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About the Course

Spreadsheet software remains 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. In the United States alone, millions of job advertisements requiring Excel skills are posted every day. Research by Burning Glass Technologies and Capital One shows that digitals skills lead to higher income and better employment opportunities at a time when digital skills job are growing much faster than non-digital jobs. In this second course of our Excel specialization Excel Skills for Business you will build on the strong foundations of the Essentials course. Intermediate Skills I will expand your Excel knowledge to new horizons. You are going to discover a whole range of skills and techniques that will become a standard component of your everyday use of Excel. In this course, you will build a solid layer of more advanced skills so you can manage large datasets and create meaningful reports. These key techniques and tools will allow you to add a sophisticated layer of automation and efficiency to your everyday tasks in Excel. Once again, we have brought together a great teaching team that will be with you every step of the way. Prashan and Nicky will guide you through each week (and I am even going to make a guest appearance in Week 5 to help you learn about my favourite tool in Excel - shh, no spoilers!). Work through each new challenge step-by-step and in no time you will surprise yourself by how far you have come. This time around, we are going to follow Uma's trials and tribulations as she is trying to find her feet in a new position in the fictitious company PushPin. For those of you who have done the Essentials course, you will already be familiar with the company. Working through her challenges which are all too common ones that we encounter everyday, will help you to more easily relate to the skills and techniques learned in each week and apply them to familiar and new contexts....

Top reviews

Jun 5, 2020

Wow, I have no word to say about this course. Its video content, Structure is awesome. The tutor is good. Week assignments and quizzes are always ready to make our practice and make concept permanent.

Jul 28, 2020

The length of the video lectures are just right and the numbers of exercises or quizzes are just right. Learned a lot of new things about Excel's functionality. A huge step from the Essentials course.

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By Jordy F C L

Jul 9, 2020

Very helpful course, every teacher have a unique way to present the topic and solve it

By Brayan W

Jun 21, 2020

Amazing course if you wanted to fine tune your skills and learn new ones within Excel.

By Chenxi W

Jun 6, 2020

A well designed course with a lot of hands on practices and tips. Absolutely loved it!


Apr 30, 2020

Enjoyed learning throughout this course. Teaching,exercises are great.I feel empowered

By Hashib P

Apr 29, 2020

Excellent course. Got a very good idea about the tools which I was not familiar so far

By eldad h

Aug 23, 2019

One of the best courses i have ever taken on any site or university! fully recommended


Jun 12, 2018

Excellent! Help me to understand some functions and improve time to create my reports.

By Jessenia D M

Apr 24, 2018

Learned so much! Thank you Coursera and Macquarie University for allowing me to learn!

By Sam W

Jan 2, 2018

Easy to follow course with plenty of practical examples to put learnings into practice

By Kamran S

Jan 20, 2021

The course is amazing i learned a lot of features and skills, Thanks for opportunity.

By Alexandra M A C

Oct 24, 2020

Great!! the instructors have so much patience. I am very happy with what i learned :)

By Oliver J R L

Oct 8, 2020

This time I learnt A LOT from many different hidden features that Excel has. Thanks!!

By Kristína V

Sep 9, 2020

This course gave me a new vision an Excel, Im very happy for this new great overview.

By Arkapriya B

Aug 22, 2020

I simply had fun while learning. I feel good that I learned something in the lockdown

By Sabela B

May 24, 2020

Clear explanations, materials and very useful learnings to be applied from the day 1!

By Kartik P P

May 3, 2020

Very well explained and to the point content. Sufficient amount of practice material.

By Adam K G

Apr 7, 2020

Thank you to all teacher and those who worked behind the scenes to build this course.

By David S P

Apr 6, 2020

A total win, I would recommend this course to anyone willing to improve excel skills.

By A. B

Feb 18, 2020

Very informative. I had no idea you could do so much with excel. Great for any level.

By Shiv K

Sep 10, 2019

Nice and useful course. Made EXCEL use very simple by explaining very minute details.

By Sinisa S

Mar 6, 2019

My recommendation for anyone thinking about this course is to enter without thinking.

By Diego A B H

Apr 13, 2018

Es muy completo, muy útil, enseñan trucos que no conoces, la verdad, MUY recomendado.

By Sak L

Aug 14, 2021

Very useful and a must have certificate, thank you Macquerie University and the team

By Maria Z Z P

Jan 24, 2021

The faculty is very diligent in coming up with this course's materials. Well-taught!

By Mohammed F B F

Nov 30, 2020

I truly enjoyed taking the course. Both Nikki and Prashan are excellent instructors.