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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

MS
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.

JH
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 Leonardo M

Apr 29, 2018

I would have given it 5 stars but there's too much math. It should focus more on the programming than math.

By Chhavi J

Jun 18, 2020

very good designed course. however it should be made more adaptable to engineers or should be customized.

By Malavika D

Aug 28, 2019

Excellent course to dive into VBA. I found the assignments particularly useful. Module 5 is a big bonus!!

By Chelsea D

Jun 23, 2020

A lot more math than I would have liked for VBA problem solving but learned some great tips and basics.

By Agustín A M S

Aug 20, 2020

Este curso te da la oportunidad de conocer tus habilidades y conocimientos en esta util herramienta.

By alec

Apr 11, 2020

Great design, very clear instructions. It would be great if there were more practice questions.

By Nath

Feb 17, 2020

Interesting but much more math oriented than expected making it more complicated for beginner.

By Nitin T

Oct 18, 2020

It was a very good course, just a little tough because it was very math and engineer focused.

By Craig D

Mar 22, 2020

Too much engineering not enough real world examples (unless you're an engineer).

By Gabriel V

Oct 1, 2020

Outstanding this course, its out of complex and well explain, so much greatful.

By Dr. A V L

Dec 20, 2020

Nice and useful course. Been using VBA for years so was a good formal refresh.

By Rahul G

Sep 14, 2020

Good Learning curve need more support from Teaching Assistant for assignments.

By David E

Apr 12, 2020

I've learned the basics. Just what I needed. Not excellent but pretty fine.

By José L L

Mar 6, 2020

I think it needs a more simple explanation around the different statements

By Esteban Z

May 3, 2018

Very well oriented, hands-on course. Aplicable for daily tasks immediately

By Luis C

Oct 4, 2020

Agregar mas ejercicios con do while, do until, for each y tabla dinamica.

By Peerathach S

Jul 16, 2020

Should make VBA file workable for mac users too! Otherwise it's amazing

By Jean-Baptiste C

Dec 22, 2019

Great course. Concepts are presented in a clear and simple manner.

By scott d

Jan 11, 2020

Wish they had another 2 or so projects quizzes to cement learning

By E.V. M

Sep 20, 2018

You learn a lot here. Highly recommened. It will challenge you!

By Ponciano R

Mar 27, 2018

Great course, wish it would be a little slower paced but it´s ok

By CH V J

Aug 24, 2020

Excellent teaching , it had been great learning from coursera

By Aldo A S Z

Mar 16, 2019

Very nice course, I learned the basics of VBA programming.

By JUNAID K

Feb 16, 2021

all was okay but could not understand some in quizzes.

By Vijayasekar R

Dec 28, 2020

course a little bit difficult for learning