Top Free Excel Resources For Data Scientists

The ability to analyse a large amount of data accurately and quickly has become paramount for modern organisations. Excel is a powerful computation tool for working with silos of data. The courses mentioned below are suitable for those who want to take up Data Analysis or Data Science as a profession. 

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Here is a list of top free Excel resources for data science enthusiasts.


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(The list is in no particular order)

1| Mastering Data Analysis in Excel

About: This course will help you learn to design and implement realistic predictive models based on data. You will learn how to calculate in Excel and apply the most important uncertainty measures used in business, including the entropy of information, classification error rates and confidence intervals for linear regression

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2| Data Analytics In Excel 

About: This online video tutorial by Simplilearn will help you understand crucial functions available in Excel, such as vlookup,sumif/s, counif/s, iferror etc. You will learn how to sort and filter data, create pivot tables and pivot charts in Excel. You will also understand how to use the Data Analysis Tool pack to perform various data analysis operations such as regression, sampling, descriptive statistics and much more.

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3| Data Visualisation and Dashboards with Excel and Cognos

About: This course helps you understand the basics of data analysis with Excel and IBM Cognos Analytics. It covers data visualisations using spreadsheets and dashboards.

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4| Data Analysis using Excel Tutorial For Beginners

About: This video tutorial by Edureka teaches how to perform Data Analytics using Excel. You will learn to create pivot tables and charts, use Slicers to filter data, create a time-series chart, perform data analysis, run regression in Excel, ANOVA, etc. You will also learn correlation, regression functions, etc. 

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5| Excel Basics for Data Analysis

About: ThE course is designed to provide you with basic working knowledge for using Excel spreadsheets for Data Analysis. You will learn how to work with spreadsheets like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets and load data from multiple formats. The course will give you hands-on experience in manipulating data.

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6| An introduction to data science and machine learning with Microsoft Excel

About: This online tutorial will take you through the basics of machine learning step by step and shows how you can implement many algorithms using basic Excel functions and a few of the application’s advanced tools. You will learn the basics of AI and solve many fundamental problems without writing a line of code.

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7| Excel Fundamentals for Data Analysis

About: In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of Excel for data analysis. You will understand how to use Excel tools and functions to clean and prepare data for analysis. You will also learn how to automate data analysis with the help of Named Ranges and Tables. 

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8| Excel for Everyone: Data Analysis Fundamentals

About: This is a six-week course, where you will learn and develop in-demand skills to gain a competitive edge, including how to extract actionable organisational intelligence from raw data and present it in a visual format to drive decision-making.

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