# Advanced Excel Interview Questions For Data Analyst

Microsoft Excel is an electronic spreadsheet application that enables users to store, organize, calculate and manipulate the data with formulas using a spreadsheet system broken up by rows and columns. It also provides the flexibility to use an external database to do analysis, make reports, etc. thus saving lots of time.

Ribbon refers to the topmost area of the application that contains menu items and toolbars available in MS-Excel. Ribbon can be shown/hidden using CTRL+F1. The ribbon runs on the top of the application and is the replacement for the toolbars and menus. The ribbons have various tabs on the top, and each tab has its own group of commands.

### What Are Macro Languages in Excel?

Macros for Excel are written in VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). You can use VBA to manually type out actions for a macro yourself, or you can “record” actions using the Macro Recorder in Excel, and the software will convert these to VBA code for you.

### How Do the INDEX and MATCH Functions Work Together?

You can use two MATCH functions within an INDEX formula to specify a cell reference and return the value of that cell. The dynamic formula will return the corresponding data of any two MATCH values you input.

For example, if you have a table detailing the price per unit and the number of units sold for a variety of products, you can use the match index function to return a specific piece of information about a specific product.

### What Are the Perks of Using the Excel SHEET Formula?

When working on a workbook with lots of data and multiple sheets, the SHEET function can help the user search for particular segments of data. When a cell reference, named range, or Excel Table is entered as the value, the SHEET function will return the index number of the sheet that contains this value.

Excel includes hidden sheets in its numbering sequence. If a table named ‘Profits1’ is on the tenth sheet, the SHEET function will return 10. The formula will look like this: =SHEET(Profits1).

Running the SHEET function without a value will return the index number of the current sheet (i.e the sheet in which the formula is written). There is also a similarly named function SHEETS—this function returns the number of sheets in a workbook.

### 7. How will you write the formula for the following? – Multiply the value in cell A1 by 10, add the result by 5, and divide it by

To write a formula for the above-stated question, we have to follow the PEDMAS Precedence. The correct answer is ((A1*10)+5)/2.

Answers such as =A1*10+5/2 and =(A1*10)+5/2 are not correct. We must put parentheses brackets after a particular operation.Â

The output will look like this:

### What is a cell address in Excel?Â

A cell address is used to identify a particular cell on a worksheet. It is denoted by a combination of the respective column letter and a row number.Â

As shown above, the highlighted cell belongs to the column âDâ and row 5, so the cell address is read as D5.

## How To Prepare for a Data Analyst Interview

It is always good practice to prepare for any interview, and to do so as far in advance as possible to give yourself plenty of time to fill any gaps in your knowledge, CV, or portfolio. Here is a list of things you can check against to evaluate your level of preparedness:

• Does your portfolio include examples that demonstrate all of the skills and requirements listed in the job advert? If not, can more examples be added?
• Do you have examples of past experience you can talk about which demonstrate all of the skills and requirements listed in the job advert? Refresh your memory of any relevant experience that wasn’t recent. (If the job advertisement is lacking in details, research the skills employers expect data analysts to have.)
• Is your basic knowledge up to scratch or does it need refreshing? The more advanced your work becomes, the easier it can be to lose touch with the fundamentals! Checking a common data analyst interview questions list like this can help refresh your memory.
• Are there any functions or features you struggle to explain succinctly? If so, try to organize your thoughts by writing the explanations out and referencing examples on the internet.
• Work on your self-introduction if you lack confidence in this area.
• To land a data analyst job, one great tip is to prepare questions to ask the interviewer when prompted. Asking questions shows your interest in the job and indicates that you’ve put thought into the interview.
• If this is your first data analyst interview and you’re going for an entry-level role, you’ll need to make sure you’ve equipped yourself with all the skills and knowledge necessary to do the job. You may have already completed some kind of structured education that prepared you for this, but if not, a college course or an online Data Analytics Bootcamp may be advantageous.