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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...

Top reviews


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 Aprameya P

Dec 30, 2017

Great course if you want to use Excel in practical contexts.

By Chew L C

Nov 10, 2020

Challenging course which test your understanding on VLOOKUP

By Carlo S

Oct 21, 2020

practical quizzes takes so much time but relevant to course

By bharat p

Oct 26, 2019

very good course if you want a start in data analysis field

By Md. M I S

Jul 25, 2020

this is very helpful course for skill development in Excel

By Kazi T R

Jun 18, 2020

Instructors was very clear and had good subject knowledge.

By Alfonso R

May 1, 2019

Easy to understand, no requirements for taking the course.

By Diana G

Nov 12, 2020

Very usefull, easy to understand, explained step by step.

By Hitesh K N

Jun 14, 2020

Get to know a lot of new things and in a very simple way.

By Mrs. P S

May 29, 2020

It was good learning with sufficient hands on assignments

By Pasa C

Dec 12, 2019

well-prepared course and explained in details. Thank you.

By Yixuan J

Feb 2, 2018

The lectures are good and clear but the quiz is confusing

By Ankit

Dec 24, 2017

i have submitted my id verification please review it asap

By Elaine M

Mar 29, 2022

Very good course but doesn't work well with Excel Online

By baibhav s

Oct 1, 2020

A good and very informative course provided by Coursera.


Sep 7, 2020

latest office excel has different coding, like NestedIF.

By Edwar F N P

Aug 20, 2020

The final quiz nivel must be accord to the lessons nivel

By Anaiz G F

May 25, 2020

Nice course to learn advanced tricks of Business studies

By joseph t

Jan 13, 2021

Great instructor and clear and well illustrated videos.

By Jessica S

Nov 16, 2020

It is ok, but I would have liked it to be more advanced

By Rahul s

Feb 6, 2019


By Joseph Y

Nov 23, 2017

Great introductory lessons. Very useful and applicable.

By Δημήτρης Α

Oct 19, 2017

more excel function should be learned in the first week

By Rajat G

Jul 4, 2021

There were some question I was not able to understand

By Gloria A S R

Sep 22, 2020

aprendi a hacer tablas dinamicas y graficos dinamicos