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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 S M A S

Jul 7, 2020

Great course, great journey!

By Deepali

Jul 4, 2019

amazing ...learning a lot !!

By Ta H N

Sep 11, 2020

Easy to follow for beginner

By Tanmay M

Jun 11, 2020

It was course worth opting.

By Said M

Aug 21, 2018

it is a very usefull course

By Theodosios S

Apr 12, 2018

Very well organised course.

By Diego A

Feb 25, 2021

A good introduction to VBA

By Mercado A M

Sep 20, 2020

An incredible experience!!


Jul 23, 2020

This is an amazing course

By Jean P S C P

Jul 13, 2020

Very useful course. Thanks

By Pablo A

Mar 7, 2020

Gran curso, bien explicado

By Teagan O

May 7, 2018

Very helpful. Well taught!

By Hannah L T

Apr 23, 2018

Thanks Professor Nuttelman

By Parimal R

Nov 12, 2021

Highly recommended course

By Anh V N

Aug 1, 2021

This course is wonderful.

By Shin K

Mar 21, 2021

Very good and interesting


Jul 8, 2020

It's a really good course

By Loïc J

Jun 19, 2018

Véry interesting course !

By Michael D S Y

May 5, 2020

Excellent for beginners

By Houssein K

Jul 21, 2018

Very challenging course

By Jorge C M

Sep 24, 2020

Un curso excellente!!!

By David L

Aug 4, 2020

Best course in my life


Jul 1, 2020

The Best that I've had

By Aditya T

Apr 24, 2020

It was a Good Course .

By Linh V M

Dec 20, 2018

Very useful! Thank you