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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 Erhan K

Sep 15, 2021

​basic informations but informative and easy to learn. Suggesting to everyone

By Mariam M N A

May 5, 2021

perfect for beginner level and the quiz after each concept was very helpful

By Lyudmila P

Nov 10, 2021

By Mitesh M

Apr 2, 2021

Well drafted content and great course to learn about key features of excel.

By Hrushikesh K

Apr 21, 2021

Extremely good credible course for Data analytics beginners excel learners

By Jerry L

Aug 27, 2021

Very informative information to learn the Excel Basics for Data Analysis!

By Thomas M

May 26, 2021

Good course covering all aspects - please try including simple macros too

By Rajeev M

Jun 4, 2021

Thanks a lot Coursera for providing such impressive learning contents.

By Chia C S

Nov 16, 2021

It is an interesting course which allow me to advance my excel skills.

By ChhayLy L

Oct 30, 2021

Clearly explained and easy to catch up, 100% recommended for beginner.


Sep 11, 2021

Brilliant Course design and, easy to understand concepts and examples.

By Bobby H

Aug 30, 2021

Good Introductory course towards Excel in the field of Data Analytics.

By Phạm M T

Jul 9, 2021

It's good for new people who want' to take first step on Data Analysis

By Mohamed j

Oct 9, 2021

this course is very helpful as it is equipped with professional tools

By Justus W

Sep 2, 2021

Awesome course. Am now ready for the next module. Thank you Coursera.

By Rohan R

May 18, 2021

It was Great Learning. Thanks to IBM for creating such a good course.

By Shafa R A P

Oct 2, 2021

thanks, this course's so good. I really enjoy part of this material.

By Zeeshan A K

May 6, 2021

amazing course learned so much from this in course from a short time

By Abas S A J

Jun 25, 2021

it was fantastic course , I got knowledge and skills needed ,thanks

By Pham Q P

Nov 30, 2021

This course is very useful for my first step into analysis field.

By Mc

Sep 5, 2021

I​nsighful instrutions and amazing hands-on projects to practice.

By Ana M M O

Aug 2, 2021

Nice and easy way to lear the basics of Excel for Data Analysis

By Sneha C

Nov 3, 2021

Very nicely explained course. Enjoyed every module. Thank you!

By Danijela B

Oct 26, 2021

It is really great course with a lot explanations, thank You!!

By Lankeshwara, S C

Sep 15, 2021

E​asy going and high professional Microsoft Excel course ever!