In this hands-on course, you will learn how to create informative, eye-catching charts and graphs, and harness the power of Excel's data analysis tools and AutoFilter commands. In addition, you will find out how easy it is to create macros that let you manipulate data with the push of a button. You will also discover how to use Goal Seek and Solver and apply them to real-world problems. Set yourself apart from the casual Excel user by adding VLOOKUP, INDEX & MATCH, and other time-saving functions to your repertoire.
Chad Wambolt has spent his entire professional career in the finance field, working for both private and publicly-held companies with sales ranging from $500 million to $3 billion. He is a graduate of Boise State University, where he obtained his bachelor's degree in accounting. Through the course of his career, Wambolt became an expert user of Microsoft Excel. Since 1997, he has taught Excel to students of varying skill levels and helped organizations streamline internal processes.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Excel Charts and Graphs
In your first lesson, you will discover why Excel 2016 is such a powerful charting tool. To you, a workbook's numbers might tell an interesting story; to others, that story may not be obvious. You will learn how to choose the right chart for your story and then how to create, format, and edit your chart.
More Excel Charts
This lesson continues exploring Excel's charting options—this time looking at the lesser-known options that are available to you. Even though they may not be well-known, these options can add tremendous value to your worksheets in the right situations.
AutoFilter and Sorting
Working with data in Excel can be quite easy when you know about the tools that are available in a table format. One of these great tools is the Auto Filter command. This lesson will teach you how to use Auto Filter to limit your table information to just the records you want.
Learn how to use Solver to solve a complex problem based on the criteria and constraints that you provide it. You'll also explore in detail how to create all three types of Sparklines, as well as formatting options for each and gain the skills to create dashboard-like mini charts sure to make you the envy of your office.
Find out how to use macros to turn boring, repetitive, time-consuming tasks into automated Excel functions. Then, receive a quick overview of all the categories of functions and the different methods you can use to create them.
Just like charting, Excel's PivotTables are too big a topic to fit into one lesson. This lesson takes a tour through some of Excel's more advanced techniques, like the PivotTable filtering tool Slicer. You will also learn how a PivotTable can serve as your source for the PivotChart.
Have you ever worked with a financial model in Excel and wondered how you could speculate different outcomes by changing different input amounts? The Excel Solver can do just that. In this lesson, you will learn how to use Solver to solve a complex problem based on criteria and constraints.
There's nothing more exciting than learning how to master a new feature in Excel. This lesson focuses on creating three types of Sparklines, as well as formatting options for each. By the end of the lesson, you will have the skills to create dashboard-style mini charts.
In this lesson, you will find out how to use macros to turn repetitive and often time-consuming tasks into automated Excel functions. You will also learn how to record a macro that performs a task in seconds with the click of a button.
Introduction to Functions
If you have used Excel for a while, you know there are hundreds of functions at your disposal. The last three lessons of this course will cover how and why you would use these functions. This lesson introduces creating various functions with the Text category.
Next to learning how to create macros, most students want to learn as much as they can about Excel functions. This lesson covers on more complex functions of the "Math & Trig" category, focusing on the SUMIF and COUNTIF functions in particular.
VLOOKUP, INDEX, and MATCH Functions
Since functions are such an integral part of using Excel, your final lesson will cover advanced features. In this lesson, you will learn how to use the VLOOKUP, INDEX, and MATCH functions.