4.5 assignment: module review part 2 practical exercise


Module Review Practical Exercise Deliverable

For Part 2 of the Module Review activity, you will submit a Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet. Your instructor will use the rubric attached to this assignment to grade your work.

In Part 2 of this assignment, you will create a simple mockup of an  executive dashboard by utilizing the Word application. If you have not  already downloaded Microsoft Office 365®, access the ERAU Software Downloads (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. link to locate the software download (you will need to sign into ERNIE).

Part 2 Module Review Practical

m7_dashboard_on_computer.jpgMicrosoft®  Dynamics CRM, Salesforce, and other cloud-based Customer Resource  Management (CRM) solutions are utilized by companies to increase sales,  improve customer service, and provide a host of other benefits. Dynamic  digital dashboards are graphical user interface (GUI) tools that are  present in CRM, Enterprise Resource Management (ERP), and other  solutions that can depict a company’s performance metrics in real-time.  Executive dashboards enable managers to view disparate data without  having to open up and view multiple applications in different windows or  on different screens. Dashboards can be implemented out-of-the-box or  customized to fit a management’s purposes and desires.

For this practice assignment, you are a recent ERAU graduate and the  newly-hired assistant to the VP of Sales of a large-scale wholesale  aviation parts business. You have been tasked to create a document with a  mockup of a proposed executive dashboard. This display will be utilized  to provide data to an IT consulting firm that has been retained to  implement a Microsoft® Dynamics CRM solution with customized executive  dashboards.

The following is an example of an executive dashboard:

m7_Sample_Klipfolio_Dashboard_Light_Theme.pngSee page for author [GPL (], via Wikimedia Commons

Your mockup display of the proposed executive dashboard should  contain six different types of charts. Some types of charts found in the  MS Word application are as follows:

  • Pie chart
  • Line chart
  • Column chart
  • Bar chart
  • Stock chart
  • Histogram chart
  • Combo chart


Open a Word document and select “Landscape” in the “Orientation” selection of the “Layout” tab on the toolbar.

Select six different chart types chosen from the ”Chart” selection  data in the “Insert” tab on the MS Word toolbar. After you select a  chart type from the list and select “OK,” a Microsoft® Excel worksheet  labeled “Chart in Microsoft Word” automatically opens with cells  containing pre-set numerical data from the MS Word default chart  example. You are required to modify the pre-set numerical data in each  of the six worksheets. To replace the pre-set numerical data, use your  ERAU Student ID number and insert from one to four digits using any  combination.

Arrange the six charts in an orderly fashion, similar to the dashboard example shown above.


Approximately 250 words