Create Charts and Dashboards Using Microsoft Excel


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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Create PivotTables to assess specific relationships within the data.

Create line, bar, and pie charts to present the information from the PivotTables.

Compose a dashboard with the charts and tables created to present a global picture of the data.

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2 hours
No download needed
Split-screen video
Desktop only

In this project, you will learn how to create charts in Microsoft Excel to analyze sales data of a sample company. You will learn how to create PivotTables to assess different aspects of the sales information, and represent the information from the tables as line, bar, and pie charts. When creating the charts, you will learn how to format them so they are easily interpreted and you will then assemble the charts in a dashboard to provide a global picture of the sales data.


Basic knowledge of spreadsheets

Skills you will develop

  • Line Chart

  • Data Analysis

  • Pie Chart

  • Pivot Table

  • Bar Chart

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Upload a document using the free online version of Microsoft Office 365

  2. Create PivotTables in Microsoft Excel

  3. Create and format a Line Chart in Microsoft Excel to represent sales profits by month

  4. Create and format a Bar Chart in Microsoft Excel to represent sales profits by Salesperson

  5. Create and format Pie Charts in Microsoft Excel to represent sales percentages by product category and city

  6. Create a Dashboard in Microsoft Excel containing charts and tables

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Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step



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