Super-interactive, easy, fast introduction to SPREADSHEETS

Learn by doing with a step-by-step interactive video simulation. Easy, fast, and fun. No prior knowledge needed.
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  • Lectures 27
  • Contents Video: 1 hour
    Other: 5 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2012 English

Course Description

This course is for you if:

  • You are easily bored by lectures and reading.
  • You know absolutely nothing about spreadsheets.
  • You do use spreadsheets, but need a refresher on the fundamentals.
  • You want hands-on, experiential learning.
  • You want to go at your own pace, step-by-step.
  • Your English literacy is not strong.
  • You want to learn FAST.

Learn by doing
This course uses a highly-interactive video simulation to walk you through everything you need to know about spreadsheets.

Good for all spreadsheets
It does not matter if you will use Excel, Calc, Google, Numbers, Lotus or any other spreadsheet program. The fundamentals you will learn here apply to most popular spreadsheet programs.

Basic and intermediate
If you know nothing about spreadsheets, or you are not comfortable with computers in general, then this course is for you. If you already use spreadsheets, this course is a great refresher of the fundamentals, and it includes advanced tips too.

Duration
30-90 minutes, depending on your own pace and the level of detail you want to review. The lectures are VERY short. The interactive video simulation is the longest module of the course. A non-interactive video of the simulation is also included for reference (but the interactive video simulation is the reason you should take this course).

What are the requirements?

  • None - easy to get started!
  • The interactive video simulation will not run on a tablet or smartphone (but the non-interactive reference video will)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Spreadsheet fundamentals
  • Equations
  • Relative cell references
  • Functions
  • Inserting rows
  • Adding titles
  • Formatting
  • Saving
  • Printing
  • Charts
  • Use a spreadsheet to build a basic business cash flow

What is the target audience?

  • Everyone - no prior knowledge needed

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Article

Welcome. Let's get started.

Section 2: About Spreadsheets
Article
What is a spreadsheet?
Article
What makes a spreadsheet useful?
Section 3: Let's help an entrepreneur
Article

We are going to learn about spreadsheets by helping an entrepreneur with his business.

02:13
We are going to learn about spreadsheets by helping Paul Takashi, an organic farmer.  Let's find out more about Paul by watching a video about his business.
Section 4: Cash Flow with a Spreadsheet (Interactive Video Simulation)
Article
Time for the hands-on activity!  This interactive video simulation will step us through working with spreadsheets.  Duration is 20-60 minutes.
Section 5: Video Reference
Article

17 video recordings of every step in the interactive video simulation.

04:33

This is a video recording of Step 1 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

00:32

This is a video recording of Step 2 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

00:39

This is a video recording of Step 3 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

02:24

This is a video recording of Step 4 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

07:36

This is a video recording of Step 5 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

01:23

This is a video recording of Step 6 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

02:22

This is a video recording of Step 7 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

01:17

This is a video recording of Step 8 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

00:49

This is a video recording of Step 9 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

06:48

This is a video recording of Step 10 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

02:54

This is a video recording of Step 11 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

00:41

This is a video recording of Step 12 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

00:50

This is a video recording of Step 13 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

00:13

This is a video recording of Step 14 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

00:36

This is a video recording of Step 15 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

00:28

This is a video recording of Step 16 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

00:21

This is a video recording of Step 17 in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

16:53

This is a video recording of Learn More in the interactive video simulation. It is provided as a helpful reference for when you may need it. You should play the interactive video simulation for the most effective learning experience.

Section 6: Quiz
10 questions

Let's see what you have learned by answering these 10 questions.

Section 7: Wrapup
Article

Reflect on what you have learned.

Article
Practice makes perfect!

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Instructor Biography

Mathew Georghiou, Entrepreneur, engineer, author, designer

CEO, entrepreneur, engineer, author. Designer and publisher of award-winning educational games, simulations, and social networks. Gamification and business consultant.

Founder, CEO, and Chief Experience Designer at MediaSpark.com, a software development, publishing, and gamification company.

Founder of BrandMetal.com, which transforms brand messages, logos, and designs into premium metal signs, awards, and works of art.

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