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學生對 杜克大学 提供的 使用 Excel 分析数据 的評價和反饋

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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....



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.


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.


151 - 使用 Excel 分析数据 的 175 個評論(共 866 個)

創建者 Rajat G


Amazing .. The model predictions are really helpful and the course content made it a lot easier to understand. Kudos

創建者 Vaidya K


The course is amazing and has introduced me to new frontiers of excel which will be helpful in my professional life.

創建者 Cameron H


Excellent course in excel tools, probability problems and theoretical thinking skills to apply to business problems!

創建者 Jayson C


Challenging course. Brings the fundamentals, theory, practice and commercial use cases together. Highly recommended

創建者 Zulfiya Y


I feel myself smarter after this course :) thank you for providing such powerful tools in such effective manner!

創建者 Javier C


Awesome course; it's not only about the tool, but mostly about the rationale behind what to do and how to do it.



A great course to start off with excel and reach a point where you can build forecasting and regression models.

創建者 陈思达


This course is amazing! Very useful for students who are looking for data-driven position. Thanks for sharing.

創建者 Christopher M


Excellent course. I came in a very good user of Microsoft Excel and have left being a much better user. Simpl

創建者 Serdar Y


It was a great experience for me. I learned a lot on analyzing data in business area.

Excited to learn more.!

創建者 Angela K


Great class! The teachers explained everything in detail, looking forward to takmore classes in the future!

創建者 Aditya Y


This is not a basic excel training. The title is appropriately set as "Mastering" Data Analysis in Excel...

創建者 Anuj S


Like the course content. Though I know lot many function in Excel, but solve was new and kind a unique one.

創建者 João S


Loved the course! I still need to review some topics to make them clear in my mind but I really enjoyed! :D

創建者 Mike A


Excellent class. Much tougher than expected. I went in thiinking I was an Excel guru, and learned a ton.

創建者 Ruth D


Really enjoyed it, felt challenged and engaged, and learnt a lot of valuable information and techniques!

創建者 Yingyu G


This course really tortured me , but really worth the time and effort, I did learn something by heart :)

創建者 Akshay K


Resources provided are very good in quality, completeness, easy to understand, and clear for neophyte.

創建者 Poojitha D


It is a really interesting course and the assignments are tough which makes the course more exciting.

創建者 Mitchell S


Great method. Hurt my head trying to learn all of this but really cool material! Well done professor.

創建者 Svetlana R


It's a good course, lots of information. But you need to have previous knowledges in maths and excel.

創建者 Uday P S


Excellent course and structure. Great lectures. Was very difficult and challenging for me. Thanks!

創建者 Julie K


Out of all the course in this specialisation this course has left me wanting to keep on learning.

創建者 Martha Y V C


I really enjoied the statistics and challenges of the course, a practical way to apply statistics

創建者 Harsimran K


I being a beginner found this course to be very helpful.It gave me a good start in data analysis.