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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.

Runtime: 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
     
  • This course has been preapproved by the International Association of Administrative professionals for 1.5 recertification point(s).
     

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

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

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Why Lorman?

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Faculty

Jill A. Trehearne

Jill A. Trehearne

FatDAWGS.com

  • Over 20 years in the IT industry, including 8 years working at Microsoft® Corporation as a support engineer and content lead
  • President of FatDAWGS.com
  • Windows® system engineer for various other companies including a major health provider group
  • Experienced working on multiple Six Sigma Green Belt projects while at Microsoft®
  • As part of a Green Belt team won the Microsoft® Excellence in Business Award
  • As content lead, wrote technical support articles for Office® and Microsoft® Home products
  • Through FatDAWGS.com, along with Jay Carlson, co-wrote OfficeFest 2007, a self-published series of training modules that includes “Using Microsoft® Excel® for Financial Analysis”, “Microsoft® Excel® PivotTables and Charts”, as well as “Visual Basic for Applications in Microsoft® Excel® 2007”
  • Develops and designs websites, designs iPhone graphics, co-develops Commercial SQL solutions
  • Associates degree in applied sciences – graphic design, Illinois Central College; continuing education with 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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