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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 Handoko L

Mar 18, 2019

An excellent course!

By Janick R

Jan 26, 2021

Excelente course!!!

By alexander i l

Sep 25, 2020

very helpful course

By Darius S J W

Aug 29, 2020

Highly recommended!

By Srirama K

Jul 9, 2020

Very well developed

By Carlos A M M

Jul 6, 2020

it's a great course

By Hiral N C

Jun 14, 2020

i really enjoyed it

By José L G R

May 26, 2020

Muy práctico y útil

By Kristopher M J

May 6, 2019

Great intro to VBA!

By acolotti

Mar 8, 2021

Very useful course

By Walther O

Oct 2, 2020

Muy buen profesor.

By Konstantin P

Dec 18, 2018

Strongly recommend

By Carlos A F C

Jun 14, 2018

Excelent course!!!

By Edgar I O C

Feb 28, 2021


By Matías I A P

Dec 12, 2020

Excellent Course!

By Nteboheleng L

Aug 23, 2020

very fun to learn

By Patricia A C

Aug 4, 2020

Excellent course!

By Muhammad Q N

Jun 23, 2020

Excellent Course!

By Jose R V D

Jun 10, 2020

Great! Thank you!

By José C G M

May 28, 2020

Excelente curso..

By Lee C C

Dec 28, 2019

Overall is great!

By Ricardo A R

Mar 20, 2019

Excellent content

By Lee Y P

Jan 6, 2019

Excellent course!

By Nicolas R

Apr 18, 2018


By Rajesh M C

Jul 2, 2020

Very Good Course