Oct 31, 2015
The course deserves a 5-star rating because: (1) content is relevant, (2) the professor is concise and possesses great teaching skills, and (3) the learning modules are applicable to daily problems.
Dec 20, 2016
Overall, the course material is good with many example. Need a general knowledge with mathematical and statistical from the beginning to pass the exam, because course slide is a little bit fast.
by Nagraj N•
Apr 16, 2018
Course material is too heavy for a beginner. I would not be able to continue. For a new comer it is an heavy stuff taught like a brushing up course.
by Patricio L M•
May 28, 2018
Significant difference between the material covered during the class period and the examinations. It could be improved considerably. Thank you.
by Daniel R C•
Nov 23, 2015
Great idea. Unfortunately, the course is young and there were too many bugs to get past Week 2. Hopefully these will be finished my next session
by Kentaro H•
Aug 09, 2017
Very confusing. I passed this course but I felt like I didn't learn too much. I think they should include prerequisite for this course.
by Michelle V•
Mar 28, 2016
I found much of this material wasn't as applicable to excel analysis as hoped and didn't cover many of the analysis tools
by Jairo S•
Mar 11, 2019
The course is poorly structured, taking a lot of effort to decipher what is required in the assignments.
by Alfonso F•
May 07, 2017
Some hard statistical/mathematical concepts with little explanation. Bad pacing and confusing structure.
by Hassaan K•
Jan 12, 2016
Content not discussed in proper detail. Instructor skims over the concepts. Its difficult to follow.
by Wings S Q•
Sep 25, 2016
I'm here learning Excel skills, but this course, especially week 2, does not teach Excel skills.
by Lidiya G N•
Nov 12, 2017
Not enough examples on how to actually do the complicated assignment at the end of the course.
by Jaya S•
Feb 27, 2016
To course got tougher every week while the lecture video is not cover everything.
Apr 12, 2019
There are some problems with the spreadsheet, which cost me truly a lot of time.
by Kong L•
Jan 21, 2016
This course is mostly theory based and certainly not what i am expected!
by Nazish K•
Mar 03, 2016
This is definitely not a course for beginners .
by Edward J B•
Nov 28, 2019
Not what i expected for my analysis via excel
by yishu s•
Mar 04, 2016
This course contains too few solid content.
by Yvonne C•
May 05, 2016
Too difficult. The lessons go too fast.
by Michael D•
Mar 08, 2016
Week 1 a little disapointing
by Kecheng J•
Jul 08, 2019
many irrelevant content
by Yi L•
May 09, 2016
Not quite about Excel
by Scott M R•
Jun 13, 2016
When the instructor for the course expresses amazement at the level of difficulty people are expressing in the forums that tells you a lot about how out of touch he is with what he is teaching and what is really required prerequisite knowledge.
There is minimal actual instruction in excel-most often concepts are taught much like Khan Academy, on a digital blackboard. Nothing inherently wrong with that but when your course title has the word 'EXCEL' in it one would reasonably expect the instructor to actually demonstrate using excel. Nope, not here.
If you've never heard of linear regression or Bayes Theorem don't bother with this course. Honestly. While those things may be easy to explain without the math they are very difficult concepts to implement and a simple 10 minute video won't clear the fog.
You absolutely will not 'master' data analysis with this course. I've used Excel for over 15 years, daily, and to have the gall to say your course will 'master' something with a few videos is misleading and deceptive.
If it wasn't for the TA/Mentors who do the lions share of work in the forums answering questions and deciphering the questions so students can understand them this course would be an abysmal failure.
If you're wanting to jump on the data analysis/ scientist bandwagon look elsewhere. i.e. EdX has a great course on a true introduction to data analysis that is more in line with people's impression of actually using excel in that context.
Now, having bashed the course I do believe the instructor to be a very competent and knowledgeable individual, but I feel he's been in academia too long and has grown accustomed to teaching those who've been in school continuously and still have algebra/ stats fresh in their minds vs. those who need to brush away the cobwebs. The course in more on the level of a 201 and in certain parts 401 level but not 101.
by jean a m c•
Mar 07, 2017
I´m quite disappointed in this course. First you should know that the first week doesn´t reflect at all the rest of the course in difficulty and in matter. As I was delighted by the first week presentation and way of explaining as soon I started the second week I was wondering what happen to the clear, concise examples and ideas presented in the first one. First The presentation of the following weeks is done by handwriting on software that give a very very poor graphic view. It´s BARELY READABLE ! It allows really smalls amounts of infos to be displayed. That could be redeemed by good explanations you may say but sadly it´s not the case most of the time. The examples are rarely connected to something real, numbers come up from ... nowhere. The level of difficulty could be challenging if you don´t have a bachelor of sciences like Math or Physics or Bio. It´s NOT A BEGINNER COURSE.
To give more context I have done and succeed more 16 courses , 2 specializations, followed/audited about 3 others courses and that is the first time I´m giving a bad review. I´m sure the teachers put a lot of effort in doing the course , there is a lot subjects presented but I definitely suggest a change in the presentation to start then connect and fully explain examples. With some changes that course will fly high :)
by Kaela W G•
Feb 07, 2016
Probably the worst class I have ever taken on Coursera. The teacher asked us to do tons of things without explaining how and used tons of complicated math formulas without explaining what they were, what they did, or when and how to use them. There were also actual incorrect answers in the videos on occasion, so that even if you did do things correctly, you would think you were wrong and be confused, and there were a lot of inconsistencies between the spreadsheets used in the videos and the methods used to solve things compared to the actual spreadsheets given to us, which makes things pretty impossible to learn. If you're more advanced, it may be easier to find and understand the differences between the video and the spreadsheets, but the whole point of this class is that it is for beginners.
by Michael P•
Jul 11, 2016
The concepts here are useful and Mr. Egger is a knowledgeable instructor but 1) this class is really about gathering information with Excel as the tool - you aren't learning anything about Excel functionality, so the title of this course is really misleading if you just want to become a stronger user in Excel 2) there is a huge disconnect between the video lessons and the excel worksheets used to complete the assignments and since many previous reviewers mentioned this, it seems like that's not going to change. 3) the disconnect between the lessons and the assignments wouldn't be an issue if the instructor could be bothered to respond to forum questions. Mine sat unanswered for 5 days as the deadline passed. You are NOT going to get support if you dont understand something.
by Yusuf Z•
Sep 15, 2016
Not done with the course yet, but I have to say it started out very well and organized. I was actually learning how to use excel in the first week WHILE the instructor was teaching. The later weeks, however, seem to be completely different. They're disorganized and I'm struggling to see how the material correlates. It's as if I'm being bombarded with random topics, in addition to the fact that the instructor literally stops using excel to teach. After week 1, lessons are just random notes on a blackboard with a link at the end to the excel sheet in which the instructor has already prepared before with A LOT of info that you need familiarize yourself with solo. I had high hopes when I was done with the first week, but now I have to say I'm bored and demotivated!! (so far)