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PivotTable I: Get started with PivotTable reports in Excel 2007

Course overview art
Make sense out of data. Learn about Microsoft Office Excel 2007 PivotTable reports, a fast and powerful way to analyze data and answer questions you have about it.

About this course

This course includes:

  • One self-paced lesson and one practice session for hands-on experience. The practice session does not require you to have Excel 2007 on your computer.
  • A short test at the end of the lesson; tests are not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.

Goals

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Use a PivotTable report to analyze and summarize your data.

Your worksheet has lots of data, but do you know what the numbers mean? Does your data answer all your questions? PivotTable reports can help to analyze numerical data and answer questions about it.

In seconds you can see who sold the most, and where. See which quarters were the most profitable, and which product sold best. Ask questions, see the answers.

With PivotTable reports, you can look at the same information in different ways with just a few mouse clicks. Data swings into place, answering questions, telling you what the data means.

In this short course you'll learn how PivotTable reports work, and you'll make a PivotTable report in Excel 2007.

To learn more about this course, read the text in Goals and About this course, or look at the table of contents. Then click Next to start the first lesson.

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