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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.

LC

May 18, 2018

Excellent class, well-written and presented with real-world examples that are challenging but not impossible to complete if you follow the small quizzes and stay on top of the deadlines. Great job!

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By Anantheswaran L

Feb 01, 2018

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

By Brittany B

Dec 09, 2017

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

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 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 07, 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

By Ethan O B

Sep 19, 2017

A very good course; well structured and laid out and I learned a lot from it

By Wenxuan L

Sep 11, 2017

I think this is a very helpful course to guide me in improving Excel skills.

By Krishna

Jun 28, 2017

It's a great course for anyone who plan to learn about Excel in Data field!

By Ashutosh D

Oct 09, 2016

Very useful if you just have a little idea about excel must do this course.

By David B

Jan 29, 2019

Good course for learning and practicing vlookup, pivot tables, and charts.

By Shreya G

Jan 17, 2019

It was a very well explained course, amazing learning experience. Thankyou

By Partha S

Oct 13, 2017

Sharad Borle explained Excel with precision and ease - highly recommended!

By Aishwarya K M

May 02, 2017

Loved the course, it is very much interactive and informative. Keep it up!

By Naveed T

Oct 03, 2016

Nice introduction to Excel for data analysis. Covers all the fundamentals.

By Charles M

Feb 23, 2018

Great introduction to analyzing data with Excel, pivot charts and graphs.

By Tim S

Oct 16, 2016

Learned so much! excellent. Challenging tests and interesting lectures

By Niraj

May 08, 2019

It was a great course, and I loved how it helped me learn more about ex

By My D

Aug 21, 2019

Great course with professional professor. I love it. Thank you so much