Knowing How to Make Amazing Excel Dashboards Will Take Your Career to the Next Level
Excel Dashboards are the new buzzword employers are looking for.
If you want a career that involves creating reports in Excel, then you need to know how to create impressive, interactive, and easy to read Dashboards
This course will get your skills up to date by teaching you how to create Dashboards that will wow your boss (or your prospective employer) even if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body.
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Or if you prefer, continue reading for more information on the course.
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So, what is an Excel Dashboard?
An Excel Dashboard is simply a report like the one above that:
- Usually fits on one page
- Displays key trends, comparisons and data graphically or in small tables
- Provides the reader with conclusions to their objective
- Is often interactive allowing the user to filter data and switch views themselves
- Employs best practices that enable the report to be updated quickly and easily (often at the click of just one button)
Dashboards can be complex or simple, fancy or plain. They can contain financial or non-financial data, or both. They can work with any data in any organisation.
This comprehensive Excel Dashboard Course will teach you the simple techniques you can apply in Excel to make killer dashboards that will set your skill level apart from the crowd.
What You Get in the Course
- Over 8 hours of video tutorials specifically on Dashboards plus another 3 hours of related Excel training that will fill in any gaps in your Excel knowledge on topics like PivotTables, Lookup Functions, Macros and more.
- The pace is pretty fast because I hate courses that waffle on. I like to get straight to the point so you’re up to speed fast, and I’ve designed it so that if you need to re-watch anything you can rewind and replay the videos as many times as you like, or just refer to the instructions in the workbooks.
- You can download the actual Excel files used in the filming.
- These files contain step by step instructions so you can either use them on their own instead of the videos (these are great if you like to skim read like I do),
- use them to practice what you learn and build your confidence,
- or keep them forever as a reference tool that you can go back to later on to refresh your memory (let’s be honest, we never remember everything the first time we see it).
- 5 x sample Excel dashboard reports including my popular Tour de France dashboard. Use them to steal ideas from and reverse engineer.
- Homework Challenge. Practice what you learn so that you don’t forget it. Plus you’ll be creating a dashboard of your own that you could use for job interviews to showcase your skills. If you like you can even send it to me and I’ll review it and give you feedback.
- An index of the course topics and terminology that are covered so you can easily find a tutorial you want to watch again.
6 weeks of support from me. Each session has a comments section where you can post a question and I’ll post you an answer. These Q&A’s will be available for everyone in the class to learn from too (you can even post the answer to your classmate’s questions if you know it), making it a truly interactive class. Or, if you prefer you can email me your questions direct.
Note: The reason the course is only open for a limited time is because I am personally providing the initial 6 weeks of support, and I can’t commit to doing that year round. So, I limit the classes to allow time for other projects and a break every now and again.
That’s not to say I won’t support you after the first 6 weeks (after all you have a 12 month membership), it’s just that it might take me a few days to reply if I’m out of town etc.
Support of my members is one of the benefits and it’s very important to me and is valuable to my members, as you can see from this email from Arash:
“I feel like I have a 24hr support. The way you reply and support, in terms of time and effectiveness is not comparable to other websites and people who provide learning modules. You are Superb!!!”
- The training is delivered online and tutorials are available to watch 24/7 at your own pace. Pause, rewind, replay as many times as you like.
- 12 months access to the video tutorials and file downloads. There’s even a download option where you can download all videos in the course and keep them on your own PC forever.
- When you’ve finsihed I’ll send you a ‘Certificate of Completion’ saying you’ve completed the course which you can add to your resume/CV arsenal.
Watch a Sample Tutorial
Click on the video below to start watching. Click on the white rectangle on the bottom right of the video control bar to watch the video in full screen.
Who is Teaching the Course?
That would be me, I’m Mynda Treacy, Co-founder of My Online Training Hub, and a Microsoft Excel MVP.
I have been working with Excel since 1995 and teaching since 2010 (not including teaching many colleagues over the years), and I’m excited to be able to share what I have learned with you.
Back when I started using Excel I was lucky, in that you weren’t expected to know how to use it! As you’d know, that’s not the case these days.
What you learn in this course will apply to all you do in Excel. From best workbook design, right through to advanced formulas and charting.
