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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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721 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 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 03, 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 José C G M

May 28, 2020

Excelente curso..

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 Rajesh M C

Jul 02, 2020

Very Good Course

By Khan R A

Jun 25, 2020

Must take course

By Mohamed R P

May 31, 2020

Very good course

By Preeti G

May 21, 2020

really awesome..


Nov 05, 2019


By Xueying

Oct 28, 2018

Awesome Course !

By Tserendorj E

Sep 09, 2020

well well welll


Aug 07, 2020


By miguel a

Aug 04, 2020

un curso genial

By Erick M R

May 17, 2020

Excelente curso

By Charlie Z

Mar 22, 2020

Very impressive

By Yuval Z

Feb 03, 2018

great course :)

By Irenee V

Sep 22, 2020

Very practical

By Shani S

May 24, 2020

Amazing course

By John c

Apr 24, 2019

Awesome course

By Levi Q

May 21, 2020

Great course!

By soheil e

Jul 13, 2019

Great course!

By Zihui W

Jun 07, 2018

Very helpful!

By Nicolas T H

Jul 07, 2020

Nice Course!

By Alex B

Apr 22, 2020

Great Course