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Excel pivot tables course Part 3/4

You will learn to work with a pivot table and learn about the possibilities of creating dashboards with their use.

What you’ll learn

  • How to efficiently analyze data in Excel
  • How to prepare data for work with a pivot table
  • How to filter data
  • How to create dashboards with the use of pivot tables

Course content

1.5 total hours


  • I recorded the course in 2019 in Office 365, but the PivotTable has been working the same for years.
  • You can easily follow the course in Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 365.
  • In older versions, you may encounter different nomenclature or missing certain functions (e.g. slicer, timeline, + – icons next to the chart).


With a pivot table, or colloquially “pivot”. It is a mechanism with which you can quickly create automated, interactive, functional reports in Excel and design them graphically in a dashboard. Since there are millions of “pivots” in the world every day since 1994, I believe pivot table is the most important functionality of Excel and the best data analysis tool ever.

7 benefits of pivot tables


It will take you a few seconds to insert and analyze the data in a PivotTable


Changing the layout of a PivotTable is just a few clicks away

Ease of use

every user understands the mechanism of action


a pivot table is the easiest way to get automatic reports


Thanks to slicers, you can easily add data filtering to the report

Data visualization

the pivot chart is your new friend

Binding to Power Query and Power Pivot

You can insert the report directly on the data, but you will achieve even better results by inserting a PivotTable on a Power Query query or a data model designed in Power Pivot.

To make it easier for you to learn about this functionality, I have prepared a free course in which I describe the pivot table mechanism from A to Z. The course consists only of practical exercises in which I share my many years of experience in working with a pivot table and show various tricks. Thanks to it, you will quickly learn to work with a pivot table and learn about the possibilities of creating dashboards with their use.

Who this course is for:

  • The course is aimed at both beginners and advanced users of Excel.
  • I hope everyone will find something interesting in it.
  • There are no prerequisites for the course as the pivot table is a standalone functionality.
  • Few formulas appear in the course, and all options are discussed in detail.
  • Usually, a pivot table is taken by users who have a basic understanding of Excel and formulas.

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