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Advanced Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English...
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Advanced Level

Advanced Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 3-4 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
1 hour to complete

Getting Started

This first module introduces the course and provides some background material. Paid learners have access to the course files, which are unlocked when you complete the "Unlock Quiz"....
Reading
1 video (Total 6 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video1 video
Reading4 readings
Is this course for you?10m
For Mac users10m
The importance of a Course Certificate and the future of higher education10m
Course files10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Unlock Quiz2m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Easy Projects

Choose one of two potential easy projects to complete!...
Reading
13 videos (Total 87 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video13 videos
How to run a data query8m
Initializing the combo boxes and today's date8m
Importing data from the currency website using proper date format10m
Plotting the last 30 days10m
Introduction to the Geography Toolbox project3m
All about the "Geography Toolbox - STARTER.xlsm" file6m
How to populate the first set of combo boxes7m
How to populate the second set of combo boxes8m
How to utilize the combo box selections6m
How to calculate the distance between two points knowing latitude and longitude5m
Expectations for input validation and error handling1m
How to unhide and hide sheets3m
Reading2 readings
Currency Converter - Problem Statement10m
Geography Toolbox - Problem Statement10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Intermediate Projects

For the second project, choose one of two possible intermediate projects....
Reading
19 videos (Total 127 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video19 videos
A demonstration of the Ultimate Organizer7m
How to add a category7m
How to add a new record, Part 18m
How to add a new record, Part 23m
How to reveal hidden labels and text boxes9m
How to add an icon to the Quick Access Toolbar to run your user form3m
Introduction to the Regression Toolbox project4m
Introduction to the "Regression Toolbox - STARTER.xlsm" file1m
All about simple linear regression8m
All about general linear regression11m
(OPTIONAL): All about multilinear regression9m
Matrix approach to regression, Part 16m
Matrix approach to regression, Part 27m
A more complex example of the matrix approach to regression6m
Using Excel’s matrix functions in VBA code5m
What is adjusted R-squared?6m
Calculating adjusted R-squared4m
Plotting experimental data and model predictions in VBA4m
Reading2 readings
Ultimate Organizer - Problem Statement10m
Regression Toolbox - Problem Statement10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Monte Carlo Simulation

All learners are required to complete the Monte Carlo simulation, which is intermediate in difficulty....
Reading
10 videos (Total 79 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Monte Carlo cookie example9m
How to output a random variable that follows a certain distribution3m
The uniform distribution5m
The discrete distribution6m
The normal distribution5m
The triangular distribution7m
The Beta-PERT distribution9m
How to apply a VBA user form to a Monte Carlo simulation13m
An overview of the profitability analysis spreadsheet8m
Reading1 reading
Monte Carlo Simulation Problem Statement10m
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Top Reviews

By DCSep 28th 2018

Projects were enjoyable and challenging. Instructor is excellent -- does a great job of explaining the material and interacting with learners. Content very relevant to real-world projects.

By VVOct 15th 2018

The course was really good. It helped me gain knowledge about the various aspects of excel which had been untouched by me. It has helped me in my professional endeavours too.\n\nThank You

Instructor

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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

  • 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.

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