Microsoft Office Excel 2016 Part 2 - 91-056 Course Outline

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Advances in technology have made it possible to store ever increasing amounts of data. Along with this, the need to analyze that data and gain actionable insight is greater than ever. You already have experience working with Excel and creating basic PivotTables to summarize data. But, Excel is capable of doing much more. Being able to harness the power of advanced PivotTable features and create PivotCharts will help you to gain a competitive edge. You will not only be able to summarize data for you to analyze, but also organize the data in a way that can be meaningfully presented to others. This leads to data-driven business decisions that have a better chance for success for everyone involved.

Audience Profile

Students taking this course are experienced Excel users who are seeking to advance their data analysis capabilities by using PivotTables.


To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience working with Excel 2016 and PivotTables. You should already understand spreadsheet concepts and be comfortable creating basic PivotTables.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Excel 2016 advanced PivotTable functionality to analyze your raw data.


You will:



    • Prepare data for PivotTable reporting and create PivotTables from various data sources.


    • Analyze Data Using PivotTables.


    • Work with PivotCharts.



Course Outline

Course Content


Lesson 1: Preparing Data and Creating PivotTables


Topic A: Prepare Data


Topic B: Create a PivotTable from a Local Data Source


Topic C: Create a PivotTable from Multiple Local Data Sources


Topic D: Create a PivotTable from an External Data Source


Lesson 2: Analyzing Data Using PivotTables


Topic A: Summarize PivotTable Data


Topic B: Organize PivotTable Data


Topic C: Filter PivotTable Data


Topic D: Format a PivotTable


Topic E: Refresh and Change PivotTable Data


Lesson 3: Working with PivotCharts


Topic A: Create a PivotChart


Topic B: Manipulate PivotChart Data


Topic C: Format a PivotChart