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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 John C

Dec 20, 2017

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

By YE Y

Jun 09, 2017

Definitely love this course, and I do learn a lot of knowledge about Excel from Professor Borle. Thank you.

By valentina c

Apr 02, 2017

Excellent professor and good course for start learning Excel!!! Basics on formulas, pivot table and charts.

By Samuel G

Apr 09, 2020

Great interactive course thats easy to understand for beginners. The title of the course fits the content.

By pushpa

Jun 20, 2017

Instructor did a great job covering variety of basic excel skill, they were easy to follow and understand.

By NETESH K S

May 05, 2020

Excel is essential in professional environment . Professor is brilliant and classes are worth your time.

By Preeti G

Apr 29, 2020

THIS COURSE WAS REALLY GOOD AND HAD A LOT OF BRAIN STORMING. THANKS A LOT FOR CLEARING MOST OF CONCEPTS.

By Khumbulani F M

Jan 15, 2020

The course is essential in setting a foundation in using excel. All course material was succinct and eas

By Lizzie Z

Jun 03, 2019

Great, I learned basis skills of data analysis using excel. And next I would learn more advanced courses

By Farhad

Jul 26, 2017

Great course. Finally I know all the things I needed to know while i was doing project at my university.

By BIRAJ K P

Mar 25, 2017

The course structure is set keeping in mind that even Beginners can do the course without any problem.

By Anamitra S

Jun 04, 2019

The instructor explained this course in a lucid manner which helped me to learn the course with ease.

By 金宇

Nov 08, 2018

Excellent class, brief introduction to using excel to data learning, hope to learn more in the future

By Marianna S G

Jan 13, 2020

This course was very practical and easy to understand to be able to start using Excel appropriately.

By Cassie A

Apr 28, 2019

My first ever online course. It was engaging, informative and interactive. Really well put together.

By Evangeline D M

May 07, 2018

Clear instructions and descriptive examples. Best course for a beginner. Thank you, Professor Borle!

By Kelly R

May 03, 2018

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

By Julia K

Jul 13, 2017

This course greatly helped me to gain basic excel knowledge. Straightforward and easy to understand.

By Rick R

Nov 06, 2016

Great course. Detailed instructor videos, good quizzes to test knowledge and materials were helpful.

By Ashwin H P M

Oct 12, 2019

This is the best course for beginners. I learned many things about excel which helps me in future.

By Andrea A

Aug 30, 2017

Excellent course with brief and simple videos which teach you the basics of data analysis in Excel.

By Corry A

May 26, 2017

I've been working in Excel for many years, and learned new, powerful tools in this course. Thanks!

By Ghazi T A

Apr 18, 2020

Excellent course in terms of content and applicability. Highly recommended for everyone out there!

By Ian K K

Sep 05, 2019

Very easy to navigate and the lectures are bite-sized, making it easier to maintain concentration.

By raphael k

Jul 26, 2019

Well taught and clearly presented. The exam materials challenge you to think. Extremely relevant.