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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.

JR

Jun 24, 2019

Brief Course with very efficiently organized course material. The way of teaching was very good in simple way.A great course in MS Excel for beginners to have an in-depth knowledge with confidence.

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By George L

Oct 28, 2017

Loved it. All the information I needed to get started in a wonderfully presented format.

By Patricia J d S M M

Jan 30, 2018

Amazing course!

Excellent lectures with easy comprehension!

By Kelly R

May 03, 2018

Very informative and easy to understand. All information on the quizzes were covered in the lessons.

By D P R

Sep 28, 2016

Exceptional course. Course load is a little less if you're familiar with Excel before, otherwise learning while doing is really easy. The assignments are very practical and interesting. Looking forward for the specialization.

By ChenXiao

Aug 30, 2017

easy but useful

By Jon

Sep 26, 2016

The best excel course I have seen on Coursera so far! Great for any analyst.

By Abhisar G

Aug 27, 2017

Great Course

By László K

Nov 16, 2017

Great introductory Excel course.

By Rajpal G

Oct 15, 2016

Best ever

By Jiayang S

Nov 15, 2017

very easy to understand and follow

By Charles M

Feb 23, 2018

Great introduction to analyzing data with Excel, pivot charts and graphs.

By José A G U

Jan 02, 2018

Excellent course with the basic tools that everybody who works in business have to know

By Ceri M

Dec 12, 2016

Great very easy to follow and good videos and sound

By JinHee L

Nov 28, 2016

Great pace, all very useful materials. Only thing is I wish the instructor gave the excel data files that he uses to demonstrate with so that students can follow along.

By Gutavo G

Aug 13, 2017

Good introductory course

By belal e e e

Apr 05, 2018

it was a great knowledge for me !

By Jaime B

Aug 26, 2017

It brought me up to speed on Excel and making sure that I could understand the information.

By Pawandeep S M

May 05, 2018

Good examples and hands on practice tests.

By Parth S

Sep 30, 2016

A structured and easy to understand course. A must for beginners who wish to start learning about various excel functions and tools.

By Johnny E d S

Dec 04, 2016

Interesting course to brush up already acquired knowledge in Excel and add up more skills.

By Yolanda D

Nov 11, 2016

Was a great course for learning and for review. It was relevant and concise. I would recommend it if you choose to do either.

By Francis D

Aug 06, 2017

Excellent class

By Puja P P

Oct 25, 2016

The course was really helpful. Feeling confident to use Excel now.

By Viktoryia A

Apr 22, 2017

Challenging!

By Fabio G

Sep 24, 2017

Great Course