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DEVRY BIS155 all week discussions




Question;Week 1 discussion;Getting Familiar with Excel (graded);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.week 2;Formulas and Functions (graded);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.;Please feel free to add other, unique mathematical;challenge questions to the discussion, and let us work together to figure out;how you might calculate it.;Week 3;Data Analysis (graded);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?;This section lists options that can be used;to view responses.;Week;4;Excel Data Exchange (graded);Excel 2010 provides the;capability to exchange data with other applications. Discuss the;different types of ways to exchange data between Excel and other Microsoft;applications. Are there limitations to the exchange process? How;can you exchange data with other applications that are not part of the;Microsoft Office Suite? Discuss how you would exchange data with external;data sources such as websites.;Week 5;Data;Consolidation and What-if Analysis (graded);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.;This section lists options that can be used;to view responses.;Week;6;Bringing;It All Together (graded);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 analysis?;This section lists options that can be used;to view responses.;Week;7;Database;Decisions (graded);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 spreadsheet or database, what questions should you consider?


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