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Hours to complete

Approx. 24 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
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English

Subtitles: English
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Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 24 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Arrays and Array Functions

In Week 1, you will learn all about arrays and array functions. You will learn how to iterate through arrays using nested For...Next loops and For Each...Next statements; you will learn how to import data to VBA from Excel and export data to Excel from VBA; you will learn how to create user-defined array functions; and you will learn about the ReDim Preserve statement for resizable arrays. Week 1 is concluded with a quiz, which unlocks Assignment 1....
Reading
13 videos (Total 91 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video13 videos
How the course works4m
Introduction to arrays9m
Local arrays in VBA5m
Importing/Exporting arrays from/to Excel8m
Using arrays in subroutines and functions8m
User-defined array functions6m
Example 1: SortVector array function and ksmallest8m
Example 2: Extracting diagonal elements from a square matrix4m
Example 3: Residuals of simple linear regression8m
ReDim Preserve8m
Example: ReDim Preserve8m
Assignment 1 preview and instructions1m
Reading6 readings
For Mac users1m
The importance of a Course Certificate and the future of higher education5m
Remember to use your DEBUGGING skills!10m
Quiz 1 solutions and explanations10m
Assignment 1m
Week 2 STARTER file (1 file)0
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 1 Quiz20m
Assignment 1 submission4m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Working with strings and .txt files

Week 2 deals with text strings and text (.txt) files. You will learn about the string functions in Excel and VBA. You will gain practice with string functions as you learn how to create functions in VBA that utilize string functions. You will learn how to extract strings, such as email addresses, from a spreadsheet of mixed string formats. You will also learn how to write information from Excel to .txt files and also to import information in .txt files to Excel. The module is concluded with a quiz and Assignment 2....
Reading
12 videos (Total 84 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video12 videos
Example: How to create email addresses from Last Name, First Name format7m
How to use string functions in VBA8m
Example: Using string functions in VBA4m
Example: Extracting email addresses from mixed string formats8m
Example: VBA array function for separating strings into component parts8m
Exporting data from Excel to .txt files6m
Importing data from .txt files8m
Importing data from tab-delimited .txt files2m
Example: Morse coder9m
Example: Morse decoder8m
Assignment 2 preview and instructions1m
Reading3 readings
Quiz 2 solutions and explanations10m
Assignment 2m
Week 3 STARTER files (11 files)0
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 2 Quiz20m
Assignment 2 submission2m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Iterating through worksheets and workbooks

Week 3 is all about iterating through (automating) worksheets and workbooks. You will learn how to consolidate information from multiple worksheets into a single worksheet and you will learn how to automatically consolidate information found within multiple workbooks into a single worksheet of a single workbook. The automation principles you learn in this module are priceless. Week 3 is concluded with a quiz and a very challenging assignment....
Reading
12 videos (Total 80 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video12 videos
Iterating through worksheets7m
Consolidating information in multiple worksheets into a single worksheet4m
Example: Counting total number of 7's in all worksheets of a workbook5m
Putting it all together: Consolidating employee schedules in multiple worksheets9m
All about workbooks9m
Opening workbooks8m
Example: Importing and consolidating data from multiple files6m
Example: Counting 7's in multiple workbooks5m
Putting it all together: Consolidating employee schedules8m
Assignment 3 preview and instructions2m
How to select a range using the input box method1m
Reading2 readings
Assignment 330m
Week 4 STARTER files (5 files)0
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 3 Quiz20m
Assignment 3 submission2m
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

User forms and advanced user input/output

In Week 4, you will learn about advanced input and message boxes and event handlers. You will learn how to interface with the user in a professional manner using user forms that validate input and prevent the "debug" window and VBE from appearing. You will also learn how to place combo boxes on user forms and populate those combo boxes with information on the spreadsheet. Finally, you will learn how to put it all together and implement a solving technique (bisection method) to solve a real world problem in a user form. Week 4 is concluded with a quiz, which unlocks Assignment 4....
Reading
14 videos (Total 88 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video14 videos
Advanced message boxes6m
Event handlers4m
Introduction to user forms3m
Creating your first user form10m
Example: Fuel efficiency user form7m
Example: Tank volume user form6m
Dim'ming (or not Dim'ming) variables in user forms1m
Input validation in user forms6m
Introduction to combo boxes, Part 15m
Introduction to combo boxes, Part 26m
Example: Periodic table user form8m
(OPTIONAL) Putting it all together: Conversion Solver user form10m
Assignment 4 preview and instructions2m
Reading1 reading
Assignment 430m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Week 4 Quiz20m
Assignment 4 submission2m
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Top Reviews

By RRMay 15th 2018

Not only am i extremely happy about the course material both in quality but in presentation , but also about the support provided by the profesor. Congrats. A very recommendable course.

By AQJul 20th 2018

This is by far the best VBA course I've ever taken. I did learn in every screen cast and my skill has been improved a lot with each quiz and exam. Very challenging every week.

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Charlie Nuttelman

Instructor
Chemical and Biological Engineering

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

About the Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving Specialization

This Specialization is for learners wishing to dramatically change the way that they use Excel spreadsheets by unleashing the power to automate and optimize spreadsheets using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). The first two courses will teach learners the basics of VBA through the use of dozens of educational screencasts and a series of quizzes and in-application programming assignments. Finally, in Part 3 of the course, learners will complete 3 "real world" and somewhat open ended projects, which are graded through peer review....
Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 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.

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