What is Your Next Step After Learning Excel?

What is Your Next Step after Learning Advanced Excel?

What is Your Next Step After Learning Excel?

Wondering what to pursue after learning Excel? Let us find the answer. Before that, let’s first read a quick short story.

Once upon a time, a very strong woodcutter asked for a job in a timber merchant. The pay was good and so were the working conditions. So, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

His boss gave him an axe and showed him the area where he would work.

The first day, the woodcutter felled 18 trees.

“Congratulations,” the boss said. “Go on that way!”

Motivated by the boss words, the woodcutter tried harder the next day, but he could only bring down 15 trees. However, the third day he tried even harder, but he could only manage 10 trees. Day after day, he finished with fewer trees.

“I must be losing my strength,” the woodcutter thought. He went to the boss and apologized, saying that he is week and could not understand what was going on too.

“When was the last time you sharpened your axe?” the boss asked.

“Sharpen? But I’ve had no time to sharpen my axe. I have been so busy trying to cut trees….”

This story states that equipping yourself shouldn’t ceases & sharpening the tool set & keep you updated is the only way to a long term success.

Now, why are we reading to this story?

Let me jump to the point directly.

The world is fast paced. So, we need to have the required tools ready & sharp for use. 

It is almost impossible to find work that does not require some amount of Excel. Having the right skills for using and applying Excel for Simple or Advanced tasks is a must.

Microsoft Excel is one of the most valuable skill sets that can take you far!

However, most of you already know & use Microsoft Excel quite well. Really glad to know that. Still, sometimes even experienced Excel experts miss out on the best features of Excel that seem to be hidden.

Is it Sufficient to know Excel well to prove yourself in this competitive world?

Are you ready for the Future?

Learning never ceases and you should keep updating you to keep you in par with the emerging industry and not becoming outdated.

You should grab other Skill set after finishing Microsoft Advanced Excel to keep growing in the Job Industry.


Let us discuss the variety of options available in front of you to pursue using the Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills that open you up to various career prospects in addition to career growth.


I am an Excel Expert. How do I get into Data Analysis?

I am an Analyst. But I always stand at the mercy of IT peers to query my Data!

Are you relating to these situations?

Let’s talk about the first step you can take to resolve this.

Analysis comes into play only after you have the set of relevant information in your hand that are clean as well.

When you yourself can query data from the relational Database system & reorganize, then certainly you are independent, and you can control your own productivity & efficiency.

Learning the right tool to collect & organize your data can be a savior. If you don’t know what is SQL & Why should you learn it, get yourself acquainted first.

Learn SQL to query any databse at Intellisoft Singapore
Learn SQL to query any Database at Intellisoft Singapore

SQL could be the priority as it is an easy to learn, straight-forward programming language. It is a simple but popular program for Data Management.

Administering, updating, maintaining, and manipulating the database is easy with SQL.

With SQL you can – retrieve, analyze and report information quickly and efficiently.

Wondering How to Learn SQL Fast?

Grab SQL Skills today to be an independent analyst otherwise make a new career as Data Analyst, Database Administrator, Data Scientists or even Data Architect at Intellisoft Singapore.

  1. Join Excel VBA (Macro) Course:

I am an Excel expert. Do I only get to learn the skills that are into Data Analysis?

Well definitely not. As we have already discussed Excel is a program that is used in all the fields in which the Data Analysis is just a new popular.

Excel could be enhanced with further skill sets and utilized in various tasks as well.

One such skill set that is highly useful for people into leadership, or managerial position to review the work or report, or even for someone who is into repeating the functions, formulas, or a set of same steps dozens of times every day.

There is a boon to such people – Macros in Excel.

You can write & record macros for simple to complex steps that you accomplish every day. In addition to that, Macro Code runs much faster and save a huge amount of time, which in turn will increase productivity.

After all, you don’t get bored of what you are doing every day.

Learn to Automate repeated Steps with VBA at Intellisoft Singapore
Learn to Automate repeated Steps with VBA at Intellisoft Singapore

Looking to learn VBA (Macros) faster?

Join an Excel VBA (Macro) training at Intellisoft Singapore today to Learn practical ways to automate tasks & build a better workflow with VBA Macros and automation in your work.

  1. Data Interpretation & Analysis with Excel:

Data Analysis is a cool and exciting career to get into. When you already are aware of the Excel tool kit, now it’s time to learn the Techniques of Analyzing Data with Excel.

Data Analysis is a process of using logic & statistics to answer some of the business questions which consequently leads to decision-making.

You can learn to understand data and forecasting based on different criteria.

Charts & Modelling can be made using the Excel Features.

Correlation & regression techniques can be used to Analyze Data with different variables.

Data Interpretation & Analysis with Excel Training at Intellisoft Singapore
Data Interpretation & Analysis with Excel Training at Intellisoft Singapore

Above all, It is wise to grab the techniques of using the tool effectively, when you are an Excel Expert Already!

