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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...

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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 Ethan O B

Sep 19, 2017

A very good course; well structured and laid out and I learned a lot from it

By Wenxuan L

Sep 11, 2017

I think this is a very helpful course to guide me in improving Excel skills.

By Boris H

Nov 12, 2020

this course was very helpful,

but improve it by adding more excel functions

By prayash k

Jul 18, 2020

Awesome content with lot of workout to get hands dirty. Thank you Coursera.

By Srdana P

Jun 28, 2020

Great course delivery and straight to the point. Easy to follow. Thank you!

By Indraneel M

Jun 6, 2020

Nice Course but felt little longer videos with more depth could been better

By Krishna

Jun 28, 2017

It's a great course for anyone who plan to learn about Excel in Data field!

By Ashutosh D

Oct 9, 2016

Very useful if you just have a little idea about excel must do this course.

By Luis A G A

Mar 17, 2021

Muy bueno, una vista a varias funciones importantes en el manejo de excel.

By Kishore K

Jan 16, 2021

Such a knowledgeable course. I leant much more knowledge from this course.

By Nguyen T T

Nov 23, 2020

Awesome course with so many techniques on Excel i have never learnt before

By Amy P

Nov 18, 2020

Really great start to the specialization - I have learned so much already!

By Aliona T

Aug 23, 2020

It was interesting and hopefully useful experience - I am grateful for it.

By Luanna R

May 26, 2020

It was very informative and I gain a lot of practice and knowledge from it

By Mohammed T C

May 16, 2020

Excellent Course with 100% practical based learning. Learned a lot. Thanks


Apr 22, 2020

Very helpful! almost completely basic function for data analysis by excel.

By David B

Jan 29, 2019

Good course for learning and practicing vlookup, pivot tables, and charts.

By Shreya G

Jan 17, 2019

It was a very well explained course, amazing learning experience. Thankyou

By Partha S

Oct 13, 2017

Sharad Borle explained Excel with precision and ease - highly recommended!

By Aishwarya K M

May 2, 2017

Loved the course, it is very much interactive and informative. Keep it up!

By Naveed T

Oct 3, 2016

Nice introduction to Excel for data analysis. Covers all the fundamentals.

By Nancy Z

Dec 13, 2020

Very helpful course and I learned so much about VLOOKUP and pivotcharts!!

By Nomeda M

Nov 7, 2020

Very good course, excellent teacher, relevant cases. I am very satisfied!

By Ann F D

Sep 6, 2020

This was such an excellent course! Thank you for making this available :)

By German F D

May 30, 2020

Great examples and description of what we can use the different tools for