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Thu 12 Sep 2024

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Excel 365: Pivot Tables (Live Online using MS Teams)


This course offers an introduction to the power and time-saving value of PivotTables and will appeal to anyone who analyses data in Excel, come and explore their magic. People who get Pivot Table under their belt cannot imagine the usage of Excel without them. If pivot tables and their capacity are a mystery to you, this course is for you.

Please note that the course is taught using Microsoft Teams and you must have Teams installed on your computer to participate. See System requirements below for more information

Please Note: It is important that when you book on this course, on your booking confirmation page, click on Add to Calendar to start the process to import the course appointment into your calendar. This contains the link to the MS Teams course meeting under Joining Instructions that you will use to join on the day of the course.

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Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available
Topics covered
  • Prepping your data
  • Make a Pivot Table from a Data Source
  • Benefits of converting the Data Source to a Table
  • Create a Pivot Table in a new worksheet
  • Slicer’s
  • Timeline Slicer
  • Formatting Values
  • Design Options
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Pivot Charts
  • At the completion of this course you should be able to:
  • Understand how best to prepare your data prior to creating a Pivot Table
  • Make a Pivot Table from a Data Source
  • Understand the benefits of converting the Data Source to a Table
  • Create a Pivot Table in a new worksheet
  • Use Slicer’s
  • Use a Timeline Slicer
  • Format Values
  • Understand Design Options
  • Use Conditional Formatting
  • Apply a Pivot Chart
  • Presentation, demonstration and practical activities
System requirements
  • Installed Microsoft Teams app.
  • It is possible to join using Edge or Chrome but there is less functionality when using a browser.
  • Important: The instructor cannot troubleshoot access to Microsoft Teams on the day of the course. If you are in an institution that is managing their own Teams tenancy (CAMENT, JBS, medschl and some of the colleges) then you may not have access to the files or calendar used in the course. Please contact the instructor in advance to discuss this.
  • It's advisable to make a test call in advance of the session.
Taught using
  • Excel 365 on Microsoft Windows
  • The course will be taught using Excel 365 on PC but will also be suitable for Excel 2016/2019 users. Apple Mac users of Excel 365 should also find it useful.
  • Course files can be downloaded here
  • One session of two and a half hours (approximately)
  • A number of times a term
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