Course Overview

Excel has proved itself as an essential tool for the success of any business.

This Diploma was designed to take new or existing Excel users and bring them to a High level of proficiency in Excel.

Having a proficiency in Excel is a highly valued skill by industry as Excel provides the backbone for many financial services companies. Understanding the power of Excel and learning to design robust, safe, and scalable spreadsheets is a critical skill for most businesses.

When you take this programme, you will build on the fundamentals to help you acquire professional techniques that will provide long-lasting practical spreadsheet development skills, and help you command a higher salary in today’s Excel reliant world.

This course covers working with Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software to create, edit and save worksheets and workbooks. Completing this Microsoft Excel course will improve your workplace skillset as you master Excel from Beginner to Advanced.

 

Why Excel?

Microsoft Excel is a powerful, industry standard application central to any role working with data. As organising and manipulating data becomes increasingly important across a multitude of industries, employees who have advanced knowledge of this tool are highly sought after.

Knowing the advanced techniques of Excel will allow you to analyse and summarise data and present professional reports and dashboards to decision makers. Using Excel as a foundation, your analytical skills will improve, and you will save time and work more efficiently. Having experience in Advanced Excel is extremely valuable to employers and will increase your chances of being hired.

Course Modules

Excel Foundations (2 weeks)

  • Excel Fundamentals
  • Text and Formulas
  • Formatting Data
  • Sorting and filtering
  • Inserting Images and Shapes
  • Creating Basic Charts
  • Printing Worksheets
  • Data Validation
  • Importing and Exporting Data

Advanced Excel Concepts (3 weeks)

  • Text based functions
  • Lookup functions
  • Statistical functions
  • Conditional functions
  • Formula-based formatting
  • Date and Time functions
  • Logical operators
  • Array formulas
  • Excel Macros and VBA concepts

Excel Pivot Tables for Data Analysis (3 weeks)

  • Connecting to data sources
  • Data structures in Excel
  • Power pivot
  • Pivot Table layouts and styles
  • Design and formatting options
  • Sorting, filtering, and grouping tools
  • Calculated fields, items and values
  • Pivot Charts, slicers, and timelines

Data Visualisation in Excel (2 weeks)

  • Column and bar charts
  • Pareto charts and histograms
  • Line charts and trend lines
  • Area charts
  • Scatter plots and Bubble charts
  • Waterfall and Funnel charts
  • Heat maps, 3-D Surface, and contour charts
  • Creating Excel dashboards

Learning Outcomes

Excel is a highly valued skill across many industries. Understanding the power of Excel and learning to design robust, safe, and scalable spreadsheets is a critical skill for most businesses.

Whether you are new to Excel or understand the basic concepts, this course is designed to build your analytical skills and take you to an advanced level of proficiency in Excel. Our lecturers have many years of industry experience across Business Intelligence and Analytics teams and will bring this experience to you using real-life examples and practical applications of Excel.

When you take this course, you will build on the fundamentals to help you acquire professional techniques that will provide long-lasting practical spreadsheet development skills, and help you command a higher salary in today’s Excel reliant world.

This course introduces you to the foundational skills of basic formula and formatting, then takes you through more advanced concepts of working with data, pivot tables and VBA (Excel’s programming language) It concludes with the advanced topics of creating professional visualisations and dashboards which would impress at any level of an organisation.

Course Award

A City College’s Professional Diploma Course is a focused, practical programme designed and delivered by an industry practitioner, that consolidates, upskills or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications that indicate that you have been trained in a particular area or specific subject matter.

City College Diplomas are suitable for career minded learners wishing to advance their professional skills and prospects. They are widely accepted by employers and many students are sponsored to study here by their organisation.

Entry Requirements

A basic understanding of working with Windows or Mac applications.

Students will be required to have Office software downloaded onto their devices for the duration of this course.

See price for monthly Microsoft subscription here: https://bit.ly/3n9stFT

Assessments/Examinations

A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding the Diploma.

Similarly, the Project must be handed in on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer.

Lecturer

Wune Li

Wune Li is a professional who has worked across many industries including pharmaceutical, audit fraud investigation and finance. Within her 10-year experience, Wune used a range of tools like BPMs, Visual Studio, Delphi, SQL, and Tableau.

During her time as a manager for process improvements and control, Wune employed Excel and other Microsoft tools to simplify processes and improve the quality of data that was displayed for decision making.

Wune constantly engaged with her teams’ professional development, often offering trainings for co-workers about subjects like financial products, process flows, excel and eventual mentoring for junior employees.

Wune holds an MBA in Business Process and certification as Tableau Desktop Specialist

Corporate Training

In addition to our scheduled Professional Diploma courses, City Colleges can provide bespoke training over 3 – 4 days, please contact paul.noone@citycolleges.ie for further details.

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