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

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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 this third course of our Excel specialization Excel Skills for Business you will delve deeper into some of the most powerful features Excel has to offer. When you have successfully completed the course you will be able to Check for and prevent errors in spreadsheets; Create powerful automation in spreadsheets; Apply advanced formulas and conditional logic to help make informed business decisions; and Create spreadsheets that help forecast and model data. Once again, we have brought together a great teaching team that will be with you every step of the way. Nicky, Prashan and myself will guide you through each week. As we are exploring these more advanced topics, we are following Alex who is an Excel consultant called in by businesses that experience issues with their spreadsheets....

Top reviews


Nov 7, 2020

This was a lot of fun, challenging, and very practical. I was able to start implementing the new skills I learned at work after each learning module. Can't wait to take the advanced course! Thank you!


Jun 24, 2020

The course material and assessments were just right and very useful. The course is well structured and the instructors explain things so neatly that there are no doubts left after watching the videos.

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By Annapurna P

May 23, 2019

Some of videos could have more practical quizzes instead of theoretical question.

By Deepta S

Jul 17, 2020

it is somehow tough one so far. expect something more from the teaching panel.

By Yufei

Oct 22, 2020

Many concepts are not clearly specified. Also the final assignment is a mass.

By Mustafa

Sep 9, 2020


By Hans Z

Jun 7, 2020

Though really hard but very valuable. Two steps up in knowledge and savviness

By Kitipong T

May 2, 2020

don't like instructor who teach Macro/VBA. Expect more basic and explanations

By Stephen R

Jun 21, 2020

Some of the videos could have been more helpful if they did more examples.

By Erick A A M

Aug 19, 2021


By Simon R

Oct 28, 2020

Some trouble with examn and sheet, and unresponsive instructors.

By AbdelAziz B

Feb 27, 2020

it was nice but I see the first 2 courses were more helpful.

By Hosam M

Jul 20, 2020

need more clarifications for macros and some other videos

By Вероника

Sep 28, 2020

Macros explanation was very week ;(

By Cesar N V C

May 29, 2022

Deberia estar doblado al español.

By Ajay J

Sep 16, 2020

I have started enjoying excel

By Mateo A U

May 3, 2020

You should teach more Macros

By Prateek K J

May 20, 2020

This one was really tough

By Seth K

Mar 9, 2021

Directions are horrible

By Manasi T

May 21, 2022

Enjoyed while doing.

By Cindy P

Oct 7, 2020

Not Mac friendly

By Stephanie K

Jul 27, 2020


By Peter L

Jun 9, 2020

The course started out well enough, but as it progressed the quality of the practice challenges deteriorated. The teaching overall and one's ability to follow along is good enough. However, so many assumptions are made on the practice challenges, and the application of what's been learned so difficult in many places and only vaguely related to the way it was presented in the learning videos (making it difficult to apply), and the unavailability of a teacher in real time to ask for clarification combined to be a deal-breaker. I expect an online learning course to be VERY clear with its instructions and to lay out scenarios clearly. Having taught in a variety of capacities over a 30 year period, both ad-hoc and codified classroom courses, I know very well how important it is to make sure one's students are clear on what they are doing, and why. This course, from about Week 4 onwards, fails at that quite spectacularly. Visual learners, such as myself, are not well-catered for, the material hasn't been updated since 2017, teachers are only sporadically available and then usually only after days of waiting, leaving students to either just forgo the practice challenges or bash their heads against them for days on end. I'm not alone in this, having seen many, many forum comments from other students bemoaning the lack of clarity with instructions / scenarios and having no teachers available to help (either at all, or only after a long wait). Macquarie should know that as a student's frustration level rises, their learning ability drops exponentially. If it were possible, I would seek a refund of my course fee for this course. While I finally made it through the course in the end - although by the end it was VERY difficult to force myself to keep plugging away due to the poor instructions as previously mentioned - I feel like what I've learned has been minimal, and the certificate I've received is barely "worth the paper its printed on". The degree of frustration I experienced on this course I feel sure has rendered a huge portion of my learning moot and mute, as the frustrations I experienced were so strong and pervasive that I can all but feel the stored learned data has fallen out and dissipated. I won't be using Macquarie again.

By Kelsang y

Mar 23, 2020

The first 5 weeks were great but the last week, Week 6 on Macros, was terrible. Hence this poor rating. The assignments were much tougher than what was covered in the Videos and there was no help provided (see the Discussion Forum for numerous student complaints). I personally sent 4 emails to the staff asking for their help but never got a response even after 1 month. Had to struggle through and spent way too much time on the assignments.

By Matthew F

Apr 27, 2021

In this day and age this training needs to be updated to reflect excel us on an Apple (Mac) computer. Some of the video moved way too fast and not enough information was covered, particularly for week 6. The exams did not reflect the actual content covered in the practice videos, practice challenge. This class in particular was much more challenging due to the poor training and examples provided.

By Jacy W

Oct 14, 2020

I would have rated this course with at least 4 stars, if it weren't for week 6. The Content on the Macros was applicable up until the Relative Macros... This needs urgent updating for Office 365 and/or Microsoft Office 2019 at least. I tried to follow the videos and the challenge, but I encountered problems due this. I truly hope that there isn't such an issue in the Advanced Course...

By Max K

Jun 7, 2020

Third Course out of 4. The lessons are good, yet the discussion board has been completely abandonned by any mentor or teacher. Therefore you will find only very little help by other student, or at the worst you will find most of the solutions of the challenges plainly given. It's pity as the lessons are well made but no one cares if the questions are unclear in the assessments.