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Advanced Excel and Statistical Data Analysis using Excel


Excel has powerful tools that enable busy users to set up systems that simplify data analysis and interpretation. Effectively using Excel allows users to devote their time more profitably to making decisions about and acting on results, with more effective outcomes.

Participants actively learn through a series of practical simulations which ensures that they maximise their learning and can use the tools immediately when they return to the office. In addition to the practical component, all participants also receive a manual describing all the techniques learned.


This advanced Microsoft Excel training course is ideal for people wanting to use more complex functions within Excel, including tools for analyzing, linking and exporting data. Participants will need to have attended or be familiar with the basics of Microsoft Excel.


5 days


  • Protect a workbook and save with a backup
  • Understand and use advanced functions
  • Consolidate data, link and export data
  • Use What-If Analysis tools such as Goal Seek, Solver and Scenarios
  • Create and modify Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts
  • Create and modify Microsoft Excel Macros


File Protection/ Cell Protection and Circular References

  • Attaching a Password
  • Modifying a Password
  • Protecting Cells
  • Circular Error Messages
  • The Circular Reference Toolbar

Referencing in Excel

  • Absolute referencing
  • Relative referencing
  • Structured reference

Working with Structure tables

  • Why you should use tables
  • Elements of an Excel table
  • Managing data in an Excel table
  • Using structured references with Excel tables

 Formulas and Functions

  • Function Overview
  • Math and Trig Functions
  • Financial Functions
  • Logical Functions
  • The AND Function
  • The OR Function
  • Nesting Functions
  • The VLOOKUP Function
  • The HLOOKUP Function
  • Concatenating Functions
  • Index, offset and Match Functions
  • Using Help for Functions

 Goal Seek/ Solver/ Scenarios and Linking

  • Using Goal Seek
  • Saving a Scenario
  • Solver Reports
  • Adding a Scenario
  • Showing Scenarios
  • Worksheet Linking
  • Workbook Linking 

Working with data

  • Data Validation
  • Data Consolidation
  • Importing Data
  • Importing CSV Files
  • Text Import Wizard
  • Exporting Data
  • Choosing a Specific Format
  • Exporting to Word
  • Pasting Data with a Link
  • Copying a Graph with a Link

 Pivot Table Reports

  • Pivot Table Layout
  • Rearranging Data
  • Filtering a Report
  • Adding Fields
  • Field Settings
  • Refreshing Data
  • Formatting a Pivot Table
  • Showing Detail
  • Create a Calculated Field
  • Advanced Data Field Settings

Pivot Chart Reports

  • Creating a Pivot Chart
  • Creating Pivot Chart Reports from Scratch
  • Adding Fields to a Pivot Chart


  • Recording a Macro
  • Editing a Macro
  • Relative/Absolute Recording
  • Stepping through a Macro
  • Macro Buttons
  • Customizing the Toolbar
  • Deleting a Macro 

Other useful operation in Excel

  • Sparklines
  • Outlining
  • Custom views in excel


The participants are required to have a good command of the English language and reasonable computing skills.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at Kigali, Rwanda. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +250 789 621 067


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before Monday, 11th November 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.     Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.     No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 18-11-2019
Event End Date 22-11-2019
Cut off date 11-11-2019
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 552,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 885
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 999
Location Kigali,Rwanda
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