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Beginners Guide to Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables

Posted By: lucky_aut
Beginners Guide to Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables

Beginners Guide to Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables
Duration: 33m | .MP4 1280x720, 30 fps(r) | AAC, 44100 Hz, 2ch | 126 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Pivot Tables separate beginners from intermediates and allow you to delve deep into your data like no other tool can!

What you'll learn
At the end of this course, you'll be able to find insight into your data beyond what a standard table can show you
Pivot Tables will allow you group your data and find patterns and trends
Allow you to much more easily sort and filter your data and exclude information that is not necessary essentially reducing the complexity of your data sets
You should have a basic understanding of how tables work
You'll understand how formulas such SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, etc. work
Should close to or at Intermediate Level
This is not really suitable for Beginners

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Many take the route you’re about to take, they decide to enroll in an online training course. Many charge hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars for their courses which is simply unaffordable for university students, recent graduates, the unemployed or those looking for a career change. That is the reason why I have decided to keep this course as low as possible even though I’m offering substantially more content than most of my competitors here on Udemy.


I have been using Microsoft Office for over 20 years. I know the in’s and out’s and the simplest ways of doing things. My delivery philosophy is simple, if I can’t get a 6 year old to follow along and understand, than I’m not teaching correctly. I hate complicated language and so do you. Nobody likes trainers who focus on impressing rather than teaching and giving value to students. That is also why my lecture videos are as short as can be and divided into small sections for easy consumption. So you won’t get unnecessary chit chat or nonsense. I also assume that all my students are near-sighted and as such, I use a special software tool that allows me to draw on the screen to show exactly what I’m about to press as well as zoom in on small area’s so you don’t miss a thing.


Pivot Tables are extremely powerful analytic tools available in Microsoft Excel. I shall share an example of it's use using my favorite lunch time chocolate snack, M&M's!

If you don't know what M&M's, firstly you haven't lived, and second, they're awesome chocolates that come in little bite size forms in a variety of colors. So imagine someone gives you 100 M&M's. It's your job to sort them by color, by type and by size. Obviously, this will take a long time as you have to sift through the M&M's one by one. However, imagine you had some magical tool that will instantly sort the M&M's however you like. By type….No worries! By colour….even easier!

Pivot Tables sort, group and summarize information similar to sorting M&M's by colour, size or shape. It's so easy to use and even easier to learn! In this course I'll teach you how to setup your data, how to create your first pivot, apply the different types of parameters using the pivot module, change data sources, refresh links and much more.
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Member of the Udemy Council
Co-Founded Paperclip Learning which teaches Microsoft Office
Over 60,000 students and over 17,000 students for this course alone
Over 130,000 enrollments
Over 5,000 Positive Reviews and over 1,000 Reviews for this course
Over 20 courses on Udemy

Teaching is my passion and my creative outlet. I have been using the Microsoft Office package since I was a child and have been using it consistently throughout my life. My teaching experiences span from teaching primary school students, high school students, university graduates and business professionals. Professionally, I am trained in Aerospace Engineering, Database Design and Business Analytics.


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The courses are simply amazing and I can learn them rapidly. The hints presented were also very useful. I like the 'mini-lesson' format. Fast and efficient. The instructor's direction is very detailed and easy to understand. I can immediately start using this program. Thanks!

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Perfect and to the point…the instructor doesn’t waste time and gets to the point quickly!!

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Extremely knowledgeable and clear on instructions.

E Frank -
Simple to learn techniques and instructor made it all really easy. Thank you!

Parth Gandhi -
I learned techniques in a very short time…no need to google and waste time finding the perfect approach.
Who this course is for:
These are for users who have more complicated data. I.e. multiple fields of data and you're trying to get insight into your information
For anyone who is interested in data handling, analytics, processing, database development, this course is a must. It will tie into later understanding of how databases work.

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