Data Analysis: Take It to the MAX()

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EX101x is for all of those struggling with data analysis. That crazy data collection from your boss? Megabytes of sensor data to analyze? Looking for a smart way visualize your data in order to make sense out of it? We’ve got you covered!

Using video lectures and hands-on exercises, we will teach you cutting-edge techniques and best practices that will boost your data analysis and visualization skills.

We will take a deep dive into data analysis with spreadsheets: PivotTables, VLOOKUPS, Named ranges, what-if analyses, making great graphs - all those will be covered in the first weeks of the course. After that, we will investigate the quality of the spreadsheet model, and especially how to make sure your spreadsheet remains error-free and robust.

Finally, once we have mastered spreadsheets, we will demonstrate other ways to store and analyze data. We will also look into how Python, a programming language, can help us with ana...

EX101x is for all of those struggling with data analysis. That crazy data collection from your boss? Megabytes of sensor data to analyze? Looking for a smart way visualize your data in order to make sense out of it? We’ve got you covered!

Using video lectures and hands-on exercises, we will teach you cutting-edge techniques and best practices that will boost your data analysis and visualization skills.

We will take a deep dive into data analysis with spreadsheets: PivotTables, VLOOKUPS, Named ranges, what-if analyses, making great graphs - all those will be covered in the first weeks of the course. After that, we will investigate the quality of the spreadsheet model, and especially how to make sure your spreadsheet remains error-free and robust.

Finally, once we have mastered spreadsheets, we will demonstrate other ways to store and analyze data. We will also look into how Python, a programming language, can help us with analyzing and manipulating data in spreadsheets.

EX101x is created using Excel 2013 and Windows. Most assignments can be made using another spreadsheet program and operating system as well, but we cannot offer full support for all configurations.

The goal of this course is to help you to overcome data analysis challenges in your work, research or studies. Therefore we encourage you to participate actively and to raise real data analysis problems that you face in our discussion forums. 

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Chung Nguyen

9/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 2 months ago
I like this course. It is great for you and beginer. The body of course is full, the Function is increasing difficut. If you pass this course, you have a knowlege to work profession Excel
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Al J Salah

8/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 4 months ago
I like the course, it deals in depth and relates to some practical issues and make use of excel to help solve the social and economic problems. I am still working to get to the end, and hoping to learn something new and still on the way, so far so good
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1/10 starsCompleted
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2 years, 7 months ago
i did not get benefit from this course , the content is bad and not organized this course is boring for me i was about to drop this course but i found that my score is 62% which is hardly enough to get certificate and i have asked for the certificate and dropped the rest of the course
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Emily Smith

1/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 8 months ago
Such a boring course and didnt talk about the topic very well. I wish the content was more coherent and clear to the student.
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Boma Epelle

6/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 10 months ago
Great course as I look forward to expanding my analysis knowledge.
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Emisa Diaz

8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 10 months ago
This is a great course. It helped me a lot. Before this course I knew little about Excel. The two last topics about Python and Neo4J should be optional for the students, and not part of the course. I did bad in those assignments.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years ago
Definitely, one of the best MOOC I've taken so far and I'm just on week 3. Well explained and incredibly structured. Can't wait to finish. Congratulations edX!
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Padraig Mac Donnchadha

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
The content was great, taking the student from a very limited knowledge of excel and covering such important topics as VLookups, Index Match, Tables and Pivot Tables. The Instructor was very engaging and entertaining. She has just the right mix of energy and humour along with a wonderful understanding of the subject matter. I really enjoyed this course, putting much of what I learned into practice in my job, and I'm really looking forward to the next course presented by Felienne on Data Analysis: Visualization and Dashboard Design.
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Thomas Mann

