Business Analytics Certification Course Overview

This Business Analytics certification course teaches you the basic concepts of custom and conditional Formatting, Vlookup and Hlookup, Different charts like charts with scroll bar, interactive charts; Solver add-in, Goal seek , Multiple Linear Regression and Logistic regression

Business Analytics Training Key Features

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  • 12 hours of self-paced video
  • Two hands-on industry-based projects on healthcare and e-commerce
  • Includes training on business intelligence using Power BI
  • Eight practical exercises
  • Lifetime access to self-paced learning

Skills Covered

  • Excel analytics functions
  • Excel conditional formatting
  • Pivot tables and slicers
  • Scenario manager tool
  • Solver tool
  • Goal seek tool
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Power BI


By 2025, the business intelligence market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.98 percent from 2017 to 2025. IBM indicates that the number of job profiles for all business analysts will increase from the present 364,000 openings to 2.72 million.

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  • Annual Salary
  • Hiring Companies
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    Source: Glassdoor
    Hiring Companies
    JPMorgan Chase
    Source: Indeed
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    Hiring Companies
    JPMorgan Chase
    Deloitte India
    Source: Indeed
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    Source: Glassdoor
    Hiring Companies
    Wells Fargo
    Procter and Gamble
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Training Options

Self-Paced Learning

$ 799

  • Lifetime access to high-quality self-paced eLearning content curated by industry experts
  • Hands-on projects to perfect the skills learnt
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support

Corporate Training

Customized to your team's needs

  • Blended learning delivery model (self-paced eLearning and/or instructor-led options)
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Enterprise grade Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enterprise dashboards for individuals and teams
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support

Business Analytics Course Curriculum


Business Analytics with Excel is the best course for both beginners and experienced professionals who are inexperienced or have recently entered the analytics field. This Business Analytics certification course is beneficial for IT developers and testers, data analysts, junior data scientists, analytics professionals, BI and reporting professionals, project managers, students, and professionals working with data in any industry.
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Learners need to possess an undergraduate degree or a high school diploma. Basic knowledge of working with Microsoft Excel is recommended.
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Course Content

  • Business Analytics with Excel

    • Lesson 01: Course Introduction

      • 1.01 Introduction
      • 1.02 What Will You Learn
    • Lesson 02: Introduction to Business Analytics

      • 2.01 Introduction to Business Analytics
      • 2.02 Learning Objectives
      • 2.03 Types of Analytics
      • 2.04 Areas of Analytics
      • 2.05 Quick Recap
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 03: Data Cleaning and Preparation

      • 3.01 Learning Objectives
      • 3.02 Sort and filter
      • 3.03 Group by and subtotal
      • 3.04 Text to Column
      • 3.05 Removing Duplicates
      • 3.06 Data Validation
      • 3.07 Quick Recap
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 04: Formatting, Conditional Formatting, and Important Functions

      • 4.01 Introduction
      • 4.02 Learning Objectives
      • 4.03 Introduction to Custom Formatting
      • 4.04 Custom Formatting: Example
      • 4.05 Introduction to Conditional Formatting
      • 4.06 Conditional Formatting: Example One
      • 4.07 Conditional Formatting: Example Two
      • 4.08 Conditional Formatting: Example Three
      • 4.09 Logical Functions
      • 4.10 Lookup and reference functions
      • 4.11 VLOOKUP Function
      • 4.12 HLOOKUP Function
      • 4.13 MATCH Function
      • 4.14 INDEX and OFFSET Function
      • 4.15 Statistical functions
      • 4.16 SUMIFS Function
      • 4.17 COUNTIFS Function
      • 4.18 PERCENTILE and QUARTILE
      • 4.19 STDEV, MEDIAN and RANK Function
      • 4.20 Exercise: Introduction
      • 4.21 Exercise
      • 4.22 Quick Recap
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 05: Spotlight

