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## Learner Reviews & Feedback for Introduction to Data Analysis Using Excel by Rice University

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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: â€¢ Reading data into Excel using various formats â€¢ Basic functions in Excel, arithmetic as well as various logical functions â€¢ Formatting rows and columns â€¢ 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: â€¢ IF and the nested IF functions â€¢ VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP â€¢ The RANDBETWEEN function ________________________________________ WEEK 3 Module 3: Introduction to Filtering, Pivot Tables, and Charts This module introduces various data filtering capabilities of Excel. Youâ€™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: â€¢ VLOOKUP across worksheets â€¢ Data filtering in Excel â€¢ Use of Pivot tables with categorical as well as numerical data â€¢ 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 â€¢ Line, Bar and Pie charts â€¢ Pivot charts â€¢ Scatter plots â€¢ Histograms...

## Top reviews

SW

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.

SS

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 Raj S

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Dec 30, 2022

VERY NICE AND KNOWLEDGABLE COURSE.THE WAY IT IS PREPARED AND PRESENTED WAS VERY USEFUL TO GET A GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF MS EXCEL.

By Joe B

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Dec 1, 2022

The instructor was very good in demonstration and explanation. Data sample for practice was greatly helpful and practical.

By Fabian F

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Oct 1, 2020

I have used excel for over 10 years now and I wish I would have had this as an introduction to excel when I first started.

By Ashwini M

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Jun 11, 2020

This course is designed for the beginners and the narration of the content is so clear that makes the course a lot easier.

By Roshan B P

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Jun 7, 2020

It's Really a Good course for Beginners and the way of teaching of the professor is really nice with proper demonstration.

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Aug 5, 2018

Good,I have learned a lot in this course. The teacher and the assistants are good and helpful, they answer every question

By Tessie S

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Aug 30, 2020

Excellent course, the Excel version was a bit old but it's easy to determine how it works with the latest Excel version.

By Md. A R

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May 2, 2020

It was a wonderful course. I have enjoyed and I think I have learnt a plethora of things from this course. Thanks a lot.

By Samuel J

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Apr 18, 2020

An excellent teaching and presentation by the Tutor. Kudos to the team for making such a wonderful interactive sessions!

By Ernesto B P

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Mar 2, 2019

I have had a great experience with this course, the lectures were very easy to follow and the task were very affordable.

By Charmi S

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Jul 21, 2017

It's very detailed yet very intuitive course covering from the basics. Hoping for being the same way for course two now.

By Ifiokobong A

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Oct 7, 2020

I so much love the exercises and assignments in this course. They are real life practical ones. Thank you Sharad Borle.

By SARJID A

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May 4, 2020

Mr. Sharad Borle was really wonderful and amazing as he cleared most of my excel learning in a very crisp and easy way.

By Nancy A

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Mar 6, 2019

Great class! I learned a lot. I felt it is adequate for a beginner. I can immediately apply what I learn to my work.

By Mokhwan S

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Sep 13, 2017

Thank you for easily understandable lesson. It was really helpful!! Even the professor's voice is a bit addictive haha.

By Rafael D P B

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Sep 20, 2020

It is very easy to understand the content of this course. I really recommend it because I learned a lot of new things.

By Satya N B

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Apr 21, 2020

The course is really worthy in current scenario of using s much Excel spreadsheet in our daily working of office work.

By Wael A E

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May 26, 2019

Very good introductory course to Data Analysis Using Excel with helpful Pivot Tables, Graphing and Histograms Sections

By Akis K

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Oct 28, 2016

Very concise beginner course in Excel. This is not a course for those who have intermediate (or above) level of Excel.

By VÃ¢n A P

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Dec 23, 2020

A great course to review the basic functions of excel, especially learning the most powerful function - pivot table.

By Prithviraj B

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Sep 20, 2020

Excellent method of the teaching, and its very crisp. The instructions very straight, very clear, easy to understand!

By Zarima J

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Jun 8, 2020

Nice course, Instructor explains clearly, it is easy to follow his teaching. Thank you very much for useful lectures.

By strahl v

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May 16, 2020

NEATLY EXPLAINED. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART IS THE QUIZ WERE VERY WELL PLANNED, THEY WERE REALLY ENCOURAGING. THANK YOU

By Ernie R

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Feb 6, 2019

The course was easy, but the skills you learn are very useful. It should only take you about 6-6.5 hours to complete.

By Thao T T

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Jan 19, 2017

The course materials are designed logically and very easy to follow. Thank you very much for this valuable experience