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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...

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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 Karol P S

Dec 5, 2020

No sabía que la herramienta tenía tantas aplicaciones!

By Fahad S

Nov 5, 2020

It was an excellent course and I learnt a lot from it.

By Jeevan H

Aug 2, 2020

Really good course for basics in excel. Thank you, sir

By Irtiza A I

Jun 24, 2020

Very smart and perfectly organized. Highly recommended

By Dennis S

Mar 25, 2020

very quiz based, making it easy to master the concepts

By Savinay K S

Nov 18, 2019

Very easy to grasp and understand, great for beginners


Aug 2, 2019

This course is very useful for data analysis in excel.


Aug 22, 2017

Great Course and Facilitator with practical worksheets

By Ken C

Jul 23, 2017

Very informative and just what I wanted to learn about

By rylan b

Nov 29, 2021

this course helped me a lot to learn more about excel

By Trung Đ

Aug 19, 2021

very easy to understan, the instructor is nice and pa

By O.K. V

Jul 12, 2021

The course was well structured and easy to understand

By Yukai L

Jun 3, 2021

Very helpful for beginners of excel and data analysis


Feb 11, 2021

An excellent foundational course for excel beginners.

By Orkhan H

Jan 29, 2021

good couse for introduction to data analsis thank you


Jun 9, 2020

easy to understand, straight forward teaching method.

By Anurag T

Jun 6, 2020

Nice course, I learnt many new things in this course.

By Salam A A

May 16, 2018

Easy To understand. First step to Excel Data Analysis

By Xinyi S

Sep 8, 2017

Very clear instruction provided throughout the course

By Mohmmad I

Jul 23, 2021

Its very wonderfull and use full to learn the course

By Remed J F

Nov 8, 2020

My first experience with Online course and was great

By Md. S I

Oct 19, 2020

Great Mentor. Everything is well arranged. Loved it.

By Akash T

May 9, 2020

It was easy and to the point . I overall enjoyed it.

By Pallavi P

Jun 27, 2019

Pivot table and Histograms were good tools to learn!

By Rengarajan S

Mar 26, 2019

A must learn for everyone who works with computers..