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MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (BADB1023) OCTOBER 2018 Lab Exercises and Test Information systems that improve decision making LEARNING ABOUT MICROSOFT EXCEL WHAT DO WE COVER? Microsoft Excelis a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications. It has been a very widely applied spreadsheet for these platforms, especially since version 5 in 1993, and it has replaced Lotus 1-2-3 as the industry standard for spreadsheets. Excel forms part of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Excel has the basic features of all spreadsheets, using a grid of cellsarranged in numbered rowsand letter-named columnsto organize data manipulations like arithmetic operations. It has a battery of supplied functions to answer statistical, engineering and financial needs. In addition, it can display data as line graphs, histograms and charts, and with a very limited three-dimensional graphical display. It allows sectioning of data to view its dependencies on various factors for different perspectives (using pivot tablesand the scenario manager). It has a programming aspect, Visual Basic for Applications, allowing the user to employ a wide variety of numerical methods, for example, for solving differential equations of mathematical physics, and then reporting the results back to the spreadsheet. It also has a variety of interactive features allowing user interfaces that can completely hide the spreadsheet from the user, so the spreadsheet presents itself as a so-called application, or decision support system(DSS), via a custom-designed user interface, for example, a stock analyzer, or in general, as a design tool that asks the user questions and provides answers and reports. In a more elaborate realization, an Excel application can automatically poll external databases and measuring instruments using an update schedule, analyze the results, make a Word report or PowerPoint slide show, and e-mail these presentations on a regular basis to a list of participants. What-if Analysis Learn about Scenario Managers under the What-If Analysis tool that covers the process of changing the values in cells to see how those changes will affect the outcome of formulas on the worksheet. Page 2 Pivot TableLearn about PivotTable, which is an interactive way to quickly summarize large amounts of data. You can use a PivotTable to analyze numerical data in detail, and answer unanticipated questions about your data. Add some tips about PivotChart to compliment the PivotTable. Page 4 Using MS Excel as a decision-making tool byMisyer Mohamed Tajudin
MIS | LAB EXERCISES AND TEST 2 In this section, you will learn to use a feature called What-If Analysis under Excel’s Scenario Manager. The scenario that will be used concern the required grades you need this semester for each subject registered in order to achieve a desired level of GPA/CGPA. Basically, you are going to find out whatgrade you need for MIS (and other