      • Spotlight
    • Lesson 06: Analyzing Data with Pivot Tables

      • 6.01 Introduction
      • 6.02 Learning Objectives
      • 6.03 Introduction to Pivot tables
      • 6.04 Creating a Pivot Table
      • 6.05 Grouping in Pivot tables
      • 6.06 Grouping in Pivot Table: Example One
      • 6.07 Grouping in Pivot Table: Example Two
      • 6.08 Custom Calculation
      • 6.09 Calculated Field and Calculated Item
      • 6.10 Calculated Field Example
      • 6.11 Calculated Item Example
      • 6.12 Slicer introduction
      • 6.13 Creating a Slicer
      • 6.14 Exercise Introduction
      • 6.15 Exercise
      • 6.16 Quick Recap
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 07: Dashboarding

      • 7.01 Introduction
      • 7.02 Learning Objectives
      • 7.03 What is a Dashboard
      • 7.04 Principles of a Great Dashboard Design
      • 7.05 How to Create Charts in Excel
      • 7.06 Chart Formatting
      • 7.07 Thermometer Chart
      • 7.08 Pareto Chart
      • 7.09 Speedometer chart
      • 7.10 Create a Speedometer Chart
      • 7.11 Stacked Column Chart
      • 7.12 Funnel chart
      • 7.13 Pivot Chart
      • 7.14 Form Controls in Excel
      • 7.15 Interactive Dashboard with Form Control
      • 7.16 Chart with Checkbox
      • 7.17 Chart With Combobox
      • 7.18 Chart With Scrollbar
      • 7.19 Interactive Chart
      • 7.20 Exercise: Introduction
      • 7.21 Exercise One
      • 7.22 Exercise Two
      • 7.23 Quick Recap
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 08: Business Analytics With Excel

      • 8.01 Introduction
      • 8.02 Learning Objectives
      • 8.03 Histogram
      • 8.04 Solver Add in
      • 8.05 Goal Seek
      • 8.06 Data Table
      • 8.07 Descriptive Statistics
      • 8.08 Exercise: Introduction
      • 8.09 Excercise
      • 8.10 Quick Recap
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 09: Spotlight

      • Spotlight
    • Lesson 10: Data Analysis Using Statistics

      • 10.01 Introduction
      • 10.02 Learning Objectives
      • 10.03 Moving Average
      • 10.04 Hypothesis Testing
      • 10.05 ANOVA
      • 10.06 Covariance
      • 10.07 Correlation
      • 10.08 Regression
      • 10.09 Multiple Linear Regression
      • 10.10 Logistic Regression
      • 10.11 Normal Distribution
      • 10.12 Exercise One: Introduction
      • 10.13 Exercise One
      • 10.14 Exercise Two: Introduction
      • 10.15 Exercise Two
      • 10.16 Exercise Three: Introduction
      • 10.17 Exercise Three
      • 10.18 Quick Recap
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 11: Using Macros for Analytics

      • 11.01 Learning Objectives
      • 11.02 Using Macros for Analytics
      • 11.03 Mean of Data Using Macros
      • 11.04 5 Point Summary Using Macros
      • 11.05 Correlation Coefficient Using Macros
      • 11.06 Removing Duplicates Using Macros
      • 11.07 Quick Recap
      • Knowledge Check
    • Lesson 12: Spotlight

      • Spotlight

Tools Covered

Microsoft Excel

Industry Project

  • Project 1

    Project 1 Ecommerce

    Design a sales dashboard for an e-commerce company to help them analyze the sales based on various product categories. Also, create a histogram to analyze the number of shipping days.

  • Project 2

    Project 2 Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

    Design a dashboard for a pharmaceutical company to help them analyze the sales of products across various regions and brands.


Business Analytics Exam & Certification

Business Analytics with Excel
  • Who provides the certification and how long is it valid for?

    Upon successful completion of the Business Analytics course, Simplilearn will provide you with an industry-recognized course completion certificate that has lifelong validity.

  • How to Become a Business Analyst?

    A Business Analyst bridges the gap between business and IT by driving the organization toward efficiency and profitability. They are mainly responsible for planning and monitoring, eliciting requirements, analyzing functional and technical requirements, and communicating with various stakeholders to fulfill business needs. They play a crucial role in fixing outdated processes, driving new technology adoption, and innovation, making this an in-demand role in every area of business, from consulting to product management. A Business Analyst's career path can take them in multiple directions, depending on their experience and future career goals. Simplilearn's Business Analyst is a perfect program to kick start your career, and have endless growth opportunities.

  • How are the projects conducted?

