Excel Deep Dive: Pivot Tables Workshop with the Office Ninja

Excel data mastery is possible! Learn how to use pivot tables in excel and learn how to use pivot tables to get a raise
  • Lectures 37
  • Video 3 Hours
  • Skill level intermediate level
  • Languages English , captions
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Master Excel Pivot Tables and save the world!

This course discusses one of the most powerful tools of the Office Ninja's arsenal, Excel Pivot Tables and how to use pivot tables. It's potential for analyzing and summarizing data is legnendary, but few have mastered its intricacies. Through a series of easy to follow lessons on how to use pivot table in excel, you will be introduced to the concepts, techniques and powerful features of this mysterious excel tool, and can follow along with each step with the included sample file.

We will cover:

● Pivot Table Concepts

● Creating A Pivot Table

● Modifying Pivot Table Elements

● Filtering Extraneous Data (the Slicer tool)

● Creating Multiple Pivot Tables

● Creating Pivot Charts

● Advanced Analysis Techniques

Learn how to use pivot table in excel today.

What are the requirements?

  • A smile and a computer with Excel '07 or '10

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 37 lectures and 2 hours of content!
  • Master Excel Pivot Tables
  • Learn to Harness these skills to get a raise
  • Solve World Hunger

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who has a lot of data in Excel

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee

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Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: White Belt Training

This First lecture sets the stage for understanding Pivot Tables by first explaining how to create automatic Subtotals.  In this lecture you will learn how to:

  • Analyze large data sets by the different types of field data
  • Quickly create subtotals
  • Collapse lists for a given type of groupable data
Exercise: Subtotals
2 slides
Answer: Subtotals

This Lecture explains the fundamental concepts behind what a Pivot Table is and why it is useful. At the end of this lecture you will understand what a pivot table is doing and how it acts as a "Super Subtotal

Exercise: Pivot Table Concepts
1 slide

In this lesson you will create your first pivot table.  Learn how to:

  • Insert a pivot table to your workbook
  • Work with the Field List
  • Modify your Pivot Table
  • Remove fields
Exercise: Create a Pivot Table
2 slides
Answer: Create a Pivot Table
Check your knowledge
4 questions

Now that you have created a Pivot Table, we want to learn how to control how values are displayed in that table.  In this lesson, you will learn how to:

  • Change the Pivot Table function from the default Sum to other functions
  • Change the Way values are displayed to % of ...
Exercise: Changing the Values Field Settings
2 slides
Answer: Changing Value Field Settings

In this lesson, we uncover a nifty feature of Pivot Tables, the Drill To feature which allows you to easily display the original records that made up a specific value in the pivot table.

1 slide
Answer: Drill-To Feature

This lesson explores how to format your Pivot Table so it looks the way you want, and so you can share it with other people in a professional format.  You will learn how to:

  • Apply a Style to your Pivot Table
  • Change the Number Format of your values
Exercise: Formatting and Pivot Table Design
1 slide
Answer: Formatting and Pivot Table Design
Section 3: Black Belt Training

In this lesson, we raise the stakes and begin to explore the true power of Pivot Tables by adding more than one field to the row and column areas.  This will allow you to get even more specific on the type of trends you are able to extract from your data.  You will learn how to:

  • Add multiple fields to the Row and Column labels
  • Re-organize the layout of the fields
  • Manage multiple fields in the Pivot Table
Exercise: Adding and Manipulating Multiple Fields
1 slide
Answer: Adding and Manipulating Multiple Fields

When dealing with large data sets, it's often important to be able to filter ou the extraneous data that is cluttering the answers you're looking for.  In this lesson, you learn how to do that from within the Pivot Table, and with a new filtering tool to Office 2010, the Slicer.

  • Filter the row and column labels to hide certain values
  • Create a slicer to filter the entire table without showing values
  • Use the slicer tool to quickly manipulate your data
Exercise: Filtering and Slicing Pivot Data
2 slides
Answer: Filtering & Slicing Pivot Data

This lesson explores how to create a dashboard, or rollup of lots of different aspects of your dataset onto one sheet with multiple Pivot Tables.  This is especially useful when the data is changing regularly or you want to look at different trends in your data at the same time.

  • Add multiple Pivot Tables to the same sheet
  • Manage multiple Pivot Tables
  • Connect one Slicer to multiple Pivot Tables
Exercise: Creating Pivot Dashboards
1 slide
Answer: Creating Pivot Dashboards

By graphically representing data, you can more easily identify trends or key performance indicators in your data, and make it easier to explain your findings to others.  In this lesson, we see how to create a Pivot Chart that reflects the Pivot Table, and how to manipulate that chart

  • Create a Pivot Chart
  • Format a Pivot Chart
  • Add additional elements to a Pivot Chart
Exercise: Pivot Charts
1 slide
Answer: Pivot Charts

In this final lesson, we explore more real world examples of how Pivot Tables can answer important business questions using the tools we've discussed. 

Exercise: Putting it All Together
2 slides
Answer: Putting It All Together
Section 4: Additional Material
All Exercises
16 slides
Finished Data
3 MB
Quick Reference Guide
649.39 KB
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3 questions

Instructor Biography

Alex Mozes , Instructor Liaison with Udemy

I am a Microsoft Certified Master Instructor and I've spent the better part of a decade teaching companies throughout Silicon Valley how to leverage Microsoft Office to accomplish more, in less time, with better results. Now, the same interactive, engaging, powerful training is available to you through these online courses.

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    • Steve Van Vliet


    Great course for an introduction to pivot tables and charting.

    • Susan Magdaleno

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    • Juan Acosta

    Good start to learn pivot tables

    Like the style of presentation and the clarity of the examples. Good starting course to learn pivot tables. The teacher keeps you engaged and the exercises are a good way to practice. Recommend it.

    • Nancy C Bowers

    Lead Record Specialist

    Well prepared presenter, but moved too quickly through complicated processes. The presenter's version of Excel was not the same for the student/participant and this made it difficult to locate the options being used. My unfinished sections were because of this problem.

    • Armando

    Pivot Table workshop with office ninja

    Love the way the course was delivered with a lot of passion & simplicity.

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