Excel is the most in commonly used and in demand tool for making sense of data. When you can harness that power, you will be a sought after employee. If you run a business, being proficient in Excel can help you see your business in a completely different light.
This is the level for Excel beginners, and we will cover all the Excel basics here.
What other students are saying:
"This course is exactly what I was looking for. Simply explained, and in a level of detail I could follow. I really enjoyed it, and will recommend it to all my friends" – Beatrice
"Learned about stuff I never knew" – Sarah Jones
"This course gives a solid foundation for a beginner who wants to develop their skills...To sum up Folks, this is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED course. I will be shortly enrolling myself in the next course with Alan of course" – Alex
Next to soft skills, being able to use Microsoft Excel well is probably one of the most sought after skills employers are looking for in today’s competitive market. Make sure you can compete…
If you are a complete beginner looking to master Excel, or you just want to brush up on the basics, you've come to the right place. If you want to earn more money by developing a skill set that today’s employers demand, this is the course is for you!
"This is a great course for anyone wishing to learn or brush up on the basics. The presentations are easy to follow!" – Pamela Reyna
"This is a very simple, clear and concise and easy to follow course that is perfect for beginners" – Sean Loftus
"I loved this course...he made a 20+ minute video tutorial and reverse engineered a sample form I provided him. This unlocked a huge amount of functionality for me. Excellent teacher! – David Keegan
Getting to grips with Excel will give you a distinct advantage in whatever work you currently do, and can open the door to new opportunities.
Many of my students have gone on to get better paying jobs, change careers, or even start their own businesses, using the very skills you will soon master.
“I spent over 20 years mastering Excel, so you don't have to!”
In this course we cover in detail all of the basic functions of Excel, and you will learn not only how to use it, but some powerful tools to allow you understand how it works. There is a difference between repeating something and understanding it.
Who is this course aimed at?
Complete beginners, and those who want to build a solid foundation upon which to build their skills.
"The author of this course takes you through it one simple step at a time, and it is really easy to follow. I like that the lectures are short, and focus on one thing at a time, which was perfect for me. I actually now feel confident using Excel. Well done and thank you!"– Nickie Student
"This is the course you need to take if you are a beginner. Alan teaches you what you need to know without the fluff. Recommended!" – Lee Johnson
"Excellent tutorial to learn Excel. Thank you" - Shibu Thankachan
How is it structured?
Together we concentrate on building a single complete project from beginning to end, using all the basic functions and give you a thorough understanding. I know your time is valuable, so most lectures are between 3-5 minutes, allowing you to dip in and out when it's convenient for you. This also maximizes your learning, and makes it easy if you ever need to go back to refresh your memory...no need to click through a 40 minute lecture to find the part you're looking for! There are screencasts, presentations, pdfs, downloadable files...all designed to optimize your learning.
What do I get with this course?
"Instructor covers the basics very well. He is precise and has a nice presentation style" - Elizabeth Van Rij
"Taught in easy bite size chunks makes the learning fun as well as informative" – Joe Long
"If you are beginner and want to master excel, this course is fantastic" – Anson Dsouza
So, Why take THIS course?
I have been using Excel for over 20 years, but there is a difference between being good at something and being able to teach it. In that time, I have taught tens of thousands of people how to master its power. Because I have taught so many people, I know not to assume you already understand something, and I have probably already heard every question you are likely to have.
This course took over 4 months to produce, and has been tested extensively with hundreds of people. If something didn't work, or wasn't clear, it was revised until it did, to make this the best possible course on Excel.
Of course, we never stop learning, and I will continue to develop this course, and your skills, with your feedback. And remember, if you have a question, post it in the Q&A and I will answer it for you personally.
Get this course now, and...enjoy!
Over 90,000 Happy Students, in 194 Countries Are Enrolled In My Courses...
Hi, my name is Alan, and I have almost thirty years of experience in teaching various subjects and have held senior management positions at several blue chip and Times Top 100 companies. I now specialise in consultancy, interim work and teaching here on-line.
My love for Excel began soon after the program was released. Back then, we really only used it for typing tables in our production planning department. If you can believe it, I was taught to then calculate with a calculator and TYPE the answers into Excel...you'd be surprised how many people I meet who still do this.
There were two turning points for me in my journey. The first was a chance conversation with one of our accountants when I was complaining how slow it was to keep having to flip between worksheets to see different bits of data. He introduced me to VLookups and a new world of possibilities opened up for me...
...I found that I need never have huge paper accountancy pads (remember those?) and a calculator to produce a production plan again! Suddenly, I could produce my plan in 15 minutes, rather than the day and a half it used to take. I began delving into other features of Excel, and finding ways to incorporate them into the planning "system" I had created, and remember this was back in the day when the internet hadn't been invented :)
Through trial and error, I refined my Workbook until I could chomp through days of work in seconds, and what's more, using these powerful features of Excel, I could optimise our production runs to get more output from the same working week, something that had never been done before. Promotion soon followed, and I became the "go to guy" for anything Excel related. That was the 90's.
Then, in manufacturing, came the MRP revolution. We had an army of programmers developing a system for us. This was my second turning point. I was awestruck with coders. The skill they had, and how clever they were, and that they were smart enough to go to university in the first place. I wasn't like that. I had no formal education beyond primary and secondary school, but a really cool programmer named Mark let me into a secret...
He said "If you can describe, step by step, how to cross the road without getting killed, you can be a programmer". I recorded my first macro, and took a peek under the hood. I deconstructed the VBA code, and played with it until I understood what everything did. Then I changed it to make it do what I needed it to do.
Since then, I have developed accountancy systems, simple planning systems, full blown MRP systems and scores of stand alone "helper" systems to simplify and speed up work in almost every department in every company I have ever worked in. Some of the solutions I created 20 years ago are still being used today.
If you doubt the power of Excel, it may surprise you to learn that you can run the procurement and material control of a £1.3b (yes, billion) company with an Excel file with a bit of coding behind it. This is a skill that people will pay highly for.
Not everyone wants to go that far, so over the years I have taught people to create efficient solutions for themselves, either with or without coding. Those who took the time to learn have since had multiple promotions, or have started their own businesses! At the very least, they are getting more work done in less time with less headaches :)
If you are a complete beginner, just want to polish up your skills, or want to create sophisticated super efficient solutions for your business or personal life, my series of courses will help you achieve that. All you need is a little time, and a willingness to learn...I'm looking forward to working with you.