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.