Introduction to Excel for Data Visualization

Quick and easy tutorials on Excel's most useful features for data visualization
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  • Lectures 21
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
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Published 1/2016 English Closed captions available

Course Description

Excel offers a valuable set of features that can be utilized to meet a wide range of data analysis and visualization needs, and we created an interactive and compelling course to help you rapidly develop these skills.

By the end of this course, you will be able to make beautiful reports and interactive dashboards that best convey your data!

**We also have two MAJOR BONUSES for students who complete this course!**

1. BONUS CONTENT: Students who complete this course will be automatically enrolled in our COMPLETE Excel for Data Visualization course on the TechChange platform, at no extra cost. You'll get an extra hour of course material and learn the following:

  • Learn data visualization principles that are critical to making charts with a clear purpose and clean data.
  • Apply these principles to three example graphs with detailed step-by-step explanations.
  • Explore real-world case studies from the global health and political sectors that employ these techniques.
  • Put your Excel skills to the test with scenario exercises

2. A FULL REFUND: Students who complete the course and leave a course evaluation on Udemy will receive a full refund from TechChange. This offer is only for a limited time, so sign-up today before it's gone!

What are the requirements?

  • Excel 2010 or 2013 for PC or Mac. This course was recorded using Excel 2013 for PC but all concepts taught are compatible with Excel 2010 as well. Please note that PivotCharts and Slicers are not available in Excel for Mac at this time.
  • Desire to learn and explore all that Excel offers!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Apply time-saving Excel functions and techniques to format columns, tables, and cells (i.e. highlight all blank cells in red)
  • Create beautiful reports with pie charts, dot plots, bar, and line graphs
  • Modify your charts for clarity and alignment with your brand
  • Learn basic VBA, the programming language used in Excel, to write code that will automate repetitive tasks (i.e. abbreviate long country names automatically)
  • Use INDEX MATCH and VLOOKUP to find corresponding data entries and locate information quickly
  • Use COUNTIF to tally up the number of cells that meet desired criterion (i.e. number of countries with zero viruses)
  • See trends in your data with Sparklines
  • Learn what a PivotTable is, and why it is a popular choice for displaying more than two fields of data at a time
  • Create PivotCharts to quickly analyze data
  • Learn about Slicers, which allow you to filter data for multiple charts or tables
  • Make dashboards containing tables and graphs that adjust at the click of a button!

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginning Excel users
  • Anyone who wants to touch up on critical Excel functions
  • Anyone who wants to build engaging data visualizations

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Data Cleaning
Introduction to Data Cleaning
Column Formatting
Table Formatting
Conditional Formatting
Section 2: Creating a Static Report
Basic Functions
Line, Bar, Pie Charts
Dot Plot
Section 3: Making an Interactive Dashboard
Introduction to Making a Dashboard
Basic Formatting
Formatting Charts
Formatting Slicers
Section 4: Wrapping Up
Course Summary
Thank You and Next Steps!

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