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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 26, 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.


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.

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By Shivam P

Oct 16, 2016

Great Learning Experience.Thanks!!!

By sanyam b

Aug 04, 2020

very good assignments and problems

By Audaldo J H A

Jul 02, 2020

Es Excelente el curso para empezar


Feb 21, 2020

Course Graded Assignments are good

By Anuradha.R

Jan 14, 2020

Very Useful for data Analysis !!!!

By Japhet A

Dec 05, 2019

Very informative! I learned a lot.

By Victoria P

Mar 04, 2019

Loved every section of the course!

By Parakh S

Dec 21, 2018

Nice Course to get Hands Dirty !!!

By Austin S

Nov 23, 2018

Outstanding! Really learned a lot.

By Jiayang S

Nov 15, 2017

very easy to understand and follow

By Mario R

Oct 24, 2017

Well explained and easy to follow.

By Rajat K S T

Aug 24, 2017

Extremely Helpful and Challenging.

By Walter L

Jan 05, 2017

Very Good and informative course!!

By Kushagra M

Jul 16, 2020

Very nice and informative course.

By MD. S H

May 29, 2020

The weekly test was really tough.

By Rahul

May 10, 2020


Must try it once at time!

By Amit K

May 10, 2020

It was very furitful for me thnks

By Arunchandar M

May 01, 2020

Useful for data analysis. Thanks.

By Ashish T

Apr 27, 2020

The assignments were pretty good!

By Qahramanov I

Apr 11, 2020

Thanks for this course.I love you

By Saurabh K R

Apr 08, 2020

Well structured and comprehensive

By Krishna B

Mar 26, 2020

It was nice to be a part of this.

By belal e e e

Apr 05, 2018

it was a great knowledge for me !

By Danial H A

Jul 16, 2020

Easy to understand. Very helpful

By Md S I

May 14, 2020

Such a great course. I loved it.