Topic

Excel & Data Analysis

Categories covered in this topic:
Data Analysis
Excel Basics
Excel Functions
Finance
Microsoft Office
Statistics
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Getting Started with Excel

If you’re new to Excel, start here. This course introduces the concepts of cells, rows and columns, shows how to navigate Excel 2016 for Windows, and describes the basics of entering data and doing calculations.

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Calculations

The true power of Excel is its ability to perform calculations. This course explains how calculations work and introduces concepts such as formulas and relative and absolute cell references.

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Formatting

The formatting tools available in Excel that can make worksheets clean and easy to follow. Includes text wrapping, cell alignment, and formatting numbers and dates.

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Copying and Moving Data

Copying and moving data in Excel is similar to how it works in Word, but there are some differences. This course focuses on features that are particular to Excel, including inserting cells, rows and columns and moving and deleting worksheets.

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Printing

This course covers the main things to know about printing in Excel. Includes selecting the print area, repeating rows and columns, adding headers and footers and fitting data onto a single page.

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Working with Large Data Sets

Lawyers often have to deal with large sets of data when working on a litigation or transaction. This course covers the Excel features that make it easier to work with large data sets, including filtering and sorting data, freezing panes and splitting the window.

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Functions

Excel functions are preset formulas that make it easy to perform specific calculations. Here's a summary of some useful functions for lawyers, and a description of how functions are structured.

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Financial Modeling

This course introduces the fundamentals of financial modeling and discusses how it’s relevant to lawyers.

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Introduction to Statistics

This course provides an overview of key statistical concepts that are relevant to legal practice, including averages, sampling and distribution curves.

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Data Visualization

An overview of charts and other data visualization techniques used in business and finance. Covers concepts such as line and bar charts, histograms, scatter plots and heat maps.