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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 Johnny E d S

Dec 04, 2016

Interesting course to brush up already acquired knowledge in Excel and add up more skills.

By Tasbiul I N

Jul 30, 2019

This course is one of the finest and well organized courses that i have conducted so far.

By Christopher M

Oct 24, 2016

Excellent explanations int he videos show exactly what is necessary to learn. Thank you!

By Brian B

Apr 23, 2020

Excellent class. Instruction was clear and concise. I learned a lot and was challenged.

By George L

Oct 28, 2017

Loved it. All the information I needed to get started in a wonderfully presented format.

By José A G U

Jan 02, 2018

Excellent course with the basic tools that everybody who works in business have to know

By NITESH G

Jul 11, 2017

This course is really helpful for those who want the basic knowledge of Data Analytics.

By Stephanie S

Dec 28, 2016

Very helpful, enlightening and interesting! Thank you so much for offering this course!

By ANUBHAV S

May 21, 2020

This course helped me to understand excel as its a part of tomorrows corporate world .

By shyamal s

Mar 10, 2020

Its a very good course and the concepts and knowledge give in this course is precious.

By R M r s

Aug 19, 2019

As a beginner it was a wonderful journey to learn this course which enhance my skills.

By Laila W

Jul 20, 2017

Excellent course.. Thank you. I used this immediately and it immensely helped at work.

By Sharad D M

Apr 16, 2020

Its good for beginner & very much information to build reports in professional levels

By Apurva G

Apr 09, 2020

The awesome Excel functions enthralled me and I got to learn something very powerful.

By Noelle F

Mar 06, 2018

Great course, the explanations covered everything, very well put together. Thank you!

By Kondapalli V K

May 16, 2020

THE COURSE IS REALLY GOOD AND USEFUL. I HAVE LEARNT VARIOUS NEW TECHNIQUES IN EXCEL.

By Benjamin A R S

Apr 01, 2020

AMAZING COURSE, I ONLY HAVE ONE ISSUE..WHERE ARE THE EXERCISES TO PRACTICE ON THEM?

By Solomon G

Apr 01, 2019

It was difficult for a beginner at Excel but the knowledge gained was well worth it.

By Raghav D

Dec 09, 2018

A very interesting introductory course, structured well, can be give around 5 hours.

By Tuck

Sep 20, 2018

Really helpful course on how to use the most common functions and features in excel.

By Preeti V

Apr 24, 2020

This course is really good and instructor is also very best in his way of teaching.

By Asmat U

Mar 30, 2020

This is an exceller course for learners seeking to learn professional excel skills.

By Prateek M

Feb 25, 2020

It was great and insightful. Thanks, coursera for providing me such an opportunity.

By Shivam B

Jan 06, 2018

By learning data analysis using explore one can easily learn the basics of MS-Excel

By Yoe

Sep 23, 2017

Thanks a lot! This course helps me much, and I will go on with this specialization!