This page is about the skill Microsoft Excel, which is one of more than 40 technical skills you can assess on Alooba. Microsoft Excel is a very commonly used product in basic business analytics. The Microsoft Excel skill is about testing a participant’s ability to use common functions to clean & aggregate data, and other common features of Excel like PivotTables, PivotCharts etc. It does not include VBA or Macros.
The Microsoft Excel skill assesses knowledge of topics like Formulas, Conditional Formatting, Filters, Lookups, Pivot Tables and Solver.
Microsoft Excel is a commonly assessed skill for roles such as Business Analyst, Data Analyst, BI Analyst, Marketing Analyst and really any business role.
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So, if your role requires a candidate to know Microsoft Excel well, you can validate that with Alooba Assess.
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Microsoft Excel can be assessed through the Concepts & Knowledge test & Free Response test. The Free Response Test includes different answer options like written responses, video answers and diagram answers.
Yes, you can add your own Microsoft Excel questions via the question bank.
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