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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 sanket s

Sep 27, 2020

Very Very Helpful !!!

By Pitipat W

Jul 12, 2020

great and challenging

By Mohit M

Nov 2, 2019

Practical. Well paced

By Rohan B

Dec 29, 2018

awesome to start with

By Emilyn D

Jul 6, 2018

Nuttelman is the man!

By Đức V T

Oct 5, 2021

The course is great!

By BALLA N h p

Jan 9, 2021

simple and well done

By M P C M

Nov 11, 2020

I have learnt a lot!

By Javier N

Oct 30, 2020

Wonderfull course !!

By Suresh K

Jul 28, 2020

Exceptional pedagogy

By Vitor H A

Jul 13, 2020

Muito bom e completo

By Md. M H

Jul 9, 2020

It's a great course.

By David V

Mar 19, 2020

Great course for VBA

By Federico M

Jul 16, 2019

Despegado el Charlie

By Handoko L

Mar 18, 2019

An excellent course!

By Arnaud L

Sep 26, 2021

actually quite good

By Janick A R S

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


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 Olatunbosun A A

Feb 6, 2022

Simple Brilliant!!