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Introduction to Google Sheets

Bring your Google Sheets to life by mastering fundamental skills such as formulas, operations, and cell references.

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Google Sheets stands out as one of the premier data analytics tools, empowering millions of users worldwide to extract valuable insights from diverse datasets. Whether you're a professional seeking to enhance your analytical skills or a novice eager to dive into the world of data, our comprehensive online course is tailored for you.

Mastering Spreadsheet Fundamentals

Delve into the core of spreadsheet functionality as you embark on a journey to grasp the fundamentals of Google Sheets. Through hands-on exercises, you'll gain proficiency in working with tabular data and executing intricate calculations. This course goes beyond the basics, equipping you with the skills to create your own formulas, ensuring you have the tools to manipulate and analyze data effectively. Explore the art of referencing cells, fostering a deep understanding of how to interconnect data points and breathe life into your spreadsheets.

Become a Formula Maestro and Spreadsheet Architect

Elevate your spreadsheet prowess by becoming a formula maestro and a spreadsheet architect. Uncover the secrets of crafting complex formulas that can tackle real-world data challenges. Learn how to design spreadsheets that not only organize information seamlessly but also communicate insights effectively. Whether you're looking to streamline work processes or make data-driven decisions, this course provides you with the knowledge and skills to transform Google Sheets into a powerful tool in your professional toolkit.

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    Cells and Formulas

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    You’ll begin by learning how to use spreadsheets to extract insights from your data. In this chapter, you'll learn how to write formulas, perform calculations in spreadsheets, use comparison operators, and format cells.

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    Navigating Google Sheets
    50 xp
    Importing data into Google Sheets
    50 xp
    Changing cell contents
    100 xp
    Cell ranges
    100 xp
    Cell mathematics!
    50 xp
    Formulas
    100 xp
    Exponents and parentheses
    100 xp
    Percentages
    100 xp
    Data types and formatting
    50 xp
    Working with text and numbers
    100 xp
    Working with currencies and dates
    100 xp
    Comparison operators and logicals
    100 xp
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    Cell References

    In this chapter, you'll learn about one of the most powerful concepts in spreadsheets: cell references. Using geographical and demographical data from the ten most populous countries, you'll utilize cell references to make your spreadsheets reactive to changes and learn useful shortcuts to start applying calculations at scale.

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James Chapman HeadshotJames Chapman

Curriculum Manager, DataCamp

James is a Curriculum Manager at DataCamp, where he collaborates with experts from industry and academia to create courses on AI, data science, and analytics. He has led nine DataCamp courses on diverse topics in Python, R, AI developer tooling, and Google Sheets. He has a Master's degree in Physics and Astronomy from Durham University, where he specialized in high-redshift quasar detection. In his spare time, he enjoys restoring retro toys and electronics.

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