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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Excel Skills for Business: Essentials by Macquarie University

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About the Course

In this first course of the specialization Excel Skills for Business, you will learn the essentials of Microsoft Excel. Within six weeks, you will be able to expertly navigate the Excel user interface, perform basic calculations with formulas and functions, professionally format spreadsheets, and create visualizations of data through charts and graphs. Whether you are self-taught and want to fill in the gaps for better efficiency and productivity, or whether you have never used Excel before, this course will set you up with a solid foundation to become a confident user and develop more advanced skills in later courses. The best way to learn Excel is to use Excel. In this course, learners will solve a broad range of business problems as they apply the Excel skills and techniques they learn along the way. This course uses downloadable Excel workbooks and full data sets with applied examples and practical challenge exercises. This provides learners with countless opportunities to practice their Excel skills while discovering new and useful productivity features of Excel for a variety of business contexts. Spreadsheet software is one of the most ubiquitous pieces of software used in workplaces across the world. Learning to confidently operate this software means adding a highly valuable asset to your employability portfolio. At a time when digital skills jobs are growing much faster than non-digital jobs, make sure to position yourself ahead of the rest by adding Excel skills to your employment portfolio....

Top reviews

Feb 8, 2021

Really well done! You kept me interested and motivated, and that's not easy to do!\n\nI enjoyed the balance of instructional videos and hands-on exercises, and I'm excited to try the Intermediate now.

Jun 8, 2020

Very good teaching of fundamentals. Everything was explained in a really structured manner. Final assessment was like cherry on the cake as it helped in revisiting what has been taught over the weeks.

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Jun 13, 2019

Learned some addition skills, but was very basic. I would still recommend starting with this course as it does solidify the foundations.

By sharad

Dec 11, 2017

Thank you fr teaching this Now looking forward to further bolster my confidence in this with advanced parameters and functions of excel.

By Aditya R

May 21, 2021

Good Course for new learners, expected more details for corporate uses.

Still recommend to subscribe. Good Content and Good Explanation.

By Cheryl S

Aug 26, 2020

Very Informative for beginners, it was a nice refresher for me who's been working in Excel for years to learn about new basic features.

By Anya W

Apr 20, 2020

This is a wonderful way to review your basics in Excel. Just make sure you are not using the OUTLOOK Excel; Business365 should be okay.


Sep 20, 2021

Although I have been using Excel for many years, this course helped me strengthen my knowledge of the nomenclature used in the program

By Nisuli M M

Dec 31, 2020

The course was amazing! Everything was very well done and explained in a way anyone can understand. Didn't get bored a bit. Thank you!

By Elliot K

Aug 4, 2020

Very useful, with simple and concise examples. You will need to practice to gain familiarity and proficiency, but it is not difficult.

By Sherry

Jul 23, 2020

I've been learned a lot from this basic course which let me know basic excel skills. I can't wait to attend the next course right now.

By David

Jan 26, 2021

Great Course, Goes along at a good pace, and allows you to stop if needed and reread items, or rewind video to catch something again!

By rahul k

Mar 6, 2021

the course was nice. it almost included most of basic topics about excel, but i suggest to include more such topics related to excel

By Ayush J

Jun 10, 2020

This course is well designed with quiz, assignment and lecture. It gives immense practice to learners in getting their desired task.

By Kanchan P

May 5, 2020

very nice program.i have learn so many things from this excel program. it is useful to my day to day office work. Thank You so much.


May 2, 2020

Ce cours est assez riche pour que l'on puisse commencer à faire des merveilles quant au traitement des données avec le tableur Excel

By Annika K

Feb 23, 2020

This nicely created course teaches you the basics of Excel. The course can be quite simple for people who are using Excel regularly.


Jun 8, 2020

This course was well designed and in depth. It help me to brush up my skill of Excel and also course content and delivery was good.

By Anil L

Jul 19, 2020

I found some new techniques more than my prior knowledge. I hope I will get more in the next sections. I am thankful for the team.

By jyotsna w

Jun 4, 2020

Its excellent course. All the new beginner and experience people can do this course. this will help to enhance more excel skills.

By Imtiaz K

May 24, 2020

Really a good course for the beginners.People can learn and can overcome their excel problems if they take this course seriously

By Ranganai M

Apr 11, 2020

I will give you a 4 because the online course syllabus overview mention only 4 weeks but in fact the course has 6 weeks in total

By Sarah

Dec 7, 2019

Some questions aren't clearly understandable which need to be rectified. Apart from that, the course modules are neatly crafted.


Oct 13, 2020

Great course! Some questions could be improved to avoid ambiguity, but in general it's an easy and intuitive approach to excel.

By Rana H

May 25, 2020

For beginner this is an amazing course. As a beginner I have completed this course ans I suggest the beginner to this course.

By Jay H

Jan 10, 2018

good course have a good grasp of excel. 4 stars because I could not do some things with my mac i.e. the find and replace stuff.

By Christine B

Sep 10, 2020

Even though I thought I was fairly experienced with Excel, I learned a lot of different functionality that I was not aware of.