Welcome

This course helps you learn the basics of programming.

You'll use the language Excel VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). By the end of the course, you'll be writing simple data analysis programs.

Why?

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Why would I want to know Excel programming?

The Benjamins.

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These skills are in demand. Check out Excel jobs on Monster.Com. Try looking at data analyst jobs.

Do well in this course, and you'll have skills that employers will pay for.

What you need

You need Excel, of course. Windows or Mac, any version from the last ten years.

You should know Excel basics before taking this course. How to use formulas, absolute and relative copying, how to make charts, like that.

This website

This site is an open educational resource (OER), licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0. Anyone can read the content. Anyone can reuse it, as well.

There are a couple of wrinkles, though. First, Kieran Mathieson created this site for the MIS3050 course at Oakland University. Students in that course have accounts created for them, and get grading services that Kieran pays for. If you're not in that course, contact Kieran (kieran at skilling.us) if you want to get grading services. Or if you have other questions about the course.

Second, the lessons on this site are not static web pages, or PDFs. They're active, with pauses, reflections, quizzes, and other things. The site uses Skilling, open-source software that helps people create and run skills courses. You can copy the pages to reuse the content, but to get the full benefit, you'll need to run the lessons in Skilling. Contact Kieran (kieran at skilling.us) if you're interested.

BTW, Kieran wrote Skilling so he could make quality programming courses, using what we know about how people learn. Check the Skilling website for more.

Ready to learn you some programming? Let's get you set up.