CCON 018 Excel Skills for Business Credential

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CCON 018 Excel Skills for Business Credential
(Last Modified: 22-Aug-2023)


In the Excel Skills for Business Credential, learners develop advanced Excel Skills for Business. After completing this credential, learners can design sophisticated spreadsheets, including professional dashboards, and perform complex calculations using advanced Excel features and techniques. Learners will have acquired the skills to manage large datasets efficiently, extract meaningful information from datasets, present data and extract information effectively. In addition, learners will have mastered the skills needed to validate data and prevent errors in spreadsheets, create automation, apply advanced formulas and conditional logic to help make decisions and create spreadsheets that help forecast and model data.

This credential begins with an introductory video where senior contracting leaders discuss the importance of acquiring a data analytics skillset. From there, students will take a series of Excel courses from Intermediate I to Advanced. Finally, students will view a DoD Application, which highlights how a contracting professional can leverage Enterprise Resource Planning data and Excel to analyze support and touch labor on a major contractor proposal.

DAU is leveraging the Excel Skills for Business Specialization series from Macquarie University, available through DAU under a license with Coursera for this credential. If students do not feel prepared for the more advanced courses, or if they merely want a refresher, they can enroll in the Coursera - "Excel Skills for Business: Essential" prior to enrolling in CCON 018.

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Target Attendees
Target attendees are 1102s who are involved in contracting and cost and price analysis activities that require an advanced proficiency in Excel, such as data and proposal analysis.
ID Title Delivery Method
HOS 0013 Excel Skills for Business: Intermediate I Online Training (OLT)
HOS 0014 Excel Skills for Business: Intermediate II Online Training (OLT)
HOS 0015 Excel Skills for Business: Advanced Online Training (OLT)
CCON 018 Introductory Video Video
CCON 018 Capstone Activity Online Training (OLT)
Additional Credential Information
Expiration 5 years from date earned.
This credential is restricted to DoD government civilian and military students only.
Continuous Learning Points
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Deployed Date 3/4/2022
ACE Recommended Credits N/A
  • Expected time to complete this credential is 86 hours.
  • Predecessor Courses may not be used to complete credential requirements.
  • All students must have a DAUID.
  • Enroll in a Credential through the DAU Virtual Campus at

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