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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.

JR

Jun 24, 2019

Brief Course with very efficiently organized course material. The way of teaching was very good in simple way.A great course in MS Excel for beginners to have an in-depth knowledge with confidence.

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By Anežka Š

Apr 30, 2018

I`m very content with this course. It is grate for beginners like me.

By Andrew S C N

Jun 07, 2017

Very good :) Completed within a week. Pace is very good. Recommended.

By Juan P A

Jun 18, 2018

Great Course, It helps to refresh and get new knowledge about Excel.

By Scott D

Mar 22, 2018

A very helpful refresher for the basic but necessary skills of Excel

By Shubham

Oct 29, 2017

It was a great learning experience and I hope to learn further more.

By Shrenik

Jul 04, 2017

Definitely a must course for those who wants to start learning Excel

By Biplab B

Feb 27, 2020

Very well structured course. Lots of exercises to improve yourself.

By ALEJANDRO

Feb 01, 2020

Nice course to refresh Excel knowledge in case you have experience.

By Faizan A

Dec 10, 2018

The only thing which I didn't like is the low volume in the videos.

By Luis C

Aug 21, 2017

Much better than I anticipated. Videos are short, but very concise.

By Amelia S

Feb 01, 2020

A very good introduction, or a good review of more complex topics.

By Irshad A

Oct 24, 2019

Nice Teaching Method And Notes are very helpful. thanks Professor.

By Hassan M

May 29, 2019

Right to the point. Structured and related. No unwanted surprises.

By Aksha I

Oct 08, 2018

one of the best course and professor i have come across. Thank you

By Suraswadee R

Sep 24, 2018

Very focused and easy to follow class! Would recommend to everyone

By Lokesh M

Sep 10, 2018

Very clearly explained with sufficient examples. Very good course.

By Deleted A

Aug 04, 2017

very good for learning excel in step by step procedure. Thank you.

By Puja P P

Oct 25, 2016

The course was really helpful. Feeling confident to use Excel now.

By Truonglam D

Sep 26, 2019

Thank you for your course, now I can use Excel more proficiently.

By Lanel G

Jun 12, 2019

All lessons were well explained with very helpful example sheets.

By Rajat A

Sep 16, 2018

Wonderful course to begin your journey for data analysis! Thanks!

By CHARIZI E

Dec 20, 2017

very good course with precise descriptions of all excel functions

By Degusa P

Sep 29, 2017

Very informative course and will help one to enhance Excel skills

By Muzoon A

Jan 08, 2020

It was an enriching experience with a great professor. Thank you

By Sunil C

Jan 22, 2019

Great course if you're looking to understand the basic of Excel!