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Excel Skills for Business

Excel Skills for Business,

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.

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Rating 4.8 based on 617 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours per week
Starts Jan 31 (17 weeks ago)
Cost $69
From Macquarie University via Coursera
Instructors Dr Yvonne Breyer, A/Professor Yvonne Breyer, Nicky Bull, Dr Prashan S. M. Karunaratne
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Language English
Subjects Data Science Business
Tags Data Science Data Analysis Business Business Essentials

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Rating 4.8 based on 617 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Effort 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours per week
Starts Jan 31 (17 weeks ago)
Cost $69
From Macquarie University via Coursera
Instructors Dr Yvonne Breyer, A/Professor Yvonne Breyer, Nicky Bull, Dr Prashan S. M. Karunaratne
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Data Science Business
Tags Data Science Data Analysis Business Business Essentials

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