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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 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.

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.

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By Ivan A B

Oct 29, 2020

Good course for beginners and for reviewing knowledge. It introduces to the basic data analysis tools that any Excel user must know.

By Reuben G

Jan 12, 2021

I found the course engaging and got a great insight into how powerful, simple and efficient data analysis can be using MS Excel.

By Kumari y

Sep 20, 2020

its a very useful and effective course in this digital era ... i feel privillaged to get the opportunity of learning . thankyou

By Abhishek M

Nov 14, 2019

A very good and exhaustive course on Microsoft Excel, data analysis and visualization using excel. A good learning experience.

By Hillary H

Dec 5, 2020

Well organized and easy to follow, while also being a fun challenge. Learned new skills for daily use in my work. Thank you!

By Sarah P

Dec 13, 2017

When I got to the charts section, the software used in the video was a little out of date. Otherwise, this video is fantastic!

By Karen F

Apr 3, 2018

Great introduction course into Excel. I took it as my first step into business, and it covered many basic topics in my work.

By Arielle B

Aug 7, 2017

Explanations of why answers are wrong would be helpful. Otherwise this was a good course and really useful for a beginner.

By Suha I

Nov 24, 2020

It was a great journey.Increase your helping system so that we can solve questions and come to know what are the mistakes

By Ramkumar.G

Mar 12, 2021

The first time I was able to apply newly taught skills the next day at work. I've saved HOURS thank to Coursera and RICE

By Mohit K

Nov 30, 2020

Good course content and useful practice exercises, but the final exercises are quite tough. Good experience overall.

By Gopi

Jul 25, 2020

Quiz's are easy to understand, but Graded quiz's are very difficult to attend because need more clarity on questions

By manish R

Jul 13, 2020

BASICS OF EXCEL SKILLS AND ANALYZING THE DATA ACCORDING TO THE BUSINESS NEEDS

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By Donna M

Sep 9, 2020

Some questions were so hard with no real teacher to ask but I figured them all out. Was a channeling experience.

By Nicola K

May 7, 2020

A great refresher if you've not used Excel for a while and easy to understand if you've never used Excel before.

By deepak m

Mar 22, 2018

The course is about very basic excel use. Explanation of each and every formula is very good and so simplified.

By Andy S

Jan 10, 2018

Overall good course, I could have used some additional work on charting and Pivot Tables. Very helpful though.

By Alex W

Apr 5, 2020

great Intro course to Excel. Wish they provided example sheets used In the lessons to practice along side with

By prithika B

Apr 27, 2020

I believe that the explanation could be more thorough as in some topics as I had to look for external source.

By Abhishek D

Jul 12, 2017

Covers all the basics with good quality examples.

The way of teaching is also very simple and easy to follow.

By Marcella E

Feb 27, 2017

Very clear, good course but if you audit, you won't be able to get the answers to the end of week quizzes.

By Allen L

May 12, 2020

Quiz doesn't help much. Some of them are very confusing. I think the quiz can be designed/written better.

By Diego F

Jan 23, 2018

This course explains the basic for data manipulation and very useful tools to clean data and organize it.

By Sriram A P

Apr 22, 2020

Could be much more better if some advanced excel options and other data analysis methods are introduced.

By saptarshi

Feb 14, 2020

The professor was quite meticulous with teaching. The weekly quizzes were challenging and satisfactory.