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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

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.

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.

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By Alexis M

Oct 8, 2018

Great course to hone and expand on Excel skills important for business analysis

By Husain S

Jan 2, 2018

Good course. I completed the course while on free trial for the specialization.

By Mahalakshmi P

Dec 8, 2017

Very Good course to get better understanding on LOOKUP, IF functions and Charts

By Raymond A K B

Sep 20, 2020

Very interesting and engaging course. readily applicable to current data excel

By Sergio G

Aug 14, 2020

Excellent Course

Assignment were a great tool to improve and practice my skills

By Sun

Feb 9, 2018

Simple but useful course! Some tricky problems can be solved more efficiently.

By Anan L

Feb 1, 2018

A fantastic course to get you brushed up and open your eyes on excel as a tool

By Brittany B

Dec 9, 2017

Great course for beginners or those looking to brush up on their Excel skills.

By Alexey A

Apr 25, 2020

Thank you for the great, prompt support through forums thrughout this course.

By Felicia S

Apr 5, 2020

Every week has something useful, even if you have used excel a lot previously

By Fernando F

Nov 25, 2019

Me gusto mucho, el curso era facil de entender y trabajar independientemente.

By Amanulla P

Sep 14, 2019

Learned things very easily. Trainer completed the tasks with simple examples.

By Veronika D

Apr 22, 2019

Learned a lot week 4 was the hardest. Thank you for the opportunity to learn!

By Shashank P S

Jun 26, 2017

Great assignments and tests. Prepares you thoroughly. Thank you Dr. Sharad B.

By Jon

Sep 26, 2016

The best excel course I have seen on Coursera so far! Great for any analyst.

By Alvin B

Dec 1, 2020

This have a tutorial step by step very useful compare to other just theory..

By Charizze K S

Oct 28, 2020

Great for those who are not really familiar with special functions of excel!

By Madira A

Sep 5, 2020

That very good course for me..

I improvement my excel knowledge very well...

By Omar E

Aug 17, 2020

It is really one of the best courses I have taken. I am so grateful for you!

By Manuel R

Aug 12, 2020

Usefull course to understand basic functions and data analysis using Excell.

By Lim K C

Jan 24, 2019

The quiz is challenging while the videos are interesting and simple to learn

By Rebecca K

May 17, 2018

Learned lots of new things that I took for granted. Awesome tutor and course

By Kim S

Mar 22, 2018

This was an excellent course to take. This is a good refresher and training.

By Ugo j

Jan 7, 2018

this course was fantastic. I learned a lot and everything was very well done

By Phillip E

Oct 24, 2017

Great review on basic Excel tools and also goes into Pivot Tables and charts