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Hi,

I am a competent (not brilliant) Excel user with a reasonably knowledge of VBA.

I want to "skill up" on Excel dashboards.  

I know that I can do this by trial and error etc.

However, I was wondering if anyone can recommend an onlinetraining course , a book or whatever??  I would pay a little for this matter.

Also, I was considering outsourcing the development of my first dashboard - any suggestions?
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A great place to start is http://chandoo.org/wp/excel-dashboards/

For a $$$ course http://chandoo.org/wp/training-programs/excel-dashboard-tutorial/

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CHandoo looks interesting.

Any other suggestions??
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Link to using Excel and Sharepoint for dashboards, but the Excel section has some good pointers:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj573015(v=office.15)#part1

Templates:
http://www.microsoft-office-templates.com/2011/07/microsoft-excel-dashboard-template/

Stacey Barr also has a few good entries about dashboards, but more about the design philosophy than the nuts and bolts:
Check this book review, and browse her site:
http://staceybarr.com/measure-up/book-review-information-dashboard-design-by-stephen-few/
http://staceybarr.com/questions/howtogetstarted/
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Microsoft Excel MVP Charley Kyd has made a career out of building dashboards for corporate customers and training them how to build their own. His website ExcelUser.com has a page that offers numerous how-to examples of dashboards and charts: http://exceluser.com/excel_dashboards/index.htm
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Thanks all!

I will continue my research!
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