8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
The content should consider older and other platforms: Excel 2010 instead of 2013 (the anyway only briefly touched Powe Maps are irrelevant for older Excel versions; Unix/MacOS software in weeks 6 & 7 should be better eplained - not ervry MOOC user is on Windows). Otherwise the content is informative and helpful - thanks for that. The instructor is always visible, reducing screen space for the barely visible Excel sheets and the action that is going on there. There are better MOOCs out there which you should learn from. The provider edX: well done, 5 stars. Although the instructor didn't use all the potential.
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6/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 6 months ago
The first 6 of the 8 weeks are about Excel. The last 2 weeks introduces python into Excel (DataNitro) and graph database (Neo4J). I love the first 5 weeks' content, the last 3 weeks' content is not practical if you only have Excel.
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Javier Lainez

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
EXCELlent MOOC, practical and real problems, providing advice and hints during the course. The last 2 weeks are greats, the merge with Python and others resources brings a new way to empower of the spreadsheets. The instructor Felienne, is doing an excellent job keeping the attention and motivation during the whole course.
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Paul Brown

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
I thought this course was truly outstanding. Both the content and the instructor are top-notch. This isn't just a "how-to" course, but also offers insights into Excel that help the student understand why one way of doing something might be better than another way. And it's no cake-walk...there are some real challenges to be tackled. My thanks to DelftX for providing a great learning experience.
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Jose Maria MNTs

7/10 starsDropped
3 years, 4 months ago
The overall course is great, the instructor makes the videos quite short and easy to follow, probably the best and joinfull format that I've enjoyed. The content could be a little bit more in detail, or new features, but it's quite good for real intermediates excel users. I hugely recommend it. pd: due to time issues I dropped the course two weeks before the end.
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Francisco González

5/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 5 months ago
Starts well and interesting, but is not friendly for non english speakers, last two weeks should be better
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Venkata Sreedhar Nalam

3/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
The first 5 weeks cover the commands in excel and last 2 weeks introduce Data nitro and Neo4j. The content in first 5 weeks is basic and hence if you have some basic knowledge of Excel also..this might not be of much use. Datanitro is good but not much of use as its not freeware. Neo4j is nice tool but I felt there should have been much more help from course staff in case of issues posted in the course. The content in the videos are hard to follow as they are slanted at an angle in the screen. Overall, I would rate this as an average course.
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Jose Luis Cuadros Fernandez

8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 8 months ago
I took the first release of this course It's a balanced introduction to many things (and more than that!!) Neo4j is great, I like python and maybe some freeware option can be considered in stead of data nitro (which is fantastic but not free) about excel... you all know excel! In my opinion the course worth the money (you can also choose to audit it for free) I paid for that because the course deserves it. Congratulations Felienne ! you made it instructive and fun. The course is in some way addictive!! :) congratulations to the team
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mukhtar uppsala

4/10 starsDropped
3 years, 8 months ago
The course is interesting but it was basic nature as a few of learning was usable for the professionals.
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Harald Ebbers

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 8 months ago
This course is great if you want to learn something new about what excel can do. It contains a short introduction on programming as well.
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Ed O'Neil

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 8 months ago
This is my 10th MOOC (my second from edx) and this is the best so far. I really liked the content and the presentation of it. The answer models for each week was excellent and very good learnings.
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Kerstin Forsberg

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
This is my 10th MOOC (my second from edx) and this is the best so far. I really liked the content and the presentation of it. The answer models for each week was excellent and very good learnings.
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Saeed Kamal

8/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 10 months ago
The course is providing great tools for data analysis in business world. Felienne and her team have done a very good job indeed. This is a TU-Delft quality course!
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Edwin Lindegaard

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 10 months ago
Fantastic course, no doubt Felienne Hermans has an excellent teaching. This course is hands down the best course I have I studied in Mooc segments. It is very practical, very well designed, and have many applications drilled into us so that we remember. I can only thank the Delft University of Technology for providing a material of such quality
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Thong Tran

10/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 11 months ago
This course is helpful for those who have no experience in using Excel (or Google Spreadsheet). I find the quizzes and assignments very interesting; they also reinforce the knowledge I get from the lectures.
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