Title: Training Course on Microsoft Excel Skills for Business Analysis and ReportingĀ»

Training Course on Microsoft Excel Skills for Business Analysis and Reporting in Nairobi and Mombasa; Kenya

Microsoft Excel has powerful business analysis capabilities and dynamic reporting features that provide managers and business owners with the information and insights instantly. This course will equip the participants with skills for analyzing and retrieving data from Excel, deal with budgets, P&L, sales or other administrative data and need to display the information using interactive Excel charts and reports. Participants will also be equipped with methods of using data for important business decision-making and planning.


5 days

Course objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to know:

·         Gain enhanced spreadsheets data skills: creating templates, charts, graphics and formulas for business and operational work.

·         How to calculate with advanced functions & formulas, create interactive charts using Excel

·         How to analyze data using Pivot Charts. insert graphic objects and quickly transform business data into informative reports using PivotTables

·         How to use business dashboards to compare multiple business elements in one screen

·         How to generate management and weekly reports quickly and accurately


Module 1

Introduction to Microsoft Excel

1.       Introduction, Outline & Objectives

2.      Functions and Formulae

3.      Entering and Copying Formulae

4.      Creating Formulas using Names

5.      Managing Names using, Name Manager

6.      Searching for Functions

7.      Naming Ranges

8.     Creating Named Ranges

9.      Using Names in Movement

10.  Inserting Names in Formulae

11.   Formatting

12.  Number Formatting

13.  Cell Styles

14.  Copying and Clearing formatting 

Module 2

Calculating with Formulas and Functions

1.       Use Date and Time Functions

2.      Use Statistical Functions

3.      Use Database Functions

4.      Use Lookup Functions

5.      Use Logical Functions

Module 3

Visualizing Data with Charts

1.       Use Recommended Charts Tool

2.      Create Chart with Quick Analysis

3.      Align Chart Axis Labels

4.      Display Value Axis in Millions

5.      Create Chart with Multi Line Labels

6.      Create Combo Chart

7.      Create Chart Template for Sharing

8.     Build Dynamic Chart with Table

Module 3:

Analyzing Data with Table

1.       Create Table with Quick Analysis

2.      Remove Duplicate Records

3.      Add Total Row to Table

4.      Insert Calculated Columns

5.      Filter Table Data with Custom Filter

6.      Use Slicer to Filter Data

7.      Apply Conditional Formatting

8.     Sort and Filter Data by Color

9.      Create In-Cell Chart with Sparklines

Analyzing Data with PivotTables

1.       Overview of PivotTable & PivotChart

2.      Create PivotTable from Table

3.      Change Report Layouts

4.      Show and Hide Report Totals

5.      Create Custom Calculations

6.      Filter Pivot Data with Slicer and Timeline

7.      Group Fields in a PivotTable

8.     Create Calculated Fields in PivotTable

Module 5

Importing External Data Sources

1.       Import Data from Text Files

2.      Create PivotTable from Microsoft Access

3.      Create PivotChart from Microsoft Access

4.      Manage Data Connections

Creating Dashboard Report

1.       Overview of Dashboard

2.      Create PivotTable and PivotChart

3.      Hide Field Buttons from PivotChart

4.      Use Slicer to Connect PivotTables

5.      Build a Slicer Dashboard Report

Other Tips and Tools

1.       Flash Fill

2.      Quick Analysis

3.      Slicer to Filter Excel Table

4.      Timeline to Filter PivotTable

5.      Connecting Multiple PivotTables

6.      Sparklines


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

Key Notes

i. The participant must be conversant with English.

ii. Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with an Authorized Training Certificate

iii. Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

iv. The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and A Certificate upon successful completion of Training.

v. One-year post-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

vi. Payment should be done at least a week before commence of the training, to DATASTAT CONSULTANCY LTD account, as indicated in the invoice so as to enable us prepare better for you.

Course Fee: Ksh 90,000, USD 1,100

Course Schedule

Start Date End Date Action
. 08/05/2023 12/05/2023 Register
. 05/06/2023 09/06/2023 Register
. 17/04/2023 21/04/2023 Register
. 19/06/2023 23/06/2023 Register
. 17/07/2023 21/07/2023 Register
. 21/08/2023 25/08/2023 Register
. 18/12/2023 22/12/2023 Register
. 20/11/2023 24/11/2023 Register
. 16/10/2023 20/10/2023 Register
. 18/09/2023 22/09/2023 Register
. 04/09/2023 08/09/2023 Register
. 07/08/2023 11/08/2023 Register
. 02/10/2023 06/10/2023 Register
. 06/11/2023 10/11/2023 Register
. 04/12/2023 08/12/2023 Register
. 03/04/2023 07/04/2023 Register
. 03/07/2023 07/07/2023 Register
. 22/05/2023 26/05/2023 Register