About this Specialization

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This specialization is intended for anyone who seeks to develop one of the most critical and fundamental digital skills today. Spreadsheet software remains one of the most ubiquitous pieces of software used in workplaces across the world. Learning to confidently operate this software means adding a highly valuable asset to your employability portfolio. In the United States alone, millions of job advertisements requiring Excel skills are posted every day. Research by Burning Glass Technologies and Capital One shows that digital skills lead to higher income and better employment opportunities. At a time when digital skills jobs are growing much faster than non-digital jobs, completing this specialization will position you way ahead of others. In this Specialization, learners develop advanced Excel Skills for Business. Upon completing the four courses in this Specialization, learners can design sophisticated spreadsheets, including professional dashboards, and perform complex calculations using advanced Excel features and techniques. Learners have acquired the skills to manage large datasets efficiently, extract meaningful information from datasets, present data and extract information effectively. In addition, learners have mastered the skills needed to validate data and prevent errors in spreadsheets, create automation, apply advanced formulas and conditional logic to help make decisions and create spreadsheets that help forecast and model data.
Learner Career Outcomes
42%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
32%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic, Hungarian
Learner Career Outcomes
42%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
32%
Got a pay increase or promotion.

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 6 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Arabic, Hungarian

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Excel Skills for Business: Essentials

4.9
stars
13,439 ratings
3,722 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Excel Skills for Business: Intermediate I

4.9
stars
5,089 ratings
1,139 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Excel Skills for Business: Intermediate II

4.8
stars
2,319 ratings
537 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Excel Skills for Business: Advanced

4.7
stars
1,450 ratings
399 reviews

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  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • 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. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • There are four courses in this Specialization. Each course is built around six weekly modules. Learners can complete each module in 3-5 hours.

  • There is no background knowledge required to take this Specialization.

  • Yes, it is best to take the courses in order as they build on each other.

  • No, currently it is not possible to earn university credit for completing the Specialization.

  • Completing the Excel Skills for Business Specialization will add a highly valuable asset to your employment portfolio.

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