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About the Course

This course is designed to provide you with basic working knowledge for using Excel spreadsheets for Data Analysis. It covers some of the first steps for working with spreadsheets and their usage in the process of analyzing data. It includes plenty of videos, demos, and examples for you to learn, followed by step-by-step instructions for you to apply and practice on a live spreadsheet. Excel is an essential tool for working with data - whether for business, marketing, data analytics, or research. This course is suitable for those aspiring to take up Data Analysis or Data Science as a profession, as well as those who just want to use Excel for data analysis in their own domains. You will gain valuable experience in cleansing and wrangling data using functions and then analyze your data using techniques like filtering, sorting and creating pivot tables. This course starts with an introduction to spreadsheets like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets and loading data from multiple formats. With this introduction you will then learn to perform some basic level data wrangling and cleansing tasks and continue to expand your knowledge of analyzing data through the use of filtering, sorting, and using pivot tables within the spreadsheet. By performing these tasks throughout the course, it will give you an understanding of how spreadsheets can be used as a data analysis tool and understand its limitations. There is a strong focus on practice and applied learning in this course. With each lab, you will gain hands-on experience in manipulating data and begin to understand the important role of spreadsheets. Clean and analyze your data faster by understanding functions in the formatting of data. You will then convert your data to a pivot table and learn its features to make your data organized and readable. The final project enables you to show off your newly acquired data analysis skills. By the end of this course you will have worked with several data sets and spreadsheets and demonstrated the basics of cleaning and analyzing data all without having to learn any code. Getting started with Excel is made easy in this course. It does not require any prior experience with spreadsheets or coding. Nor does it require downloads or installation of any software. All you need is a device with a modern web browser, and ability to create a Microsoft account to access Excel online at no-cost. However if you already have a desktop version of Excel, you can follow along quite easily as well....

Top reviews

Jul 31, 2021

The course has really helped me become familiar with using Excel for data analysis. i recommend it for anyone who has no knowledge about how to use Excel and also for amateur Excel users.

Apr 4, 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. The lessons are very easy to follow. I completed the hands-on labs and that further solidified the skills taught in the lessons. It's a fantastic course.

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By Sarah D

Sep 29, 2020

great overview of excel for a beginner, and those are the skills needed on the job

By Iman N

Oct 26, 2020

Really taught me the basics which my friends in audit have identified as useful

By Kevin N

Feb 26, 2021

Good class overall, some what elementary if you have used Excel for a while.

By Angel R A B

Feb 28, 2021

Great course to start learning about excel features for data analysis.

By Siddhant M

Sep 26, 2020

best course for excel over internet time saving and very informative

By V·A·X G A R L E Z

Jan 18, 2021

Perfect Excel introduction, I learned too many tips in this course.

By Gaurav J

Mar 29, 2021

simple and easy course to learn Excel skills. Its awesome course.

By Clement R

Mar 18, 2021

Good review of powerful tools for structuring and analyzing data

By Mitchell S

Feb 19, 2021

Really enjoyed the material, well presented and interesting.

By Dandre W

Jan 19, 2021

Great overview of excel and the benefits for a Data Analyst.

By Giuseppe P

Jan 11, 2021

Important start knowledges in the path of Data Analyst.

By Prashun K

Oct 23, 2020

Good takeaway with handful practice in Basics excel.. .

By Shreyas S

Feb 23, 2021

Great course for complete beginners in data analysis.

By Mohammad H

Dec 14, 2020

Just an amazing course. Learned everything. Perfect

By Abhishek

Dec 20, 2020

good practical course for data analytics beginner

By Migara D

Nov 15, 2020

Great course for learn excel for data analysis

By yemi o

Mar 16, 2021

its an interesting course from coursera.

By Bryan B

Oct 28, 2020

Very well presented and enlightening.

By Altan-Ulzii D

Nov 17, 2020

Very helpful and easy to understand!


Dec 10, 2020

I learn A lot , Thank You Very much

By Oleg G

Mar 10, 2021

Interesting and informative course

By chahine a

Mar 6, 2021

Great course to learn the basics !

By Sodipe P P

Feb 13, 2021

Exceptional Course presentation.

By Yogi H C

Feb 25, 2021

Great material for beginners

By Enrique D

Feb 24, 2021

Great introduction to EXCELL