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Business Intelligence and Data Analysis Workshop

Why Attend

In this day and age it is no surprise for corporate staff to be overwhelmed by the abundance of unstructured data. ERPs and databases have evolved to a point where they can house amazingly large amounts of data. The question now is, what do you do with this data to add value? This program will introduce Business Intelligence (BI), hands-on, to allow you to clean, normalize, and interpret large volumes of data. You will be able to establish historical relationships, analyze the current situation and predict future strategies. The application of BI is borderless, covering operational, tactical and strategic business decisions. It spans all departments and cascades down to all users who perform data cleansing, reporting, analysis, modeling, integration and automation.

In this course we use MS Excel exclusively as an ultimate and readily available BI tool allowing you to develop an exclusive level of expertise and add immediate value to your job and company.

Course Methodology

This is a hands-on course on using MS Excel as a BI tool. Groups and individuals will be required to complete exercises, case studies, and projects on a daily basis.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Boost Excel Business Intelligence (BI) expertise in data slicing and dicing, data massaging, and data modeling
  • Perform data normalization, report writing, analysis and reconciliation
  • Develop dynamic BI models, dashboards, scorecards and flash management reports by linking-up Excel with Access, Text, and other databases
  • Advance and enhance the look and feel of reports using dynamic visualization techniques

Target Audience

Business professionals, business analysts, data analysts, research analysts, finance professionals, marketing and sales professionals, HR professionals, IT professionals, administrative staff, supervisors, general business professionals and staff from any function who need to learn and apply state-of-the-art data analysis techniques to their daily business reporting and decision making.

Target Competencies

  • Massaging and normalizing data
  • Reporting, analysis and reconciliation
  • Interpretation of large data sets
  • Modeling and 'what-if' scenarios
  • Establishing data integration
  • Developing dynamic dashboards and scorecards
  • Designing key performance indicators

Note

This is a hands-on training course using laptops, which will be made available by Meirc for the duration of the course. For courses outside the UAE, participants are required to bring their own laptops with a fully working version of Microsoft Excel 2013/2016.

  • Data analysis tools and techniques
    • Advanced data validation using lists, dates and custom validation
    • Powerful array functions
    • Cell management tools: left, right, mid, concatenate, value
    • Naming, editing, and managing cells and ranges
    • Looking-up data, texts, and values using vlookup
    • The incredible table-tools technique
    • Slicing dates into day names, weeks, week numbers, month names, years and quarters
  • Mastering data reporting: the 20 must learn pivot-tables tools
    • Creating pivot tables
    • Number formatting techniques
    • Designing report layout
    • Sorting in ascending, descending and more sort options
    • Filtering labels and values
    • Expanding and collapsing reports
    • Drill down option
    • Summarize values by sum, average, minimum, maximum, count
    • Show values as % of total and % of
    • Pivot table options
    • Inserting formulas
    • Date analysis
    • Copying pivot tables
    • Creating pivot charts
    • Dynamic chart labeling
    • Mastering the slicer
    • Showing report filter pages
    • Linking pivot tables and pivot graphs with PowerPoint
    • Conditional formatting with pivot tables
    • Designing reports using the getpivotdata
  • Data modeling and integration
    • Spinner
    • Check box data modeling with if function
    • List box data modeling with choose function
    • Scenario manager
    • Linking Excel with text files
    • Linking Excel with databases (Access)
    • Linking Excel with Excel
  • The look and feel: charting and visualization techniques
    • Creating dashboards
    • Using the camera tool
    • Using fancy fonts
    • Working with sparklines
    • Creating unconventional style charts

Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC)

MPC certified courses by Meirc Training and Consulting are designed for those willing to challenge themselves and go the extra distance. Participants who fully attend an MPC course and successfully complete the test on the last day, will receive a Meirc Professional Certificate (MPC), in addition to the one they receive for attendance. MPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.

MPC
Per participant

USD 3,700

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(including coffee breaks and a buffet lunch daily)

2020 - Location & Date

3 Days Course

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2021 - Location & Date

3 Days Course

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