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  • view course page for Excel Tips

    Excel Tips with Dennis Taylor

    Get a new productivity-boosting tip every Tuesday from Excel expert Dennis Taylor.

    3h 15m
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  • view course page for The 5-Day Excel Challenge

    The 5-Day Excel Challenge with Dennis Taylor

    Take this fun and fast 5-day Excel challenge to test your Excel skills.

    40m 9s
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  • view course page for Excel for Mac 2011: Charts in Depth

    Learn how to use Excel for Mac 2011 to create different kinds of charts—from column, bar, and line charts to Gantt and exploded pie charts—and understand which type works best for your data.

    4h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Business Etiquette: Phone, Email, and Text

    Learn how to strike the right tone in emails, text messages, and phone calls; include the right information; and understand what communication method to use when.

    59m 3s
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  • view course page for Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel

    Learn how to use Solver, a free Excel add-in, to find optimal solutions to problems with multiple constraints.

    2h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Business Analytics: Prescriptive Analytics

    Understand the different classes of analytics—descriptive, predictive, and discovery— and be able to deliver prescriptive actions rather than analytics without action.

    2h 40m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2011 for the Mac: Managing and Analyzing Data

    Learn how to manage and analyze large amounts of data with the sorting, filtering, and statistical- and database-analysis features in Excel 2011 for the Mac.

    2h 11m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2013: Working with Charts and Graphs

    Discover how to work with charts and graphs in Excel, and visualize your data in a new way.

    1h 29m
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  • view course page for Weekly Office Workshop

    Weekly Office Workshop with David Rivers

    Get a new Microsoft Office tip every Tuesday. Take a five-minute break to improve your productivity and efficiency.

    4h 11m
    Appropriate for all
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  • view course page for Going Paperless: Start to Finish

    Professional organizer Suzanna Kaye helps businesses and individuals go paperless.

    2h 17m
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  • view course page for Data Modeling with Excel Power Pivot

    Explore all the steps for data modeling with Excel's Power Pivot plugin—adding data sources, setting up relationships, and adding hierarchies—and discover the power of DAX expressions.

    1h 15m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Securing Microsoft Office Files

    Keep your Microsoft Office documents secure and private with these tutorials for Office 2007, 2010, 2013, and even Office 365.

    1h 21m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Excel Data Analysis: Forecasting

    Use Excel's data-analysis tools to create accurate and insightful forecasts.

    3h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Making Business Projections

    Making Business Projections with Rudolph Rosenberg

    Analyze past performance data and get a realistic picture of your company's future performance using Microsoft Excel.

    1h 17m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2007 to Office 2010

    Upgrading from Office 2007 to Office 2010? Get used to the new interface, and explore the latest features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    2h 10m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2010 to Office 2013

    Upgrading from Office 2010 to Office 2013? Get used to the new interface and touch controls, and explore the latest features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    2h 4m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Financial Analysis: Introduction to Business Performance Analysis

    Learn about the high-level concepts of business performance analysis, and find out how to make informed decisions about the financial future of your company.

    20m 19s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Top Line with Excel

    Learn how to analyze the top line (aka revenue) for your company and identify areas of under- or overperformance with Excel.

    1h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Financial Analysis: Analyzing the Bottom Line with Excel

    Learn how to analyze the bottom line (or profitability) of your company, by analyzing your gross margin and operating expenses with Excel.

    1h 32m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2013 Tips and Tricks

    Excel 2013 Tips and Tricks with Dennis Taylor

    Discover the best tips and tricks in Excel 2013, and unleash the real power of this popular, powerful software.

    4h 34m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from Office 2007 to Office 2013

    Upgrading from Office 2007 to Office 2013? Get used to the new interface and touch controls, and explore the new features in each of the major application: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

    2h 6m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Data

    Learn how to clean up your Excel data with a few simple and easy-to-understand functions, commands, and techniques.

    1h 59m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Setting Up a Database in Excel 2013

    Learn how to create a simple database with Excel.

    49m 24s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Power BI Features in Depth

    Learn how you can easily search, access, and analyze data within and outside your organization in just a few clicks with Power BI—the business intelligence features that lie inside Microsoft Office.

