Spreadsheets for Beginners using Google Sheets

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Develop an introductory understanding of how spreadsheets work

Build a spreadsheet model to analyze household expenses

Clock2 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

This 2-hour long project-based course is an introduction to spreadsheets. We’ll be using Google Sheets in this project, which is the free spreadsheet program offered by Google. With that said, most of the concepts that you will learn in this project will be applicable to other spreadsheet programs, such as Microsoft Excel. We will cover the following concepts in a hands-on manner: - Basic data entry, formatting and calculations - Relative and absolute cell references - Basic functions: concatenate, split, sum, average, median, min, max, count, counta - Advanced functions: vlookup, if, and, or, iferror, countif, countifs, averageif, averageifs, sumif, sumifs - Dealing with error messages - Conditional formatting - Filtering and sorting - Basic charts to visualize our data We will end the project by applying these concepts and create a basic spreadsheet model that helps us analyze household expenses. Note: If you don't have a Google account, you will need to create one to be able to complete the content.

Skills you will develop

  • Spreadsheet
  • Business essentials
  • Google Sheets
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization (DataViz)

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. The Basics - Basic data entry, formatting and calculations

  2. Cell References - Relative and absolute cell references

  3. 9 Basic functions

  4. Dealing with error messages

  5. 11 Advanced functions

  6. Formatting, conditional formatting, sorting and filtering

  7. Building our expense model

  8. Basic charts to visualize our data

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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