Phoenix TS

Manipulating and Understanding Data in Excel Training

This 2-day instructor-led training covers critical skills and techniques for data analysis, visualization, and manipulation in Excel.

Course Overview

This two-day training will take attendees from performing basic data analyses in Excel to cleaning and processing data and creating regression models and visualizations. The course will introduce statistical concepts and train students in key data operations in Excel. Students will become comfortable with data manipulation, formatting, and visualization in Excel. The workshop optimizes learning by integrating practice time and discussion time in class to improve retention and provide individualized support throughout the session. The course will also include pre-work videos and exercises, as well as take-home exercises that reinforce the concepts taught in the course.


Currently, there are no public classes scheduled. Please contact a Phoenix TS Training Consultant to discuss hosting a private class at 240-667-7757.


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Course Outline

Overview of Data Science and Excel

  • What is data science?
  • Excel basics – tool capabilities

Data Manipulation in Excel

  • Data sorting, aggregation, and cleaning
  • Filtering data
  • Pivot tables
  • If-statements and formulas vlookups and hlookups
  • Introductory text cleanup

Basic Visualizations and Best Practices

  • Formula lookup
  • Introductory data formatting
  • Exploratory data visualization
  • Shortcut keys

Introduction to Statistics

  • Basic statistics
  • Summary statistics
  • Data distribution and variance
  • Covariance and correlation
  • Introduction to regression
  • Distribution of errors: Q-Q plot, heteroscedasticity
  • R2
  • p-values and t-test


Who should take this course?

This course is designed for Analysts (any junior person doing basic analysis, data entry, etc.) and Contracting officers. eThe material is applicable for any professional responsible for:
– Cleaning dirty data and order disorganized and disparate data sources
– Data exploration in Excel efficiently
– Data visualization in Excel
– Data analysis in Excel

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