Wondering why you should learn Data Analysis? Check out the top 5 Cool Career Options that rely on Data Analysis

Also Join Intellisoft now to Grab Data Analysis Skills fast.

  1. Create Interactive Management Reports & Dashboards with Excel:

A Dashboard is the dynamic reporting technique used in business data reporting.

If you can present a huge amount of critical data in a Visually Appealing, Dynamic & Interactive Chart in Excel, apparently the decisions are made faster & you are the star of the boardroom already!

 Visually Appealing, Dynamic & Interactive Report in Excel
Visually Appealing, Dynamic & Interactive Report with Excel Dashboard at Intellisoft Singapore

Why wasting time, learn Excel Dashboard & report metrics that matter!

Well, I hope that you now have a clear idea of  What can you do after learning Advanced Microsoft Excel!

Take a breath! Make time out of your calendar to learn the essential skills that matter!

Best of Luck!

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3 Reasons Why You Should Learn SQL

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Whether you work in Business, Finance, IT, Services, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, R&D or any other domain, it is important for you to learn SQL.

You may be wondering – What the heck is SQL? Why should I learn it


Well, SQL stands for Structured Query Language (pronounced as SEQUEL).

SQL is the most common language used in all RDBMS (Relational Databases). SQL is a simple, standard query language used is the world’s largest to the world’s most popular databases.

introduction to SQL

It is the base of Microsoft Access, Oracle, SQL server, MySQL, MariaDB, and a host of other relational databases.

Whether you work on Enterprise systems like SAP, PeopleSoft, JDEdwards, or Financial Accounting Software, or Analyzing Google Analytics Data, you can easily use SQL, and you must use it to gain power and full control over your data.

SQL is used to Select data from a database. It can also be used to Insert, Update or Delete data. These 4 operations are the main uses of SQL – it can be used to add data to a database, change it, delete it, or select it for analysis & reporting.


Create Your Own View of Data

Using SQL, you are no longer at the mercy of the IT programmers to extract certain reports for you. You also do not have to be satisfied with the run of the mill standard reports coming out of the systems.

Most systems provide basic transnational reports, but when you want to go beyond, customize them or tweak them, you realize that it is simply not possible. Or you may to have to go through a long process of Change Ticket creation, justify your request, get approval, and then wait for IT to develop it… which may easily take 6 months to a year at the very least.

The problem is that you simply can’t wait to get your hands on the raw data, to make business decisions today, not 1 year later.

Simple to use

SQL is extremely simple to use. Most people can get started on using SQL within an hour, and be able to extract basic data within minutes of learning it. SQL Is easy to understand for business and IT folks. You do not have to be a full-time programmer or a hard core IT geek to understand it.Students Learning SQL at Intellisoft

We have taught SQL to complete newbies, business owners, financial analysts, sales staff, service engineers, even hospital counter staff to use SQL within a short time, and be able to service ad-hoc customer requests within minutes.

Business Analysts & all other employee can benefit from a solid foundation & understanding of SQL.

Point & Click GUI Interfaces

Further, today, there are several excellent Front End GUI interfaces, that eliminate the need to write complex queries. Once the data model and table joins are created, and simplified views exist, you will be able to begin exploring the power of SQL. You will begin to feel awesome as you’ll be able to extract any data, analyze data easily, and even pull data into Microsoft Excel for later, further analysis.

Once the data is extracted from the Enterprise systems, you generally use Excel pivot tables, Excel Dashboards and Formulas, Functions to group the data, tabulate it, summarize it and find the hidden gems of insight in your data.

High Paying Jobs for SQL Developers

Once you learn SQL, you can work as a SQL Developer. Such jobs pay much higher salaries. According to a salary survey on Indeed.com, an average SQL Developer gets USD92,000 per year. Compare that to the average US Household salary of USD52,000 per year. You are earning almost double of the national average, as a SQL Developer.

This can lead to a much higher standard of living and earn you more prestige and power in the corporate world. Such jobs are also more secure and are less prone to recession blues.


Learn SQL At The Earliest

With so many benefits, chances to increase your salary significantly, and being the owner of your own data gives you great power, maximum opportunities and flexibility.

Join the Intellisoft 2 Day Introduction To SQL class, and begin to take your career to the next level. Classes for groups of 10 or more can be scheduled for your company only, as a Corporate Training on SQL too. Contact us at +65-6250-3575 for more information.

Written By: Vinai Prakash

This article is written by Vinai Prakash, SQL Expert &  an IT veteran with over 30+ years of experience in data analyses, business intelligence, data warehousing, project management & in running several successful businesses. Vinai consults with small and large companies in selecting and implementing business intelligence and database solutions. He also teaches the SQL, Python & PHP courses at Intellisoft. Vinai is an SQL Expert & Excel guru, and is highly sought after consultant and trainer. Contact Vinai for your next training!

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