Plain & Simple Lessons on Descriptive & Inferential Statistics Theory With Excel Examples for Business & Six Sigma

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Welcome to "Statistics for Data Analysis Using Excel," a comprehensive course designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to perform statistical analysis using Microsoft Excel. This course covers a wide range of topics, from basic statistical concepts to advanced data analysis techniques, all taught through practical examples and hands-on exercises. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced professional looking to enhance your data analysis skills, this course is tailored to meet your needs.

What is Statistics?

Statistics is the science of collecting, analyzing, interpreting, presenting, and organizing data. It provides tools and methods to understand and quantify variability, make data-driven decisions, and draw valid conclusions from data. Mastering statistical concepts is essential for professionals in various fields, including business, finance, healthcare, and engineering.

What Will You Learn?

This course offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to cover all aspects of statistics and data analysis using Excel. Here’s what you will learn:

  • Basic Statistical Concepts: Understand foundational concepts of statistics and data analysis.
  • Descriptive Statistics: Calculate and interpret measures of central tendency and spread.
  • Data Visualization: Create and interpret various charts and graphs to visualize data.
  • Probability: Learn basic probability concepts and explore different probability distributions.
  • Population and Sampling: Understand the difference between populations and samples and discover various sampling techniques.
  • Hypothesis Testing: Conduct various hypothesis tests to make data-driven decisions.
  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA): Perform ANOVA to identify significant differences between groups.

Topics Covered

Section 1: Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis

  • Basic Concepts: Learn the foundational concepts of statistics and data analysis, including types of data and key statistical terms.
  • Excel for Data Analysis: Get introduced to using Excel for performing statistical calculations and data analysis. Learn about Excel’s interface, functions, and tools that are essential for data analysis.

Section 2: Descriptive Statistics

  • Measures of Central Tendency: Calculate and interpret the mean, mode, and median to understand the central point of a data set.
  • Measures of Spread: Understand and compute quartiles, range, interquartile range, and standard deviation to analyze data variability.

Section 3: Data Visualization

  • Histograms: Create and interpret histograms to understand the distribution of data.
  • Box and Whisker Plots: Use box plots to visualize data spread and identify outliers.
  • Scatter Plots: Analyze relationships between variables using scatter plots, helping to identify correlations and patterns.

Section 4: Probability

  • Basic Probability Concepts: Understand fundamental probability concepts, including permutations, combinations, and basic probability rules.
  • Probability Distributions: Explore normal, binomial, and Poisson distributions and their applications in real-world scenarios.

Section 5: Population and Sampling

  • Understanding Populations and Samples: Learn the difference between populations and samples, and understand the importance of sampling in statistics.
  • Sampling Techniques: Discover various sampling methods, such as random sampling, stratified sampling, and systematic sampling, and their importance in statistical analysis.

Section 6: Hypothesis Testing

  • One Sample Tests: Conduct one-sample z-tests, t-tests, and p-tests to make inferences about a population based on sample data.
  • Two Sample Tests: Perform two-sample z-tests, t-tests, and p-tests to compare two population means or proportions.
  • F Test and Chi-Square Test: Understand and apply these tests for hypothesis testing to compare variances and test for independence.

Section 7: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

  • ANOVA Basics: Learn to perform Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) step by step to determine if there are any statistically significant differences between the means of three or more independent groups.
  • Manual Calculations and Excel: Conduct ANOVA calculations manually and using Excel to understand the process thoroughly.

Who is This Course for?

This course is designed for a diverse audience, including:

  • Data Analysts and Business Analysts: Professionals who need to analyze data and make data-driven decisions.
  • Quality Management Professionals: Individuals responsible for ensuring quality through statistical analysis.
  • Students and Aspiring Data Scientists: Those pursuing a career in data science or looking to enhance their statistical analysis skills.
  • Project Managers: Professionals managing projects who need to understand and apply statistical methods.
  • Anyone Interested in Data Analysis: Individuals who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of statistics and data analysis using Excel.

