Course description

  • What is the focus of this course?

    Business Analytics with Excel training has been designed to help initiate you to the world of analytics, by using the most commonly used analytics tool (Microsoft Excel). This business analytics training will equip you with all the concepts and hard skills required for a strong analytics career basis. If you already have some experience in the IT or any core industry, this business analytics course will quickly teach you how to understand data and make data-driven decisions using Microsoft Excel. For those that are new to the analytics field, this course provides an excellent foundation of required concepts and skills. This business analytics training also delves into the statistical concepts that are important in deriving insights from available data in order to present findings using executive level dashboards. Finally, you will be introduced to Power BI, which is currently the latest and best tool provided by Microsoft for analytics and data visualization.

  • What are the course objectives?

    With Simplilearn’s training on business analytics with Excel, you will be able to:
    • Understand the meaning of business analytics and its importance in the industry
    • Grasp fundamentals of excel analytics functions and conditional formatting
    • Learn how to analyze with complex datasets using pivot tables and slicers
    • Solve stochastic and deterministic analytical problems using tools like scenario manager, solver and goal seek
    • Apply statistical tools and concepts like moving average, hypothesis testing, ANOVA and regression to data sets using Excel
    • Represent your findings using charts and dashboards
    • Get introduced to the latest Microsoft analytic and visualization tools i.e. Power BI

  • Who should take this course?

    Business Analytics with Excel is a great course for both beginners and experienced professionals who are inexperienced or have recently stepped into the field of analytics. This course is beneficial for:
    • IT developers and testers
    • Data analysts
    • Junior data scientists
    • Analytics professionals
    • BI and reporting professionals
    • Project managers
    • Students
    • Professionals working with data in any industry

  • What are the prerequisites for this course?

    There are no prerequisites for this business analytics course other than an analytical mindset. However, we do expect the participants to have a basic knowledge of working with Microsoft Excel.

  • What projects are included?

    Project 1 (Submission and Evaluation) - E-commerce
    The analytics team of an online e-commerce company wants to design a sales dashboard to analyze the sales based on various product categories. The company’s main interest is to add user control for product category, so users can select a category and then see the trend by month and product. The analytics team also wants to create a histogram to analyze number of shipping days.

    Project 2 (Practice) – Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
    The analytics team of a pharmaceutical company wants to design a dashboard to analyze the sales of products across various regions and brands. It wants to create a chart with user control functionality to enable users to easily see the total sales and commissions paid to external agents as categorized by brands and region.

Course preview

    • Lesson 00 - Introduction

      05:27
      • 0.001 Course Introduction
        05:27
    • Lesson 01 - Introduction to Business Analytics

      09:52
      • 1.001 Introduction
        02:15
      • 1.002 What Is in It for Me
        00:10
      • 1.003 Types of Analytics
        02:18
      • 1.004 Areas of Analytics
        04:06
      • 1.5 Quiz
      • 1.006 Key Takeaways
        00:52
      • 1.007 Conclusion
        00:11
    • Lesson 02 - Formatting Conditional Formatting and Important Fuctions

      38:29
      • 2.001 Introduction
        02:12
      • 2.002 What Is in It for Me
        00:21
      • 2.003 Custom Formatting Introduction
        00:55
      • 2.004 Custom Formatting Example
        03:24
      • 2.005 Conditional Formatting Introduction
        00:44
      • 2.006 Conditional Formatting Example1
        01:47
      • 2.007 Conditional Formatting Example2
        02:43
      • 2.008 Conditional Formatting Example3
        01:37
      • 2.009 Logical Functions
        04:00
      • 2.010 Lookup and Reference Functions
        00:28
      • 2.011 VLOOKUP Function
        02:14
      • 2.012 HLOOKUP Function
        01:19
      • 2.013 MATCH Function
        03:13
      • 2.014 INDEX and OFFSET Function
        03:50
      • 2.015 Statistical Function
        00:24
      • 2.016 SUMIFS Function
        01:27
      • 2.017 COUNTIFS Function
        01:13
      • 2.018 PERCENTILE and QUARTILE
        01:59
      • 2.019 STDEV, MEDIAN and RANK Function
        03:02
      • 2.020 Exercise Intro
        00:35
      • 2.21 Exercise
      • 2.22 Quiz
      • 2.023 Key Takeaways
        00:53
      • 2.024 Conclusion
        00:09
    • Lesson 03 - Analyzing Data with Pivot Tables

