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Creating Vibrant Dashboards

Author: Ken Puls

This is the video portion of the “Creating Vibrant Dashboards” seminar with Ken Puls. In this course, we’ll look at different ways to present our information and tell a story using effective data visualization tools in Excel.

8 hours 30 minutes
  • Excel
  • Data Visualization

What you'll learn?

  • Building basic charts (line and bar)
  • Modifying chart elements
  • Creating combination charts
  • Building interactive charts
  • Advanced chart types
  • Conditional formatting tools and tricks
  • Custom number formatting techniques
  • Putting them all together in a dashboard
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Creating Vibrant Dashboards

$249Renews at $29 per year
(All prices in USD)
  • 8 hours 30 minutes of training content
  • 11 modules
  • Downloadable files and Handouts
  • Certificate of Completion

Creating Vibrant Dashboards


Course Description

How many times, after presenting the statements you’ve worked so hard on, do your audiences’ eyes glaze over? It’s awful, but it highlights something really important: often the way we present our work isn’t ideal.

This seminar will focus on strategies and tools that can be used to summarize key business metrics for presentation. We’ll look at different ways to present our information, telling a story using effective data visualization tools in Excel. We’ll examine charts, graphs, conditional formatting and other techniques, pulling the results into a dynamic and engaging dashboard. Together we’ll build a one-stop report that gives us an overview of the key metrics we want to see for a hypothetical business need.

Who this course is for?

  • Accountants and other professionals who need to be able to share information visually and engage their audience.
  • Registrants should have fundamental knowledge of Excel.

Course Formats

This is an on-demand course, delivered via pre-recorded video modules that you can consume at your own pace. It includes all required sample files, practice sets, and handouts.

About the author

Ken Puls

Ken Puls

Microsoft MVP, FCPA, FCMA
Ken Puls is one of the founding partners of Skillwave.Training, and the President and Chief Training Officer of Excelguru Consulting Inc. in Canada. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, blogger, author, and trainer with over 20 years of business and IT experience. His passion lies in exploring tools to turn data into information, and teaching others how to use them. Ken is a Microsoft MVP and a leading expert in Excel, Power Query, and Power BI.


How do I access the course materials? Are they downloadable?

The videos are streamed on-demand and may be watched as often as you like. However, they are not downloadable. The example files and handouts for each lesson are downloadable.

Where are the course videos hosted?

All the videos for the course are hosted on Vimeo. Please note that some networks block access to Vimeo, in which case the videos will not be watchable. You may want to double-check that your network allows access to Vimeo before registering in the Academy, to ensure that you will be able to see the videos.

How do I receive my Certificate of Completion?

After all the modules and lessons have been completed, you will be able to download the Certificate of Completion from the My Courses area of your Account Dashboard.

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