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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 25 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Financial Analysts
  • Process Analysts
  • Financial Advisors
  • Risk Managers
  • Economists

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Arrays and Array Functions

13 videos (Total 91 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
13 videos
How the course works4m
Introduction to arrays9m
Local arrays in VBA5m
Importing/Exporting arrays from/to Excel8m
Using arrays in subroutines and functions8m
User-defined array functions6m
Example 1: SortVector array function and ksmallest8m
Example 2: Extracting diagonal elements from a square matrix4m
Example 3: Residuals of simple linear regression8m
ReDim Preserve8m
Example: ReDim Preserve8m
Assignment 1 preview and instructions1m
6 readings
For Mac users1m
The importance of a Course Certificate and the future of higher education5m
Remember to use your DEBUGGING skills!10m
Quiz 1 solutions and explanations10m
Assignment 12h
Week 2 STARTER file (1 file)
2 practice exercises
Week 1 Quiz20m
Assignment 1 submission4m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Working with strings and .txt files

12 videos (Total 84 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Example: How to create email addresses from Last Name, First Name format7m
How to use string functions in VBA8m
Example: Using string functions in VBA4m
Example: Extracting email addresses from mixed string formats8m
Example: VBA array function for separating strings into component parts8m
Exporting data from Excel to .txt files6m
Importing data from .txt files8m
Importing data from tab-delimited .txt files2m
Example: Morse coder9m
Example: Morse decoder8m
Assignment 2 preview and instructions1m
3 readings
Quiz 2 solutions and explanations10m
Assignment 22h
Week 3 STARTER files (11 files)
2 practice exercises
Week 2 Quiz20m
Assignment 2 submission2m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Iterating through worksheets and workbooks

12 videos (Total 80 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
12 videos
Iterating through worksheets7m
Consolidating information in multiple worksheets into a single worksheet4m
Example: Counting total number of 7's in all worksheets of a workbook5m
Putting it all together: Consolidating employee schedules in multiple worksheets9m
All about workbooks9m
Opening workbooks8m
Example: Importing and consolidating data from multiple files6m
Example: Counting 7's in multiple workbooks5m
Putting it all together: Consolidating employee schedules8m
Assignment 3 preview and instructions2m
How to select a range using the input box method1m
2 readings
Assignment 32h 30m
Week 4 STARTER files (5 files)
2 practice exercises
Week 3 Quiz20m
Assignment 3 submission2m
Week
4
5 hours to complete

User forms and advanced user input/output

14 videos (Total 88 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
14 videos
Advanced message boxes6m
Event handlers4m
Introduction to user forms3m
Creating your first user form10m
Example: Fuel efficiency user form7m
Example: Tank volume user form6m
Dim'ming (or not Dim'ming) variables in user forms1m
Input validation in user forms6m
Introduction to combo boxes, Part 15m
Introduction to combo boxes, Part 26m
Example: Periodic table user form8m
(OPTIONAL) Putting it all together: Conversion Solver user form10m
Assignment 4 preview and instructions2m
1 reading
Assignment 42h 30m
2 practice exercises
Week 4 Quiz20m
Assignment 4 submission2m
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Top reviews from Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 2

By MCFeb 26th 2019

Part 1 was great, but in part 2 i feel like i can now actually provide innovative solutions using VBA. It's a very well taught course that keeps you engaged through great quizzes and assignments.

By MMay 30th 2018

A great course with a great Instructor which gets more interesting one screencast after the other... I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to enhance his/her knowledge in Excel/Vba.

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Charlie Nuttelman

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Chemical and Biological Engineering

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

About the Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving Specialization

This Specialization is for learners wishing to dramatically change the way that they use Excel spreadsheets by unleashing the power to automate and optimize spreadsheets using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). The first two courses will teach learners the basics of VBA through the use of dozens of educational screencasts and a series of quizzes and in-application programming assignments. Finally, in Part 3 of the course, learners will complete 3 "real world" and somewhat open ended projects, which are graded through peer review....
Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving

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  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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