30 Minute Excel Quick Start Via Functions Demonstration!
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30 Minute Excel Quick Start Via Functions Demonstration!

"I want to learn Excel but I have NO IDEA WHAT IT IS!" Sound familiar? Here's an amazing CAPABILITIES DEMONSTRATION!
4.1 (240 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
6,418 students enrolled
Created by Jed Guinto
Last updated 9/2015
Price: Free
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • How to Open and Close Excel
  • How to Save your Workbook
  • How to create your very first table with formatting
  • Basic Formula’s
  • Create and Format Basic Line Graphs
  • Create and Format Basic Pie Graphs
  • Freeze Panes
  • Worksheet structure formatting
  • Printing your Workbook
View Curriculum
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 or later
  • Access to a computer
  • Access to the internet
  • No prior Excel knowledge required



Created: 15 October 2014

Last Updated: 17 April 2015


Course Achievements

  1. Over 1,700 Satisfied Students!
  2. Over 17 Positive Reviews
  3. Over 7,000 minutes consumed since release


Course Description: Excel Demonstration for Beginners

Microsoft is an amazing and powerful program. Unfortunately, many people are scared and terrified of this program or simply don't understand what it is.

So I designed this course not to teach how use Excel per se, but instead to demonstrate just a few capabilities of what you can do and how easy it is to do it.

My hope is that you see the relevance and potential and see how you can apply it to your personal life, business, career, projects, etc.

If you take this course and decide to look into this a bit further by watching more of my courses, then I will consider this course a complete success.


Course Details

  1. This course has the shortest and simplest tutorial video's you will ever see! Clear, concise and to the point!
  2. It is designed for the beginner/intermediate but if you're looking to freshen up on your skills, come on in!
  3. I've intentionally made the video's around 2 minutes or less so that you get your information instantly. NO MORE USELESS CHATTER!!
  5. All future lectures, videos, documents and upgrades included FREE


Instructor Achievements

  1. Member of the Udemy Council
  2. +19,000 students (totalling ~40,000 enrolments)
  3. Average of 300-500 enrolments per day (Highest enrolment rate in one day was 1400 students)
  4. +500 Positive Reviews (5 Star Average Rating across all courses)
  5. +18 Live courses (+20 courses in production)
  6. Incorporated my Udemy courses into RMIT University Laboratory Tutorials for Undergraduate Aerospace Engineers


What Udemy has said about the Instructor

'We looked at some data + feedback from your courses and found you ranked in the top group of instructors on Udemy! Students love taking courses from instructors they trust!'


What students have already said about this course

  1. Yuliia The course is awesome! This is great tutorial for beginners just like me. Very detailed step-by-step explanations, explicit and easy to understand what excel can do and how you can use it.
  2. Abdullah-Al-Saim Excellent course!!!! This course helps me go through the basic things about excel. Jed is simply amazing and I like the teaching style. Eager for your next course.
  3. Nathan Little Perfect for Beginners. Thank you Jed on providing this Excel Course for beginners. I have needed this for a little while to quickly explain the simple but effective tools that this program can do to make my life a little easier. I also believe learning is much better when the instructor/teacher/presenter is enthusiastic about the material in which you are. Thanks again.
  4. April Alunsina Pagaling Excellent introduction to show the power and possibilities in Excel. Clear audio, nice video and the instructor was very well versed with the subject.
  5. Kip Ferguson Nice Overview. This 30 minute dive into Excel gives students the ability to get in and actually develop some solid Excel skills.


Enrol Now and Experience the Benefits

  1. I'll show you step-by-step, I'll explain and highlight every single button I press, I'll draw around important area's and icons with on-screen drawing tools, I'll zoom into small and hard to see area's so you don't miss a single thing!
  2. With over 15 years of experience using Microsoft Excel, I'll let you look over my shoulder as I teach you the fundamentals.
  3. I'll show you exactly how to master this technique in a fraction of the time it takes the average person to learn on their own from books, YouTube videos, blogs and forums!
  4. By mastering this technique you'll become the most productive and most efficient person at your job and at home!
  5. New doors and opportunities will begin opening up for you personally and professional with each new technique you acquire!

Click the “TAKE THIS COURSE" button, top right, NOW!!...every hour you delay you're missing out on huge opportunities!!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course has been designed for the absolute beginner. Never touched Microsoft Excel before? Then you’ve found the right place.
  • If you’re intermediate or expert and want to freshen up on the fundamentals, no problem, come on in!!
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 13 Lectures Collapse All 13 Lectures 44:38
Welcome and Congratulations!
2 Lectures 07:33

Here is an introduction of what this program is to me. This is an amazing program that I wish everyone was using to its full potential. This program has the ability to absolutely revolutionize your life and how you process information.


This is a quick demonstration of some of the cool things you can do with Excel.

The Awesome Things You Can Do With Excel!!! Demonstration!
What is Microsoft Excel
7 Lectures 31:23
How to Open Excel and Save Your Workbook

In this lecture we're going to create a basic table and fill it with information. This is the table we're going to use for our training.

Now Thats a Good Looking Table

In this section we're going to do a quick run of how to do basic formula's

Basic Arithmetic

In this lecture we're going to learn how to create a simple Line Graphs. This is an extremely powerful tool that is used in almost every single business!

Let's Create Some Line Graphs

In this lecture we're going to to learn how to create a beautiful Pie Graph and do some formatting on it as well.

