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About the Course

The use of Excel is widespread in the industry. It is a very powerful data analysis tool and almost all big and small businesses use Excel in their day to day functioning. This is an introductory course in the use of Excel and is designed to give you a working knowledge of Excel with the aim of getting to use it for more advance topics in Business Statistics later. The course is designed keeping in mind two kinds of learners - those who have very little functional knowledge of Excel and those who use Excel regularly but at a peripheral level and wish to enhance their skills. The course takes you from basic operations such as reading data into excel using various data formats, organizing and manipulating data, to some of the more advanced functionality of Excel. All along, Excel functionality is introduced using easy to understand examples which are demonstrated in a way that learners can become comfortable in understanding and applying them. To successfully complete course assignments, students must have access to a Windows version of Microsoft Excel 2010 or later. ________________________________________ WEEK 1 Module 1: Introduction to Spreadsheets In this module, you will be introduced to the use of Excel spreadsheets and various basic data functions of Excel. Topics covered include: • Reading data into Excel using various formats • Basic functions in Excel, arithmetic as well as various logical functions • Formatting rows and columns • Using formulas in Excel and their copy and paste using absolute and relative referencing ________________________________________ WEEK 2 Module 2: Spreadsheet Functions to Organize Data This module introduces various Excel functions to organize and query data. Learners are introduced to the IF, nested IF, VLOOKUP and the HLOOKUP functions of Excel. Topics covered include: • IF and the nested IF functions • VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP • The RANDBETWEEN function ________________________________________ WEEK 3 Module 3: Introduction to Filtering, Pivot Tables, and Charts This module introduces various data filtering capabilities of Excel. You’ll learn how to set filters in data to selectively access data. A very powerful data summarizing tool, the Pivot Table, is also explained and we begin to introduce the charting feature of Excel. Topics covered include: • VLOOKUP across worksheets • Data filtering in Excel • Use of Pivot tables with categorical as well as numerical data • Introduction to the charting capability of Excel ________________________________________ WEEK 4 Module 4: Advanced Graphing and Charting This module explores various advanced graphing and charting techniques available in Excel. Starting with various line, bar and pie charts we introduce pivot charts, scatter plots and histograms. You will get to understand these various charts and get to build them on your own. Topics covered include • Line, Bar and Pie charts • Pivot charts • Scatter plots • Histograms...

Top reviews

SS

Apr 28, 2017

good course gives a basic foundation for data analytics ! Excellent for beginners who have no idea how to use excel for want to learn systematically excel files given at every lecture are very useful.

LC

May 18, 2018

Excellent class, well-written and presented with real-world examples that are challenging but not impossible to complete if you follow the small quizzes and stay on top of the deadlines. Great job!

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By shadrack B

Nov 23, 2016

its an excellent course. Enjoyed doing it

By shunewsever@outlook.com

Oct 18, 2016

good

By Kofoworola E G

Nov 09, 2017

Best Course, Easy to understand and grasp concept.

By Ren P

Apr 11, 2017

good

By Bilal M

Feb 16, 2017

I truly enjoyed the whole course. It is perfect for brushing analysis and presentation skills before moving on to advanced level. Thank you for this platform!

By Ishan M

Jun 22, 2017

Great Course to start with.

By Keshav D

Oct 26, 2016

Good informational & well planned course

By Loay H

Oct 02, 2016

exactly what I need, thank you

By Tom S

Apr 13, 2017

Very useful, well balanced course. Thank you.

By Hadeel D

Apr 04, 2018

great course

By Mahua M

Nov 29, 2017

It is realy raly good course.I learn lot in Excel.

By Partha S

Oct 13, 2017

Sharad Borle explained Excel with precision and ease - highly recommended!

By Thomas C

Dec 27, 2016

the course is absolutly a 'must' for gaining new skills.

By Victoria P

Nov 17, 2017

Very good course, everything explained, not questions to add

By Naz

Dec 16, 2016

a great course. it made online learning easy.

By Abhinav B

Dec 23, 2016

Very good preliminary course. Covers fundamental topics in a clear and concise manner. Video lectures are easily understandable, and each lecture is followed by a practice quiz. The quizzes for each week are also well constructed and test the student's practical knowledge. Overall, very good introductory course.

By Linglu M

Jun 22, 2017

Learned a lot about Excel just in one month! Amazing

By Alexey K

Nov 06, 2017

Thank you

By Elakya R P

Oct 26, 2017

Excellent course

By Kim S

Mar 22, 2018

This was an excellent course to take. This is a good refresher and training.

By Lot H S

May 02, 2017

THIS IS A VERY WONDERFUL COURSE AND I BELIEVE IT WILL BE VERY HELPFUL TO ME IN THE NEARBY FUTURE.

By Shivam B

Jan 06, 2018

By learning data analysis using explore one can easily learn the basics of MS-Excel

By jet.tao

Jan 20, 2017

very good

By Padmaja D

Apr 01, 2018

Fantastic Course. Every topic is explained very clearly . I have gained a lot of information in this short course.

By MONTCHO H M

Jun 26, 2018

Great course