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No-one learns Excel for fun. But if you have good-to-excellent Excel skills you’ll stand a better chance in today’s highly competitive job market

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60-90 minute live Excel training sessions delivered by me via The Internet.

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FREE Pivot Table Training

SEVEN video tutorials to help you learn about one of Excel’s most useful features. Get them for FREE!

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Welcome to The Excel Trainer

Mike Thomas - Excel Trainer

Who I am and What I Do

I’m Mike Thomas. I have over 25 years experience designing and delivering training courses and I’ve been working with Excel since the early 90’s as a user, a Developer and a Trainer.

As I said at the top of the page, “No-one learns Excel for fun. But if you have good-to-excellent Excel skills you’ll stand a better chance in today’s highly competitive job market.” Through my training courses, videos and written tutorials, I hope that I can help to make a difference.

Latest Excel Tutorials

My latest written and video based Excel tutorials. For more tutorials, please visit the Tutorials section (use the menu at the top of the screen)

Excel – What is a Dashboard?

One of the training courses that I deliver is how to create a dashboard in Excel. In this short video I explain what an Excel-based dashboard means to me.

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Excel 2016 – Create a Map Chart

A Map Chart (new in the November 2016 release of Excel 2016 for Office 365 subscribers) allows you to quickly and easily display geographic data as a map

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Rounding Time to the Nearest 15 Minutes

I was recently asked how to round a time to the nearest 15 minutes. The question was in relation to the “7 minute rule” where employee clock in and clock out times are rounded to the nearest quarter hour.

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Calculate the Median in a Pivot Table

Last week I was then asked “how can you display the median of a set of values in a pivot table?” It’s not simple because median does not exist as an option. In this tutorial I show you how to do it.

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Excel 2016: Creating a Pareto Chart

A Pareto Chart shows the relative frequency of items in descending order. They are often used as the basis for creating a prioritization tool so that, for example process improvement activities can be organised.

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