Excel Pro Tips: Analytics Tools

Explore powerful analytics tools like forecasting, optimization, and monte carlo simulation

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This course is part of the Excel PRO TIPS series, designed to help everyday users develop expert-level skills by mastering the same tools and techniques used by top pros and Excel MVPs.

The series includes six separate Excel courses, including:

  • Excel Pro Tips: Productivity Tools
  • Excel Pro Tips: Formatting
  • Excel Pro Tips: Formulas & Functions
  • Excel Pro Tips: Data Visualization
  • Excel Pro Tips: PivotTables
  • Excel Pro Tips: Analytics Tools

In this course we’ll dive into some of Excel’s advanced analytics tools, using a variety of unique, real-world demos and case studies. We’ll forecast stock prices and monthly temperatures, build our own outlier detection tools, solve complex optimization problems, design Monte Carlo simulation models, create reports using CUBE functions, and much more.

It's time to start working smarter, not harder. If you're ready to step up your analytics game and see what Excel is really capable of, this is the course for you.


  • This is a non-linear series, so you can jump to individual courses or lectures freely. Each video is an independent and self-contained demo, to help you learn with quick, bite-sized lessons.
  • Course includes a PDF ebook and downloadable Excel project file containing all demos and datasets, ranked by difficulty (1-5 stars), organized by category, and hyperlinked for quick access.


  • Microsoft Excel 2007-2019 or Office 365 recommended (some tips may not apply to all versions)
  • This course is designed for PC users (some tools may not be available for Mac)


  • Excel users who want to build custom models for forecasting or scenario testing
  • Analysts or BI professionals looking to leverage Excel’s advanced analytics techniques (optimization, outlier detection, simulation, etc.)
  • Anyone seeking to explore some of Excel’s most useful analytics tools & techniques

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Maven Analytics

Chris Dutton is a certified Excel Expert, EdTech entrepreneur, and best-selling instructor.

Chris has spent 10+ years specializing in data visualization and business intelligence. As founder and COO of Maven Analytics, Chris' work has been featured by Microsoft, HuffPost, Entrepreneur.com, and the New York Times, reaching more than 500,000 students around the world. A leader in analytics education, Maven Analytics seeks to empower everyday people to change the world with data. Chris graduated summa cum laude and received the Charles G. Bluhdorn Prize in Economics at Tufts University.

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