Useful Excel for Beginners

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel and become an effective user
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (68,305 ratings)
686,098 students
9hr 38min of on-demand video
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Learn the fundamentals of Excel
Become an effective user


  • Knowledge of operating a personal computer
  • Microsoft Excel for Windows (Preferably 2007 or 2010 or 2013)


      Welcome to the Useful Excel for Beginners course. 

     In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of Excel and become an effective user. The target audience for the course are those who have never used Excel before and those who are beginner level users. You would need a copy of Microsoft Excel for Windows since you will be practicing along with the course. I use Excel 2010 for Windows in the videos but any version with Excel 2007 for Windows or later would work. Excel Versions prior to 2007 have a different user interface but concepts will apply. 

     As the course is targeting beginners, it has been developed to be very easy to follow. We will be working with data related to a book store in the exercises. The files are available for download and you can follow along the videos while practicing. 

     The course covers the topics that you would need to know, to become a functional user. You can download the Table of Contents document from Chapter 1, to see all the topics the course will address. The course has 89 videos and runs for 9.5 hours. 

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Who this course is for:

  • Never used Excel before
  • Beginner level Excel user


Sharing simple but effective solutions
Dinesh Natarajan Mohan
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 68,305 Reviews
  • 686,145 Students
  • 1 Course

I, Dinesh Natarajan Mohan, have been working with Microsoft Excel since 2001. My specialty is in the field of Reporting and Analytics. I have experience leading Reporting and Analytics teams in different domains such as Finance, Marketing and Operations in the U.S. 

From 2013, I have been publishing Excel templates on my website indzara. As of writing this, I have published more than 60 Excel templates, both free and premium. The templates have been downloaded and appreciated by users from more than 100+ countries. So far, there have been more than 7000 premium customers and more than 500,000 downloads of the free templates.

I also publish video demos of all my Excel templates in my YouTube Channel which has more than 19,000 subscribers and been viewed more than 2 Million times. I have published more than 235 free videos.

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