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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Skills you will gain

ConcatenationMicrosoft ExcelConsolizationPivot TablePivot Chart
Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

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....
Reading
8 videos (Total 37 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes
Video8 videos
Week 1 Discussion4m
Practice Video: Multiple Worksheets6m
Practice Video: 3D Formulas5m
Practice Video: Linking Workbooks6m
Practice Video: Consolidating by Position5m
Practice Video: Consolidating by Category (Reference)3m
Week 1 Wrap-Up1m
Reading8 readings
Welcome to Excel Skills for Business: Intermediate I10m
Course Goals and Weekly Learning Objectives10m
Read me before you start: Quizzes and Navigation10m
Download the Week 1 workbooks5m
Read me before you start: Versions and regions10m
Week 1: Practice Challenge30m
Week 1: Advanced Practice Challenge30m
Keyboard Shortcuts, Excel Terminology and Ninja Tips30m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Multiple Worksheets10m
3D Formulas6m
Linking Workbooks8m
Consolidating by Position8m
Consolidating by Category (Reference)4m
Test your Skills: Working with Multiple Worksheets & Workbooks30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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....
Reading
8 videos (Total 31 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
Video8 videos
Week 2 Discussion5m
Practice Video: Combining Text (CONCAT, &)4m
Practice Video: Changing Text Case (UPPER, LOWER, PROPER)4m
Practice Video: Extracting Text (LEFT, MID, RIGHT)3m
Practice Video: Finding Text (FIND)5m
Practice Video: Date Calculations (NOW, TODAY, YEARFRAC)3m
Week 2 Wrap-Up1m
Reading3 readings
Download the Week 2 workbooks5m
Week 2: Practice Challenge30m
Keyboard Shortcuts, Excel Terminology and Ninja Tips30m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Combining Text (CONCAT, &)6m
Changing Text Case (UPPER, LOWER, PROPER)6m
Extracting Text (LEFT, MID, RIGHT)6m
Finding Text (FIND)8m
Date Calculations (NOW, TODAY, YEARFRAC)6m
Test your Skills: Text and Date Functions30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Named Ranges

Learn how you can create, manage and apply Named Ranges to enhance your calculations....
Reading
8 videos (Total 31 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
Video8 videos
Week 3 Discussion2m
Practice Video: Introducing Named Ranges5m
Practice Video: Creating Named Ranges5m
Practice Video: Managing Named Ranges4m
Practice Video: Named Ranges in Formulas5m
Practice Video: Apply Names5m
Week 3 Wrap-Up1m
Reading3 readings
Download the Week 3 workbooks5m
Week 3: Practice Challenge20m
Keyboard Shortcuts, Terminology and Ninja Tips10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Introducing Named Ranges12m
Creating Named Ranges10m
Managing Named Ranges10m
Named Ranges in Formulas6m
Apply Names8m
Test your Skills: Named Ranges30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

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....
Reading
9 videos (Total 37 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
Video9 videos
Week 4 Discussion3m
Practice Video: COUNT functions4m
Practice Video: Counting with Criteria (COUNTIFS)5m
Practice Video: Adding with Criteria (SUMIFS)6m
Practice Video: Sparklines4m
Practice Video: Advanced Charting5m
Practice Video: Trendlines4m
Week 4 Wrap-Up1m
Reading3 readings
Download the Week 4 workbooks5m
Week 4: Practice Challenge20m
Keyboard Shortcuts, Excel Terminology and Ninja Tips30m
Quiz7 practice exercises
COUNT functions8m
Counting with Criteria (COUNTIFS)6m
Adding with Criteria (SUMIFS)8m
Sparklines6m
Advanced Charting6m
Trendlines10m
Test your Skills: Summarising Data30m
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By JEAug 9th 2018

I found the following areas to be particularly useful to learn about:\n\nCombining and Changing Text\n\nExtracting and Finding Text\n\nNamed Ranges\n\nCOUNTIFS and SUMIFS\n\nTables and Pivot Tables

By HFNov 16th 2018

It was a good experience. I have learned many new tools and how to work smartly. i recommend every Student and employee to go through this course because excel makes work easier. Thanks Coursera.

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Dr Yvonne Breyer

Director, Learning and Teaching
Faculty of Business and Economics

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About the Excel Skills for Business Specialization

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....
Excel Skills for Business

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • 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. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • In this course, we are using Microsoft Excel 2016 (Office 365) on a Windows PC with all options set to default. The Office 365 version of Excel is the latest version at the time of writing and developing this course. If you have a different version of Excel or you are using a Mac, some tools and buttons will look different, they may be located in a different spot, or some might be missing altogether. If there are any major differences, we usually point them out during the practice videos. If you cannot find a tool that we mention, you can always ask in the forums or search the Internet. Most of the functionality we demonstrate is also available in other spreadsheet programs, although the interface will look different. Most other spreadsheet software can import and export files in the Microsoft Excel format. If you are not sure which version of Excel you are using, check the Microsoft support pages for help.

    If you cannot use Excel 2016 on a PC, you will be able to follow along with the videos, however, please note that some of the assessment tasks will require Excel. Where possible, we have designed assessment tasks so that users of older versions of Excel (such as 2013) can still solve them.

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