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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.


Jan 18, 2020

Great course!! For a Part I it introduces you to useful functions and ways to approach different kind of problems. Challenging course but reasonable with low algebra. Exactly what I was looking for.

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By Andrea C

Jun 6, 2020

Really useful and interesting, really well structured

By Victor F

May 20, 2020

It was quite a challenge, but totally would recommend

By Gökhan Ş

Feb 19, 2020

I recommend this course to everyone in business life.

By Alejandro M

Apr 29, 2018

Great introduction to Excel VBA... lets go for part 2

By Tan K Y

Mar 14, 2018

Basic numerical calculations with VBA done very well!

By Negin P

Jan 26, 2018

Thank you Charlie for your wonderful course!



By Juan F Z B

Oct 24, 2022

Very complte course for learning the basics of VBA!

By Olivia Z

Sep 18, 2021

pretty friendly to beginners and it is quite useful

By Alberto P

Oct 29, 2020

Muy bueno, me permitio adquirir nuevos conocimientos

By Gyver F S

Mar 31, 2020

Very well done course, very didactic and challenging

By Zlatko S

Mar 7, 2019

great videos, great feedbacks, simply excellent - th

By Lindsey

Jan 25, 2019

Anyone who wants to learn VBA must take this course.

By Jorge M Z

Dec 7, 2022

A good course to have a first taste of what VBA is.

By Daniel P

Sep 21, 2022

Excellent course for learning advanced tools in VBA

By Manish P

Oct 30, 2021

very useful course and explained everything nicely

By Nayeli G

Jun 29, 2021

This is a very helpful & clear introduction to VBA!

By Rocio d l R G

Nov 6, 2020

Excelente curso! Aprendí mucho gracias a este curso

By Di Z

Oct 23, 2019

that's really an easy understanding and fun course!

By Alan A A Q

Jun 14, 2018

Great course to learn and practice VBA fundamentals

By Awais N

May 8, 2022

The content is of high quality. Highly recommended


Jul 8, 2021

Excellent course to start diving into VBA creation

By Andrea H

Mar 17, 2021

I did learn how to do the problem solving. Thanks.

By Deleted A

Jul 8, 2020

What a compelling course! Thanks for providing it!

By Nathaniel N

Sep 6, 2019

Very helpful and insightful intro to VBA and Excel

By Yuan L

Feb 18, 2019

This course is very straightforward for beginners!