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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 Garry D P I

May 11, 2020

Very informative, very useful!

By Niki P

Apr 16, 2020

Very good and precise course !


Apr 8, 2020

Amazing course to start with!!

By Mr. P C

Mar 21, 2020

The materials were quite good!


May 20, 2019

its really good for our career

By Daniel H

Dec 16, 2018

Easy to understand and follow.

By Nur H A

Mar 11, 2018

Good for Data Analyst Beginner

By David W

Oct 26, 2017

Excellent introductory course.

By Vera D

Sep 12, 2017

Vey good course for begginers.

By Nirupam S

Sep 6, 2017

Very good course for everyone.

By Loay H

Oct 2, 2016

exactly what I need, thank you


Jul 30, 2021

Excellent and must to enroll,

By Nitesh k

Jul 28, 2021

Useful and interactive course

By Alex O

Apr 21, 2021

Good interaction and guidance


Dec 24, 2020

Great Insight on basic excel.

By Kyay M L

Dec 23, 2020

It's worth taking this course


Dec 7, 2020

the course was so informative

By Prenish B

Sep 14, 2020

Very glad i took this course.

By Carl V A

Sep 5, 2020

This course is jumped-packed.

By Dhruv J

Aug 14, 2020

it was a wonderful experience

By Sugeydi A S

Jul 31, 2020

Me encanto aprendí bastate...

By Mario P

Jul 29, 2020

Muchas gracias Gobierno de CR

By Dr M P

Jul 11, 2020

Excellent real life exercises

By Raj K S

Jun 11, 2020

My best experience till date.

By Md. R H

Jun 5, 2020

Informative and easy to learn