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Excel PivotTables and PowerPivot Classes

The PivotTable feature in Excel is a great time-saving tool to quickly extract and summarize large quantities of data. With just a few keystrokes, you can create a new data table with your results. [More on PivotTables]

Excel PivotTables

(Prerequisite: Intermediate Applications of Excel or equivalent experience.) Learn how to save time extracting, organizing, and summarizing meaningful data from Excel spreadsheets or other sources by creating interactive PivotTables and PivotCharts. Explore how to create and customize a PivotTable, view subsets of data, and show or hide details. Discover how to create and design a PivotChart to view the summarized data in graphical format. Set up a PivotTable from a large database to view specific data and work with calculation/date fields. Discover the tips and shortcuts that will make you more efficient and your PivotTables more effective in summarizing your data.
Fee: $199

Excel 2016  [Course Outline]
One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E0091 Thurs., July 11West CountyMark Ratliff
E0215 Mon., Sept. 16West CountyMark Ratliff

Intermediate Excel PivotTables

(Prerequisites: Introduction to PivotTables or equivalent experience) Build on your knowledge of PivotTable capabilities to understand and visualize your data more effectively. Organize your data through customized grouping, and quickly view date ranges using Timeline slicers. Include calculated fields to give you new insights about your data. Understand how conditional formatting interacts with PivotTables, giving you more options on how to present your data. Additional topics include creating more useful PivotTables by adding KPI indicators, working with standard deviation, and using IF statements.
Fee: $199

Excel 2016  [Course Outline]
One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E9749 Thurs., May 23West CountyMark Ratliff
E0092 Thurs., July 18West CountyMark Ratliff
E0216 Mon., Sept. 23West CountyMark Ratliff

Advanced Excel PivotTables

(Prerequisites: Intermediate PivotTables or equivalent experience) Learn some of the advanced settings that will allow you to set up subtotals and change your layout. Understand how to create PivotTables from multiple consolidation ranges, use macros to refresh your data, and synchronize multiple tables. Discover how to set up fiscal quarters, and perform calculations and filtering as well as work with atypical fiscal years. Understand how to create calculated items, and change the solve order for calculated fields and calculated items. Learn techniques to improve the appearance of your spreadsheets including advanced conditional formatting. Add data sets to create a data model, and then generate a PivotTable from the model. Learn to show values as an index and how this impacts your PivotTable. Additional topics include how to use ISNULL and advanced calculations such as nested IFs and logical AND/OR.
Fee: $199

Excel 2016 
One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E0093 Thurs., July 25West CountyMark Ratliff
E0217 Mon., Sept. 30West CountyMark Ratliff

Introduction to PowerPivot

(Prerequisite: Excel PivotTables or equivalent experience. Learn more advanced techniques to analyze your data including advanced PivotTable formatting and creating PivotTables from imported and related tables. Discover how the PowerPivot add-on allows you to import large quantities of data, create relationship between tables, and build calculated columns. Topics include importing, using queries, linking tables, filtering data, creating data models, establishing table relationships, creating hierarchies, using the PowerPivot ribbon, and using DAX (data analysis expressions). [Course Outline]
Fee: $199

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E9750 Thurs., May 30West CountyMark Ratliff
E0218 Mon., Oct. 7West CountyMark Ratliff

Intermediate PowerPivot

(Prerequisite: Introduction to PowerPivot or equivalent experience.) Empower your companys data analysis techniques with more advanced techniques in PowerPivot. Build upon previous Excel knowledge calculating columns and fields by using Count, Text, Date and Format DAX expressions. Take these expressions further by extracting, comparing, and making sense of critical business data. Discover new, efficient ways to pinpoint trends and goals with Key Performance Indicators. Streamline business processes and workflows using the Related expression. PowerPivot energizes data giving you the tools needed to make informed decisions that will impact business in powerful ways.
Fee: $199

  [Course Outline]
One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E9751 Fri., May 31West CountyMark Ratliff
E0219 Tues., Oct. 15West CountyMark Ratliff

If you would like to register for a course, call (314) 984-9000 or register online.

Beginning through advanced level Excel classes are available as well as classes in Excel VBA (Visual Basic for Applications), Formulas and Functions, and Excel Data Manipulation.