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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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920 reviews

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 Ching K C

Jan 21, 2021

Informative, concise and interesting!

By Andrea F S

Jun 2, 2019

Amazing course (Graduated in Finance)

By Claudio B

Feb 1, 2021

Excellent: clear, concise, effective

By Vishnu S

Sep 17, 2020

Absolutely Loved doing this course!!

By Rohith G

Aug 1, 2020

Good Platform to learn the Scripting

By David S

Feb 2, 2020

it was great and iIreally enjoyed it

By Kunal D

Oct 4, 2019

Excellent for beginners, must learn.

By Artem G

Jan 5, 2021

Very useful and interesting course!


Dec 11, 2020

Very interesting course and helpful


Oct 25, 2020

Great course, you will learn a lot.

By Parth A D

Sep 28, 2020

nice and learnt new things in excel

By Ana C L A

Apr 20, 2020

An amazing course! Really recommend


Apr 14, 2020

A fabulous course for Excel lovers.

By andres f o

Oct 30, 2018

Se aprende muchisimo. Es muy bueno.

By karthick s

Jul 12, 2018

One of the best courses in coursera

By Mohit J

Jul 25, 2020

Good lectures for VBA. Appreciate!

By Pham D D N

Jun 21, 2020

Nice course with suitable workload

By Aishwarya J

May 4, 2020

It was a great learning experience

By Rémy M

Mar 8, 2021

Very interesting and well explain


Mar 3, 2021

Muchas gracias por el aprendizaje

By Fernando U U

Dec 11, 2020

Very well explained and complete.

By Aditya J

Jul 12, 2020

A really good course for starters

By Ricardo S

Jun 14, 2020

Great course, enjoying it so far.

By Liu C

Jan 28, 2020

a good intro for me to master VBA

By Hakim B

May 26, 2018

Very well-thought! Thanks teacher