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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 Lars V

Jan 23, 2019

Great course that gave even more vba tools in my toolbox, thanks

By Erik M

Aug 15, 2018

Very interesting eye-opener. Never thought I'd be that thrilled.

By Burcu D E

Dec 22, 2021

It is really helpful. And Nuttelman is teaching systematically.

By crisanto s

Dec 28, 2020

This course is truly helpful. Am glad I was able to finish it..

By Cesar G

Oct 17, 2022

If you work hard with Excel this course will helps you a lot

By Gonza O

Dec 14, 2021

The course is very complete. It gives the bases for using VBA.

By Ali U

Mar 2, 2021

It was just an amazing course. I learnt a lot from this course

By Joao V C S

Jul 28, 2020

It is an excellent course to start solving problems using VBA!

By Bogdan B

Nov 2, 2019

I'm 59 yeaars old and i had big pleasure to study this course.

By Lisa R

Sep 16, 2022

Loved this course. It was challlenging and I learned a lot.

By Federico J R

Jan 14, 2022

Enjoyable! It's a clearly and understandable course of Excel.

By Jesus Z

Oct 19, 2020

Excellent course! Totally learned a lot about Excel functions

By Aakash G

Jun 21, 2020

Course is very good to have a basic understanding with Macro.

By Huy T B M

Nov 25, 2021

Easy to understand the course thanks to a dedicated teacher.

By Joji J

Apr 5, 2021

Excellent Material. Well thought content. Highly recommended

By syed z

Jan 2, 2023

this course is very helpful and quite excellently explained

By Pushkar G

May 22, 2022

great course for excel beginners who are looking to do more

By Lê N P T

Aug 22, 2021

A great course ^^ help for dummies to learn about Excel VBA

By Fay L

Sep 27, 2020

Great instructor, very clear examples. Fun class to attend!

By Hector F

Apr 28, 2020

Excelente curso, una muy buena introducción a Visual Basic.

By Áron K

Jan 26, 2022

Really enjoyed this course. Weekly tasks are challenging.


Aug 30, 2021

Las clases son muy entendibles y la ensenanza es muy buena

By Eduardo A C L

Sep 8, 2020

Amazing teacher!! I've enjoyed every second of the course.

By Olga A

Apr 29, 2020

I really like it. Though it's quite difficult to complete.

By Hendrik K

Mar 11, 2018

Learned much more than expected, thank you. Well presented