Excel Data Analysis

Learn to transform, load and analyse lists of data using Excel’s powerful analysis tools.

Excel has a number of features that can help you manage large lists of data. Built into Office 2016 is the enormously flexible and powerful Get and Transform which replaces the Power Query add in from earlier versions. Methods of summarising and analysing data are also explored.

Key content

  • Extracting sets of data including unique records using the Advanced Filter
  • Filtering and transforming data – text, dates, numbers using Get and Transform
  • ‘Unpivoting’ data into a normalised format suitable for Pivot Table analysis
  • Combining data from a number of files in the same folder into a single table
  • Combining data from a number of sheets in the same workbook
  • Using Pivot Tables to analyse loaded data 
  • Using the Analysis Tools plug in to create summary statistics
  • Regression analysis and trend lines - calculated and graphical


  • Be able to load transformed data into Excel for analysis and refresh it
  • Work with the Query Editor to refine the process
  • Access Excel's powerful analysis tools to provide statistical data at the click of a button


Excel Intermediate

Suitable for

This is an advanced level workshop which is suitable for those who have completed the prerequisite or who are competent with the topics covered in that workshop. Before registering, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are competent with the topics covered in the prerequisite workshop.


PC and Mac computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you require a Mac, please contact us so that we can make the necessary arrangements. Excel 2016 is used. Also suitable for 2013 users.


Free for University of Auckland and UniServices staff
Free for University of Auckland postgraduate students
$125+GST for others


If you are University of Auckland staff, please visit Career Tools to view session availability and register on a session.

For all others, please see our Registration page for more information on how to register or withdraw and our Cancellation Policy.

Dates, times and venues for 2018

January - March 2018

Dates will be published here in the new year. Alternatively request a custom workshop.