Why This Course?

  • Expert Instruction: Learn from an instructor with extensive experience in data analysis and statistics.
  • Practical Application: Gain hands-on experience using Excel for statistical calculations and data analysis.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: This course covers a wide range of topics, from basic concepts to advanced statistical techniques.
  • Flexible Learning: Access video lectures, readings, and quizzes at your own pace, fitting your learning into your busy schedule.
  • Accreditation and Certification: Earn PMI PDUs and SHRM PDCs at no additional cost, and receive a digital certificate from Quality Gurus upon course completion.

Assessment Process

Learners are expected to complete 100% of the online course and obtain a certificate of completion on the platform where they completed the course. Upon submitting this proof, learners are allowed to take the exam conducted by Quality Gurus Inc. To earn the formal certificate from Quality Gurus Inc., learners must pass this exam with a minimum score of 70%.

Continuous Assessments

Throughout the course, learners will be assessed through quizzes and assignments that test their understanding of the material. These assessments ensure that participants are keeping up with the course content and are prepared for the final exam.

Final Exam

The final exam evaluates learners on both theoretical and practical aspects of statistics and data analysis. It includes multiple-choice questions, problem-solving exercises, and case study analyses. Learners must demonstrate their ability to apply these tools to pass the exam and earn their certification.


This course is accredited by the globally recognized The CPD Group (UK), which stands as a testament to the validity and acceptability of our educational offerings. The accreditation ensures that the training you receive meets rigorous standards for content quality and delivery effectiveness, enhancing its value and recognition within the professional community.

Obtain PMI PDUs and SHRM PDCs

As part of your professional development, this course offers you the opportunity to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Professional Development Credits (PDCs) from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Quality Gurus Inc. is proud to be an authorized training partner of PMI (#6034) and a SHRM Recertification Provider.


  • Earn PDUs: This course is approved by PMI and allows you to earn PDUs, which are essential for maintaining your PMI certifications such as PMP, CAPM, and others.
  • Updated PMI Talent Triangle: The PDUs you earn from this course align with the updated PMI Talent Triangle, which now focuses on:
    • Ways of Working: Emphasizes the technical aspects of managing projects, including methodologies, tools, and techniques.
    • Power Skills: Includes communication, leadership, negotiation, and emotional intelligence.
    • Business Acumen: Covers the understanding and application of business knowledge, including strategy, innovation, and market dynamics.
  • How to Claim: Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can then claim your PDUs by logging into the PMI website and submitting the course details along with your certificate.


  • Earn PDCs: This course is approved by SHRM for Professional Development Credits, which are vital for maintaining your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications.
  • Categories of PDCs: The PDCs you earn will cover various aspects of human resource management, enhancing your skills and knowledge in this domain.
  • How to Claim: After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can then submit this certificate through the SHRM certification portal to claim your PDCs.

Digital Certificate from Quality Gurus

  • No Additional Cost: Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a digital certificate from Quality Gurus at no additional cost. This certificate serves as a testament to your knowledge and skills in statistics and data analysis.
  • Recognition: The certificate is recognized by industry professionals and can be showcased on your LinkedIn profile, resume, or professional portfolio.
  • Easy Access: Your digital certificate will be easily accessible and can be downloaded from the Quality Gurus learning platform once you have completed all course requirements.

Call to Action

Are you ready to take your data analysis skills to the next level? Enroll in our comprehensive "Statistics for Data Analysis Using Excel 2016" course today and gain the knowledge and practical tools you need to perform effective statistical analysis. With expert instruction, a comprehensive curriculum, and practical applications, this course is designed to help you succeed. Plus, you’ll earn valuable PMI PDUs and SHRM PDCs, and receive a digital certificate from Quality Gurus at no additional cost.

Enroll Now and start your journey towards mastering statistics and data analysis using Excel 2016. Equip yourself with the skills to analyze data effectively, make informed decisions, and deliver greater value to your organization. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your professional credentials and advance your career.

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