Data Analysis with Excel for Complete Beginners - ExpertTrack



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Study method
Online, self-paced
10 weeks
No formal qualification

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Learn data analysis from scratch, including an introduction to essential maths and Microsoft Excel.

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An introduction to the fundamentals of data analysis using Excel.

Data analysis skills are in increasing demand across a huge range of industries, but if maths is not your strong suit, it can be a daunting thing to learn. This ExpertTrack has been designed with exactly that in mind. It is a complete beginner’s guide to the subject, covering the basics of data analytics, maths, and Excel fundamentals to refresh your memory and build your confidence in these areas.

You’ll explore:

*data in life and society *ways to build your data literacy *data analysis methods * how to create tables and pivot tables in Excel *how to create data visualisations in Excel *the maths behind data analysis *how to apply basic inferential maths to your data sets

Every course within this ExpertTrack is self-paced, allowing you to review the course content as quickly or as slowly as you’d like.

Brush up on your mathematics before delving into data analysis

Data analysis involves applying maths - whether it’s statistics or simple formula - to data sets. This ExpertTrack offers you the chance to refresh your maths knowledge before you get started so that you feel confident in mathematical notation, applying summary statistics, and calculating business metrics as you proceed through the courses.

Learn how to use Excel functions for data analysis

Microsoft Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis and the built-in pivot tables are arguably the most popular analytic tool.
You will learn how to perform data analysis using Excel’s most popular features, including how to create pivot tables from a range with rows and columns in Excel. You will see the power of Excel pivots in action and their ability to summarise data in flexible ways, enabling quick exploration of data and producing valuable insights from the accumulated data.

Grow your data analysis skills

Once you’ve covered the maths behind data analytics and the Excel functions to support it, you’ll be able to grow your analytics skills more directly. This involves creating flexible data aggregations and representing data visually. Before long, you’ll be able to calculate margins and other calculations, as well as filtering data and creating reports using simple Excel formulas.

Feel confident making data-driven decisions

All of this works towards offering you more control and confidence in your data. You’ll be able to apply your new-found skills in both decision making and problem solving at work. You can even use this as a pathway into more specialised training in data analysis.

Key skills you will learn

Microsoft Excel
Decision Making
Data Analysis

Who is this course for?

This ExpertTrack has been designed for learners who are new to Excel and to data analysis, who want to improve their skills.

You may want to advance your career, perform tasks more efficiently, or test out whether a career in data analysis is really for you.


In order to benefit from this course, it would be helpful to have a basic understanding of how to create formulas and how cells are referenced by rows and columns within Excel.


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