Beginners Guide to Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables
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Beginners Guide to Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables

Pivot Tables separate beginners from intermediates and allow you to delve deep into your data like no other tool can!
4.4 (148 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,117 students enrolled
Created by Jed Guinto
Last updated 6/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course, you'll be able to find insight into your data beyond what a standard table can show you
  • Pivot Tables will allow you group your data and find patterns and trends
  • Allow you to much more easily sort and filter your data and exclude information that is not necessary essentially reducing the complexity of your data sets
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Requirements
  • You should have a basic understanding of how tables work
  • You'll understand how formulas such SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, etc. work
  • Should close to or at Intermediate Level
  • This is not really suitable for Beginners
Description

WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

  1. Are you a business professional needing to up-skill?
  2. Are you struggling to get a pay-rise and/or promotion?
  3. Are you a recent graduate with an empty looking resume and no job experience?
  4. Have you recently been laid off, fired or had a contract end?

If you answered 'yes' to any of the above then having “Expert Microsoft Office Skills” will get you closer to your goal of either landing your first job, a new job or progressing further in your current role. Here's why. 

The job market has never been more volatile. Statistically, people are changing jobs more often now than they ever have before and that also means people are also losing jobs to newcomers who are far more skilled. So if you’re not up-skilling, you’re falling behind. It’s scary I know. I’ve experienced this myself.

A study released by Microsoft and the IDC showed that among 14.6 million job postings, proficiency in Microsoft Office was ranked 2nd as the most desired skills by employers leading up to 2020. Microsoft Office proficiency ranked higher than Project Management skills, Sales Experience, Time Management, Analytical Skills, Interpersonal Skills and Work Ethics.

This is because we live in the digital age, meaning employers are looking for proficient data handlers who process data faster, are more data-organised and can communicate effectively via digital channels. These are skills everyone should have no matter the discipline because they are transferable skills. It makes you more adaptable and more valuable in the long-term. This brings us back to Microsoft Office. It is the oldest, most well-known, most affordable and most trusted data management tool available and hence everyone uses it. So to be noticed and taken seriously in your job or job application, proficiency in these programs is compulsory.

 

ONLINE TRAINING AND THE MOST COMMON PROBLEMS

One of the most common problems with online learning content is that there is so much of it now and it’s difficult to know where to start or who to turn to. Many go the YouTube route and piece together videos from hundreds of tutorials from hundreds of tutors hoping to become an expert at the end of it all. This simply won’t happen and will just waste your time.

Many take the route you’re about to take, they decide to enroll in an online training course. Many charge hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars for their courses which is simply unaffordable for university students, recent graduates, the unemployed or those looking for a career change. That is the reason why I have decided to keep this course as low as possible even though I’m offering substantially more content than most of my competitors here on Udemy.

 

COURSE DELIVERY STYLE

I have been using Microsoft Office for over 20 years. I know the in’s and out’s and the simplest ways of doing things. My delivery philosophy is simple, if I can’t get a 6 year old to follow along and understand, than I’m not teaching correctly. I hate complicated language and so do you. Nobody likes trainers who focus on impressing rather than teaching and giving value to students. That is also why my lecture videos are as short as can be and divided into small sections for easy consumption. So you won’t get unnecessary chit chat or nonsense. I also assume that all my students are near-sighted and as such, I use a special software tool that allows me to draw on the screen to show exactly what I’m about to press as well as zoom in on small area’s so you don’t miss a thing.


WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS COURSE

Pivot Tables are extremely powerful analytic tools available in Microsoft Excel. I shall share an example of it's use using my favorite lunch time chocolate snack, M&M's!

If you don't know what M&M's, firstly you haven't lived, and second, they're awesome chocolates that come in little bite size forms in a variety of colors. So imagine someone gives you 100 M&M's. It's your job to sort them by color, by type and by size. Obviously, this will take a long time as you have to sift through the M&M's one by one. However, imagine you had some magical tool that will instantly sort the M&M's however you like. By type....No worries! By colour....even easier! 

Pivot Tables sort, group and summarize information similar to sorting M&M's by colour, size or shape. It's so easy to use and even easier to learn! In this course I'll teach you how to setup your data, how to create your first pivot, apply the different types of parameters using the pivot module, change data sources, refresh links and much more. 

So what are you waiting for, sign up today!


ABOUT ME

  1. Member of the Udemy Council
  2. Co-Founded Paperclip Learning which teaches Microsoft Office
  3. Over 60,000 students and over 17,000 students for this course alone
  4. Over 130,000 enrollments
  5. Over 5,000 Positive Reviews and over 1,000 Reviews for this course
  6. Over 20 courses on Udemy

Teaching is my passion and my creative outlet. I have been using the Microsoft Office package since I was a child and have been using it consistently throughout my life. My teaching experiences span from teaching primary school students, high school students, university graduates and business professionals. Professionally, I am trained in Aerospace Engineering, Database Design and Business Analytics.

