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Introduction to Excel

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Master the Excel basics and learn to use this spreadsheet tool to conduct impactful analysis.

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Getting started with Excel

In this Excel course, you’ll learn the fundamentals needed to have you analyzing data in spreadsheets before you know it. This course focuses on helping you navigate Excel and prepare your data for basic analysis. You’ll learn how to manage tables and apply calculations to your data to provide new insights.

Working with Functions

You’ll learn about the many available functions in Excel that can help you to perform calculations, analyze data and, in some cases, automate tasks. We’ll start your journey into understanding the full potential of Excels functions and leverage built-ins such as SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, UPPER, LEFT, and more.

Visualizing data

We’ll finish this course by explaining the basics of using Excel to effectively communicate data through compelling visuals. You’ll explore the versatility of area, column, and pie charts to help tell a story to bring your analysis to life.
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    Getting started with Excel

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    In this chapter, you’ll learn how to navigate Excel and understand how best to work with tables. You will cover topics such as navigating the grid layout, importing data, manipulating data with tables, and creating basic formulas.

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    Introduction to Excel
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    The possibilities of Excel
    100 xp
    Navigating Excel
    50 xp
    Loading workbooks
    100 xp
    Working with data
    100 xp
    Creating first formula
    100 xp
    Working with tables
    50 xp
    Referencing cells
    50 xp
    Managing data with tables
    50 xp
    Working with structured cell references
    100 xp
    Filtering data
    100 xp
    Formatting tables
    100 xp
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    Managing data and applying aggregate functions

    In this chapter, you’ll learn how to work with data in a tabular layout. You will cover topics such as creating named ranges, using subtotals to summarize groups of data, and applying data validation rules. Additionally, you’ll learn how to use aggregate functions in Excel to help summarize your data.

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    Other functions and visualizing data

    Finally, in this chapter, we’ll finish by looking at the various functions available within Excel and learn how to start visualizing basic data. You will cover text, date and time, statistical functions, and learning to use built-in Excel features to visualize your data.

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Jess is a Content Developer at DataCamp. Prior to joining DataCamp, she worked in various analyst roles within healthcare and most recently online gambling. She has a passion for education, data, and business which she has been able to combine in her role at DataCamp. Outside of work, you can often find her in front of a TV watching Soccer and Formula 1.
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  • Luis B.
    26 days

    Excelente course!

  • Phani S.
    26 days

    Short videos combined with hands on exercises is an excellent way to learn and adopt the new capabilities

  • Angel J.
    about 2 months

    Even though I was familiar with a lot of the intro topics to Excel I felt this was a neat and easy introduction. The datasets were very helpful to practice the material that was taught in the course. Highly recommended.

  • Pier A.
    2 months

    fantastic to prepare my job interview

  • Vladimiros M.
    3 months

    Super course :)

"Excelente course!"

Luis B.

"Short videos combined with hands on exercises is an excellent way to learn and adopt the new capabilities"

Phani S.

"Even though I was familiar with a lot of the intro topics to Excel I felt this was a neat and easy introduction. The datasets were very helpful to practice the material that was taught in the course. Highly recommended."

Angel J.

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