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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


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 Binod J

Jun 24, 2017

Great course! Did not know Excel can do so many cool things...

By Shuaib K

Jul 24, 2021

such an outstanding course and the instructor is really good.

By Miroslav T

Jun 19, 2021

Easy to follow and yet providing a lot of useful information.

By Sergio M

Nov 22, 2020

Un curso muy completo en lo básico que hay que saber de excel


Jun 25, 2020

Very Well explained the I really enjoyed the course.

Thank You

By Piyush A

Jun 8, 2020

A very (practical usage) learning , in the best way possible!

By Vinkal P

Apr 26, 2020

Really Excellent learning and very much practicle information

By Jing H

Apr 13, 2020

It is helpful for beginners to learn excel and data analysis.

By loukas i

Mar 20, 2020

very helpful, clear, concise and examples to keep you engaged

By Daniel T C

Jan 17, 2018

Excellent course. Well structured, with informative lectures.

By Taumekta M A

Apr 13, 2021

it was good ,but like a little more help should be available

By Garvit S

Oct 3, 2020

it is very helpfull for learning many things about course...

By Toghrul T

Sep 8, 2020

The logo of the university on the certificate is not visible

By Prarit J

May 29, 2020

The course content was good and the lectures were followable

By Shakhawat H M

May 9, 2020

a wonderful course with great examples and practice problems

By Yash C

Apr 19, 2020

Really had an amazing experience going throught the material

By Siddharth T

Apr 5, 2020

This course provides me very good experience about MS-Excel.

By Cielo N F

Sep 22, 2019

Really enjoyed the class and the information was very clear.

By Victoria P

Nov 17, 2017

Very good course, everything explained, not questions to add


Feb 25, 2021

I really loved this online course! very much helpful for me

By Faisal n K

Aug 17, 2020

great work by professor he taught basics of excel very well

By Md. R I

Aug 6, 2020


Dr. Borle's teaching policy is so awesome.

By Imad K

Jun 13, 2020

a very instructive training with a very pedagogical trainer

By Vaibhav M

May 8, 2020

the quizzes at the end of each week were really challenging

By Manish S

May 4, 2020

This course is good you can learn many new things in excel.