09-14-2016 09:30 PM - edited 10-24-2016 09:21 PM
09-14-2016 09:30 PM - edited 10-24-2016 09:21 PM
Do you think you have what it takes to be the Excel World Champ?
We want to test your skills and creativity!
From October 2016 to November 2016, Microsoft will run a special 4-round Excel competition for residents of select countries. Only the top competitors in each round will make it through to the next. Our finalists will compete against one another for the title of Excel Champ Malaysia
In Early 2017, champions from around the world will compete against one another for the title of Excel World Champ and the Grand Prize: a trip to Seattle, USA and a meeting with Excel Product Leads to provide feedback on the next features added to Excel.
|October 3 - October 9||Trials: Test your skills to see if you have what it takes!
Tests will be available on this page beginning October 3 at 00:00 UTC, no submissions accepted after October 9 23:59 UTC
Round 1 has now been extended to 9 October
|October 12 - October 21||Quarter Finals: Compete for a spot as one of the top 10 of Excel users
Tests will be available on this page beginning October 12 at 00:00 UTC, no submissions accepted after October 21 23:59 UTC
|October 27||Semi Finals: Our 10 best performers compete for a spot as one of the top 3 Excel users at the Microsoft Malaysia Office in KL
|November 18||Finals: The top 3 Excel users face-off in our finals for the title of Excel Champ Malaysia|
|2017||Excel Champ International and winners of country competitions around the world compete to be the Excel World Champ|
Each test spreadsheet will include three challenges
You may decide to start participating during the Trial round (3-7 Oct) or choose to start competing during the Quarter Finals (12 – 21 Oct)
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How to Compete
Send an email with your completed workbook attached for final grading. Details on where to send your workbook will be provided with the test.
Competitors will be scored based on performance of the 3 testing areas Data Relays (35%), Chart Gymnastics (30%, driven by community “Likes”), Formula Wrestling (35%). Test submission time and performance in prior rounds will be used to break tied scores.
For full details on scoring and eligibility, please refer to the contest terms and conditions available here
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Thank you for showing your support for Excel! We look forward to seeing the amazing things you can do!
09-15-2016 02:43 PM - edited 09-15-2016 02:52 PM
09-26-2016 11:16 AM
You will need Excel 2010 or later to get started in the competition.
The questions will get harder each round and require some more advanced features. Make sure you have these additional tools:
If you are using Excel 2010, install these add-ins to Excel
If you are using Excel 2013, install this add-in to Excel
If you are using Excel 2016, these tools are already built-in. No need to install anything extra!
If you don’t have access to any of the above, consider trying Excel 2016 by installing a free trial O365. Learn more here
10-04-2016 07:12 AM - edited 10-06-2016 05:25 PM
10-04-2016 08:48 AM - edited 10-04-2016 09:00 AM
Created by Kent Lau, Microsoft Excel - MOS, Microsoft Excel Corporate Trainer
The author of "The E Journey" and serving over 200 corporates and helped over 2000 adults to improve their Excel skill fast.
I decide to use a dynamic chart on the Events...as I see the main reason for this chart is about examining the trend of man versus woman competitors, the events may be an optional data.
Fewer data points, clearer picture.
but should a user need to view the events, they can click on the checkbox above the chart.
I also added two Axis Title - Primary Vertical and Secondary Vertical, so any reader can easily understand the chart.
If you think my chart is easy to understand, please click the Like button below my post. Thank you very much.
10-04-2016 05:41 PM - edited 10-04-2016 05:49 PM
I was trying the same too. The main reason I see why it is structured in such way, because not many companies have embraced the power of PowerPivot.
Free up your creativity and you have the solution inside you! Looking forward to see your astonishing chart...
10-07-2016 09:55 AM
Microsoft Excel wrote:
Round 1 is available!
Click the download button at the bottom of this message to get started.
The file includes instructions on how to complete the test and submit your answers
10-09-2016 12:11 AM - edited 10-09-2016 12:40 AM
The attached visuals were dynamically setup to be interactive. Scroll bar and combo boxes are being utilised with the intention to maximise the effectiveness of the presentation.
I was avoiding the ‘too-much-in-the-face ‘presentation that such a big data set always tends to show. The cosmetic effects were kept to a minimum too.
And, yes that’s how I dress as well - *boring* !
Cheers, all. Enjoy.