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This course helps you get out from all of that data. It shows you how to quickly organize and summarize your data so that you can analyze it. The course covers everything that you need to know about pivot tables. It starts with having you create a pivot table and then modify and format it. It discusses how to drill down as well as how to create multiple reports from one pivot table. It also discusses how to create and add other formulas and items to an existing pivot table.

Finally, it shows you how to update your pivot table with new data without recreating it every time. This is one of, if not the best, feature in Excel. Pivot Tables are a huge time saver if you are working with lots of data.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn how to manage and organize data more effectively and transform it into information.


Learning Objectives

  • Identify a PivotTable and its components and defaults.
  • Identify the steps needed to create a Pivot Table.
  • Recognize the steps needed to modify and format a pivot table.
  • Recognize how to use and modify slicers.
  • Recognize how to create fields, items and calculations in a Pivot Table.
  • Identify how to change and or update underlying data.
  • Recognize how to create a PivotTable Charta and how it differs from a regular chart.
  • Identify methods to update a pivot table and locate its data source.
Last updated/reviewed: May 28, 2022

9 Reviews (64 ratings)Reviews

Anonymous Author
The material was fine and taught me a lot about pivot tables, though I'm realizing I like the video sessions better. I think I learned as much from a 1.5 credit filter plus pivot table course as I did in this 5 credit pivot table course, and the additional time here seemed to be spent checking back and forth from the instructions to what I was doing in excel. Maybe it's just personal preference or learning style, but I felt I learned the same quantity faster from the video.
Anonymous Author
Very helpful course with a lot of helpful material to assist in my Excel development. Highly recommend the course.
Member's Profile
Incredible course, meticulous documentation makes the learning enjoyable and easy to immediately put to use.
Anonymous Author
Very long but extremely helpful and valuable. I enjoyed the instructor and the detailed information.
Anonymous Author
I prefer courses with presentations and verbal explanations. But the content was informative.
Anonymous Author
Very comprehensive. Useful nd practical inormation that will really help me manage my data.
Anonymous Author
Extremely useful course on Pivot Tables. Goes beyond the basics that everyone knows.
Anonymous Author
This course will teach you almost everything you need to know about pivot tables.
Anonymous Author
Great and interesting course on pivot table for beginners.


Course Complexity: Intermediate

A good understanding of Excel is needed. Please see Version information.

Version: This course is designed for users of Excel 2019 and Microsoft 365 users, but Excel 2010 and 2013 users should experience little difficulty. This course is NOT intended for 2007 or earlier versions of Excel. It assumes a familiarity with Excel and is intended for an intermediate Excel user.

Education Provider Information

Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
  PDFUse Pivot Tables to Organize, Summarize & Analyze Data
  ZIPWorksheets: Excel Exercise Files