      19:32
      • 3.001 Introduction
        01:47
      • 3.002 What Is in It for Me
        00:22
      • 3.003 Pivot Table Introduction
        01:03
      • 3.004 Concept Video of Creating a Pivot Table
        02:47
      • 3.005 Grouping in Pivot Table Introduction
        00:24
      • 3.006 Grouping in Pivot Table Example 1
        01:42
      • 3.007 Grouping in Pivot Table Example 2
        01:57
      • 3.008 Custom Calculation
        01:14
      • 3.009 Calculated Field and Calculated Item
        00:25
      • 3.010 Calculated Field Example
        01:22
      • 3.011 Calculated Item Example
        02:52
      • 3.012 Slicer Intro
        00:35
      • 3.013 Creating a Slicer
        01:22
      • 3.014 Exercise Intro
        00:58
      • 3.15 Exercise
      • 3.16 Quiz
      • 3.017 Key Takeaways
        00:35
      • 3.018 Conclusion
        00:07
    • Lesson 04 - Dashboarding

      32:07
      • 4.001 Introduction
        01:18
      • 4.002 What Is in It for Me
        00:18
      • 4.003 What is a Dashboard
        00:45
      • 4.004 Principles of Great Dashboard Design
        02:16
      • 4.005 How to Create Chart in Excel
        02:26
      • 4.006 Chart Formatting
        01:45
      • 4.007 Thermometer Chart
        03:32
      • 4.008 Pareto Chart
        02:26
      • 4.009 Form Controls in Excel
        01:08
      • 4.010 Interactive Dashboard with Form Controls
        04:13
      • 4.011 Chart with Checkbox
        05:48
      • 4.012 Interactive Chart
        04:37
      • 4.013 Exercise Intro
        00:55
      • 4.14 Exercise1
      • 4.15 Exercise2
      • 4.16 Quiz
      • 4.017 Key Takeaways
        00:34
      • 4.018 Conclusion
        00:06
    • Lesson 05 - Business Analytics With Excel

      25:48
      • 5.001 Introduction
        02:12
      • 5.002 What Is in It for Me
        00:24
      • 5.003 Concept Video Histogram
        05:18
      • 5.004 Concept Video Solver Addin
        05:00
      • 5.005 Concept Video Goal Seek
        02:57
      • 5.006 Concept Video Scenario Manager
        04:16
      • 5.007 Concept Video Data Table
        02:03
      • 5.008 Concept Video Descriptive Statistics
        01:58
      • 5.009 Exercise Intro
        00:52
      • 5.10 Exercise
      • 5.11 Quiz
      • 5.012 Key Takeaways
        00:39
      • 5.013 Conclusion
        00:09
    • Lesson 06 - Data Analysis Using Statistics

      31:57
      • 6.001 Introduction
        01:51
      • 6.002 What Is in It for Me
        00:21
      • 6.003 Moving Average
        02:50
      • 6.004 Hypothesis Testing
        04:20
      • 6.005 ANOVA
        02:47
      • 6.006 Covariance
        01:56
      • 6.007 Correlation
        03:38
      • 6.008 Regression
        05:15
      • 6.009 Normal Distribution
        06:49
      • 6.010 Exercise1 Intro
        00:34
      • 6.11 Exercise 1
      • 6.012 Exercise2 Intro
        00:17
      • 6.13 Exercise 2
      • 6.014 Exercise3 Intro
        00:19
      • 6.15 Exercise 3
      • 6.16 Quiz
      • 6.017 Key Takeaways
        00:52
      • 6.018 Conclusion
        00:08
    • Lesson 07 - Power BI

      14:01
      • 7.001 Introduction
        01:17
      • 7.002 What Is in It for Me
        00:18
      • 7.003 Power Pivot
        04:16
      • 7.004 Power View
        02:36
      • 7.005 Power Query
        02:45
      • 7.006 Power Map
        02:06
      • 7.7 Quiz
      • 7.008 Key Takeaways
        00:32
      • 7.009 Conclusion
        00:11
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Exam & certification

  • How do I get certified in business analytics with Excel?

    In order to get certified in business analytics with excel, you must complete and submit the evaluation project.

  • 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.

  • How do I earn my Simplilearn certificate?

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

Course advisor

Ronald van Loon
Ronald van Loon Top 10 Big Data & Data Science Influencer, Director - Adversitement

Named by Onalytica as one of the three most influential people in Big Data, Ronald is also an author for a number of leading Big Data and Data Science websites, including Datafloq, Data Science Central, and The Guardian. He also regularly speaks at renowned events.

    • Disclaimer
    • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.