Simplifying Your Life with Excel: Beginner/Intermediate

with Oz du Soleil

Excel Classes in Chicago

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Class Info

Would you like to know more about Microsoft Excel? If so, what would you like to know?


I conducted that survey. 100% of the respondents wanted to know more.  By far, the most interest was: “I would just like to know what Excel can do.”


So, here it is!  An interactive 2-hr Live Action demonstration of Excel and practical uses. This course will focus on the beginner and intermediate levels so that everything shown will be within the reach of those who attend.


We’ll delve into a few lesser known functions of Excel, and take a brief glimpse into Advanced features. There will be time for Q&A and some brainstorming with the class on how YOU might use Excel in your life and business.


Uses include anything that relies on data to make the right decisions: Analyzing employee performance, awarding Girl Scout merit badges, calculating commission payments, project management, cleaning contact lists, retrieving stock information from the internet …


 

Class will demo Beginner to Intermediate elements of Excel:


  • Printing on a single page
  • Identify and delete duplicate entries
  • Dropdown Lists
  • Conditional Formatting
  • Pivot Tables
  • Basic formulas
  • Spreadsheet layout
  • The 7 Deadly Sins of Spreadsheet Development

 


Join the class! Let’s rock Excel on the 14th of November

Prerequisites

Simple: your ideas for why you'd want to know more about Excel.



Course Reviews (7)
85% positive

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    Erika C.

    Left 12 months ago
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    Oz was great and gave good explanations. It was not my favorite venue for this type of course as it was quite dark and the large screen was difficult to read. Also, I was not as advanced as everyone else in the class so had to struggle to keep up. This, of course, was not the fault of the instructor.

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    Gabrielle T.

    Left 12 months ago
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    Would highly recommend this for anyone looking to learn more about Excel. Great pace and content. Oz took the time to explain things and answer all questions. Will definitely be taking another class.

    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Kelly M.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Simplifying Your Life with Excel: Beginner/Intermediate</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Oz offered a great basic course on Excel, making the environment comfortable to ask simple questions. I appreciated his patience and enjoyed his story behind his reason for teaching these classes and can see his passion. Our class became sort of a discussion which made it more interesting and less of a lecture, which for myself is a better learning environment. For $20, this 2 hrs was totally worth it to sit in a room and learn a bunch of little excel tricks.","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lisa K.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Simplifying Your Life with Excel: Beginner/Intermediate</strong>","positive":false,"review_content":"This class is not for beginners. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Charlie V.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Simplifying Your Life with Excel: Beginner/Intermediate</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Oz does a great job of making Excel not only relevant but fun. He teaches the class in a way that's surprising, democratic, and not fear-inducing. I walked away feeling I could finally slay the Excel beast!","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Sarah M.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Simplifying Your Life with Excel: Beginner/Intermediate</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"The instructor was very knowledgeable and provided good examples of ways to use Excel in daily life. He also provided a structure to help participants think about how they may want to figure out formulas and get to the date they need. ","teacher_response":null}
    {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Ris F.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<strong>Simplifying Your Life with Excel: Beginner/Intermediate</strong>","positive":true,"review_content":"Simple answers to problems that had me banging my head against the wall for hours! Plus an introduction to some truly amazing things that can be done with data inside Excel. I am so grateful to Oz du Soleil for explaining Excel in plain English, and came away with some easily implementable concepts!","teacher_response":null}

    Other Teacher Reviews (19)
    100% positive

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      Melinda C.

      Left 6 months ago
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      Oh how I wish I had taken this class five years ago! I would have saved so much time (not to mention blood, sweat, and tears). Oz did a great job of responding to the needs of the class, and ensuring that the information shared was relevant to our work. Great class!

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      Elda V.

      Left 7 months ago
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      I really enjoyed the class and the teacher was awesome.

