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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...

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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.


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 Mr. J K D

Apr 19, 2020

So much informative.

By Abdul-Razak O

Feb 27, 2021

Exceptional lessons

By matcha r p k

Jul 31, 2017

good for beginners.

By Rajneesh S

Dec 15, 2022

Amazing experienxe

By Dyah R S

Mar 8, 2022

good for beginners

By Md. O F

Jul 15, 2019

Need more features

By Trygve G

Aug 14, 2017

Sufficiently basic

By William O O

Oct 27, 2022

East to navigate

By Aditya S

Nov 20, 2020

Wonderful Course!


Sep 8, 2020

Very Nice Course.

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Apr 27, 2020

Very good course.

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Apr 29, 2017

Great Experience!

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By Sunil P

Mar 19, 2021

Very informative

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Aug 21, 2020

very informative

By Mangesh K

May 4, 2020

Very good course

By Deleted A

Jul 18, 2019

Excelente curso.

By Nitin A C

Jan 29, 2022

Content is good

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May 13, 2022

Nicely crafted

By Chirag S

Jul 30, 2021

Good Knowledge

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Mar 22, 2021

Good exercise

By Rohan B

Feb 17, 2021

Good Learning

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Dec 7, 2020

it was greate


Jun 25, 2020

Don't give up


Aug 9, 2021

Great course