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Leveraging Excel for Decision Making and Data Analysis

Learn how to utilize Excel® for data analysis including forecasting, regression functions, and more.

Microsoft® Excel® is a great tool for creating spreadsheets. The key is how to interpret those numbers in that spreadsheet, and data analysis is a hidden gem in this program. This topic will provide information about data analysis, such as forecasting, rank and percentile, and regression functions. You will also learn about decision trees and how they can help move ideas and changes along. Another data analytic tool that is used across many corporations is Monte Carlo. This information will show what it is and how it is used.

88 minutes
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Agenda

Data Analysis

  • What Is It?
  • Why Do We Want to Know About It?
  • A Look at Data Analysis Tool Pack
  • Examples of Data Analysis Tool Use
    • Forecasting
    • Histogram
    • Rank and Percentile
    • Regression

Decision Trees

  • What Is It?
  • How Do We Do It?
  • Examples of Decision Trees

Monte Carlo Simulation

  • What Is a Random Number?
  • Why Use Random Generation?
  • Why Monte Carlo?
  • Examples of How Monte Carlo Is Used
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This course was last revised on July 24, 2020.

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  • ASAP PACE 0.1
     
  • This course is pre-approved through the American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) for 0.1 CEU(s) towards your PACE Recertification.
     
  • IAAP 1.5
     
  • All education that aligns with the CAP Body of Knowledge can be used toward recertification. Lorman Education Services believes this course does align and should be counted toward recertification. Please visit IAAP's certification webpage to review recertification details and requirements. https://www.iaap-hq.org/page/CAP_Recertification. Course Length: 1.5.
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Jill A. Trehearne

Jill A. Trehearne

FatDAWGS.com

  • President of FatDAWGS.com
  • Over 15 years in the graphic/publishing industry
  • Over 20 years in the IT industry, including eight years working at Microsoft Corporation as a Support Engineer and Content Lead; also, as a Windows System Engineer for various other companies, including a major health provider group
  • While at Microsoft, she experienced working on multiple Six Sigma Green Belt projects, and as part of a Green Belt team, won the Microsoft Excellence in Business Award
  • As Content Lead, Jill wrote technical support articles for Office and Microsoft Home products
  • Through FatDAWGS.com, along with Jay Carlson, Jill co-wrote OfficeFest 2007, a self-published series of training modules that includes “Using Microsoft® Excel® for Financial Analysis,” “Microsoft® Excel® Pivot Tables and Charts,” as well as “Visual Basic for Applications in Microsoft® Excel® 2007”
  • Develops and designs websites, designs iPhone graphics, and co-develops Commercial SQL solutions
  • Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences – Graphic Design, Illinois Central College; continuing education, University of Maryland, Europe Division; and various certificates of learning while on the job
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Product ID: 406877
Published 2020
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