Excel PivotTables: Data Analysis with PivotTables

Upcoming Dates

Friday, December 7, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM*
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Thursday, January 17, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM*
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Thursday, February 21, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM*
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Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM*
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM*
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*All times are in the US/Pacific timezone.

Class Details

Price per person: $179
Length of class:three hours
Version covered:2016 for Windows


Being able to harness the power of advanced PivotTable features and create PivotCharts will help you to gain a competitive edge. You will not only be able to summarize data for you to analyze, but also organize the data in a way that can be meaningfully presented to others. This leads to data-driven business decisions that have a better chance for success for everyone involved. In this three-hour class, you will prepare data for PivotTable reporting and create PivotTables from various data sources, analyze data using PivotTables and PivotCharts.


This class is suited for people who have taken our Excel Beginning or Intermediate classes or have been using Excel (any version) for a year or more and want to learn more about Excel’s powerful PivotTable features.

Class Outline

Preparing Data and Creating PivotTables
- prepare data
- create a PivotTable from a local data source
- create a PivotTable from multiple local data sources
- create a PivotTable from an external data source

Analyzing data using PivotTables
- summarize PivotTable data
- organize PivotTable data
- filter PivotTable data
- format a PivotTable
- refresh and change PivotTable data

Working with PivotTable options
- PivotTable report layout options
- setting PivotTable options
- grouping and calculating
- creating calculated fields and items

Creating PivotCharts
- create a PivotChart
- manipulate PivotChart data
- format a PivotChart

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