Let's Create Some Pie Graphs

In this lecture we're going to look at some basic formatting techniques as well a cool feature called Freeze Panes

Freeze Panes and Basic Formatting

In this lecture we're going to quickly go through the method on how to print your data. We're going to adjust it slowly but carefully.

How To Print
4 Lectures 03:42
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About the Instructor
Jed Guinto
4.3 Average rating
4,833 Reviews
57,351 Students
18 Courses
Aerospace Engineer, Researcher, Entrepreneur, Programmer

Udemy Start Date: July 2014

What Udemy has said about my courses:

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'Jed Guinto is something of an Udemy wunderkind!'

'There are all-stars, such as Mr. Guinto, who do well by any metric!'


  1. Member of the Udemy Council
  2. +43,000 students
  3. +2800 Positive Reviews
  4. Incorporated my Udemy courses into RMIT University Laboratory Tutorials for Undergraduate Aerospace Engineers

Quick Biography

Jed Guinto is an Australian technical trainer who specialises in Aerospace Engineering, System/Database Design, Computer Programming and High Density Data Analysis. He has an Advanced Diploma in Aerospace Engineering (RMIT 2006-07), a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering with Honours (RMIT 2008-10), a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management (RMIT 2011) and is currently doing his Ph.D. in Advanced Composite Structures and Nonlinear Acoustic Systems (RMIT 2015-Present). He has been trained by some of the brightest and innovative minds in Aerospace, Automotive, Manufacturing, Mechanical and Computer Engineering in the world.

In 2011 he travelled to Augsburg, Germany as an Aerospace Engineer and performed Structural Strength Analysis on aircraft's such as the Airbus A320, A330, A340, A350 and the Boeing 747.

In 2012 he returned to Australia to tutor and mentor underprivileged and disadvantaged school students in physics, english, biology, chemistry and mathematics.

From 2013-14 he was employed by Ford Motor Company as the Asia Pacific and Africa Tooling Systems Engineer. Programs and Databases he developed have been utilized in several countries.

In 2015, he was awarded the ARC Discovery Grant Scholarship and granted Full Research Funding for the next 3 years from the Australian Government to begin his Ph.D studies at RMIT. His focus is on Damage Diagnosis of Composite Structures through the use of Nonlinear Ultrasonic Techniques. His research will have applications in the Aerospace, Mechanical and Computer Engineering fields with additional applications in Health and Medicine.

He will be researching under renowned Aerospace Engineers such as Professor Chun Wang, former Head of Advanced Composites Technologies Research for Air Vehicles, Defence Science and Technology for Australia and current Professor and Director of the Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Centre at RMIT University. He will also be working under former NASA Ames Senior Research Engineer Dr. Jon Watmuff in teaching Computational Engineer Analysis methods to undergraduate students.

Complete Biography

Jed was born in Philippines but grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He has achieved success in the fields of aerospace engineering design, project management, database development and space research. One such achievement was his Final Year Undergraduate Thesis research and design of an Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) Space Glove to be used by astronauts on space walks. His design involved the use of Shape Memory Alloy Polymers as artificial muscles to increase strength, mobility, longevity, dexterity and control of astronauts. His designs earned him the award for research from the National Committee for Space and Radio Science (NCSRS) and the National Space Society of Australia (NSSA) at the largest Space Conference in Australia; the Australian Space and Science Conference (ASSC) held at the University of Queensland in 2010.

In the same year, he managed a team of 11 students in the design of an Environmentally Friendly Commercial Jetliner the size of the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. He facilitated the conceptual design, preliminary design, documentation, presentation, research and analysis which earned each and every student no less than a Distinction as their final grade.

Additional research he performed was Dynamic Stability Analysis of an aircraft at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). This involved flying to an altitude of one kilometre and using lasers to determine aerodynamic behaviour through a variety of manoeuvres. Once again, under his leadership, the team of 10 students were awarded nothing less than a Distinction.

In 2011, he earned the privilege of working and studying at Consaro GmbH, a German Engineering company with 25 years of expertise in the field of Aerospace Engineering, Lightweight Structures and Composites, located in Augsburg, Germany. There he performed Structural Strength Analysis on lightweight aircraft structures such as the Airbus A320, Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Airbus A350 and the Boeing 747-400 series. Investigations he performed included load path analysis of complex mechanical systems, component strength analysis and stability analysis on thin walled structures.

In 2012, he began volunteering for organisations such as Edmund Rice Community Refugee Services and the Smith Family Services. Here he educated and mentored underprivileged and disadvantage youth students ranging from 7 to 18 years old in the fields of physics, english, biology, chemistry and mathematics. This experience has been one of the turning points in his life which have resulted in the educational courses he has now developed.

It was in Germany he began his journey into computer programming, application development and large scale data analysis with data sets reaching into the millions. He went on to refine these skills and was employed as the Ford Motor Company Asia Pacific and Africa Tooling Systems Engineer for Global Asset Management (2013-2014). His contributions in the field of data management, database design, software automation and statistical analysis have been utilised across several continents around the world.

His vision for the future is to share as much of his knowledge as he can to others around the world so that they have the tools to better their lives and those around them. To make learning and education fun, simple, accessible and affordable for those who have long given up on it. His belief is that it is never too late to learn and that curiosity is the key to all success.