Once you’ve completed the course and practiced what you learn you’ll be able to confidently state on your resume/CV that you not only have ‘Excel Dashboard skills’, but also ‘Advanced Excel Skills’ because most of what I teach is very advanced.
Who Is It For?
The course is for you if you:
- Want to change career or apply for a new job;
- Already prepare reports of any kind that require updating with new data on a regular basis (weekly, monthly….) and, or;
- Work with charts and, or;
- Work with large volumes of data and, or;
- Import data into Excel from another source e.g. another database, Access, Web, Text files etc. and, or;
- Often don’t know the best chart to use to display your data.
Note: This course is not for complete beginners but if you’ve put together any type of report in Excel before then you will definitely benefit from the time saving tips and data visualisation techniques I share with you.
What It Will Do For You
In the course I teach you how to build Excel Dashboard reports from the ground up.
By applying the simple rules I share with you, you will have the skills to be able to create reports that save loads of time (allowing you to go home early :)) and you’ll quickly become known as a Dashboard Superhero with reports that are:
- Quick and easy to update, in fact they can update themselves (imagine being able to confidently say that in an interview) by pulling in data direct from your external database, Microsoft Access, the web etc. at the click of a button if you set them up right (I show you how).
- Fully interactive so the reader can change the view themselves; they can filter by product, time period or any parameter you choose, they can show and hide data using check boxes, drop down lists, and option buttons to name a few.
- Easy to read and interpret; plus I share with you a heat map of your page that shows you where your most important data should go and where will get the least attention.
- Exactly what the reader wants; I teach you the 5 key questions to ask and to who in the planning stage of your report so you get it right first time.
- Choose the right chart for your data; I teach you over 20 charts and show you which type of chart will best display your data.
Just take a look at the two charts below. Both plot the same data but one is much easier to make comparisons in the data than the other. You be the judge.
- Professional presentation. I teach you simple visualisation techniques so your reports will look like you’ve had a graphic designer involved even if you are completely lacking in artistic talent (like me).
- Animated. Some types of data are great displayed in an animation. Animated charts allow the reader to get an understanding of how data moves over time. In this course I share some VBA code with you that you can apply to your charts and I show you exactly which parts of the VBA to edit.
It’s Tried and Tested
Before launching this course I had some of my trusted advisors test the course for me. They come from varied industries and ability levels.
One of them didn’t know what a Dashboard was before taking the course and another is an Excel trainer.
They’ve given me feedback on some improvements which I’ve implemented, but overall their feedback was resoundingly positive.
I am forever grateful for their time and kind comments. Thank you, you know who you are.
Here are just a few of their comments:
“The design is excellent, easy to follow, examples clear.“
“I like the materials available for download, so your users can work on their own.“
“The pace of the course is perfect.“
“Your use of terminology makes learning a new language painless.”
“I especially liked Section 3 on design principles. I have always believed in data quality but data organization and presentation is so very important to communicating ideas and information.“
“I found them (the tutorials) very complete and packed with good tips and tools for presenting data.”
Registration Is Now Closed – Sign Up for Notification of Our Next Dashboard Course
I’m sorry, you missed the last class. If you’d like to be notified when registration opens again in October 2014, fill out your name and email below.
By filling in your details below you’ll receive a 20% discount off the normal price.
Plus you’ll receive a free copy of my e-book
30 Chants for Better Charts which is crammed with easy to action tips on how to create better charts and dashboard reports in Excel, and the common pitfalls to avoid.
Choose Your Membership Level
Note: prices are +GST for Australian customers.
|Download Dashboard Videos*|
|One Payment for 12 Months Online Access|
|5 Sample Dashboard Files|
|6 Weeks Dashboard Support|
|Dashboard Course Index|
|Unlimited 24/7 access|
|Pause, rewind, replay|
|Download Workbooks Used in Filming|
|Excel '07, '10 & '13 Premium Course|
|Word '07, '10 & '13 Premium Course|
|Outlook '07, '10 & '13 Premium Course|
|102 Excel Tips & Tricks Videos|
|95 Word Tips & Tricks Videos|
|98 Outlook Tips & Tricks Videos|
|Access to new Microsoft Office Training|
|30 Day Money Back Guarantee|
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