About this Specialization
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Beginner Level

This Specialization is appropriate for anyone who is interested in learning about Microsoft Excel.

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 12 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

What you will learn

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    Be comfortable navigating the Excel user interface, entering, manipulating and formatting data.

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    Use formulas and functions to perform calculations on data. Automate choices and data lookups using functions.

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    Analyze data and present the results in a user-friendly way. Create charts and tables that effectively summarize raw data.

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    Create easy-to-use spreadsheets. Validate data, find and correct errors. Create navigation aids for large workbooks.

Skills you will gain

Data ValidationMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft Excel MacroPivot Table

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

This Specialization is appropriate for anyone who is interested in learning about Microsoft Excel.

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 12 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Learners taking this Specialization are

  • Accountants
  • Customer Care Reps
  • Financial Analysts
  • Economists
  • Controllers

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Excel Skills for Business: Essentials

4.9
5,888 ratings
1,449 reviews
Course2

Excel Skills for Business: Intermediate I

4.9
2,625 ratings
520 reviews
Course3

Excel Skills for Business: Intermediate II

4.8
1,294 ratings
277 reviews
Course4

Excel Skills for Business: Advanced

4.7
787 ratings
205 reviews

Instructor

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Dr Yvonne Breyer

Program Director, Design and Experience, Global MBA
Faculty of Business and Economics

About Macquarie University

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • 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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