Ask people what comes to mind when they think of Excel, and odds are they'll say “spreadsheets”. The truth is, Excel is an incredibly powerful, robust, and dynamic data visualization platform for those willing to think beyond rows, columns, and primitive pie charts — and I'm here to prove it.
This course gives you a deep, 100% comprehensive understanding of Excel's latest data visualization tools and techniques. I'll show you when, why, and how to use each chart type, introduce key data visualization best practices, and guide you through interactive, hands-on demos and exercises every step of the way.
We'll kick things off by exploring each of the 20+ chart types that Excel 2016 has to offer, including:
Bar & Column charts
Histograms & Pareto charts
Line charts & trend lines
Pies & Donuts
Scatter plots & Bubble charts
Box & Whisker charts
Tree Maps & Sunbursts
Waterfall & Funnel charts
Radar & Stock charts
Heat maps, 3-D Surface & contour charts
Chloropleths & Geospatial maps
Custom combo charts & graphs
From there we'll dive into a series of 12+ advanced Excel demos guaranteed to turn you into an absolute data viz rockstar. These aren't “textbook” demos that you can find on YouTube; these are projects adapted from actual, award-winning work featured by Microsoft, MIT, and the New York Times. I've built my analytics career around data visualization, and I can help you do the same.
Whether you're looking for a quick primer, trying to diversify your Excel skill set, or hoping to step up your data visualization game in a major way, this course is for you. In fact, if you don't learn something brand new in this course, I will make sure you get your money back AND give you a virtual high-five for checking it out. You literally can't lose.