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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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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 Ruben

Dec 6, 2020

Absolutely recommended for anyone who has to manage data in Excel!

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

By Jun X

Feb 16, 2019

Very good course. All things are taught in detailed and helpful!

By Lars V

Jan 23, 2019

Great course that gave even more vba tools in my toolbox, thanks

By Erik M

Aug 15, 2018

Very interesting eye-opener. Never thought I'd be that thrilled.


Dec 28, 2020

This course is truly helpful. Am glad I was able to finish it..

By Joao V C S

Jul 28, 2020

It is an excellent course to start solving problems using VBA!

By Bogdan B

Nov 2, 2019

I'm 59 yeaars old and i had big pleasure to study this course.

By Jesus Z

Oct 19, 2020

Excellent course! Totally learned a lot about Excel functions

By Aakash G

Jun 21, 2020

Course is very good to have a basic understanding with Macro.

By Fay L

Sep 27, 2020

Great instructor, very clear examples. Fun class to attend!

By Hector F

Apr 28, 2020

Excelente curso, una muy buena introducción a Visual Basic.

By Eduardo A C L

Sep 8, 2020

Amazing teacher!! I've enjoyed every second of the course.

By Olga A

Apr 29, 2020

I really like it. Though it's quite difficult to complete.

By Hendrik K

Mar 11, 2018

Learned much more than expected, thank you. Well presented

By Jorge A M C

Oct 27, 2020

Excelente curso, ha sido de gran ayuda para mi profesión.