Any text on the use of excel spreadsheet is just an attempt at teaching users how to manipulate data when using the spreadsheet. No book ever written on excel is all embracing because the excel software is such a massive machine.
I have always been worried about people sleeping in the office or spending endless hours preparing reports that ordinarily can be done in minutes with sound knowledge of excel.
The success of my first book on Advanced Excel showed me how anxious Nigerians are in bridging the strong knowledge gap in data analysis and reporting using excel. In the past 2 years, I have thought over a thousand participants from the private and public sectors on the use of excel functions in data analysis and report presentation.
This work is an improvement on the first book and has taken into cognisance some of the latest features in the 2013 version of Microsoft excel. The book includes a full chapter of practical exercises and suggested solutions with a CD based soft copy excel data. Based on testimonies to my trainings I have saved many companies especially in the Banking and Insurance sectors huge reporting time based on additional skills of their staff.
I have introduced in this new book a practical exercise chapter with a step by step guide to tackling the questions whose raw data are in the attached CD.
All questions and exercises treated in this book are entirely my creation based on my professional work experience in various sectors as well as in facilitating this course in both Nigeria and England. Although a lot of research and learning has been done in putting this book together, no error is attributed to any source and so all errors of omissions and commissions are entirely mine and highly regretted.
Dan Karo Ezuzu; FCA