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BIS 155 Week 1 DQ Getting Familiar with Excel
Excel was introduced in 1985. Since then, it has become a standard business tool. In
this thread, discuss the different features of Excel that make it a valuable business
tool. In addition, discuss why Excel skills are so important in today’s job market.
BIS 155 Week 2 DQ Formulas and Functions
One of the benefits of Excel is the ability to use formulas and functions. Discuss the
differences between formulas and functions. Pick a function in Excel and discuss how
that function is used to calculate results in your worksheets. Using the following
scenarios, discuss how you would apply the Excel functions or create a formula to
solve the scenario.
You wish to calculate the commission on sales. The commission is 6% on all sales
that are at least 20% above cost.
You wish to calculate the total pay for an employee who receives regular time for 40
hours, time and a half for 40-50 hours, and double time for hours over 50. You have a
list of contracts and due dates for annual maintenance fees.
You wish to determine when you have a contract due in the next 45 days and provide
a note that warns you that the payment is due.
BIS 155 Week 3 DQ Data Analysis
Excel provides many different ways in which to analyze data. Discuss the different
methods by which you can analyze data in your spreadsheet. Assume the role of a
Regional Manager for a retail organization looking at ways to analyze the large
amounts of sales data you have. What are some of the ways Excel can be used to
analyze this data? What are some examples of reports you might want to review?
Using the concepts from this week, how will you determine where to start and what
tools can you use within Excel to help you organize everything and make decisions?
BIS 155 Week 4 DQ Excel Data Exchange
Excel 2010 provides the capability to exchange data with other applications.
Discuss the different types of ways to exchange data between Excel and other
Are there limitations to the exchange process?
How can you exchange data with other applications that are not part of the Microsoft
Discuss how you would exchange data with external data sources such as websites.
BIS 155 Week 5 DQ Data Consolidation and What
Discuss and compare the data consolidation and What-If analysis Excel tools. Under
what circumstances would you use each of these tools? Do they both serve the same
purpose, or is each one used under different scenarios? Give examples of how each
can be used.
BIS 155 Week 6 DQ Bringing It All Together
This week will be an opportunity to share ideas and approaches to the Excel course
project. What are some spreadsheet features you will use to make your spreadsheet
professional, readable, reliable, and repeatable? Which spreadsheet functions and
data analysis types do you think will be the most challenging to implement in this
project? What questions do you have about those functions and types of data
BIS 155 Week 7 DQ Database Decisions
Discuss the differences between storing data in Access and Excel. Why would you
use a spreadsheet over a database? At what point does it become more efficient to
store your data in a database rather than a spreadsheet? If you are deciding whether
to use a