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
      • 0.1 Course Introduction 05:27
    • Lesson 01 - Introduction to Business Analytics 09:52
      • 1.1 Introduction 02:15
      • 1.2 What Is in It for Me 00:10
      • 1.3 Types of Analytics 02:18
      • 1.4 Areas of Analytics 04:06
      • 1.5 Quiz
      • 1.6 Key Takeaways 00:52
      • 1.7 Conclusion 00:11
    • Lesson 02 - Formatting Conditional Formatting and Important Fuctions 38:29
      • 2.1 Introduction 02:12
      • 2.2 What Is in It for Me 00:21
      • 2.3 Custom Formatting Introduction 00:55
      • 2.4 Custom Formatting Example 03:24
      • 2.5 Conditional Formatting Introduction 00:44
      • 2.6 Conditional Formatting Example1 01:47
      • 2.7 Conditional Formatting Example2 02:43
      • 2.8 Conditional Formatting Example3 01:37
      • 2.9 Logical Functions 04:00
      • 2.10 Lookup and Reference Functions 00:28
      • 2.11 VLOOKUP Function 02:14
      • 2.12 HLOOKUP Function 01:19
      • 2.13 MATCH Function 03:13
      • 2.14 INDEX and OFFSET Function 03:50
      • 2.15 Statistical Function 00:24
      • 2.16 SUMIFS Function 01:27
      • 2.17 COUNTIFS Function 01:13
      • 2.18 PERCENTILE and QUARTILE 01:59
      • 2.19 STDEV, MEDIAN and RANK Function 03:02
      • 2.20 Exercise Intro 00:35
      • 2.21 Exercise
      • 2.22 Quiz
      • 2.23 Key Takeaways 00:53
      • 2.24 Conclusion 00:09
    • Lesson 03 - Analyzing Data with Pivot Tables 19:32
      • 3.1 Introduction 01:47
      • 3.2 What Is in It for Me 00:22
      • 3.3 Pivot Table Introduction 01:03
      • 3.4 Concept Video of Creating a Pivot Table 02:47
      • 3.5 Grouping in Pivot Table Introduction 00:24
      • 3.6 Grouping in Pivot Table Example 1 01:42
      • 3.7 Grouping in Pivot Table Example 2 01:57
      • 3.8 Custom Calculation 01:14
      • 3.9 Calculated Field and Calculated Item 00:25
      • 3.10 Calculated Field Example 01:22
      • 3.11 Calculated Item Example 02:52
      • 3.12 Slicer Intro 00:35
      • 3.13 Creating a Slicer 01:22
      • 3.14 Exercise Intro 00:58
      • 3.15 Exercise
      • 3.16 Quiz
      • 3.17 Key Takeaways 00:35
      • 3.18 Conclusion 00:07
    • Lesson 04 - Dashboarding 32:07
      • 4.1 Introduction 01:18
      • 4.2 What Is in It for Me 00:18
      • 4.3 What is a Dashboard 00:45
      • 4.4 Principles of Great Dashboard Design 02:16
      • 4.5 How to Create Chart in Excel 02:26
      • 4.6 Chart Formatting 01:45
      • 4.7 Thermometer Chart 03:32
      • 4.8 Pareto Chart 02:26
      • 4.9 Form Controls in Excel 01:08
      • 4.10 Interactive Dashboard with Form Controls 04:13
      • 4.11 Chart with Checkbox 05:48
      • 4.12 Interactive Chart 04:37
      • 4.13 Exercise Intro 00:55
      • 4.14 Exercise1
      • 4.15 Exercise2
      • 4.16 Quiz
      • 4.17 Key Takeaways 00:34
      • 4.18 Conclusion 00:06
    • Lesson 05 - Business Analytics With Excel 25:48
      • 5.1 Introduction 02:12
      • 5.2 What Is in It for Me 00:24
      • 5.3 Concept Video Histogram 05:18
      • 5.4 Concept Video Solver Addin 05:00
      • 5.5 Concept Video Goal Seek 02:57
      • 5.6 Concept Video Scenario Manager 04:16
      • 5.7 Concept Video Data Table 02:03
      • 5.8 Concept Video Descriptive Statistics 01:58
      • 5.9 Exercise Intro 00:52
      • 5.10 Exercise
      • 5.11 Quiz
      • 5.12 Key Takeaways 00:39
      • 5.13 Conclusion 00:09
    • Lesson 06 - Data Analysis Using Statistics 31:57
      • 6.1 Introduction 01:51
      • 6.2 What Is in It for Me 00:21
      • 6.3 Moving Average 02:50
      • 6.4 Hypothesis Testing 04:20
      • 6.5 ANOVA 02:47
      • 6.6 Covariance 01:56
      • 6.7 Correlation 03:38
      • 6.8 Regression 05:15
      • 6.9 Normal Distribution 06:49
      • 6.10 Exercise1 Intro 00:34
      • 6.11 Exercise 1
      • 6.12 Exercise2 Intro 00:17
      • 6.13 Exercise 2
      • 6.14 Exercise3 Intro 00:19
      • 6.15 Exercise 3
      • 6.16 Quiz
      • 6.17 Key Takeaways 00:52
      • 6.18 Conclusion 00:08
    • Lesson 07 - Power BI 14:01
      • 7.1 Introduction 01:17
      • 7.2 What Is in It for Me 00:18
      • 7.3 Power Pivot 04:16
      • 7.4 Power View 02:36
      • 7.5 Power Query 02:45
      • 7.6 Power Map 02:06
      • 7.7 Quiz
      • 7.8 Key Takeaways 00:32
      • 7.9 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.

FAQs

  • 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.

  • Who provides the certification?

    The certification is provided by Simplilearn.

  • What are the payment options?

    Payments can be made using any of the following options and a receipt will be issued to you automatically via email.
    • Visa debit/credit card
    • American Express and Diners Club card
    • MasterCard
    • PayPal

  • Who are the instructors and how are they selected?

    All of our highly-qualified trainers are certified, with more than 15 years of experience in training and working professionally in the 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 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.

  • What does it mean to be GSA approved course?

    The course is part of Simplilearn’s contract with GSA (only US) with special pricing for GSA approved agencies & organizations. To know more click here

  • How do i know if I am eligible to buy this course at GSA price?

    You should be employed with GSA approved agencies & organizations. The list of approved agencies is provided here

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