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About the Course

The simple spreadsheet is one of the most powerful data analysis tools that exists, and it’s available to almost anyone. Major corporations and small businesses alike use spreadsheet models to determine where key measures of their success are now, and where they are likely to be in the future. But in order to get the most out of a spreadsheet, you have the know-how to use it. This course is designed to give you an introduction to basic spreadsheet tools and formulas so that you can begin harness the power of spreadsheets to map the data you have now and to predict the data you may have in the future. Through short, easy-to-follow demonstrations, you’ll learn how to use Excel or Sheets so that you can begin to build models and decision trees in future courses in this Specialization. Basic familiarity with, and access to, Excel or Sheets is required....

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Jun 21, 2017

This course has made me understand cost accounting, has provided a fresh perspective on how to solve some of the challenges i had with management accounting and as a bonus, made me love maths again :)

Jun 11, 2020

The course is worth the time , the faculty teaches you about some complicated advance formulae with so much clarity and ease that even beginners can be pro in excel related to business and finance.

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By Ritik R K

Oct 2, 2020

thanks for the wonderful course, it would be highly appreciated if provided the solution to incorrect answers.

By Juan P d l V

Dec 14, 2019

I don't know if it's the best way to grade, questions aren't very clear. Anyways a good introductory course.

By Yousef A S

Jun 3, 2018

Really enjoyed the learning experience. My one concern was that the quiz's were a bit confusing and unclear.


Apr 18, 2020

Broader exploration and usage of Microsoft Excel is a delight. Lots of new stuff to go through and explore.

By Barkat F K

Feb 28, 2018

Please provide detailed PDF of all excel formulas used in this module and one details softcopy of module.

By Mayank S

May 14, 2018

While the course content is great, it could be a little more user friendly in terms of the explanation.

By Mohit R S

Mar 26, 2019

Excellent teaching just Questions could have been asked better since format of answers affected course.

By Jeffy J M

Mar 22, 2020

Good sequencing of the module. And total number of questions are so that crux of the module is tested.


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By Gaëtan P Z

May 21, 2017

Very interesting for an Introduction. Might need more examples in order to assimilate better.

By Fernando M

Sep 17, 2017

Good course, but maybe too compressed and with scarce examples in excel as well as in slides

By Suteng N

Mar 30, 2017

the quiz shall have more hands on task and the depth of the contents is not enough. thanks!

By Emilio v D

Sep 16, 2018

It was difficult to follow some of the spreadsheet logic at times. Very useful in content.

By Kamlesh l

May 18, 2020

Course was short, crisp, informative and to the point. Very well designed. Thank you

By Manav B

May 30, 2020

The course was good except explanations in few modules like the Empirical Rule one!

By Mohan S

Apr 11, 2020

Add examples for more clarity. also add advantages & disadvantages of each module

By Giulia C

May 17, 2020

The beginning is very basic but towards the end it gets really interesting.

By Anupriya

Jan 10, 2019

I appreciate the work by the professor.I really enjoy the application part.

By Lukas

May 19, 2018

well structured and good templates for the explained functions and examples

By Daniel E S P

Aug 10, 2020

If you have any buisness or financial backround this course is really easy

By Anna K

Aug 12, 2019

A little too easy if you know your way around Excel, but still informative


Jan 31, 2017

Quick, easy, learned some nice tips even-though I am a heavy excel user.

By Victoria

Oct 23, 2017

Would have been more helpful if lecture slides were more comprehensive.


Apr 16, 2020

This course is good for sales and production planning professionals.

By Wei S Y

Jun 20, 2018

Basic and essential knowledge about modeling with Excel/spreadsheet.