Learn Microsoft Excel - Creating Dynamic Dashboards at your own pace
(PRWEB) November 20, 2014
Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. this week introduced its "Microsoft Excel - Creating Dynamic Dashboards", an advanced course teaching Excel users how to create interactive visualizations and dashboards with Excel data.
Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet application, due in part to its virtually unlimited capabilities for customizing the way users interact with spreadsheet data.
With Infinite Skills’ "Microsoft Excel - Creating Dynamic Dashboards Tutorial", users with some Excel experience can learn to design custom, interactive visualizations of Excel data reports.
Course author and Microsoft Certified Instructor Erin Olsen began working with Excel and SharePoint while running her own small business. She holds a master's degree in education with emphasis on instructional design and technology and has been a computer trainer since 1994, starting with Windows 3.1. Her training style is based on real-world experience as an entrepreneur, orienting her instruction style toward the practical needs of everyday users in a business environment.
Olsen begins by discussing the master plan for designing dashboards, looking at the various options, creating a plan, and analyzing the data structure.
The course then explains how to prepare data in a workbook and connect it to the dashboard using tables, pivot tables, and other strategies for simplifying data.
Next, the course focuses on building the dashboard, adding navigation and visual elements, and wiring visual presentations with Excel data.
Other chapters explain how to include interactive elements such as charts and Sparklines, and how to output dashboard data.
“Excel Dashboards use visual elements to organize, summarize, and present information in packaged ways that allow for interactivity," Olsen says.
"This course is designed to help you build the foundational and advanced skills to understand the benefits of dashboards and create engaging dynamic dashboards for your data."
Free demo videos and a full list of course contents can be found on the "Microsoft Excel - Creating Dynamic Dashboards" training page of the Infinite Skills website:
Infinite Skills offers its "Microsoft Excel - Creating Dynamic Dashboards" either as a DVD or a direct download from the company website at a retail price of $49.95. All titles and formats are compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems. Shipping is available around the globe. Additionally, Infinite Skills tutorials are supported by project files which correspond to examples in the videos, allowing users to work alongside experienced instructors right on their computer or iPad.
About Infinite Skills Inc.
A leader in the field of software training, Infinite Skills designs its courses on a task-oriented model, teaching complex skills by providing hands-on examples and guiding users as they carry out essential functions. Infinite Skills offers a wide range of software titles available as DVDs, digital downloads, and in iPad editions. Infinite Skills now offers a subscription service, providing access to all its training content for a monthly fee, keeping with company's aim of delivering professional training to customers anywhere they want to learn.