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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

May 25, 2020

The training provided by Dr. Sharad is easy to follow and learn. Bravo and Thank you.\n\nThe level of difficulty from the quiz and the final task is just right and it is making us to think creatively.

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.

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By Gopinath B

Oct 31, 2018

Enjoyed the teacher and approach

By Ponciano R

May 15, 2018

Excellent course and teacher!!!!

By László K

Nov 16, 2017

Great introductory Excel course.

By Ishrat S

Jul 2, 2017

Amazing experience.learned alot,

By Harsh K

Feb 25, 2021

Perfect for starting with excel

By Italo L

Dec 23, 2020

Muito interessante e abrangente

By Sarang S S

Nov 16, 2020

The best online course I learnt

By Aniza A

Oct 26, 2020

Now I can use the VLOOKUP more.

By Snehal P

Sep 28, 2020

Excellent course for beginners.

By Sudhir M

Sep 21, 2020

The course was very structured.

By john s

Jan 2, 2020

very useful, simple explanation

By Thi D

Nov 22, 2019

Very helpful course for beginer

By Arwa A B

Sep 28, 2019

It is a practical course & will

By Dinesh G

May 5, 2018

Short, simple and comprehensive

By Farhan N K

Nov 9, 2017

Brilliant course for beginners.

By Ricardo F

Oct 10, 2017

Nice course just what I needed.

By Phil M

Feb 8, 2017

Great class, helped with basics

By Sean M

Oct 27, 2016

Very good course and instructor


Dec 9, 2020

Excellent Course for beginners

By Francisco R P

Oct 9, 2020

Can't wait to take another one

By Robert H

Sep 11, 2020

Good course. Good instructor.

By Carolina G

Jun 10, 2020

Excellent. Easy to understant.

By Kyleen E

May 12, 2020

Useful course, easy to follow.

By Garry D P I

May 11, 2020

Very informative, very useful!

By Niki P

Apr 16, 2020

Very good and precise course !