WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Be comfortable navigating the Excel user interface, entering, manipulating, and formatting data.
- Use formulas and functions to perform calculations on data. Automate choices and data lookups using functions.
- Analyze data and present the results in a user-friendly way. Create charts and tables that effectively summarize raw data.
- Create easy-to-use spreadsheets. Validate data, and find and correct errors. Create navigation aids for large workbooks.
About this Specialization
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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.
Applied Learning Project
The best way to learn Excel is to use Excel. In this specialization, learners will solve a broad range of business problems as they apply the Excel skills and techniques they learn along the way. This specialization uses downloadable Excel workbooks and full data sets with applied examples and practical challenge exercises. This provides learners with countless opportunities to practice their Excel skills while discovering new and useful productivity features of Excel for a variety of business contexts.