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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1 by University of Colorado Boulder

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About the Course

"Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1" is aimed at learners who are seeking to augment, expand, optimize, and increase the efficiency of their Excel spreadsheet skills by tapping into the powerful programming, automation, and customization capabilities available with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This course is the first part of a three-part series and Specialization that focuses on the application of computing techniques in Excel/VBA to solve problems. In this course (Part 1), you will: 1) create macros to automate procedures in Excel; 2) define your own user-defined functions; 3) create basic subroutines to interface with the user; 4) learn the basic programming structures in VBA; and 5) automate Excel’s Goal Seek and Solver tools and use numerical techniques to create “live solutions” to solve targeting and optimization problems. New to computer programming? The extremely intuitive and visual nature of VBA lends itself nicely to teaching and learning - what a fun way to learn to code! No prior knowledge in programming nor advanced math skills are necessary yet seasoned programmers will pick up new and creative spreadsheet problem solving strategies. After you have learned the basics of VBA, each module will introduce foundational and broad problems inspired by situations that you might encounter in the real world. To pass each module, you'll need to pass a mastery quiz and complete a problem solving assignment. This course is unique in that the weekly assignments are completed in-application (i.e., on your own computer in Excel), providing you with valuable hands-on training....

Top reviews

Jan 26, 2018

Great course! I like it goes straight to implementation and is practice-oriented. What could be improved maybe is sound quality of lectures. And maybe it would be great to have some VBA notes in pdf.

Apr 2, 2020

Very good course with clear examples throughout to help you develop. The online format of the course is great as it allows you to pause and work through the activities presented at your own speed.

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By victor r v m

Oct 21, 2018

Great course with a lot of examples and assingments ! The better part is that you do it at home


Sep 22, 2020

The course is robust and chalanging. The execrsises force you to think and activate your mind.

By Edmundo G D L S

Jul 16, 2020

Great course!, Charlie makes the material easier even if you are not a native English speaker.

By Azar J

Jun 2, 2020

Excellent beginner course for VBA. Very clear explanation and compelling hands on assignments.

By Cesar A

Feb 21, 2020

Great class. The teacher is very clear and thorough. Objectives are clear and straightforward.

By Matt K

Apr 15, 2018

The best part is I can apply the skills learner here right away! Will definitely take part 2.

By Chandrashekar S

Oct 11, 2020

Good course for Finance - be it equity, fixed income , real estate, or international markets.

By Steven G

Sep 3, 2020

Great course to quickly learn basic VBA and problem solving solution in Excel. Heavy in math.

By Benitez L A

Sep 1, 2020

Es un curso espectacular para comenzar a resolver problemas comunes programando en Excel/VBA.

By Dakshan R

May 2, 2020

Very useful course! The problems in the first few weeks could be slightly more challenging!

By Peter R

Oct 14, 2018

Superb instruction. Videos are easy to follow. By completion, you have a portfolio of work.

By Edisson A Z A

Jan 13, 2021

good teacher and great classes all videos are easy to follow and the explanations are good

By Ítalo F d P

Jul 30, 2020

Very interesting course for anyone who does not have skills on VBA and want to learn more.

By Michał K

Jun 29, 2019

Very good course. I think a lot of issuses covered in this course will be helpful in work.

By Sergejs Č

Oct 27, 2020

Could be good to get better / detailed feedback from grading files, if your code is wrong

By Alejandro V

Apr 2, 2020

Muy interesante y a la vez entretenido para aprender a usar las funciones básicas de VBA

By Suresh M

May 11, 2020

Excellent for basic concepts of VBA and some more advanced excel problem solving skills

By Andreas Z

Aug 25, 2018

Excellent hands-on course on how to get more out of EXCEL with VBA. Highly recommended.

By Elliina K

Jul 30, 2018

This course helped me a lot to remind the main teqhniques of VBA macro functions. Heads

By Stanisław H

Oct 25, 2020

If you'd like to begin your adventure with Excel VBA this coure is absolutely for you!


Oct 22, 2020

Very clear explanations and exercises that helps to develop logical thought processes.

By María A T R D

Apr 10, 2020

Aprendi bastante en el curso, muy practico y facil de entender! saludos desde Paraguay

By Kevin M

Sep 28, 2018

Great course, good, clear instructions with challenging assignments. I learned a lot.

By Eric I S G

Sep 7, 2018

Great explanations, challenging assignments, very complete introductory course to VBA.

By Joyce Z

Oct 8, 2018

Very helpful! Through some examples and assignments, I know the basic VBA more clear.