Write Better Excel – Handling Data (On Demand)


Excel spreadsheets can be an incredibly powerful tool for analysing data. Many office-based roles provide dozens of opportunities to employ Excel to make sense of muddled data, whether it be removing duplicates from disparate lists or creating powerful management reports from lengthy tables of numbers.

This practical webinar aims to help people who are familiar with Excel but want to improve their knowledge around data handling.

This is the third part of 3 popular webinars in 2022 covering smart ways to efficiently use Microsoft Excel. This webinar will provide a deeper look into the most effective methods and tactics for handling large sets of data.

During the webinar we will run through brief illustrative examples of several of the tools, functions and techniques which can be used to manage unwieldy sets of data. The session will include:

  • Introduction
  • Variable names, range names and layout considerations
  • A brief look at conditional formatting
  • Flash fill
  • Four major data tools:
    • Sort
    • Filter
    • Find & Replace
    • Duplicates
  • Two useful functions for handling data:
    • If
    • Vlookup
  • Pivot Tables (and why they are not perfect!)
  • Charts
  • Case Study
  • Q&A

The 3 webinars in the Write Better Excel series (in the order presented and the order of difficulty) are as follows:

  • Tips for Total Beginners
  • The Fundamentals
  • Handling Data

It is not required that attendees have attended webinars 1 and 2 before joining this webinar, however, some familiarity with Excel will be assumed.

If you have missed a webinar, you may well find it available in our On Demand section.

Please note that the demonstration will be given using Excel for Office 365. However, the version of Excel used in the webinar itself is of very limited importance as the points made extend to all versions.

What you will learn

Attendees will gain knowledge, by example, of many of the tools offered by Excel for managing data. They will also understand the application of several of those techniques in a small case study.

Target Audience

Anyone who uses Excel and wants to improve their skills. Attendees should have reasonable familiarity with excel prior to the session, but this session is not targeted at highly advanced users.

Expert Speaker

Richard Dams, BI Analyst, Skills Consulting.

The webinar was recorded on 30 June 2022.

  • Elearning
    • $108.00 incl. GST
    • PD hours: 1.25
    Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)
    • $108.00 incl. GST

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