Top 5 Excel skills: from Excel rookie to Excel guru

The course is presented as a case study course

Course Description

The course is presented as a case study course

First, we start from building a short version Profit & Loss report based on system data. In this case, we teach students how to avoid hard-coded numbers and hard-linked sources in the report. Instead, we deploy some advanced formulas that make the report dynamic.

Second skill is about using pivot tables in reporting. It makes reporting much easier by slicing and dicing. This skill can differentiate rookies and gurus.

Third, we fine-tune the model by upgrading it into a dynamic model by including the assumption page, data page, reporting page, dashboard, and proof check.

Fourth, once reports are completed, we need to generate region-specific reports to distribute to regional managers. We can automate the whole report generating process through a programming language in Excel called VBA (Visual Basic Application).

Last, once we receive revised reports from regional managers, we need to consolidate them into the corporate P&L report. We teach methods at all levels: basic, intermediate and advanced.

Course Search Keywords

  • VBA
  • Pivot    table
  • Consolidate
  • Dynamic formulas
  • Dashboard


  • Recognize importance of building robust models by using dynamic formulas instead of hard-links
  • Discover benefits of using Pivot Tables in financial modeling
  • Identify 5 crucial elements in financial modeling
  • Discover how to build your own “robot” generating set reports by using macro
  • Explore multiple ways of consolidate financial reports: from basic, to intermediate to advanced methods


  • Basic Excel knowledge
  • Example: be able to open one Excel file and add a new sheet, etc.
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  • Dynamic Formulas: No hard-links
  • Beyond Formulas: Pivot Tables
  • The 5 Magic Pages in Modeling
  • Macro
  • Consolidate reports: Basic to Advanced
  • Consolidate Reports: Basic To Advanced Part-II
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Top 5 Excel skills: from Excel rookie to Excel guru
This Course Includes
  • 58 mins
  • 8 Lectures
  • 2 Resources
  • Completion Certificate Sample Certificate
  • Lifetime Access Yes
  • Language English
  • 30-Days Money Back Guarantee

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