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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.

RK

Apr 19, 2020

1.Course outline was very well planned 2. The professor was very clear with his explanation 3. The exercise and quiz was a mixed basket of easy to think next questions. Overall, an excellent course.

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By Mangesh B

May 10, 2020

Modules are Very Simple and easy to Understand. The instructor Mr.Borle is very good in explaining the details with

By Olha L

Jun 13, 2018

The professor is highly qualified. He explains the material in clear and easy way. I enjoyed this course very much.

By harsh a

May 02, 2018

the course for the beginners is good.

Its is easy to understand and learn.

Lectures , videos and assignment are best.

By Andres F A

Nov 04, 2017

Amazing class, gives you real examples to work with to practice your skills, and explains lots of useful functions.

By srikanth

Jul 31, 2017

It is very useful for basic excel learners. I am very thankful to coursera and Rice university for this opportunity

By Maithreyee H

May 07, 2020

This course helps in gaining basic knowledge in excel and familiarises with quick and common functions with excel.

By David E

May 05, 2020

The course is both engaging and challenging. I would recommend it to every beginner using Excel for Data analysis.

By Kazi S A

Sep 13, 2019

Excellent course which enables me with the basic foundation for data analytics and it's implementation in worklife

By Kim K

Aug 08, 2018

Great review of how to use Excel to calculate basic arithmetic values, create charts, and some statistical values.

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 Gunjari B

Jul 28, 2017

Simple and Easy to Understand. A well designed course covering all essentials for starting Data Analysis in Excel!

By SUBHAM S

Apr 17, 2020

It was an awesome experience leaning this new skill MS Excel and have upgraded myself with a new important skill.

By Lanting S

Apr 12, 2020

useful!I learned pivot table, some basic excel formula, etc. The test is a bit difficult, but it's good practice.

By Nirav K

Mar 03, 2020

The course is well organised and helped me to develop more edges to Data Analysis and Microsoft Excel. Thank you.

By Ema E J

Nov 15, 2019

Gives a very basic foundation for data analytics. Course content is taken systematically. Excellent for beginners

By Faig K

Jan 19, 2018

I really satisfied overall from this course. The professor's teaching style is very easy understanding.

Thank you

By Federica S

Apr 27, 2020

Very helpful course. It will teach you so much about excel which you can use in the workplace. Glad I took it !

By Aakash G

Apr 27, 2020

It was a good course for learning basic Excel operation and begin a journey toward data analysis using excel.

By Girishwaran K

Apr 16, 2020

A very good course to know about data analysis using excel.Nice examples given to understand various concepts

By Liu X

Oct 31, 2019

Great course outline. The exercises are super helpful ! would recommend to friends to learn from this course!

By Zhang Q

Sep 29, 2017

It provides a clear and basic introduction to Excel. The tools and techniques are quite useful for daily use.

By Uju O

Jul 26, 2017

insightful lectures. The instructor did a great job at teaching this course and was very clear at all points.

By Yuliya S

Jan 10, 2020

Easy to follow instructions and forums will help you with your questions. You will learn useful skills in ex

By Amadi G N

Oct 10, 2019

I would say this course contain great contents with good exercises to shape you properly for analysis skill.

By John C

Dec 20, 2017

Excellent Course. quality content and really make people get familiar with data analysis with excel easily!!