    5h 57m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2013: Managing Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks

    Learn how to move, copy, and analyze large amounts of data stored in multiple worksheets and workbooks in Excel 2013.

    2h 7m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2013: Working with Dates and Times

    Learn how to format and calculate dates and times in Excel 2013.

    1h 35m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2013: Managing and Analyzing Data

    Learn how to manage and analyze large amounts of data with sorting, filtering, and statistical and database analysis functions.

    2h 2m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2013: Data Validation in Depth

    Learn how to use the data validation tools in Excel to control how users input data into workbooks and ensure data is entered consistently and accurately.

    1h 5m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2013: Macros in Depth

    Discover how to automate tasks in Excel. Learn how to record, share, and edit macros.

    2h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Excel What-If Analysis

    Analyze hypothetical business cases using Excel formulas and variable data.

    1h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Financial Literacy: Reading Financial Reports

    Learn how to read income statements, cash flow statements, and balance sheets and assess the financial health of your business and your competition.

    1h 25m
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  • view course page for Data-Driven Presentations with Excel and PowerPoint

    Drive your PowerPoint presentations with Excel data.

    3h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2013: Pivot Tables in Depth

    Learn to summarize, sort, count, and chart your data with PivotTables in these Excel tutorials.

    4h 20m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2013 Power Shortcuts

    These comprehensive Excel tutorials reveal over 65 Excel tips, tricks, and shortcuts.

    3h 16m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Excel 2010

    Teaches you the fundamental skills you need to work with Excel.

    3h 52m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Office 2013 New Features

    Office 2013 New Features with David Rivers

    Take a look at suite-wide enhancements like cloud integration, Touch Mode, PDF editing, and Ribbon customization, as well as individual app improvements added to Office 2013.

    2h 31m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2013 Essential Training

    Teaches you the basics of using Excel 2013 to enter and organize data, use functions, and build charts and PivotTables.

    6h 32m
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  • view course page for Cleaning Up Your Excel 2010 Data

    Explores the functions, commands, and techniques in Excel that quickly restructure data, remove unwanted characters, convert date data into the desired format, and prepare data for efficient analysis.

    1h 26m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Managing and Analyzing Data in Excel 2010

    These Excel tutorials offer easy-to-use database commands and methods for maintaining an Excel database.

    1h 32m
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  • view course page for Setting Up a Database in Excel 2010

    Spells out the design considerations and tools needed for creating a database in Excel.

    43m 27s
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  • view course page for Excel 2010: Financial Functions in Depth

    Shows how to perform a wide range of financial calculations quickly and easily using the many financial functions found in Excel 2010.

    2h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2007: Charts in Depth

    Learn to analyze and communicate the data in spreadsheets more efficiently with charts in these Excel tutorials.

    3h 36m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2010: Charts in Depth

    Analyze and communicate the data in spreadsheets more efficiently with charts in Excel.

    3h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2010: Pivot Tables in Depth

    Provides comprehensive, hands-on Excel tutorials on PivotTables, and more advanced techniques such as using macros and the new PowerPivot add-in.

    3h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2010: Data Validation in Depth

    Use the data validation tools in Excel to control how users can input data into workbooks and ensure data is entered consistently and accurately.

    59m 45s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2007: Data Validation in Depth

    Use the data validation tools in Excel to control how users can input data into workbooks and ensure data is entered consistently and accurately.

    58m 36s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2010: Advanced Formatting Techniques

    Shares simple and powerful tips for making Excel spreadsheet data readable and understandable.

    3h 2m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Migrating from Excel 2008 for Mac to Excel 2011

    Shows Excel 2008 for Mac users how to make the transition to Excel 2011.

    1h 10m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2010: Macros in Depth

    Explains how macros can be used to automate tasks in Excel and walks through the process of creating and running simple macros.

    2h 44m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Excel 2010: Managing Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks

    Excel tutorials that show how to share data between multiple worksheets and workbooks, including tips for adding, moving, and navigating worksheets and workbooks efficiently.

    1h 29m
    Intermediate
     
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