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Data Analysis in Excel

Learn how to analyze data in Excel.

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Course Description

There’s a lot more to Microsoft Excel than SUM and COUNT. Companies and institutions around the world use Excel’s powerful functions to efficiently transform mountains of raw data into clear insights, and now you can too.

In this course, you’ll develop employable analyst skills as you learn how to use time-saving keyboard shortcuts, convert and clean data types including text, times and dates, and build impressive logic functions and conditional aggregations. Through hands-on practice, you’ll learn over 35 new Excel functions, including CONCATENATE, VLOOKUP, and AVERAGEIF(S), and work with real-world Kickstarter data as you use your new-found Excel skills to analyze what makes a successful project.

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    Exploring Data


    In the first chapter, you’ll learn about the data analysis process, a framework that will help you transform raw data into information that is useful for decision-making. You will use Excel to start exploring the Kickstarter dataset.

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of Excel!
    50 xp
    What can Excel do?
    50 xp
    Data analysis steps
    100 xp
    Setting up your environment
    50 xp
    Navigating the worksheet
    50 xp
    Exploring data in Excel
    50 xp
    Looking for exact matches
    50 xp
    Trimming your data
    50 xp
    Sorting the table
    50 xp
    Nesting functions
    50 xp
    Understanding data types in Excel
    50 xp
    Classifying data types
    100 xp
    Changing to text
    50 xp
    Rounding values
    50 xp


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Jen Bricker

Head of Career Services, DataCamp

Jen leads the Career Services team mentoring learners during their job search. Previously, she led the Instructor Success team hiring hundreds of data scientists, working with them to build DataCamp content. Prior to DataCamp, she worked in non-profit management as well as data analytics adult education. Her career has always centered around her two main passions - people and data!
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