Data Analysis and Visualisation Bootcamp



5 - 8

hours per week



R8 044.25

Price (inc vat)



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Course Information

The delivery consists of online modules with virtual facilitator-based sessions also referred to as subject matter expert sessions.

Content has been grouped together for example students will complete 3 online sessions om MS excel and this will be followed up by a subject matter expert group discussion.

In summary students can expect do between 5 (five) and 8 (eight) hours of online learning per week.

Total estimated online learning is 56 (fifty-six) and Subject Matter Expert sessions spans across 14 (fourteen) hours.

Language: English

Course Overview

All this data, but do your people know how to analyse and interpret it? Most importantly, can your people visualise data and tell compelling business stories for budgeting, project management, sales, customer centricity and customer satisfaction?

Today we are flooded with so much data in our systems. Every manager now needs to know how to analyse the data for insights, highlights and outliers and then produce graphical representation of information and data. By using visual elements like charts, graphs and maps, data visualisation tools provide an accessible way to see and
understand trends and patterns in data. Essentially it helps you tell stories with raw data to make better business decisions.

This 10-week programme will assist your teams in creating world class reports using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power BI. Your learners will get access to a learning platform, eLearning, virtual facilitator (Subject Matter Expert) sessions, a practical environment, group discussions, implementation-driven assignments, and model answers.It is the first step towards being able to use tools like Microsoft Excel and Power BI to analyse data whilst exposing students to two critical building blocks, namely Storytelling
and Data Visualisation.

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

The ability to analyse data effectively has become of utmost importance in orginisations. Various reports, including one from Datumize quotes that should organisations be able to make only 10% of data usable, then the return will imply significant increases in profitability and decision making. 

This programme is the first step in being able to use tools like Microsoft Excel and Power BI to analyze data. It also exposes students to two critical building blocks being Storytelling and Data Visualization.

Attendees will thus on completion of the programme be able to:

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Course Curriculum

· Data – a showcase

· Importance of Data

· What can you do with Data Analysis?

· Exploring Fundamental

· Data Concepts and the value of Analytics Literacy

· Data Literacy for All

· Complete Guide to Excel 365: Getting Started

· Excel 365: Working with Charts & Sparklines

· Excel 365: Using Formatting, Styles, & Themes

· Excel 365: Linking, Printing, & Protecting Workbooks

· Excel 365: Validating, Cleaning, & Performing Lookups on Data

· Excel 365: What-If Analysis, Solver, & Analysis ToolPak

· Excel 365: Pivot, PowerPivot, & Financial Modelling

· Examination

  • Data Visualisation: Best Practices for Creating Visuals
  • Excel Visualisation: Getting Started with Excel for Data Visualisation
  • Excel Visualisation: Building Column Charts, Bar Charts, & Histograms
  • Excel Visualisation: Visualising Data using Line Charts & Area Charts
  • Excel Visualisation: Plotting Stock Charts, Radar Charts, Treemaps, & Donuts
  • Excel Visualisation: Building Box Plots, Sunburst Plots, Gantt Charts, & More
  • Examination
  • Secrets of MS Excel

· Explore what Power BI can do for you

· Create and share your first Power BI report

· Get started building with Power BI

· Analyse data with Power BI

· How to build a dashboard

· Power BI Bootcamp: Session 1

· Power BI Bootcamp: Session 2

· Power BI Bootcamp: Session 3

  • Creating and Editing Macros in Excel 365

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Course Lecturer

Francois Timms
Francois is senior facilitator at LRMG with more than 30 years’ experience in the field. He has also worked as a database developer and a business intelligence consultant in the past which enabled him to bring real-world experience, challenges and solutions to the classroom. He has extensive knowledge and experience with MS Excel, including VBA programming (Visual Basic for Applications). In addition, he is also a database specialist with specific focus on, but not limited to, MySQL and Oracle Database, and his skills include database management, database development and database analytics. During his career he was awarded several vendors awards which serves as a testament to his passion for his craft.
Carol Lippert
Carol has worked in the IT training space for over 20 years. She is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and a Microsoft Office Specialist. Carol has worked with various clients to identify their training needs around Office 365 and how best to deliver that training. She has also created dashboards and reports using a combination of Excel and Power BI.
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