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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 18, 2020

The pattern of course is really nice.It first teaches all the basic information in video and the assignments are designed in a way that all the taught information are used to solve the assignment.

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By Kevin M

Sep 28, 2018

Great course, good, clear instructions with challenging assignments. I learned a lot.

By Eric I S G

Sep 7, 2018

Great explanations, challenging assignments, very complete introductory course to VBA.

By Joyce Z

Oct 8, 2018

Very helpful! Through some examples and assignments, I know the basic VBA more clear.

By Riya G

Jul 12, 2020

overall the course fulfilled all its mentioned objectives in the course description.

By Prakhar G

Jun 4, 2020

A nice course which covers all the basics, and also covers every topic from scratch.

By Matus K

Mar 19, 2020

Great course! Maybe a bit challenging for complete beginners but it is worth taking.

By Mirkamil G

Oct 28, 2019

The courses are cunstructed really unterstandable, made lots of fun with learning!!!

By Lena A

May 2, 2020

Very clear. Perfect way to get introduced to VBA. Looking forward for part 2 and 3!

By Jibreel R

Sep 19, 2020

Not a simple Excel course. Will also sharpen your math and problem solving skills.

By Sangameshwar K

Dec 4, 2019

Had a wonderful experience with this course.

Thank you for preparing the course(s).

By Ajithran

Aug 24, 2020

This Course is very knowledgeable on theory as well as Hands on Hands Experience!

By Juan M F M

Jun 30, 2019

Excelente curso, recomendado al 100%. Sencillo pero con una utilidad incomparable

By Mohit S

Aug 3, 2020

Well explained course with every minute details included for easy understanding.

By Aditya J

May 7, 2020

Excellent course. Encourages you to think rather than just follow some shortcuts


Apr 8, 2020

Very helpful for learning VBA. Step by step teaching is good for me to study it.

By Andrea N R S

Mar 14, 2018

Excellent course, give you tangible examples so you can get better the concepts.

By 喬健 姜

Jan 5, 2020

New skill of automatical computing helps my work and increase my personal value


Aug 22, 2019

Excelent, my favorite section is when we went thorught the optimization metods.

By Elizabeth P A

Jun 4, 2019

Well presented course! One of the best courses I have done so far :) Very happy

By Jason L

Jul 14, 2018

Excellent instruction and clarity. Assignments are well designed. Great course!

By Rocío M B

Jan 9, 2021

Awesome course! Many thanks, Charlie Nuttelman! Can't wait to start Part 2 :)

By Miguel A Z G

Jun 20, 2020

One of the best courses I have taken, super educational and with a good level.

By Shikhar S

Jun 2, 2020

Great course. It was fun to solve the assignments and quizzes. Well designed!!


May 22, 2018

The course was helpful and the teaching method was easy to understand

Thank you

By Ip C Y

Jan 9, 2021

super helpful tutor teaching is clear and I am learning this program happily.