Well, as you know,I’m a fan of pivot tables. And now I’ve come across the most comprehensive, thorough pivot table package I have seen in a long time. It’s developed by a guy called John Michaloudis from a website called MyExcelOnline.com. I purchased it myself to make sure it was comprehensive, clear and easy to follow. And yep, yep and yep.
You get a tutorial spreadsheet at the beginning that allows you to track and monitor your own progress. There’s more than 200 videos and it’s well sequenced.
You can read the course outline here ( then just click on Jump to the Interactive Course Outline). I think it’s excellent value for money. I’ve already learned some great tricks and I teach this stuff :-). I’m looking forward to delving into the other aspects of it.
It would be particularly useful as a reference guide if you are already using pivot tables but want to get more adept and clever about using them. Or if you have just started using pivot tables, work your way through this and impress the other people in your workplace with your knowledge. If you are not careful, you could soon become the go-to guy/gal in your organisation.:-)
PS By the way, I do earn an affiliate fee if you do buy through one of the links above but I only recommend what I’d use myself.
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Mr. Excel (aka Bill Jelen) is one of the Excel gurus. I love his stuff. He also has a slightly bonkers delivery (What! Excel! Fun!) that I thoroughly enjoy. And of course anyone who calls his Excel publishing book company Holy Macro! gets my vote.
Xtreme Pivot Tables course
This is a very comprehensive course on pivot tables. It includes videos and workbooks. There are over 200 hours of videos on it and it takes you from having no knowledge of pivot tables to being a power user. If you know everything in this course, you know an awful lot about pivot tables. John explains the concepts in bite size chunks so they are easy to follow and even provides a tutorial spreadsheet so you can track your progress. This would be money well spent. If you would like to become the go-to person in your organisation for pivot tables, this would be an excellent starting point.
He also has a useful Pivot Table webinar…
This is also a useful chart helper.
Debra Dalgleish – Contextures.com
Master 30 Excel functions in 30 days –This is a rather brilliant e-book which covers 30 functions including Vlookup,Match, offset. It includes an Excel file, e-book and links to videos that shows you how to do it – all for the princely sum of $10. What I particularly like about it are her descriptions, explanations and what the limitation of each function is. Highly recommended. If you want to upgrade your Excel skills this is a very worthwhile investment.
Excel UserForms for Data Entry
The Excel UserForms for Data Entry ebook kit will take you through the steps to build a UserForm that stores data on a hidden worksheet. No programming skills are required — everything is explained in simple steps, with written instructions, screen shots, videos and workbooks.
The PivotPower Premium add-in saves you time and effort, when working with Excel pivot tables. For example, you can quickly:
-save and apply default pivot table settings
-clear old items from an Excel pivot table
-change all the data fields from the Count function to the Sum function
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