Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, information technology, human resources, or other organizational purposes and departments, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage. After all, the world runs on data more than ever before and that's a trend not likely to change, or even slow down, any time soon. But with so much data available and being created on a nearly constant basis, the ability to make sense of that data becomes more critical and challenging with every passing day. You already know how to get Excel to perform simple calculations and how to modify your workbooks and worksheets to make them easier to read, interpret, and present to others. But, Excel is capable of doing so much more. To gain a truly competitive edge, you need to be able to extract actionable organizational intelligence from your raw data. In other words, when you have questions about your data, you need to know how to get Excel to provide the answers for you. And that's exactly what this course aims to help you do. 

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to leverage the power of data analysis and presentation in order to make informed, intelligent organizational decisions. 

You will:

Customize the Excel environment. 
Create advanced formulas. 
Analyze data by using functions and conditional formatting. 
Organize and analyze datasets and tables. 
Visualize data by using basic charts. 
Analyze data by using PivotTables, slicers, and PivotCharts. 


Course Content

Lesson 1: Customizing the Excel Environment 
Topic A: Configure Excel Options 
Topic B: Customize the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar 
Topic C: Enable Excel Add-Ins 

Lesson 2: Creating Advanced Formulas 
Topic A: Use Range Names in Formulas 
Topic B: Use Specialized Functions 
Topic C: Use Array Formulas 

Lesson 3: Analyzing Data with Functions and Conditional Formatting 
Topic A: Analyze Data by Using Text and Logical Functions 
Topic B: Apply Advanced Conditional Formatting 

Lesson 4: Organizing and Analyzing Datasets and Tables 
Topic A: Create and Modify Tables 
Topic B: Sort Data 
Topic C: Filter Data 
Topic D: Use SUBTOTAL and Database Functions 

Lesson 5: Visualizing Data with Basic Charts 
Topic A: Create Charts 
Topic B: Modify and Format Charts 

Lesson 6: Analyzing Data with PivotTables, Slicers, and PivotCharts 
Topic A: Create a PivotTable 
Topic B: Analyze PivotTable Data 
Topic C: Present Data with PivotCharts 
Topic D: Filter Data by Using Slicers 

Appendix A: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Exam 77-420 
Appendix B: Microsoft Office Excel 2013 Expert Exams 77–427 and 77-428 
Appendix C: Financial Functions 
Appendix D: Date and Time Functions 
Appendix E: Working with Graphical Objects

Convenience and Quality instruction is our goal at John Mason Institute.

Available formats

Live in person instructor at our classroom or remote instruction in the traditional classroom style



Remote one on one  instruction for your convenience with our top quality teachers.

Instruction with a very flexible schedule

Do you need a class date and time not on the schedule or prefer the instruction be done at your location? Then please contact us and we work very hard to meet your needs.


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