Data Visualization with Advanced Excel

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About this course: In this course, you will get hands-on instruction of advanced Excel 2013 functions. You’ll learn to use PowerPivot to build databases and data models. We’ll show you how to perform different types of scenario and simulation analysis and you’ll have an opportunity to practice these skills by leveraging some of Excel's built in tools including, solver, data tables, scenario manager and goal seek. In the second half of the course, will cover how to visualize data, tell a story and explore data by reviewing core principles of data visualization and dashboarding. You’ll use Excel to build complex graphs and Power View reports and then start to combine them into dynamic das…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: In this course, you will get hands-on instruction of advanced Excel 2013 functions. You’ll learn to use PowerPivot to build databases and data models. We’ll show you how to perform different types of scenario and simulation analysis and you’ll have an opportunity to practice these skills by leveraging some of Excel's built in tools including, solver, data tables, scenario manager and goal seek. In the second half of the course, will cover how to visualize data, tell a story and explore data by reviewing core principles of data visualization and dashboarding. You’ll use Excel to build complex graphs and Power View reports and then start to combine them into dynamic dashboards. Note: Learners will need PowerPivot to complete some of the exercises. Please use MS Excel 2013 version. If you have other MS Excel versions or a MAC you might not be able to complete all assignments. This course was created by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP with an address at 300 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10017.

Created by:  PwC
  • Taught by:  Alex Mannella, Alumni / Former Principal

Basic Info Course 3 of 5 in the Data Analysis and Presentation Skills: the PwC Approach Specialization Level Beginner Commitment 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours per week Language English Hardware Req Excel 2013. You'll need to install the Power Pivot add-in in Microsoft Excel. How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.8 stars Average User Rating 4.8See what learners said Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Preparing a Professional Excel



During this first week, you are going to learn about the development of data models and databases. We will cover the components of data sets and the relational database models, database keys, relationships, and joins. We will also look at a tool called PowerPivot that is used to import and prepare data to build relational models, as well as visualize data. By the end of the week, you will have a working knowledge of how to develop a data model.


16 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: Welcome to Course 3
  2. Reading: Course Overview and Syllabus
  3. Reading: Meet the PwC Instructors and Content Developers
  4. Discussion Prompt: Meet Your Classmates
  5. Video: Introduction to the Scenarios Used in this Course
  6. Video: Tao of Excel Recap and Guiding Principles
  7. Reading: Guiding Principles Handout
  8. Video: The Power of Visualization
  9. Video: Introduction to Working with Data Sets
  10. Video: Introduction to the Components of Data Sets and the Relational Database Model
  11. Video: Introduction to Keys and Forming Data Tables
  12. Video: Introduction to Joins
  13. Video: Overview of SQL and Other Database Tools
  14. Video: A Message from our Chief People Officer at PwC
  15. Reading: Week 1 Excel Student Exercise Workbook
  16. Video: Introduction to PowerPivot
  17. Video: Linking Data Tables and Building the Relational Model
  18. Video: Using PowerPivot to Visualize Data
  19. Video: Calculated Fields
  20. Video: Multiple Data Tables and Filters
  21. Video: Week 1 closing

Graded: Week 1 Quiz

WEEK 2


Advanced Scenario Analysis



This week, we are going to explore three different analytical methods used to help model different scenarios and deal with variable uncertainty. These methods are scenario analysis, sensitivity analysis and simulation. We’ll look at what each method is and then go deeper into why and how you use each. Following some guided demonstration, you’ll be given a chance to practice in an Excel workbook and demonstrate what you’ve learned.


9 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Week 2
  2. Video: Advanced Scenario Analysis
  3. Reading: Week 2 Excel Student Exercise Workbook
  4. Video: Goal Seek
  5. Video: Scenario Manager
  6. Video: One-way Data Tables
  7. Video: Two-way Data Tables
  8. Video: Simulations
  9. Video: Solver
  10. Video: Week 2 Closing

Graded: Week 2 Quiz

WEEK 3


Data Visualization



This week we are going to focus on data visualization. We will start off by discussing data visualization basics, outlining the theory and concepts behind data visualization. We will also discuss how to enable effective story telling through the correct selection, creation, and presentation of tables and charts. You’ll get a chance to learn how to created detailed graphs and charts to effectively tell a story about your data.


12 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Week 3 Opening
  2. Video: Introduction to Data Visualization
  3. Video: Effective and Ineffective Charting
  4. Video: Selecting the Right Type of Chart
  5. Reading: Week 3 Excel Student Exercise Workbook
  6. Video: Introduction to Chart Navigation
  7. Video: Column Chart
  8. Video: Combo Chart
  9. Video: Stacked Column Chart
  10. Video: Heatmap
  11. Video: Gantt Project Plan
  12. Video: Power View
  13. Video: Week 3 closing

Graded: Week 3 Quiz

WEEK 4


Dashboarding



In the final week of this course, you are going to learn how to create a dynamic dashboard. We are going to discuss how to establish a good understanding of your audience and how to collect key requirements in order to determine what type of dashboard to build. We will talk about some guiding design principles and things to consider when building a dashboard. You’ll have a chance to practice everything you learn this week by creating your own functional dashboard in Excel.


8 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Week 4
  2. Video: Introduction to Dashboarding
  3. Video: Dashboarding: Beyond the basics
  4. Reading: Week 4 Excel Student Exercise Workbooks
  5. Video: Form Controls and Grouping
  6. Video: Slicers and PowerPivot
  7. Video: Conditional Formatting and KPIs
  8. Video: Dashboard Finalization and Securing the Workbook
  9. Video: Week 4 Closing and Course Recap
  10. Reading: Learn About Career Opportunities at PwC

Graded: Week 4 Quiz
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