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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


Apr 27, 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.


May 25, 2020

The training provided by Dr. Sharad is easy to follow and learn. Bravo and Thank you.

The level of difficulty from the quiz and the final task is just right and it is making us to think creatively.

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By Arpit M

May 7, 2021

Interactive and informative

By Ananya S

Jan 13, 2021

great course for beginners!


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By Chitransh

Jul 20, 2020

it is a really good course.


Jul 5, 2020

this is really great course

By Shajib G

Apr 30, 2020

Excellent and quite helpful

By Maria C

Apr 15, 2020

Good explanation of topics.

By Angel H M

Apr 14, 2020

Very good course!

Thank you!

By Htike H S

Apr 9, 2020

This course is very useful.

By Drakshal P

Apr 6, 2020

It was very good. Thank you

By Igho o

Jan 4, 2020

Awesome course I enjoyed it

By Shittu I T

Jan 11, 2019

Excellent Course to explore

By Ishan M

Jun 22, 2017

Great Course to start with.

By Arnob P P

Sep 14, 2022

great course for learning

By Nelson C T

Mar 27, 2021

Such an interesting course

By Qin W

Jan 11, 2021

The teacher is really good

By Daryll M A

Nov 29, 2020

A very challenging course.

By Vishal K

Sep 28, 2020

It was a great experience.

By Vaishnavi V

Sep 28, 2020

It was a great experience.

By Zainul A V

Aug 10, 2020

Very helpful and very good

By Yuvraj S B

Jul 7, 2020

Excellent course for Excel

By Jonathan T

Jun 19, 2020

very educative and concise

By Subhasish D

Jun 16, 2020

Great course for beginners

By Mohsin k

May 8, 2020

Very Good for all learners

By Janar Y

May 1, 2020

good and productive course