Problem Solving Using Microsoft Excel

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Coursera Community Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

Understand what a spreadsheet is

Learn about the Excel interface and the basic functions and techniques used in Excel, identify and troubleshoot common errors

Solve data tables and create linear regression models

Clock1.5 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows for macOS, iOS and Android. Using Excel, one can make simple and complex calculations, plot graphs and charts, and analyze data for problem solving. It is a very popular spreadsheet, used by students, teachers, and industries worldwide. In this project, you will understand what a spreadsheet is, learn about the Excel interface, the basic functions and techniques used in Excel, how to identify and troubleshoot common errors, solve data tables, and create linear regression models! This Guided Project was created by a Coursera community member.

Skills you will develop

Data HandlingProblem SolvingMathematical Calculationsanalysis

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Understand what a spreadsheet is and identify the different components of the Excel window

  2. Use various popular Excel functions and techniques in your calculations

  3. Identify and troubleshoot common errors

  4. Make different plots, graphs and charts in Excel

  5. Solve data tables using Excel

  6. Solve optimization problems using the Solver tool

  7. Create regression models in Excel

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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