Zeinab Karake, clinical professor in the decision, operations and information technologies (DOIT) department at the Smith School, has developed an Excel credential to enhance student learning of Excel. All Smith students are invited to accept the Excel Literacy Credential course into their Canvas site. The credential consists of the following five modules.
- Module 1 – Excel Fundamentals
- Module 2 – Excel Functions
- Module 3 – Data Manipulation
- Module 4 – Charts
- Module 5 – Design, Extras, and Customization
To earn the Excel Literacy Credential, students must earn a 70% or higher in all 5 modules. By earning the credential, students will demonstrate that they have developed an Excel proficiency, and they will be prepared for future courses that utilize Excel (ex. BMGT301 Introduction to Information Systems). Those who complete the Smith School Excel Literacy Credential can place the credential on their resume, which will show employers comprehension and mastery of the topic and elevate their resume in the eyes of future employers.
Smith students have access to the Excel Literacy Credential in Canvas each semester and during winter and summer breaks providing lots of flexibility to complete the modules.
The Excel credential instructional videos are from LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com). UMD students have free and unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, an online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Access LinkedIn Learning for free. LinkedIn Learning offers advanced training in Excel, and it also offers training in graphic design, data analysis, data science, computer programming, web development and much more.