Skip to main content

Learn how to use Excel with real-world examples

XSeries Program in
Microsoft Excel for the Data Analyst

What you will learn

  • Organize and summarize data using Excel tables, pivot tables, and dashboards
  • Analyze data using statistics and probability functions and visualizations built into Excel
  • Gather, transform, model, and visualize data from multiples sources using the Excel data model, DAX, integration with Power BI, and other tools

Excel is one of the most widely used solutions for analyzing data. Explore real-world examples and learn how to use the powerful tools built into Excel to analyze more data, with improved visualizations and more sophisticated business logic.

This series of three self-paced courses, hosted by leading experts, teaches you how to use Excel to organize, summarize, analyze, model, and visualize data for use in numerous data analytics and data science applications.

Expert instruction
3 high-quality courses
Progress at your own speed
4-6 months
32 - 64 hours of effort
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. Microsoft's Microsoft Excel for the Data Analyst XSeries

  2. 2–4 hours per week, for 4 weeks
    Learn the basics of Excel, one of the most popular data analysis tools, to help visualize and gain insights from your data.
  3. 2–4 hours per week, for 6 weeks
    Develop your skills with Excel, one of the common tools that data scientists depend on to gather, transform, analyze, and visualize data.
  4. 2–4 hours per week, for 6 weeks
    Gain a solid understanding of statistics and basic probability, using Excel, and build on your data analysis and data science foundation.
  5. The courses in this XSeries are released in self-paced format on a recurring basis, and should be taken in order.

Meet your instructors

from Microsoft
Dany Hoter
Solutions Architect
Jonathan Sanito
Senior Content Developer
Wayne Winston
Professor Emeritus of Decision Sciences at the Kelly School of Business
Indiana University
Matthew Minton
Senior Content Publishing Manager
Liberty J. Munson
Principal Psychometrician and Quality Lead

Experts from Microsoft committed to teaching online learning


Drive your career forward with university-backed credit programs and verified certificates


Study and demonstrate knowledge on your schedule


Try a course before you pay


Learn with university partners and peers from around the world