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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 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.

JR

Jun 24, 2019

Brief Course with very efficiently organized course material. The way of teaching was very good in simple way.A great course in MS Excel for beginners to have an in-depth knowledge with confidence.

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By Yoe

Sep 23, 2017

Thanks a lot! This course helps me much, and I will go on with this specialization!

By Piyush A

Jun 02, 2017

It was a great course and I have learned to use tools that I had never used before.

By María J A B

Jun 03, 2018

Wonderful! a mix of complex concepts in a very easy way explained! Great course!!

By Prabhjeet S

Aug 12, 2017

This course is very beneficial if anyone is beginning their life in Data analysis.

By Shilly R

Feb 05, 2019

Easy to understand and examples that you can apply in your business transactions.

By Michael M

Apr 02, 2019

Presented well, real examples and hands on quizzes. Really enjoyed this course.

By Abrahim S

Nov 05, 2017

Very helpful for teaching basic excel skills with applications in data analytics

By Alexis M

Oct 08, 2018

Great course to hone and expand on Excel skills important for business analysis

By Husain S

Jan 03, 2018

Good course. I completed the course while on free trial for the specialization.

By Mahalakshmi P

Dec 08, 2017

Very Good course to get better understanding on LOOKUP, IF functions and Charts

By Sun

Feb 09, 2018

Simple but useful course! Some tricky problems can be solved more efficiently.

By Anantheswaran L

Feb 01, 2018

A fantastic course to get you brushed up and open your eyes on excel as a tool

By Brittany B

Dec 09, 2017

Great course for beginners or those looking to brush up on their Excel skills.

By Fernando F

Nov 25, 2019

Me gusto mucho, el curso era facil de entender y trabajar independientemente.

By Amanulla P

Sep 14, 2019

Learned things very easily. Trainer completed the tasks with simple examples.

By Veronika D

Apr 22, 2019

Learned a lot week 4 was the hardest. Thank you for the opportunity to learn!

By Shashank P S

Jun 26, 2017

Great assignments and tests. Prepares you thoroughly. Thank you Dr. Sharad B.

By Jon

Sep 26, 2016

The best excel course I have seen on Coursera so far! Great for any analyst.

By Lim K C

Jan 24, 2019

The quiz is challenging while the videos are interesting and simple to learn

By Rebecca K

May 17, 2018

Learned lots of new things that I took for granted. Awesome tutor and course

By Kim S

Mar 22, 2018

This was an excellent course to take. This is a good refresher and training.

By Ugo j

Jan 07, 2018

this course was fantastic. I learned a lot and everything was very well done

By Phillip E

Oct 24, 2017

Great review on basic Excel tools and also goes into Pivot Tables and charts

By Ethan O B

Sep 19, 2017

A very good course; well structured and laid out and I learned a lot from it

By Wenxuan L

Sep 11, 2017

I think this is a very helpful course to guide me in improving Excel skills.