Training in Data Management and Analysis using Advanced MS 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 maximize 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.

Who should attend?

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.


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Tech For Development (T4D) admission criteria.


5 Days

Learning objectives

  • 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 PivotTables and Pivot Charts
  • Create and modify Microsoft Excel Macros

Topics to be covered

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 Structured 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

PivotTable Reports

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

PivotChart Reports

  • Creating a PivotChart
  • Creating PivotChart Reports from Scratch
  • Adding Fields to a PivotChart


  • 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 instructor-led training is 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 professionals 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 a certificate of participation.

Training venue

The training is residential and will be held at T4D Training Centre in Westlands Nairobi, Kenya. The course fees cover 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.


We can also tailor-make our courses for you. This way, you/your organization will benefit by:

  • Using their own tools during the training
  • Being able to choose areas of interest you wish the trainer to put more emphasis on
  • Taking the course in-house or at a venue of choice
  • Cutting on the cost of transport and accommodation

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Training fee

The course fee is KES 75,000.00 or USD 1,100.00 exclusive of VAT. The course fees cover the course tuition, training materials, two (2) break refreshments, lunch, and study visits. Participants will cater for their travel and accommodation costs.


Payment should be transferred to Tech For Development - T4D account through the bank on or before the course starting date.

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Cancellation policy

Payment for 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 Date 19-10-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 23-10-2020 5:00 pm
Capacity 100
Cut off date 19-10-2020
Individual Price USD1,100.00
Location T4D Training Center
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