Live versus online Excel training

What are the pros and cons of live versus online Excel training. Can you really learn how to use Excel online, or do you have to attend a live course. And if you need to attend a live course, should it be a public course where you mix with other companies or an in-house course which is specific to your company.

All of these have pros and cons. Below some of the details of our live courses (public and onsite) and the online courses. Hopefully this helps you decide the best method for you.


On Site Excel Courses

Probably the ideal method. See this testimonial for our in-house Excel course

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Time Commitments

  • Mutually convenient dates
  • Can be non-consecutive e.g. 3 Mondays in a row
  • Can be split into half days e.g. 2 day course split into 4  half days

Content

  • Generic or customised course content
  • Can be specific to group e.g. accounting department, HR department, Sales
  • Expert knowledge (look at our blog to if we know what we are doing)
  • Courses to match needs e.g. for HR, Sales, Data Analysis, Financial Modelling etc

Interactions

  • Q&A during lectures
  • Can bring your problem spreadsheets to the course to ask specific questions
  • All delegates from same company so all questions relevant

Handouts

  • Excel Example Downloads
  • Manuals
  • Quick Reference Guides

Delivery Methods

  • Live Lecturing
  • Video Clips
  • Text based instructions with screen shots
  • Practical examples with solutions

Travel/ Venue

  • Your venue so only presenter travels if applicable
  • Need to ensure that all delegates have computers as the only way to learn is with practical examples that you actually do yourself.

# of delegates

  • 7- 12 is most cost effective
  • Max of 12 allowed. Any more and the knowledge transfer is difficult.

Indicative Costs

  • Daily fee charged which allows for 12 people
  • Equates to R1 500 (excl VAT) per person per day if 12
  • Discounts available for 5 + days used
  • Presenter travel and accommodation where relevant

After course services


Public Courses

See the calendar for the available public course dates

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TIME COMMITMENTS

  • Set dates per our calendar (see dates)
  • Generally consecutive days from 1 to 5 days
  • Can split delegates e.g. 3 this month, 2 next month

CONTENT

INTERACTIONS

  • Q&A during lecture
  • Can bring your problem spreadsheets to the course to ask specific questions

HANDOUTS

  • Excel Example Downloads
  • Manuals
  • Quick Reference Guides

DELIVERY METHODS

  • Live Lecturing
  • Video Clips
  • Text based instructions with screen shots
  • Practical examples with solutions

TRAVEL/ VENUE

  • Our Venue
  • Need to bring own computer or hire from us.

# OF DELEGATES

  • 1 or more
  • Can split delegates over a number of months e.g. 3 attend this month and 2 next month

INDICATIVE COSTS

  • R2 500 (excl VAT) per delegate per day
  • Discounts available for 3 or more
  • Delegates travel and accommodation if far from venue

AFTER COURSE SERVICES


View our course on cleaning data with Excel

Online Excel Courses

See the available online Excel courses.

Advanced Excel TIME COMMITMENTS

  • Whenever you want,
  • wherever you want
  • In time periods that are convenient to you.
  • Can speed up or slow down depending on your knowledge of the section being covered.

CONTENT

  • Generic or customised course content
  • Niche content can be covered
  • Can be modular to only teach small sections at a time
  • Can be specific to group
  • Expert knowledge (look at our blog to if we know what we are doing)

INTERACTIONS

  • Contact the teacher via email

HANDOUTS

  • Excel Example Downloads
  • Access to the online material for a full year

DELIVERY METHODS

  • Video Clips
  • Text based instructions with screen shots
  • Practical examples with solutions
  • Email correspondence

TRAVEL/ VENUE

  • No travel or venue required
  • Anywhere where there is internet

# OF DELEGATES

  • 1 or more.
  • Large volumes in short time frames possible
  • Useful if delegates only have short periods available periodically

INDICATIVE COSTS

  • +- R250 per person per hour of material
  • Discounts available for 5 + users

AFTER COURSE SERVICES