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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 Gabor S

Apr 25, 2021

Excellent introduction to VBA with a lot of useful stuff on Excel, especially in Week 5.

By Alejandro V

Apr 2, 2020

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

By Cissy L

May 28, 2021

fun and intuitive! the course is perfect for beginners and I like the assignments a lot

By Farig F

Mar 22, 2021

Great course for those who really want to master VBA and get confidence in programming!

By Miguel P

Jan 24, 2021

Nice Course, You will need lots of patience to pass the assignments and do it perfectly

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 Ellis M

Sep 20, 2021

Great introduction to VBA. Basic functions and the pace of the course was just right.

By Joyce Z

Oct 8, 2018

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

By Riya G

Jul 12, 2020

overall the course fulfilled all its mentioned objectives in the course description.

By Prakhar G

Jun 4, 2020

A nice course which covers all the basics, and also covers every topic from scratch.

By Matus K

Mar 19, 2020

Great course! Maybe a bit challenging for complete beginners but it is worth taking.

By M. W

Oct 28, 2019

The courses are cunstructed really unterstandable, made lots of fun with learning!!!

By Lena A

May 2, 2020

Very clear. Perfect way to get introduced to VBA. Looking forward for part 2 and 3!

By Peter A

Aug 25, 2021

The instructor is excellent. Quiz and assignments are challenging but it solvable.

By Jibreel R

Sep 19, 2020

Not a simple Excel course. Will also sharpen your math and problem solving skills.

By Sangameshwar K

Dec 4, 2019

Had a wonderful experience with this course.

Thank you for preparing the course(s).

By Balasubramaniam A

Aug 24, 2020

This Course is very knowledgeable on theory as well as Hands on Hands Experience!

By Juan M F M

Jun 30, 2019

Excelente curso, recomendado al 100%. Sencillo pero con una utilidad incomparable