April 2021

Microsoft Excel Expert: Database Management

Please Note
  • The authorized Microsoft Manual will be mailed to you upon online registration. Please review your online account and ensure that your preferred mailing address is up to date.
  • Two monitors are highly recommended for the course; or alternatively, one monitor and one tablet screen can work also.  
  • Updated Microsoft 2016 software or higher is required for this course. 
  • Webinar login instructions will be emailed to all registrants 3 days prior to the webinar.
  • We will use your preferred email address only in your online account and you can update the email address anytime by logging into your online account. Please also check your junk/spam email folder if you do not receive the webinar login details.
Status: The event is open
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: Registration/Log-In: 8:15 AM–8:30 AM PST
Webinar: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM PST
Location: Webinar
Presenter: David Poitras
Microsoft Master Instructor
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until Apr 8, 2021

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Non-Member Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Student Member Price: $250.00 + GST = $262.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 08, 2021 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Jennifer Chan | Senior Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4861
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4861
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Email: [email protected]
Need to do time tracking of various staff on various projects? Need to download reams of data from an online data source? Now you need to make sense of it all! Through this workshop, you will learn how Excel will capture potential data errors, minimize input errors, and then automate the updating of datasets into Excel tables, and then into Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts. You will also learn strategies for collecting and validating data with tables; understand how to automate the collection and cleaning up of data using Power Query, and then how to analyze with Pivot Tables; how to create dashboards for visually displaying data and using slicers to quickly filter and change graphical reports; and also learn how to use the new Excel’s Business Intelligence (BI) Tools that can make updating and analyzing data a breeze.

Skills Checklist

The following list summarizes skills that students will be comfortable with after this course:

  • Create tables and learn to sort, filter, and report on data with a few clicks;
  • Add data validation, including using pick lists;
  • Remove duplicate data; circle invalid data;
  • Use data analysis tool;
  • Create and modify Pivot Tables;
  • Create and modify Pivot Charts;
  • Add calculations and custom functions within a Pivot Table;
  • Use slicers and filters with Pivot Tables; and
  • Import data with Power Query.


David Poitras

Microsoft Master Instructor, PowerConcepts

David was born and raised in Kelowna. He graduated from Okanagan College in 1992 with a diploma in Computer Informative Systems. Afterwards he worked in information technology as a programmer for Okanagan College for 5 years and taught various Microsoft programs in Continuing Studies at Okanagan College. He also had his own software development company for 25 years. He built custom Microsoft software solutions for small to midsized companies in the Okanagan and Lower Mainland. He has been teaching at PowerConcepts for many years and has expert knowledge in all Microsoft Applications.

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