Data Manipulation with Excel – Part 1


Learn to efficiently analyze and manipulate data to create compelling financial analysis

This hands-on course is an intensive program that will transform participants into Excel “Power Users”. The course is focused on the pertinent Excel tools that are required in a business environment to efficiently analyze and manipulate data and to create compelling financial analyses. The course covers intermediate and advanced level Excel topics. As such, participants should have a good working knowledge of Excel prior to taking this course. Assignments, handouts and examples will be used throughout the day.




1 day

Learning Topics

Data Analysis

  • Use numerous built-in Excel functions to interpret and manipulate data
    Use Excel’s filters in conjunction with specific arithmetic functions to summarize large volumes of data
  • Learn to use many features of the Advanced Filter, one of the most helpful and least utilized tools in Excel
  • Incorporate widely used financial and arithmetic functions

Lookup Functions

  • Use a variety of intermediate and advanced Lookup functions to efficiently extract specific information
  • Learn multiple uses of the Vlookup and Offset functions, including ways to automate these functions
  • Create nested formulas to expand the flexibility of various functions

Managing Text

  • Use powerful Text functions to manipulate non-numeric variables
  • Convert non-recognizable values into useable numbers with the use of Text functions

Pivot Tables

  • Become proficient with Pivot Tables, one of the most powerful tools in Excel, to quickly analyze large quantities of data
  • Learn to use some the most effective and lesser known Pivot Table features
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