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Coursera: Excel Skills for Business: Intermediate I

 with  Dr Yvonne Breyer
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 digitals skills lead to higher income and better employment opportunities at a time when digital skills job are growing much faster than non-digital jobs.

In this second course of our Excel specialization Excel Skills for Business you will build on the strong foundations of the Essentials course. Intermediate Skills I will expand your Excel knowledge to new horizons. You are going to discover a whole range of skills and techniques that will become a standard component of your everyday use of Excel. In this course, you will build a solid layer of more advanced skills so you can manage large datasets and create meaningful reports. These key techniques and tools will allow you to add a sophisticated layer of automation and efficiency to your everyday tasks in Excel.

Once again, we have brought together a great teaching team that will be with you every step of the way. Prashan and Nicky will guide you through each week (and I am even going to make a guest appearance in Week 5 to help you learn about my favourite tool in Excel - shh, no spoilers!). Work through each new challenge step-by-step and in no time you will surprise yourself by how far you have come. This time around, we are going to follow Uma's trials and tribulations as she is trying to find her feet in a new position in the fictitious company PushPin. For those of you who have done the Essentials course, you will already be familiar with the company. Working through her challenges which are all too common ones that we encounter everyday, will help you to more easily relate to the skills and techniques learned in each week and apply them to familiar and new contexts.

Syllabus

Working with Multiple Worksheets & Workbooks
This module is all about working with multiple worksheets and workbooks. Learn how you can combine data, manage datasets and perform calculations across multiple sources. And don't forget the Toolbox with handy shortcuts and ninja tips.

Text and Date Functions
By the end of this module, you will be an expert in Date and Text functions. This module discusses ways you can extract information and manipulate data to fulfil specific business requirements.

Named Ranges
Learn how you can create, manage and apply Named Ranges to enhance your calculations.

Summarising Data
Graduate to advanced formulas in this module. Learn how you can use functions like COUNTIFS to extract information from data, as well as generate graphical representations of it.

Tables
Tables, tables, tables. Start with creating, formatting and managing tables and then move on to sorting and filtering tables to get the data you need. Finally, wrap up this module automating your tables to make your work more efficient.

Pivot Tables, Charts and Slicers
This module deep dives into the popular (and very useful) pivot tables. Learn how you can create and modify them to solve a variety of business problems. Then gain skills to create interactive dashboards with pivot charts and slicers.

Final Assessment


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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Institution Macquarie University
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 2-4 hours a week
Calendar 6 weeks long
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