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Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1

This course is a part of Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, a 3-course Specialization series from Coursera.

"Excel/VBA for Creative Problem Solving, Part 1" is aimed at learners who are seeking to augment, expand, optimize, and increase the efficiency of their Excel spreadsheet skills by tapping into the powerful programming, automation, and customization capabilities available with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). This course is the first part of a three-part series and Specialization that focuses on the application of computing techniques in Excel/VBA to solve problems. In this course (Part 1), you will: 1) create macros to automate procedures in Excel; 2) define your own user-defined functions; 3) create basic subroutines to interface with the user; 4) learn the basic programming structures in VBA; and 5) automate Excel’s Goal Seek and Solver tools and use numerical techniques to create “live solutions” to solve targeting and optimization problems. New to computer programming? The extremely intuitive and visual nature of VBA lends itself nicely to teaching and learning - what a fun way to learn to code! No prior knowledge in programming nor advanced math skills are necessary yet seasoned programmers will pick up new and creative spreadsheet problem solving strategies. After you have learned the basics of VBA, each module will introduce foundational and broad problems inspired by situations that you might encounter in the real world. To pass each module, you'll need to pass a mastery quiz and complete a problem solving assignment. This course is unique in that the weekly assignments are completed in-application (i.e., on your own computer in Excel), providing you with valuable hands-on training.

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Rating 4.8 based on 65 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Aug 19 (today)
Cost $49
From University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Instructor Charlie Nuttelman
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Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering Science
Tags Computer Science Algorithms Physical Science And Engineering Research Methods

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very useful in 5 reviews

Loved the class - lectures are short and to the point - assignments and quizzes challenge new skills - cannot wait to start Part 2 The optional part is very useful.

Very useful stuff and an amazing instructor!

There are lots of VBA websites/forums, but they are not very useful to beginners.

I also learned some advanced Excel tricks that will be very useful, plus some mathematical iterative optimisation methods that I had long forgotten.

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highly recommend it in 3 reviews

I highly recommend it for getting into VBA.

Very good, I highly recommend it This course is OK for Part 1.

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recommend this course in 3 reviews

I would highly recommend this course for a fairly wide range of experience levels.

I strongly recommend this course to those who have no VBA experience and want to learn VBA.

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University of Colorado Boulder

Rating 4.8 based on 65 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
Starts Aug 19 (today)
Cost $49
From University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Instructor Charlie Nuttelman
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming Engineering Science
Tags Computer Science Algorithms Physical Science And Engineering Research Methods

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