-on exercises & advanced demos from an award-winning Microsoft Excel instructor
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  • Length 6 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

*** Course includes 60+ free PDF downloads, 10+ Excel project demos and BONUS take-home exercise files ***

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

This course will give you a deep understanding of the advanced 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.

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 formatting rules
  • Join datasets from multiple sources in seconds with 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 analytics tasks using cell formulas and functions in Excel (no VBA required!)


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
  • Powerful analytics tools and formulas like INDIRECT, HYPERLINK, WEBSERVICE & FILTERXML

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/or significant others. The only thing I love more than learning Excel is teaching it, and as the founder of Excel Maven I've been lucky enough to teach thousands of people just like you over the past 10+ years. 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 formulas and functions that you need to know to become an absolute Excel ninja, you've found it.

What are the requirements?

  • Microsoft Excel (2007+) installed and ready to roll
  • Some experience with basic formulas is recommended, but not required (we'll spend some time laying the groundwork for the more advanced analytics work)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 60+ downloadable PDF slides, course quizzes, and 20+ Excel practice files
  • Hands-on practice writing powerful, complex Excel functions from scratch
  • A step-by-step, 100% comprehensive guide to the most versatile, powerful analytics functions in Excel
  • Unique, custom content that you won't find in ANY other course

What is the target audience?

  • 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

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Before We Dive In
Course Structure & Outline
Preview
04:12
BONUS: Extra Homework Exercises
01:42
Section 2: Excel Formulas 101
Introduction
01:06
The Formula Library & Auditing Tools
04:37
DEMO: Using the Evaluate Formula Tool
01:25
Basic Formula Syntax
03:31
Fixed, Relative, & Mixed References
04:57
Common Errors & the IFERROR statement
07:25
Function, CTRL & ALT Shortcuts
06:36
BONUS: Shortcuts for Mac Users
02:08
Creating Custom Data Validation Rules
Preview
03:28
Fixed vs. Volatile Functions
03:21
Formulas 101
3 questions
HOMEWORK: Formulas 101
00:46
Section 3: Logical Operators
Introduction
01:24
Anatomy of the IF Statement
04:01
Nested IF Statements
04:53
AND/OR Operators
08:47
NOT vs. "<>"
03:17
Fixing Errors with IFERROR
Preview
04:03
Common IS Statements
04:00
Logical Operators
3 questions
HOMEWORK: Logical Operators
00:44
Section 4: Statistical Functions
Introduction
01:12
Basic Statistical Functions
05:17
SMALL/LARGE & RANK/PERCENTRANK
06:19
RAND() & RANDBETWEEN
02:12
The SUMPRODUCT Function
03:55
COUNTIFS/SUMIFS/AVERAGEIFS
04:49
PROJECT SHOWCASE: Building a Basic Dashboard with COUNTIFS & SUMIFS
Preview
08:09
Statistical Functions
3 questions
HOMEWORK: Statistical Functions
00:35
Section 5: Lookup/Reference Functions
Introduction
01:23
Working with Named Arrays
03:30
ROW/ROWS & COLUMN/COLUMNS
03:18
VLOOKUP/HLOOKUP
05:54
Joining Data with VLOOKUP
Preview
06:23
Fixing Errors with IFERROR & VLOOKUP
04:30
VLOOKUP Reference Array Options
06:18
The INDEX Function
01:59
The MATCH Function
02:32
Using INDEX & MATCH together
06:08
Combining MATCH with VLOOKUP
04:47
UPDATE: VLOOKUP Correction
05:05
The OFFSET Function
02:05
Combining OFFSET with COUNTA to return a variable list
02:58
PROJECT SHOWCASE: Using OFFSET to create a dynamic scrolling chart
09:51
Lookup/Reference Functions
3 questions
HOMEWORK: Lookup/Reference Functions
00:55
Section 6: Text Functions
Introduction
00:57
UPPER/LOWER/PROPER & TRIM
03:32
The CONCATENATE Function (&)
03:26
LEFT/MID/RIGHT & LEN
Preview
03:31
TEXT/VALUE
04:20
SEARCH/FIND
05:04
Categorizing Data with IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH))
05:39
Combining RIGHT, LEN, and SEARCH
05:44
BONUS: The SUBSTITUTE Function
02:21
Text Functions
3 questions
HOMEWORK: Text Functions
00:59
Section 7: Date & Time Functions
Introduction
02:14
DATEVALUE: Your New BFF
05:06
Date Formatting & Fill Series
03:39
TODAY()/NOW()
02:16
YEAR/MONTH/DAY & HOUR/MINUTE/SECOND
03:04
The EOMONTH Function
Preview
06:17
The YEARFRAC Function
02:27
WEEKDAY, WORKDAY & NETWORKDAYS
07:24
The DATEDIF Function
04:23
PROJECT SHOWCASE: Designing a Sample Budget Pacing Tool
11:07
Date/Time Functions
3 questions
HOMEWORK: Date & Time Functions
00:35
Section 8: Formula-Based Formatting
Introduction
01:30
Creating, Editing & Managing Formula-Based Rules
04:39
Highlighting Every Other Row Using the MOD function
03:50
Formatting Cells Based on the Value of Another Cell
Preview
03:29
Formatting Cells Using Statistical Functions
05:28
Formatting Cells Using Text Functions & Logical Operators
05:08
Formula-Based Formatting
3 questions
HOMEWORK: Formula-Based Formatting
00:34
Section 9: Array Formulas
Introduction
01:26
Rules of Array Functions
03:24
Pros & Cons of Array Functions
02:15
Vertical, Horizontal, and 2-Dimensional Array Constants
06:26
Using Array Constants in Formulas
03:38
Named Array Constants
04:31
The Transpose Function
Preview
04:22
Linking Data Between Sheets: Array vs. Non-Array Comparison
02:36
Returning the "X" Largest Values in a Range
03:09
Counting Characters Across Cells
01:52
Creating a "MAX IF" Array Formula
03:09

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Instructor Biography

Chris Dutton, Analytics Consultant & Founder, Excel Maven

Chris Dutton is a Certified Microsoft Excel Expert and Analytics Consultant with nearly a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across automotive, retail, insurance, and travel verticals. Specializing in B.I. and data visualization, Chris founded Excel Maven in 2014 to deliver high-quality, hands-on training to students across the country.

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