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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

SW
May 25, 2020

The training provided by Dr. Sharad is easy to follow and learn. Bravo and Thank you.\n\nThe level of difficulty from the quiz and the final task is just right and it is making us to think creatively.

SS
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 srikanth

Jul 31, 2017

It is very useful for basic excel learners. I am very thankful to coursera and Rice university for this opportunity

By Maithreyee H

May 7, 2020

This course helps in gaining basic knowledge in excel and familiarises with quick and common functions with excel.

By David E

May 5, 2020

The course is both engaging and challenging. I would recommend it to every beginner using Excel for Data analysis.

By Kazi S A

Sep 13, 2019

Excellent course which enables me with the basic foundation for data analytics and it's implementation in worklife

By Kim K

Aug 8, 2018

Great review of how to use Excel to calculate basic arithmetic values, create charts, and some statistical values.

By Padmaja D

Mar 31, 2018

Fantastic Course. Every topic is explained very clearly . I have gained a lot of information in this short course.

By Gunjari B

Jul 28, 2017

Simple and Easy to Understand. A well designed course covering all essentials for starting Data Analysis in Excel!

By Maria D S

May 26, 2020

it was interesting for me as i got to learn so many important factors of excel which i could apply in my future .

By SUBHAM S

Apr 17, 2020

It was an awesome experience leaning this new skill MS Excel and have upgraded myself with a new important skill.

By Lanting S

Apr 11, 2020

useful!I learned pivot table, some basic excel formula, etc. The test is a bit difficult, but it's good practice.

By Nirav K

Mar 3, 2020

The course is well organised and helped me to develop more edges to Data Analysis and Microsoft Excel. Thank you.

By Emem-obong E

Nov 15, 2019

Gives a very basic foundation for data analytics. Course content is taken systematically. Excellent for beginners

By Faig K

Jan 19, 2018

I really satisfied overall from this course. The professor's teaching style is very easy understanding.

Thank you

By Anthony a f

Oct 28, 2020

Excellent Instructor and course materials ! I recommend it for the people who want to improve their excel skills

By Jeff S

Sep 24, 2020

Maybe the my favorite course I've taken with Coursera. Immediately applicable to functions I perform in my job.

By Liu J

Sep 6, 2020

Examples given are clear, instructors also explain and guide sufficiently. Overall tests are challenging enough.

By Pearlyn T

Aug 28, 2020

This course is easy to follow for everyone. Excellent job for Mr Sharad Borle in introducing this online course.

By SHANKAR K

Jul 1, 2020

What a learning! Thank you professor for the wonderful learning experience. I shall be thankful to you for ever!

By Rajeev K A

May 28, 2020

Every thing is very informative. I hope these learning will help me a lot. Thanks sir for the wonderful efforts.

By Thomas A

Jan 24, 2021

Phenomenal course that is a perfect intro to a better understanding of excel from the data analysis standpoint.

By Simona A

Nov 9, 2020

I really enjoyed this course. The lector and his lection is very professional, straight and easy understandable

By Federica S

Apr 27, 2020

Very helpful course. It will teach you so much about excel which you can use in the workplace. Glad I took it !

By PAZHANIMATHAVAN V

Nov 21, 2020

very relevant to my everyday work activity.. I learned many new useful things here.. Thanks to RICE university

By Hector L J A

Sep 22, 2020

Muy buena las presentaciones compartidas, que hacen de mucha ayuda para el crecimiento personal y profesional.

By Mohammad A

Aug 8, 2020

It was a comprehensive course. There was a lot to learn including dealing with a lot of data and its analysis.