Microsoft Excel is the world's most used and versatile business analysis, reporting and strategy software. Having a deep practical knowledge of Excel will turn you almost superhuman at work and increase your productivity. You will be seen as a very efficient, highly competent and indispensable partner in the organization's progress. And, hopefully, it will lead to a much greater career role and opportunity for you.

This training is going to focus on making you comfortable in the use of Excel for data entry, data gathering and good level of data analysis. And most of this would be achieved through lots of samples that will be similar to what you'll need at work.

It covers the following topics:

Data Entry and Manipulation in Excel

  • How Excel handles different data types
  • Data consistency, starting with the end in view
  • Building Datasheets that can easily scale
  • Sorting
  • Cascaded sorting
  • Sorting across rows (left to right sorting, not the usual up to down sorting)
  • Sorting and Conditional Formatting to identify trends
  • Filtering
  • Data cleaning
  • Removing duplicates
  • Text-to-column
  • Grouping
  • Data Validation
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Data formatting
  • Using Tables (and when to convert to tables)
  • Formatting for printing
  • Formatting for email
  • Data Review and formatting for 3rd party use
  • Named Ranges


  • Chart types
  • Line chart and when to use it
  • Column chart and when to use it
  • Bar chart and when to use it
  • Pie chart and it’s dangers
  • Combining charts; when and how.
  • Dynamic Charts,
  • using filter.
  • Best practices when making charts

Pivot Table and Pivot Chart

  • Pivot Table
  • Default Pivot Table
  • Tabular Pivot Table
  • Pivot Table Filtering
  • Making a very dynamic regular table from Pivot Table
  • Calculations and Formula use with Pivot Table
  • Advanced Pivot Table tricks
  • Pivot Chart
  • Pivot Chart and its limitations
  • Dynamic Pivot Charts

Business Data Analysis

  • Linking sheets
  • Duplicating sheets (better than copy and paste)
  • Inserting sheets, labeling and coloring the professional way
  • Freezing Panes and splitting windows
  • Conditional formatting
  • To identify patterns
  • Using formulae
  • To make extremely intelligent reports
  • Lookup functions
  • Looking up the last data or pattern in a particular row or column
  • Overcoming the limitations of VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP using index and match functions
  • Power Functions
  • IF, IFERROR, AND, OR,ISBLANK, and others in the same family
  • TEXT manipulative functions to make a completely automated Dashboard
  • COUNTIFS, SUMIFS, AVERAGEIFS and others, to make dynamic summary tables
  • MATCH and INDEX to do the impossible
  • Other Functions
  • Math Functions
  • Text Functions
  • Logical
  • Others
  • Formula Auditing
  • Goal Seek, Scenario Manager and Solver
  • Excel Web Query
  • Most useful Excel keyboard shortcuts

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Michael Olafusi

Meet your instructor: Michael Olafusi

Michael is a 5x Microsoft Excel MVP (Most Valuable Professional), certified Advanced Financial Modeler (AFM), Chartered Stockbroker (NG), UK CISI member, Microsoft Certified Trainer and founder of UrBizEdge, a Microsoft Excel and business data analysis consulting firm. He began his professional career as a Radio Access (RA) Engineer for Nokia Siemens Networks, then as a Business Analyst and MIS Analyst for Comviva -- Airtel Africa CRBT operations in 10 countries, and finally as a Service Delivery Lead and Performance Analyst for 21st Century Technologies before resigning to build his own company.

He has done several financial and data analysis projects/training for Telecommunications companies, FMCG companies and other high-profile companies.

He is addicted to Microsoft Excel, Power BI, VBA programming and Financial Modeling.

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