Excel Fundamentals | One-day Workshop

Online Campus


Past Locations for this Workshop

Excel Fundamentals | One-day Workshop | Online

Attend the next event on Tuesday, 23 April.

Online Campus


Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

In this seven-hour workshop, you’ll learn why Excel is the leading tool — and how to use it — to enhance the way you analyze and restructure your data.

We’ll start with the basics of exploratory data analysis (EDA) to familiarize yourself with a dataset, and how to apply Excel formulas and best practices to clean a dataset and get it ready for analysis.

From there we’ll get into the actual analysis using references and ranges to manipulate the data, connecting data from multiple spreadsheets with popular functions like LOOKUP and creating PivotTables to quickly summarize your data. And what analysis is complete without some basic visualization? You’ll get hands-on practice with charts and conditional formatting to make your analysis easy to interpret.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll be equipped with the tools and knowledge to ask — and answer — the right questions of your data in Excel. You might even be inspired to pursue a career in data analytics with your new skills.

Please Note: Registration for this workshop will close 48 hours before the scheduled start date.


  • Conduct exploratory data analysis (EDA) in Excel to familiarize yourself with a dataset and generate descriptive statistics.
  • Utilize Excel formulas to apply data cleaning best practices, including splitting or combining columns, working with text data, and handling NULLs.
  • Use absolute references, relative references, and named ranges to effectively manipulate data.
  • Connect data across multiple spreadsheets using LOOKUP, INDEX, and MATCH functions.
  • Create PivotTables and use Excel aggregation functions to quickly summarize data.
  • Apply conditional formatting and create common Excel charts to visualize trends and outliers in data.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • This workshop is for beginners. No prior knowledge or experience required.
  • You’ll need an Excel account for this workshop — Google Sheets will not be covered. If you don’t have an Excel account already, you can sign up for a Free 1-Month Trial of Microsoft 365.
  • Look out for an email one day before, and one hour before the workshop begins with the Zoom link. If you don’t see the email, please reach out to help@ga.co and we’ll get you set up ASAP.
  • There is no certificate for completing this workshop.

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