11 Oct An online Excel training course could teach you everything you need to know
Do you need to know how to use Excel for your job? Have you just started a business and need to do basic bookkeeping or set up spreadsheets to track work projects?
If either of these is true, and you are not an Excel expert, do not worry. Taking online excel courses can soon help you learn everything you need to know.
Where to find a good Excel training course — There are many online training courses offered through a variety of sites, and it is up to you to find the one that will teach you what you need to know.
You can start the research for this by reading a variety of reviews on typical Excel training courses, and making notes about the ones that seem to offer what you are looking for.
Researching the courses on the home site — Once you have a list of courses that may help you learn the Excel skills you need, you need to find out exactly what each course will teach you. That way you can compare one course against another before you sign up for any of them.
Find out how many hours a typical course takes to complete. Then check on how many hours of video instruction each Excel training course includes. The best courses will have upwards of 10 hours of video training, and with videos that you can watch again and again.
Make a checklist for each Excel training course you are considering, and place a check mark against the things each course includes. That way you will easily be able to see which courses are lacking, and eliminate those from your list.
Comparing prices — Once you know what each course offers, you then need to decide which offers the best deal for the price they charge.
Go back to each website and make a note of the price. Also check to see if the site has any sales on Excel training courses starting soon and, if so, if these will occur before you need to start learning.
Some sites also have coupons and vouchers you can use to help reduce the training course price. Delete those from your list that offer neither, and are far more expensive than other sites offering the same thing.
Does the course offer lifetime access? — Another thing you will want to check on is if the site offers lifetime access of the Excel training course you sign up for.
That means can you keep accessing the course and the videos, even when you have finished the course?
Sites that offer this option are excellent as you can re-watch videos you may have been a little confused about when watching the first time. You can also go back months or years later for a refresher Excel training course without having to pay any more money.
Consider all the options each site offers, as well as the price per course, then sign up for the Excel training course you feel will benefit you the most.
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