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Important: The focus of this course is on math - specifically, data-analysis concepts and methods - not on Excel for its own sake. We use Excel to do our calculations, and all math formulas are given as Excel Spreadsheets, but we do not attempt to cover Excel Macros, Visual Basic, Pivot Tables, or other intermediate-to-advanced Excel functionality. This course will prepare you to design and implement realistic predictive models based on data. In the Final Project (module 6) you will assume the role of a business data analyst for a bank, and develop two different predictive models to determine which applicants for credit cards should be accepted and which rejected. Your first model will focus on minimizing default risk, and your second on maximizing bank profits. The two models should demonstrate to you in a practical, hands-on way the idea that your choice of business metric drives your choice of an optimal model. The second big idea this course seeks to demonstrate is that your data-analysis results cannot and should not aim to eliminate all uncertainty. Your role as a data-analyst is to reduce uncertainty for decision-makers by a financially valuable increment, while quantifying how much uncertainty remains. You will learn to calculate and apply to real-world examples the most important uncertainty measures used in business, including classification error rates, entropy of information, and confidence intervals for linear regression. All the data you need is provided within the course, all assignments are designed to be done in MS Excel, and you will learn enough Excel to complete all assignments. The course will give you enough practice with Excel to become fluent in its most commonly used business functions, and you’ll be ready to learn any other Excel functionality you might need in the future (module 1). The course does not cover Visual Basic or Pivot Tables and you will not need them to complete the assignments. All advanced concepts are demonstrated in individual Excel spreadsheet templates that you can use to answer relevant questions. You will emerge with substantial vocabulary and practical knowledge of how to apply business data analysis methods based on binary classification (module 2), information theory and entropy measures (module 3), and linear regression (module 4 and 5), all using no software tools more complex than Excel....

Meilleurs avis

JE

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.

PW

Oct 14, 2020

The course was excellent. A little difficult and overwhelming at times but as long as you stayed the course the professors gave you every opportunity to succeed. Thank you for your time professor.

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par César R

Jul 05, 2016

The order and content of the lessons wasn't planned with sufficient care.

par Sebastiaan B

Aug 17, 2016

The second test should be compulsory for also the non-paying students!

par Steven T

May 16, 2018

The content was very useful but I felt that instruction was lacking

par demehin I

Jan 31, 2016

still needs a better way of explaining the diversity of the course

par Luke R

Apr 06, 2017

Good Course, but final project asks a lot for what this course is

par steven u

Nov 23, 2015

Good intro and fundamentals, but focuses far too much on finance.

par Diogo H M d F T

Jul 07, 2016

Superficial, esboça assuntos de estatística e mal fala do excel.

par 张之晗(ZhiHan Z

Sep 09, 2017

So many terminologies, can you talk those principles concisely?

par cherie

Sep 20, 2016

Very hard to comprehend for 6 weeks. But could have been great.

par Bernhard K

Feb 28, 2016

Way too theoretical. This is Excel, not Information Theory....

par Ernesto R

Mar 11, 2016

Not enough practices for the unexperienced students.

par Neelam M

Jul 27, 2016

inclination was more towards concept than excel

par SARAH S A

Jul 18, 2017

Tough Course.. Need Mathematical Background

par Y. B

Feb 06, 2016

good, but no material and lack of structure

par Ricardo C

Dec 08, 2018

Too much theory and no excel learings.

par Reiko M

May 04, 2016

Not so comfortable with using Excel.

par Sundeep g

Feb 25, 2019

It was great to have this course.

par Hao C

Feb 09, 2016

Not so relevant with real work.

par Joseph M

May 02, 2016

It was an interesting course.

par Carlos S C

Feb 14, 2016

Final project really hard

par Vishal R

Dec 18, 2015

Not much explanatory

par Santiago B

May 27, 2020

Very theoretical.

par Syed A M K

Dec 12, 2015

good course

par Jorge D

Oct 17, 2015

great!

par Gabriel O C

Jul 05, 2016

PROS:

- Classification lecture is good;

-Weekly assignments are challenging enough

CONS

- No slides provided. Professor draws on an eletronic chalkboard (with a very bad handwriting) and you need to keep going back to videos when you are doing the homework. For me, this shows lack of professionalism and laziness

- Some excel sheets are provided. But they are very messy and badly formatted, matching the messy handwriting in the videos. AND, the instructions are for MAC! No instructions for PC are provided whatsoever. I never used MAC, so I had a very hard time!

- Very few examples real examples are provided;

- You learn math concepts, not Excel skills! Except for the LINEST function, which is very handy, BUT it's NOT TAUGHT in the videos. I had to google the function to learn it.

- They say to complete each piece of the final assingment after you finish the respective week related to that piece. But they only say that as you start week 6!

- The course doesn't provide sufficient material for the final assignment. You get stuck without knowing how to get to answers;

- Some answers to the final assignment are not correct, you check the answer sheet, and the results aren't present in the test!

OVERALL:

I'd never recommend this course to anyone. I only took it because I'm plannening to finish the specialization.

I've taken several Online Courses (5+ on Excel), and this is the worst and most frustating one by far!