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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 Manuel P G

Dec 23, 2016

It is quite basic and sometimes the quiz can be a little confusing.

By Partha P M

Mar 22, 2021

Lack of in-depth explanation. Superficial and lousy content.

By dianthera

Feb 1, 2021

Looks like the professor was reading his drafts all the time

By Zhuo Z

Mar 12, 2017

Just wish to have some concept check before taking the quiz.

By Sentanu R

Feb 12, 2017

It was not challenging. Could raise the difficulty a little.

By Ossama Z

Aug 10, 2018

The material is not up to what is explained in the videos.

By Aniruddha D

Oct 8, 2016

The course does not make you learn spreadsheets in detail.

By Jorge B

Sep 17, 2020

The spreadsheet portion should be included in the slides.

By zhang x

Jun 5, 2019

Questions are just not related...and "Random Generated"

By Nail K

May 1, 2021

All in all it was too short and too raw for the MOOC.

By Mathew G

Jun 23, 2020

The lectures were great. The quizzes were confusing.

By Christine J A

May 26, 2020

PDFs could have had more information on the lessons.

By Patrick K

Feb 20, 2018

quizzes were poorly written but interesting content

By Ifeanyichukwu H N

Aug 2, 2018

Some Quiz questions were a little bit open ended

By Prithvir J

Jun 10, 2020

didnt learn much and the quizzes were terrible

By Rui M L R

Dec 26, 2020

some parts of the sessions are very confused

By Steve H

Mar 31, 2020

Very hard to plug in formulas on the quizes.


Dec 29, 2019

Students need more explanation and practice.

By Francisco J S M

Nov 21, 2017

Content is good but not practical enough

By Tomas C d l F

Aug 10, 2016

too superficial in the discussed ideas

By Pat

Oct 14, 2021

vague and minimal reviewing material

By Bei J

Jul 1, 2017

quiz design is extremely confusing

By Hector P

Apr 18, 2016

A bit too basic at the beginning.

By Scott

May 6, 2020

Quiz questions were ambiguous.

By 戎犀

Feb 13, 2018

Material is not deep enough.