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Excel Skills for Business: Advanced (Coursera)

Spreadsheet software remains one of the most ubiquitous pieces of software used in workplaces around the world. Learning to confidently operate this software means adding a highly valuable asset to your employability portfolio. Across the globe, millions of job advertisements requiring Excel skills are posted every day. At a time when digital skills jobs are growing much faster than non-digital jobs, completing this course will position you ahead of others, so keep reading.

In this last course of our Specialization Excel Skills for Business you will build on the strong foundations of the first three courses: Essentials, Intermediate I + II. In the Advanced course, we will prepare you to become a power user of Excel – this is your last step before specializing at a professional level. The topics we have prepared will challenge you as you learn how to use advanced formula techniques and sophisticated lookups. You will clean and prepare data for analysis, and learn how to work with dates and financial functions. An in-depth look at spreadsheet design and documentation will prepare you for our big finale, where you will learn how to build professional dashboards in Excel.

Who is this class for: Taking Excel Skills for Business: Advanced will complete the learning journey of this Specialization. Attaining the certificate at the end of the fourth course will be a highly valuable asset for anyone wanting to improve their employment portfolio. This course is for anyone who works with Excel on a regular basis, for self-taught learners with well-developed intermediate skills who want to fill gaps in their knowledge and for anyone wanting to consolidate their well-developed knowledge of Excel.

Course 4 of 4 in the Excel Skills for Business Specialization



Spreadsheet Design and Documentation

Graded: Week 1 Final Assignment


Advanced Formula Techniques

Graded: Week 2 Final Assignment


Data Cleaning and Preparation

Graded: Week 3 Final Assignment


Financial Functions and Working with Dates

Graded: Week 4 Final Assignment


Advanced Lookup Functions

Graded: Week 5 Final Assignment


Building Professional Dashboards

Final Assessment

Graded: Final Assessment