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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 Fikri

Sep 16, 2021

Would have loved more assignments and hands-on practice similar to the peer-graded assignment. Overall very good introductory course to excel basics.

By Fernando M M E

Jul 14, 2021

G​ood introductory course to Data Analysis with Excel for people with none or few experience. Videos are very well explained.

By Mark R

Sep 15, 2021

it is a great course for beginners like me, and it would have been even better if it was more deepened in excel formulas.

By Luanne B

Aug 4, 2021

Good course, the last two weeks of presentations --the narrator didn't show a lot of what she was doing.

By Maki R

Jan 27, 2021

The function keys are different for Mac. It was a bit confusing to figure out which keys to use for Mac.

By Joshua A

Oct 15, 2021

I​ gained a wealth of knowledge participating in this course........I am all the better....

By Vikas R

Sep 2, 2021


By Abhijeet R T

Jun 29, 2021

Interesting course on excel basics and its application in real world scenarios.


Sep 2, 2021

Very knowledgeable wonderful course for excel beginner and data analysist

By Pratiksha J S

May 25, 2021

Filled Excel sheet should be provided for hands on experiment of commands

By Alimi

Sep 1, 2021

The professors made the learning easy,I love the teaching pattern

By Vivian M

Jul 23, 2021

Great information! This is the course, I think I enjoy the most

By p20cc023_PRASHAN V S

Jul 7, 2021


By Farooq A

May 28, 2021

The course design was very effective.

By Lokesh C

Mar 26, 2021

provides basic knowledge of excel

By Chukwuemeka p

Sep 16, 2021

Learnt some new stuffs in excel

By Adava A

Oct 6, 2021

very satisfied with the course

By Buu D T

May 28, 2021

F​rom Viet Nam with love <3

By Sandeep J

May 13, 2021

Could be made bit advance.


Aug 25, 2021

Lo empecé por error

By joyanne l

Aug 9, 2021

Good excel review.

By Pierre C

Jun 21, 2021

Good for basics

By Rohit S

Aug 29, 2021

Helpful Course

By Gabrielle C

Jul 1, 2021

Very helpful!

By Joseph G

Aug 29, 2021

Good Course