Welcome to Become an Excel Guru, where you are going to learn everything you need to know to become an Excel expert. For the last ten years I've been using Excel to build advanced tools and applications in the investment banking and financial services industries. It's the most powerful tool in the Microsoft Office suite -Â its capabilitiesÂ are incredible when you know how.
YouÂ probably already know the basics of ExcelÂ and you use it in your job on a daily basis, and you're looking to learn more about Excel - but how much more?
Excel has a huge variety of tools and functionality, from the simple - like sum and average formulas &Â functionsÂ - to more advanced tools like Excel pivot tables and Excel macros. But the scope of stuff to learn if you want to know EVERYTHING is enormous - for example, there are over 400 different functions you can use. Do you want to learn them all? Didn't think so (but I have included a functions cheat sheet with them all on)!
You've probably been looking at 'Intermediate Excel' or 'Advanced Excel' level courses - but who decides what constitutes those skill levels? Is it just a case of knowing what all the buttons do or is there something deeper?
From over a decade of using, developing and training Excel I've learned that actually, you don't need to know it all to be an expert.
There is a collection of different tools that I believe are most important for day to day business use, like excel functions or excel charts, and then there are a few more advanced tools which can really set you apart from the rest, like summarising data using excel pivot tables, and usingÂ automation with Excel macros and VBA.
My goal in this course is to teach you Excel to an advanced level but without confusing you and overwhelming you with information. I'm not just going to teach you what every single buttonÂ does - you are going to learn the most useful - the 80/20 of Excel; andÂ more importantly you will learn how to use it correctly.Â I'll make it easy for you to do it over and over again.
I've split the course into four key modules, which follow a logical progression from raw data to end results:
Module 1: The first module covers working with dataÂ in Excel, where you'll learn all about how to structure your data, clean it and enrich it using Excel formulas and how to use some fundamental Excel tools like adding styles and dropdown options to cells.
Module 2: The second module is data analysis in Excel, and most of this module is a deep dive on ExcelÂ pivot tables - anÂ easy to use drag and drop data summary tool. Excel Pivot tables are a powerful way toÂ slice and dice your data and really uncover the key trends and insights.
Module 3: This module covers presenting your analysis, with the key focus being on learning how to create great looking management reports and Excel dashboards. You don't have to be a data analysis professionalÂ to reap the benefits of this type of knowledge. Being able to present great dataÂ analysis in a succinct ExcelÂ dashboard is a skill that can really take your career to another level.
Module 4: Finally we'll cover automation in Excel using Microsoft's coding language, ExcelÂ VBA (sometimes called Excel Macros). Itâ€™s not as techy as you might think, and Excel VBA isÂ one of the easiest coding languages you can possibly learn. This module will set you on the road to being able to automate away repetitive and boring tasks you do in Excel, and can even help you create totally customized buttons and tools in your spreadsheets for your job or your clients.
I think you'll get a huge amount of value from this course and you will come away with a deep understanding of how to use Excel correctly and with ease. No more throwing the mouse across the room or banging your head against the wall - this will take you to the next level.
About this course:
- Full, free lifetime access to course materials
- All future extra lectures and upgrades are always included for free
- Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee
- Regular free bonuses to improve your skills even more
- Now includes 2 comprehensive cheat sheets for your desk or drawer covering all ExcelÂ shortcuts and ExcelÂ functions