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In-Depth Excel Training, Executive Dashboards and Business Data Analysis

By: UrBizEdge

Abuja FCT, Nigeria

18 - 19 Mar, 2016  2 day

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NGN 50,000

Microsoft Excel is the world's most used business intelligence tool. Its knowledge is even compulsory for an MBA degree and the investment world depends greatly on it. 

This training is aimed at making you extremely good in Microsoft Excel, dashboard making and business data analysis, teaching you with live business scenarios. It's intended for sales managers, financial analysts, business analysts, data analysts, MIS analysts, HR executives and power excel users.

The training will be facilitated by a Microsoft recognized Excel Expert and the only Microsoft Excel MVP in Africa (there are just about 125 in the world). We have had participants of our trainings from Guinness Nigeria, Nigerian Breweries, First Bank, Citi Bank, Dalberg, save the children, Mobil, Total, Vodacom, Nestle, Nigerian Breweries, Delta Afrik, LATC Marine, Broll, Habanera (JTI), SABMiller, IBM, Airtel, Diamond Bank, ECOWAS, Ministry of Finance, Nokia Siemens Networks and DDB. 

The training outline is:

Data Manipulation in Excel 

  • How excel handles different data types 
  • Data consistency, starting with the end in view 
  • Building datasheets that can easily scale 
  • Sorting 
  • Cascaded sorting 
  • Sorting across rows (left to right sorting, not the usual up to down sorting) 
  • Sorting and conditional formatting to identify trends 
  • Filtering 
  • Data cleaning 
  • Removing duplicates 
  • Text-to-column 
  • Grouping 
  • Data validation 
  • Conditional formatting 
  • Data formatting 
  • Using tables (and when to convert to tables) 
  • Formatting for printing 
  • Formatting for email 
  • Data review and formatting for 3rd party use
  • Named Ranges


  • Chart types 
  • Line chart and when to use it 
  • Column chart and when to use it 
  • Bar chart and when to use it 
  • Pie chart and its dangers
  • Combining charts, when and how. 
  • Dynamic charts, using filter. 
  • Best practices when making charts 
  • Sparklines 
  • Power map and power view (excel 2013) 

Pivot table, pivot chart and power pivot 

  • Pivot table 
  • Default pivot table 
  • Tabular pivot table 
  • Pivot table filtering 
  • Making a very dynamic regular table from pivot table 
  • Calculations and formula use with pivot table 
  • Advanced pivot table tricks 
  • Pivot chart 
  • Pivot chart and its limitations 
  • Dynamic pivot charts 
  • Power pivot (for excel 2010 and 2013) only 

Business Data Analysis 

  • Linking sheets 
  • Duplicating sheets (better than copy and paste) 
  • Inserting sheets, labeling and coloring the professional way 
  • Freezing Panes and splitting windows 
  • Conditional formatting 
  • To identify patterns 
  • Using formulae 
  • To make extremely intelligent reports 

Lookup functions 

  • Vlookup 
  • Hlookup 
  • Looking up the last data or pattern in a particular row or column 
  • Overcoming the limitations of Vlookup and Hlookup using index and match functions 

 Power Functions 

  • IF, IFERROR, AND, OR, ISBLANK, and others in the same family 
  • TEXT manipulative functions to make a completely automated Dashboard 
  • COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIFS and others, to make dynamic summary tables 
  • MATCH and INDEX to do the impossible 

Other Functions 

  • Math functions 
  • Text functions 
  • Logical 
  • Others 
  • Formula auditing 
  • Goal seek, scenario manager and solver 
  • Excel web query 
  • Most useful excel keyboard shortcuts 

Executive Dashboards and Reporting 

  • Best practices
  • Executive dashboards
  • Executive dasboards 
  • Dynamic reports 
  • Determining the KPIS and tracking them 
  • Strategic insights & analysis 
  • Data visualization
  • Having the audience/recipient in mind
  • E-mails and excel reports

Excel to PowerPoint and Word 

  • Linking power point/word charts to excel
  • Embedding excel sheets in power point/word
  • Making a powerful power point presentation

Excel VBA 

Recording Excel macros


There are just 10 slots open. You will get lunch, a branded DVD with over 20 training videos and practice files, training notepad with pen, a comprehensive training reference material, a training certificate from us (a registered Microsoft Partner) and free refresher classes. 

NULAI, Suite 9A, 2nd Floor, Right Wing City Plaza, Plot 596 Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki II, Abuja. Mar 18 - 19 Mar, 2016
NGN 50,000.00
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+2348089382423, 08063125227

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