    • Problem statements along with data points are provided.
    • Projects will be submitted for evaluation by the course trainer through LMS.

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    Online Self-Learning:
    • Complete 85 percent of the Business Analytics certification course.
    • Complete one project.

  • Do you provide any practice tests as part of Business Analytics course?

    Yes, we provide a practice test as part of our Business Analytics course to help you prepare for the certification exam. You can try this free Business Analytics with Excel Practice Test to understand the type of questions that you would face in the certification exam and gain expertise in the topics that are a part of the Business Analytics Certification course syllabus.

Business Analytics Course Reviews

  • Abdul Azeez VP

    Abdul Azeez VP

    I was new to Simplilearn and enrolled in the Business Analytics Engineer with Excel course after deciding to pursue self-learning. Simplilearn is an excellent place to learn complex ideas online and has lifetime access to self-learning videos. I also got a good response from customer care & support whenever I had questions or issues.

  • Aman Saxena

    Aman Saxena

    I completed the Business Analytics with Excel course from Simplilearn. Through this course, I learned about how powerful and useful Microsoft Excel the modern era of IT. Excel is equipped with statistical tools and we learned techniques to help us to retrieve critical information from existing data. Simplilearn plays a vital role in teaching this.

  • Juhi Maheshwari

    Juhi Maheshwari

    The session went smoothly and the overall experience was good. It offered good learning with examples from first-hand experience. Rajiv is a good teacher, explains everything in detail, backed with examples, tips, and techniques.

  • Koumudi Oruganti

    Koumudi Oruganti

    Simplilearn's certification training was a great experience. I have received one of the best services with top-quality online guidance and study material from Simplilearn. I highly recommend the self-paced learning program offered by Simplilearn. Their customer support is also very helpful and supportive.


Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

Business Analytics Training FAQs

  • What is Business Analytics?

    Business Analytics, a subset of business intelligence is a process of collating, sorting, processing, and studying the data, and using statistical models and methodologies such as data mining and predictive analytics to analyze and transform data into actionable insights. business analytics has applications in a wide array of different businesses to solve problems, make data-driven business decisions, and increase efficiency, productivity, and revenue.

  • How can beginners learn Business Analytics?

    Beginners can comfortably learn Business Analytics if they have an analytical mindset and basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel. This Business Analytics course helps you learn everything from scratch and gives you hands-on experience in the field as well.

  • What other Business Analytics subjects one needs to learn to become a successful Business Analyst?

    Regression analysis, predictive analytics, decision trees, dashboarding, and statistics are some of the Business Analytics subjects that can make you a successful Business Analyst.

  • Why should I take this Business Analytics course?

    The global big data and business analytics market size was worth $193.14 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach $420.98 billion by 2027. As organizations continue to adopt business analytics to get a better picture of their customers and improve their products, the demand for people skilled in business analytics will remain high. This Business Analytics course will help you gain expertise in the field and become capable of making data-driven decisions.

  • I know only the fundamentals of Excel, can I take this Business Analytics course?

    Yes, this Business Analytics course is easy to follow for all the professionals who are only familiar with the basics of MS Excel.

  • What are the system requirements?

  • Can I cancel my enrollment? Do I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment. We provide a complete refund after deducting the administration fee. To know more, please review our Refund Policy.

  • How do I enroll in this Business Analytics certification course?

    You can enroll in this Business Analytics certification course on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options:

    • Visa Credit or Debit Card
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Diner’s Club
    • PayPal

    Once payment is received you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

  • Who are the instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly-qualified Business Analytics course trainers are certified, with more than 15 years of experience in training and working professionally in the Business Intelligence field. Each of them has gone through a rigorous selection process that includes profile screening, technical evaluation, and live training demonstration before they are certified to train for us. We also ensure that only those trainers who maintain a high alumni rating continue to train for us.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts here to help you get certified in Business Analytics in your first attempt. They engage students proactively to ensure the course path is being followed and help you enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance. Teaching Assistance is available during business hours.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

  • How do I become an Analytics Manager?

    Analytics managers need specialized skills to be able to develop and implement comprehensive tools and strategies to transform raw data into actionable insights. They need to gain experience in delegating tasks with ease, statistical modeling techniques, and predictive modeling, among other areas. Simplilearn’s business analytics certification gives you a clear idea of what it takes to become an analytics manager.

