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A highly developed understanding of Excel can help organisations to monitor and manipulate data.

This Advanced Excel Training virtual course has been specifically designed to help those with at least an intermediate understanding of Excel, to make better sense of their data.

Attend this course to gain a better understanding of using more advanced Excel tools, such as auto filters, subtotals formulas and advanced lookups; to help import, clean, and validate data. You will also learn more advanced tools to manipulate data by using mixed plots and Goal seek.

Benefit from expert guidance, from our trainer to increase skills and get a firmer understanding of more innovative techniques.

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Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Branko Pecar
Statistics Consultant

Branko spent most of his career working for Emerson, a global and one of the largest process control equipment manufacturing corporations. His last position was VP Educational Services. In the past, he also lectured at the University of Gloucestershire in several subjects, including quantitative methods and applications of Excel.

He published a series of books in statistics with a variety of publishers, such as McGraw Hill, Oxford University Press and Amazon. Almost all of these books are based around applying a variety of sophisticated methods using the simplest Excel syntax. He has been using Excel for over ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to manipulate data effectively
  • Gain skills to utilise pivot tables, create macros and create visualisations
  • Learn how to use more advanced Excel tools to benefit your organisation: Auto filters, Subtotals formulas, Advanced lookups and Trending
  • Benefit from expert guidance and have your Excel questions answered in an interactive learning environment
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09:15 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer's Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • Gain a quick overview of Excel
  • Refresh your Excel knowledge
  • Confidently navigate yourself around Excel
10:00 - 10:45

Workshop: Importing, Cleaning and Validating Data

  • Importing and separating data into multiple fields
  • Concatenation and other field manipulations
  • Date format clean-ups
  • Validating received data
  • Setting up validation for data inputs
  • Transposing data, multiply/divide with a constant
10:45 - 11:00

Morning Break

11:00 - 12:00

Workshop: Data Manipulation Functions

  • IF, AND, OR statements
  • Counting, summing, COUNTIF, SUMIF, COUNTIFS, SUMIFS,
  • Location statements, LOOKUP, OFFSET, INDEX, MATCH
  • Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) calculation


12:00 - 13:00

Workshop: Data Analysis and Visualisation

  • Creating and manipulating pivot tables
  • Visualising pivot tables
  • Mixed plots (two axes, bar/line combo, etc.)
  • Adding trend to data
  • Correlation and regression
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:45

Workshop: Excel Built-In Tools

  • Auto filters
  • Subtotals formulas
  • Groups and subtotals
  • What-If analysis
  • Goal seek
  • Solver
  • Excel Forecast (ETS) algorithm



14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Beyond Executing a Single Function

  • How the loops work
  • Creating macros
  • Debugging and executing macros
  • Macro example – Inverse order of data series


16:00 - 16:15

Roundup and Key Takeaways