Excel: Special Features

Bob BruceWe offer specialized Microsoft Excel courses through Bob Bruce, an instructor who has trained people on Microsoft products for more than 20 years. 

This course takes 4 hours and is taught in an online format. 

For human resource professionals, each course provides 4 professional development credits for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Practical Excel: Working with Data 2 (Power Query)

Get & Transform will change the way you use Excel by eliminating a lot of unnecessary steps and reducing your project time by hours or even days!

Excel includes a powerful set of features called Get & Transform, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities. Get & Transform enables you to connect, combine, and refine data sources to meet your analysis needs. These features are also used in Power BI, and in the Power Query Add-In available for previous versions of Excel.      

Power Query is a business intelligence tool available in Excel that allows you to import data from many different sources and then clean, transform and reshape your data as needed.
  • Power Query Basics
  • Column-Level Actions
  • Table Actions
  • Importing Data from Files, Databases
  • Unpivoting
  • Common Transformations
  • Custom Columns
  • Grouping and Aggregating
  • Managing Queries
  • Reusing Query Steps
  • Merge & Append Queries
  • Practical applications
  • Replace VLOOKUP

Prerequisite: Familiarity with VLOOKUP feature. Some knowledge of Pivot Tables is helpful but not required.  Those who have completed our Level 1 & 2 courses are well prepared for this course.


Feedback from attendees

  • Bob was a great trainer with a wealth of knowledge.  His experience and ability to relate the topics to real life was great.  He kept our audience's attention in what could have been a fairly flat topic.
  • It was helpful to learn how unintimidating Excel can be.
  • Great investment of time and money.  Nice job!
  • I loved the multiple shortcuts used to save time
  • The workbook will help cement all we have learned.
  • The class was excellent!
  • The pivot tables portion was all new to me and will benefit my day to day Excel use.
  • Vlookup and pivot tables were very helpful
  • The class was very helpful and exactly what I expected.  Thank you!
  • The examples were great.  I really enjoyed the entire presentation.
  • Loved the shortcuts and new features!
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July 18, 2024; 1:00 -5:00 p.m.  (Online)

Cost: $130.00

Cancellation fee:

  • A full refund minus a $25 processing fee will be issued if request is made one week prior to the class.
  • No refunds will be provided if request to cancel is after one week prior to the class.

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 Questions:  Kassidi Andres, 320-308-5759

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We can tailor courses to meet the needs of your business or group and offer them at the SCSU Welcome Center or a location of your choice.

Contact: pace@stcloudstate.edu; 320-308-4252.