  • What is Business Analytics used for?

    Many organizations now use business analytics to analyze massive amounts of data generated from multiple sources and draw meaningful conclusions from them. They use advanced analytics and statistics to find trends in data and share the insights with relevant stakeholders through reports and interactive dashboards. A business analytics course can help you learn everything about this domain from scratch and gain job-ready skills.

  • Is the Business Analytics course difficult to learn?

    The instructors for this business analytics course have rich teaching experience and they explain all the concepts in an easy to understand manner. So, learners do not face any difficulty in following the study materials.

  • Is Business Analytics a good career option?

    Business intelligence and data analytics is one of the fastest-growing markets in the enterprise software landscape. Businesses are undergoing digital transformation and rely on business analytics to accurately measure every aspect of their operations and make data-driven decisions. So, business analytics is one of the best career options you can find these days. A business analytics certification will help you start a promising career in this domain.

  • How do beginners learn Business Analytics?

    Business analytics is indeed a complex subject and beginners need to put their dedicated efforts to go through its concepts. Our business analytics training is one of the best ways beginners can build a strong foundation in this field.

  • Is a Business Analytics certification worth it?

    According to Allied Market Research, the global big data and business analytics market is expected to be worth $420.98 billion by 2027. With such impressive growth trends, a business analytics certification is certainly worth it. You can rely on Simplilearn’s business analytics training to grab the attention of hiring managers and start a rewarding career.

  • What are the job roles available after getting a Business Analytics in excel certification?

    Adding a business analyst certification to your resume makes you eligible for many popular job roles like a data engineer, data architect, data analyst, business analyst, and data scientist.

  • What does an Analytics Manager do?

    Analytics managers perform varying duties in organizations with an aim to help the business use data to drive better performance and quality. They develop strategies for effective data analysis and reporting, configure and implement analytics solutions, and define org-wide metrics and relevant data sources. A business analytics certification can validate your skills for this role in front of employers.

  • What skills should an Analytics Manager know?

    An analytics manager should have a background in market research and project management. Knowledge of SQL, MS Excel, and R programming is essential to thriving in this role. They must be familiar with data analysis and reporting along with business intelligence tools like Tableau, SAS, or QlikView. Simplilearn’s business analytics certification is all you need to develop these skills in a short time.

  • What industries use Business Analytics most?

    Business analytics is reshaping many industrial sectors like healthcare, banking, retail, real estate, and telecommunications. Take our business analytics course and step into any industry you wish to work in.

  • Which companies hire Analytics Managers?

    American Express, Accenture, ZS Associates, Deloitte, Cognizant, and Genpact are the top firms looking for skilled analytics managers. Our business analytics course can open your doors to opportunities available in such firms.

  • What book do you suggest reading for Business Analytics?

    Our business analytics training gives you in-depth knowledge of all concepts and makes you job-ready. However, you can also refer to the following books for future reference:

    • Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modeling by Wayne L. Winston
    • Business Analytics: Data Analysis & Decision Making by Wayne Winston
    • Business Analytics for Managers: Taking Business Intelligence Beyond Reporting by Gert H. N. Laursen

  • What is the pay scale of an Analytics Manager across the world?

    Analytics managers earn lucrative salaries across the world. A business analytics certification further increases their income potential. Here are the average annual salaries of such professionals in various countries (Source: Payscale):

    • India - INR 17 Lakhs
    • The US - $99K
    • The UK - £48K
    • Canada - C$88K

  • How can beginners learn Business Analytics with excel?

    Here’s how beginners can learn business analytics:

    Have an analytical mindset - with this ability, people are able to analyze information, identify problems and trends, and solve complex problems.Step - 1 How beginners learn Business Analytics with excel

    Microsoft Excel fundamentals - prior knowledge of Excel basics is helpful in understanding the concepts of business analytics.Step - 2 How beginners learn Business Analytics with excel

    Enroll in a training course - Enrolling in Simplilearn’s Business Analytics with Excel course is one of the best steps for beginners to step into this field.Step - 3 How beginners learn Business Analytics with excel

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