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Self-Paced Course

Excel Pivot Tables & Charts

Explore and analyze your data instantly using Excel Pivot Tables & Pivot Charts, and complete 10 real-world case studies along the way.

Course Hours11 hours
Skills Learned
Data Analysis
Course Level

Course Description

Pivot Tables are absolutely essential tools for data exploration in Excel, allowing you to instantly sort, filter, and analyze your data while keeping your source tables intact.

Consider this course a master class in Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts. We'll show you when, why, and how to use core tools and techniques, introduce advanced sorting, filtering, and calculation options, and guide you through interactive, hands-on demos and pro tips each step of the way. In the final section, we'll apply our skills to 10 real-world case studies, including burrito ratings, shark attack records, stock quotes, wine tasting scores, and more.

Whether you're looking for a quick primer or hoping to ramp up your analytics skill set, you've come to the right place.



  • 7.0 hours on-demand video (11.0 CPE credits)

  • 5 quizzes

  • 15 homework assignments

  • 2 skills assessments (1 benchmark, 1 final)



  • Excel users who want to build a solid foundation for advanced analytics

  • Analysts or BI professionals looking to extract insight and meaning from raw data, using expert-level PivotTable techniques

  • Anyone seeking to improve productivity and work more efficiently with data


  • Microsoft Excel 2010+ or Office 365 (ideally for PC/Windows)

  • Mac users are welcome to join, but may have challenges following along

  • No advance preparation is required


  • Identify Excel's basic Pivot Table requirements and functionality, including source data structure, the field list, contextual menus, and refreshing

  • Identify Pivot Table formatting options and tools, including number formatting, custom headers, report layouts & styles, and conditional formatting

  • Identify and interpret examples of sorting, filtering, and grouping in Pivot Tables, including wildcards, date grouping, slicers, timelines, and report filter pages

  • Identify and interpret summarization and "Show Values As" options, including % of column, % of parent, difference from, running total, rank, and index

  • Identify examples of calculated fields and items in Pivot Tables, including the use of count columns, and tools like solve order and list formulas

  • Identify the relationship between Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts, as well as key Pivot Chart options and capabilities


  • CPE Credits: 11.0

  • Field of Study: Information Technology

  • Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

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*Last Updated: December 1, 2021

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