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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...

Top reviews


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.


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.

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By Rajat A

Sep 15, 2018

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

By Ersi C

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 Naser A A

Dec 7, 2021

It was helpful course which I recommend it to my friends. Thanks


Jan 26, 2021

loved the experience , great to learn and apply at the same time

By Vitaly C

Jun 2, 2020

Excellent, I would forget everything and pass this course again!

By Joao O O C F

May 10, 2020

This is a great initiation course for data analysis using Excel.

By Mohaiminul i a

May 7, 2020

Thank you for providing me the opportunity to learn this course.


Apr 10, 2020

Nice platform to study love to go ahead with this in future also

By Muzoon A

Jan 8, 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!

By Rafiq

Aug 6, 2018

Great intro to excel. Now I am ready to take it to anther level.

By Cheryl Y

Jul 22, 2018

It's very helpful to find the confidence about Excel. Thank you!

By Leidy T S C

Oct 26, 2020

Excellent Professor, he explains very well, clear, and concise.

By fazril l

Oct 24, 2020

Never been this excited to know the basics of excel pretty well

By Tanmay A

May 12, 2020

Couldn't figure out the right answers of few questions. I doubt

By Md. H R K

May 10, 2020

This course was really an insightful one. Happy to finish it <3

By Yogesh C

Apr 16, 2020

Good Course, informative and could learn new functions in excel

By Saloni K

Feb 10, 2019

Fantastic teaching by Prof.Sharad Borle. Thank you so much sir.

By Galaxy G

Jun 8, 2017

Very good examples! Captivating videos. Short and to the point.

By Rahmah M

Dec 29, 2020

Very interactive and easy to understand. Really recommend it !

By Wei M K

Oct 4, 2020

Nice and no nonsense instruction on Data Analysis using Excel.

By Shiv S D

Sep 29, 2020

very interactive but data not matching in someplace accurately

By Jaysing B

Jul 5, 2020

Really Awesome course. Enjoyed a lot while learning basics...

By Jin W

Jun 27, 2017

East to follow and help me find something amazing about Excel.