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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 27, 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 19, 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 Theodosios S

Apr 12, 2018

Very well organised course.

By Pablo I A O

Mar 07, 2020

Gran curso, bien explicado

By Teagan O

May 07, 2018

Very helpful. Well taught!

By Hannah L T

Apr 23, 2018

Thanks Professor Nuttelman

By Loïc J

Jun 19, 2018

Véry interesting course !

By michael s

May 06, 2020

Excellent for beginners

By Houssein K

Jul 21, 2018

Very challenging course

By Aditya T

Apr 24, 2020

It was a Good Course .

By Vũ M L

Dec 20, 2018

Very useful! Thank you

By Mohit M

Nov 02, 2019

Practical. Well paced

By Rohan B

Dec 29, 2018

awesome to start with

By Emilyn D

Jul 06, 2018

Nuttelman is the man!

By David V

Mar 19, 2020

Great course for VBA

By Federico M

Jul 17, 2019

Despegado el Charlie

By Handoko S S L

Mar 19, 2019

An excellent course!

By José L G R

May 27, 2020

Muy práctico y útil

By Kristopher M J

May 07, 2019

Great intro to VBA!

By Константин И П ( P

Dec 18, 2018

Strongly recommend

By Carlos A F C

Jun 14, 2018

Excelent course!!!

By Lee C C

Dec 28, 2019

Overall is great!

By Ricardo A R

Mar 20, 2019

Excellent content

By Lee Y P

Jan 07, 2019

Excellent course!

By Nicolas R

Apr 18, 2018


By Preeti G

May 21, 2020

really awesome..


Nov 05, 2019