TESTIMONIALS

Yu Hui Jun Yu - The courses are simply amazing and I can learn them rapidly. The hints presented were also very useful. I like the 'mini-lesson' format. Fast and efficient. The instructor's direction is very detailed and easy to understand. I can immediately start using this program. Thanks!

Narayanan Krishnamoorthy - Perfect and to the point...the instructor doesn’t waste time and gets to the point quickly!!

Lala Darchinova - I've been looking for this kind of course for ages! And finally I find it. Short, comprehensive and absolutely interesting! Thank you for the work you are doing.

Spencer Berkman - Extremely knowledgeable and clear on instructions.

E Frank - Simple to learn techniques and instructor made it all really easy. Thank you!

Parth Gandhi - I learned techniques in a very short time...no need to google and waste time finding the perfect approach.

Who is the target audience?
  • These are for users who have more complicated data. I.e. multiple fields of data and you're trying to get insight into your information
  • For anyone who is interested in data handling, analytics, processing, database development, this course is a must. It will tie into later understanding of how databases work.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction, Case Study and the Working File
3 Lectures 03:54
Introduction
01:29

Case Study Explained
02:21

Don't forget to download the work file!
00:04
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The Pivot Table
11 Lectures 28:03
Preparing your Data for a Pivot Table
03:00

Your First Pivot Table - Row Function
04:34

The Values Field
03:40

Refreshing Data and Changing the Data Source
02:19

Columns Function
02:18

Filters Function
01:49

Report Layout Views
01:59

SubTotals, Grand Totals and Extra Value Fields
02:51

Pivot Design Styles and Formatting
02:04

Repeat Item Labels and Blanks
01:22

Copy Paste Out of Pivot
02:07
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Congratulations
1 Lecture 01:11
Congratulations
01:11
About the Instructor
Jed Guinto
4.4 Average rating
5,465 Reviews
70,995 Students
20 Courses
+70,000 Students, +5,000 Reviews, Professional Trainer

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ACHIEVEMENTS:

  1. Member of the Udemy Council
  2. Over 70,000 students
  3. Over 130,000 enrollments
  4. Over 5,000 Positive Reviews


WHAT MY STUDENTS SAY ABOUT ME:

Yu Hui Jun Yu - The courses are simply amazing and I can learn them rapidly. The hints presented were also very useful. I like the 'mini-lesson' format. Fast and efficient. The instructor's direction is very detailed and easy to understand. I can immediately start using this program. Thanks! 

Narayanan Krishnamoorthy - Perfect and to the point...the instructor doesn’t waste time and gets to the point quickly!!

Lala Darchinova - I've been looking for this kind of course for ages! And finally I find it. Short, comprehensive and absolutely interesting! Thank you for the work you are doing.

Spencer Berkman - Extremely knowledgeable and clear on instructions.

E Frank - Simple to learn techniques and instructor made it all really easy. Thank you!

Parth Gandhi - I learned techniques in a very short time...no need to google and waste time finding the perfect approach.


BIOGRAPHY:

Jed Guinto has an academic background in Aerospace Engineering, System/Database Design, Computer Programming and High Density Data Analysis. He has an Advanced Diploma in Aerospace Engineering, a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering with Honours and a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management. He has been trained by some of the brightest and innovative minds in Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing, Mechanical and Computer Engineering in the world.

In 2011 he traveled to Augsburg, Germany as an Aerospace Engineer and performed Structural Strength Analysis on aircraft's such as the Airbus A320, A330, A340, A350 and the Boeing 747 and developed his programming and automation skills. 

In 2012 he returned to Australia to tutor and mentor underprivileged and disadvantaged school students in physics, english, biology, chemistry and mathematics.

From 2013-14 he was employed by Ford Motor Company as the Asia Pacific and Africa Tooling Systems Engineer. Programs and Databases he developed have been utilized in several countries. During this time, he began teaching Excel online. 

In 2015, he was awarded the ARC Discovery Grant Scholarship to pursue his study into Nonlinear Vibro-Acoustics for aircraft carbon-composite applications. Part of experience involved working under former NASA Ames Senior Research Engineer Dr. Jon Watmuff in teaching Computational Engineer Analysis methods to undergraduate students. Surveys from the students he taught had a satisfaction rating of 94%. 

In 2016, he founded Paperclip Learning which teaches Microsoft Excel online. 

In 2017, he worked at Careers Training Group, an organisation focused on Aged Care and Early Childhood training. His main role was to develop analytic systems to connect people with technology.