      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Edie M.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-pivot-tables-you-know-you-re-curious-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Pivot Tables: You Know You're Curious </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This class was exactly what I needed. I started putting what I learned into action the very next day. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lynn Y.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-pivot-tables-you-know-you-re-curious-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Pivot Tables: You Know You're Curious </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Course was very well presented. Oz moved at a pace that was comfortable, and related material to participants needs. He was a great instructor and I'm planning to attend more of his classes!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Rob K.","created_at":"7 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/dashboarding-in-excel-2010-2013-with-oz-du-soleil'> Data Visualization in Excel 2010 & 2013 </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"We were shown some new features and tricks available to Excel 2013 users.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Nate G.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-workshop-working-with-excel-formulas-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Formulas: the Key to Getting Excel to Cooperate </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Oz is very knowledgeable in Excel and every class I've taken with him has been a good value for the money. He tries to help students with solve their real world problems which is helpful.","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Tuya B.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-uncensored-building-an-app-from-scratch-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Uncensored: Building An App From Scratch </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Hands on instruction of building an app, which involved many steps, each of which was new to me and could be applied to various aspects of my work. A very comfortable and laid back environment was created and stupid questions were most welcome. ","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Mary T.","created_at":"11 months","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-uncensored-building-an-app-from-scratch-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Uncensored: Building An App From Scratch </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"The class was exactly as described. We learned the rationale for the steps of the project, how and when to use a number of important functions and, importantly, we got to practice these new skills a few times. I left with a better idea of options and uses in excel that I will use regularly in analyzing data at work. Thanks, Oz!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Nate G.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-dashboards-pivot-tables-seeing-your-data-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Dashboards & Pivot Tables: Seeing Your Data </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Learned some very helpful tips for solving business problems using Excel. The instructor really knows his stuff and engages students to use examples from their situation to teach the class new things.","teacher_response":" Nat\u00e9, thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you got something from the course. I agree that the venue was a bit loud that night. For a moment it sounded like Karaoke was going on in the other room. That was unusual. I've got 3 more sessions planned at that venue and am actively looking for another location that offers (free) space. NOTE: I do bring a cord with extra outlets with me. You're welcome to plug in where I'm at. But generally, yes, the outlets are very few. Thanks again, be in touch and I hope to see you again soon."}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Andrew C.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-data-validation-forms-input-control-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Data Input Controls: Keeping junk out of your dataset </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I am trying to take my excel skills to the next level and that is why going to Oz's classes is an invaluable experience!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Isabel S.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-workshop-working-with-excel-formulas-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Formulas: the Key to Getting Excel to Cooperate </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"I've taken one other class with Oz and both times, I've learned so much. I can also immediately apply what I've learned, so it definitely worth the money!","teacher_response":"Isabel, thank you so much for your participation. Your feedback has made a difference. You're a teacher for me as much as I'm one for you."}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Diane B.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-workshop-working-with-excel-formulas-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Formulas: the Key to Getting Excel to Cooperate </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Oz was/is great. He is patient and completely absorbs every question then works up a solution. I will take more workshops with him.","teacher_response":"Diane, thanks for the feedback and your participation in the Formulas workshop. Looking forward to working with you in other workshops and please let me know if you have requests for either content or a workshop topic. Let's get you what you need!"}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Eric G.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-dashboards-pivot-tables-seeing-your-data-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Dashboards & Pivot Tables: Seeing Your Data </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Oz had a lot of great things to share, but I learned plenty just watching him use excel.","teacher_response":"Eric, that's a fresh perspective. I hadn't thought about it but I know I've benefitted form just watching others use Excel."}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Ris F.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-dashboards-pivot-tables-seeing-your-data-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Dashboards & Pivot Tables: Seeing Your Data </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Oz du Soleil makes Excel interesting, exciting, amazing and many other positive words that end with \"-ing.\" He also makes the higher functions and capabilities of Excel accessible and understandable for people who know virtually nothing about the program.\r\n\r\nThe most important thing Oz teaches is how to think about the raw data you already have and what you would like it to do... in plain English.","teacher_response":"Ris, YOU GOT IT! Thinking in plain English about the task is key. Once that's done, the solution can be simple, complex or brutish but you have a good chance of reaching the destination if it's clearly conceptualized. ONWARD! Thanks for the review. :-)"}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Gail K.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-dashboards-pivot-tables-seeing-your-data-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Dashboards & Pivot Tables: Seeing Your Data </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Learned a lot - format was open and flexible. Oz did a great job answering questions - even if way off topic.","teacher_response":"Gail, thanks for attending and thanks for your questions during the workshop. This one was fun and intense. Lots of layers, lots of great inquiry from the students. Hope to see you again. "}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Lynn S.","created_at":"about 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-dashboards-pivot-tables-seeing-your-data-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Dashboards & Pivot Tables: Seeing Your Data </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Good information; a lot packed into a short amount of time. Well worth the $20 and time.","teacher_response":"Lynn, thanks for the feedback and for attending. I'm so glad that you found the experience worthwhile. :-)"}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Ris F.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-workshop-working-with-excel-formulas-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Formulas: the Key to Getting Excel to Cooperate </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"Oz is an Excel genius. He makes the sheer possibilities for manipulating data within the program understandable, interesting and FUN. I am really looking forward to learning more in Oz's next class!","teacher_response":null}
      {"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-f2c0a37d5fe569acc6f03ae223a6129d.png","reviewer_name":"Isabel S.","created_at":"over 1 year","title_link":"<a href='/courses/excel-workshop-working-with-excel-formulas-with-oz-du-soleil'> Excel Formulas: the Key to Getting Excel to Cooperate </a>","positive":true,"review_content":"This was a great class. I learned so many things that I'm going to be able to apply right away and save so much time and money. Worth much more than I paid for the class! ","teacher_response":null}
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      Oz du Soleil has been working with Excel for more than 10 years. His approach to Excel and Data Management is from a strategic and conceptual perspective because simple tools and a clear strategy can go much further than fancy tools and no strategy.


      Oz's clients typically fall in two categories:



      1. Data that needs cleaning, organizing and reformatting.
      2. They need special app to help automate and simplify the way they manage their data.

      Oz works with his clients on a large range of projects everything from merging contact lists and removing duplicates, to developing web scrapers and inventory control systems. Oz is looking forward to helping our Dabblers get organized-- both personally and professionally- and you can check out more of what he does here > www.datascopic.net.



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