Excel Tutorials

Learn New Skills with our Excel Tutorials

Microsoft Excel is currently the most popular spreadsheet package on the market, and most households or businesses have used or are using this programme in various capacities.  These may vary from the basic calculation of a personal budget, to advanced financial calculations such as financial projections and trends.  Various worksheets can be fitted into one document, and worksheets within a document can be linked to each other or other documents for automatic updates.

Excel also provides an excellent database platform, and information in these databases can be manipulated in various ways.  Functions such as pivot tables or macros allow the user to automate certain calculations or tasks, which can save a lot of time and eliminate the need to manually perform boring or repetitive actions.  Our Excel tutorials allow anyone who wants to know more about these functions, free access to expert tuition online, and the steps are explained clearly and concisely by an experienced instructor.

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It is always a good idea to keep abreast of new developments and programmes in IT, and MS Excel is no exception.  There have been many versions and updates of this programme over the years and it keeps developing to make it easier to use and to include new functionality.  We may sometimes feel that we know a software programme, but with the new developments and constant upgrades our skills may become out of date, and we may find it difficult to use the latest version of a programme.

Sometimes, when users have not used their computer for a while or stepped out of the working environment for a period of time, it may be necessary to receive some training in order to remain up to date with new developments.  In other cases users may need to brush up on existing skills which have become a little rusty.  Every so often it is necessary for the user to learn more about a certain function that they are unfamiliar with, or to learn more about the general functionality of the programme in order to use it more effectively.  Whatever the case, it can be very useful to receive some training via our Excel tutorials!

With the current economic climate it is sometimes difficult for businesses or individuals to fork out large amounts of money for instructor based training courses.  Transport may also be a problem, people may not have time available to sit in a classroom based course for a few days, or a short refresher in certain functions only is needed instead of a comprehensive scheduled course.  Some companies do tailor courses according to the needs of certain individuals, but if there are not enough people who need this particular course, it may work out very expensive and could be unaffordable for the individual.  In these situations it may be best to consider online training.

Online training is a good way of receiving information and training in bite sized chunks, which allow greater flexibility in the learning process and timing of the course.  Imagine you are a mother who wants to re-enter the job market and need to acquire some Excel skills, but your attention is still being required at home by the kids, and you simply do not have time to attempt an entire course in one go.  In this case the online Excel tutorials are a lifesaver!  Not only are the topics or modules covered individually in short bursts of between six and fifteen minutes, it also allows you to stop, rewind and forward the topic.

By stopping the topic after a few steps, you can practise what you have learnt, and then play the tutorial again to get the next few steps, before stopping and practising again.  This makes the topic easier to understand and to follow in practical steps, making it easier to remember.  And if you did not understand it the first time around, or need to run through it again in order to gain a better understanding, or to check if you are doing it correct, you can just repeat the topic again!

Our Excel tutorials demonstrate the steps on a desktop in the programme, showing the menu options and what needs to happen on your screen, while the instructor explains the concept in the background through a voice recording.  The pointer is clearly indicated in a coloured circle, which draws the attention of the learner to the required area and menu options on the screen, while the instructor gives clear instruction on what should happen, while carrying out the practical steps on screen.  It is virtually impossible to get confused!

If you feel that you need some more training in Excel, or that you would to try one of our Excel tutorials, then have a look at our tutorial page.  It covers a wide range of topics and functions, and best of all, most of these are free!  Contact us today for more information.