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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 Joy C

Jul 19, 2020

The professor's explanations are pretty clear and helpful.

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By Krisma P S

Mar 25, 2020

great courses to start a career related to data analysis

By Shoaib Z

Oct 24, 2019

This course really helped me to analyze and Visualize data

By Shreeyansh R

Jul 2, 2018

very useful course for business. very well explained too!!

By Patricia J M

Jan 30, 2018

Amazing course!

Excellent lectures with easy comprehension!

By arvind b

Dec 11, 2016

This course can further be extended to some advance level.

By Silvia M

Feb 7, 2021

Thank you very much for the opportunity, excellent course

By Cherry H G

Jul 11, 2020

I've learned a lot from this course. Totally recommended.

By Shalaka A K

May 7, 2020

This is perfectly designed for data analysis learners !!!

By Dhimant P

Mar 5, 2020

Excellent introduction to Excel as a analytical software.

By Ashish C

Dec 11, 2019

This Course is easy to understand as it starts from zero.

By Naimish M

Jul 2, 2019

introduces to basics of excel in a lucid way. very useful

By Danial H

Jan 19, 2018

Great introductory class. Professor is clear and concise.

By Miguel R

Mar 2, 2017

Good course for learning the basic on data visualization.

By Rajiv

Feb 21, 2017

Excellent course for basic and medium expertise in excel.

By Amni B M A

Nov 1, 2020

This course is really recommended for everyone to learn!

By Roxanna A V

Oct 18, 2020

Loved it, I indeed learned a lot, thank you Prof. Borle.

By Animesh P

Sep 13, 2020

Really helpful for those who are starting to learn Excel

By daas s

Aug 26, 2020

very interesting and useful courses I really recommended

By Esohe I G

Aug 2, 2020

This course is great and I love the tutor, thank you Sir


Jul 30, 2020

Very concise and informative course. Highly recommended!

By Sangram B

Apr 12, 2020

gained a lot of techniques to simplify business process.

By Ricardo C C

Nov 11, 2019

The course has exceeded my expectations, I recommend it.

By Deleted A

Nov 5, 2019

Easy to follow and not a very long or complicated course