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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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972 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 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 Chattraporn W

Jun 17, 2021

Good foundation for beginners!

By Jieming T

Jun 1, 2021

Well taught and good structure

By Himanshu k

Dec 19, 2020

Best course and well designed.


Oct 5, 2020

I really liked it su much!!...

By Raymond N

Sep 6, 2020

The course was very educative.

By Andres M C

Jul 24, 2020

Amazing course and instructor.

By Ayush C

May 23, 2020

Really indulging. great course

By Quan N H

Mar 31, 2020

very comprehensible and useful

By varun b

Jun 11, 2019

Very good course for beginners

By Linda A O

Aug 26, 2020

I really enjoyed this course.

By Nelson D

May 31, 2020

It was a great course for me.

By Diego A R G

May 16, 2020

This ia an excel-lent course.

By Hamad D

Apr 7, 2019

it was a very helpful course.

By achim b

Dec 27, 2020

Fun and extremely well done!

By Jair M d S

Nov 4, 2020

Muito bom o Curso, recomendo

By Adenuga O O

Sep 1, 2020

its not tricky but educating

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