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Udemy Excel course review

February 27, 2012

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Udemy Excel course review

I have just recently finished taking the Udemy Excel course for beginners/intermediates, and thought I would give it a quick review. Overall I was very impressed with the course, and feel that for the price ($99) it is very good value for money. Hence the desire to write a Udemy excel course review.


Here is what I liked about the course:

  • Great English Instructor who enunciates himself very well, and does NOT speak to fast
  • Pre-filled workbooks – Avoiding the hassle of having to insert data for every module
  • Short chapters within each module allowing one to stay focused
  • The latter half of the course is particularly strong, in particular the modules on advanced formulas and conditional formatting
  • You get a certificate upon completion

Weakness:

  • The course should really be split in two – A beginners and an intermediate course, and also a price split. I found that the first few modules covered facets of excel which I was already familiar with, and were therefore irrelevant.

Overall score: 4/5

Click on the image below to get more information on the Udemy excel course for beginners/intermediates:

Udemy excel course

Here is why I decided to do the Udemy Excel course in the first place:

I read an article about why so many grads in the US look to work on Wall Street. Besides the monetary incentives, there was another reason given. This was that Wall Street, unlike other market sectors was willing to take on bright grads regardless of their qualifications. These meant that people who’d done a Liberal Arts degree for example could go and work on Wall Street and are given the chance to specialize whilst doing the job. The main point of the article was that most grads these days come out of University with a degree which lacks any sort of specialization or skill-set which both prove very attractive to employers.

Lawyers, doctors, mathematician’s, engineers, computer programmers all possess a well-defined skill set.

On the contrary, people who studied history, politics, philosophy, English, and other social science degrees don’t emerge from University with a marketable skill-set. Although many of these grads are very bright, prospective employers just don’t see much value in hiring someone who cannot do x, y and z when starting a job.

Of course there are many programs, which hire across the board, but are often very competitive programs due to their generous scope. If you are to increase your chances of landing a job I strongly suggest building your skill-set by taking a udemy short course in your chosen field. A good example is the Udemy Excel course for beginnners/interediates. Microsoft excel is a program in which it seems there is always room for improvement, and moreover most employers will often ask for excel proficiency as a prerequisite.

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