Recommended Prep Course
These preparatory courses are optional, but we recommend you to complete the stated prep course or possess the equivalent knowledge prior to enrolling in this course:
Excel dashboards course overview
This in-depth dashboards course will teach you how to build a custom Excel dashboard using professional data visualization techniques. By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of how to tell a story by combining data, charts, graphs, and other visuals.
Who should take this Excel dashboards course?
This Excel dashboards course should be taken by any type of financial analyst working in corporate finance. This includes financial planning & analysis (FP&A), corporate development, equity research, and investment banking.
This data visualization course is designed for professionals who are responsible for presenting financial information to management and executives at their businesses. Anyone who wants to learn how to present clean, focused and impactful information will benefit from this course.
This course will cover the basics of data visualization basics, then go over the theory and specific concepts that drive data visualization. You will learn how to develop effective storytelling techniques by utilizing the best selection, design, and presentation of charts and graphs. Finally, you’ll learn how to build the perfect chart and graphs to effectively communicate the story behind your data.
What will you learn in this dashboard & data visualization course?
This course will teach you all about the most important data visualization techniques, including:
- How to focus attention
- How to use white space effectively
- Storytelling with data
- Narrative techniques
- A variety of visuals
- How to use affordances
Additionally, this online course will teach you how to create a dashboard in Excel from scratch. The main dashboard topics covered in this class include:
- Page layout and design
- Line charts
- Area charts
- Column and bar charts
- Gauge charts
- Formatting and design
What's included in this dashboard & data visualization course?
Purchasing the full dashboards and data visualization course includes:
- Step by step instruction
- Excel dashboard techniques
- Design and formatting tips
- Excel dashboard templates (downloadable)
What You'll Learn
Path to Certification
8 courses from beginner to intermediate level.01Optional
11 courses from beginner to intermediate level.02Required
Take 3 out of 10 courses at an advanced level.03Required
Submit your FMVA®️ checklist and order your certificate.04Required
Join Our Community
Get access to the Global Corporate Finance Society.05Optional
How the Certification Works
What Our Students Say
As someone who builds charts in Excel on a regular basis, yet has very little designing capabilities, I have to say this course was excellent! Not only does it teach how to make a series of advanced charts, but it also provides a variety of tips that seem obvious in hindsight, but really help to make your charts and dashboards much cleaner, organized and visually appealing. Thanks to Tim and the team!
This course is great and I absolutely love the visuals as well as the instructor's presentation, guidance, explanations, and examples. I absolutely feel like a I can add more value to my organization and career with the knowledge on visualization and dashboards. Thank you CFI.
I learned some great new ideas, and which are based on the the "complete file" easy to replicate.
This is a great course. I have always waited for something like this. Perfect. Thank you!!
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FMVA® Financial Analyst Certification
Become a Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)® by completing all required courses in accounting, finance, modeling, Excel, presentations, and strategy. From beginner to advanced courses you will have the complete training you need to become a world-class financial analyst.