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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 18, 2020

The pattern of course is really nice.It first teaches all the basic information in video and the assignments are designed in a way that all the taught information are used to solve the assignment.

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By Jurgen A M C

Aug 22, 2020

The course is so useful that I will take the next one without thinking.

By Martin R

Apr 5, 2020

Course made for people starting Excel VBA from scratch! Well explained!

By 木凉宝

Feb 19, 2020

Very nice course! Thank you for creating this learning platform for us.

By Chia C L

Jun 23, 2018

Awesome! Take it if you uses a lot of excel in your work or even study!

By Dayana I T G

Nov 2, 2020

Excellent course , very recommended for obtain more abilities in excel

By Prasad N

Nov 2, 2020

very excellent course! very nice explanation and challenging examples!

By Christon E D S

Apr 26, 2020

Very neatly constructed course that makes you think like never before.

By Pablo I

Nov 8, 2019

Muy buen curso, bien explicado y de gran valor para mi. Muchas gracias

By Abhinav S U

Nov 19, 2019

This course is good for beginner coders and was also quite difficult.

By Philip K T H

Dec 25, 2018

Pace is easy. Assignment is effective to reinforce the concept learnt

By Manoel L C N

Oct 7, 2018

Excelent course for knowing VBA! Very interesting, lots of practice!

By Gian F V B

Mar 8, 2018

This was FAR too easy. Hope part 2 gets more evolved and complicated.

By Humberto V S M T

Jul 22, 2020

I really enjoyed the course! Good examples, quizzes and assignments!

By Rashi D

Jun 21, 2020

Amazing course !! Loved the assignments , got so much to learn !! :)

By Amanda S D

Dec 17, 2019

I loved the part 1 of the course, looking forward for the next ones!


Apr 24, 2020

Une bonne formation, notamment la semaine 5 qui est très instructif

By Paula J

Apr 28, 2019

Great course! Very interesting! Thank you, Prof.

Charlie Nuttelman!

By John R E L

Oct 24, 2020

This is very fun, challenging and important for my current career.

By Gintare D

Aug 13, 2019

Really enjoyed it. Not as easy as it seems for a total beginner!!!

By Narciso L L

Jan 4, 2020

Very useful for people who wants start to work with Visual Basic.

By Michail T

Jun 9, 2019

Very useful and insightful. The course really broaden my horizon.

By Bhavesh S

Jun 15, 2020

Charlie explains the concepts very nicely along with the Basics.

By Mariia D

Jan 28, 2020

Excellent for a beginner, systematic, demanding and explanatory.

By Oscar M D

Apr 7, 2019

Excelente, la semana 5 todo un reto, pero es algo extraordinario