Getting Started

Welcome to Excel Exposure!

I’ve created this site originally as part of University of Reddit.  Since then it has evolved to be a free-standing training platform. The course is 100% free and enrollment is not required.  The goal is to expose the world to the amazing functionality of Microsoft Excel. This site will be an easy reference for Excel users of all skill levels so that they can refine their skills, become more efficient, and get the most out of this amazing piece of software.

General Overview

This course will be a complete lesson / teaching tool related to Microsoft Excel. It will have sections and information applicable to all experience levels. It will be updated regularly with additional lessons, tips, and demonstrations of how you can get the most out of Excel.

This course will be taught using Microsoft Excel 2010, but most of the functionality can be found in Excel 2007/2003 (although it may be in a different location). I will not be focusing on the Mac version of the product as I do not have it.  I plan on recording Excel 2016 video lessons in the future.


General knowledge of Microsoft Excel is recommended, but there are sections of the site for complete beginners.  I try to make sure it is clear what the experience level should be for each lesson in the Lesson Guide.


The course will be hosted on this website.  I will be posting a new video lessons regularly as well as quick tips and other informative links sporadically throughout the course.  I am keeping the homepage with an up-to-date Lesson Plan with all relevant links as lessons are posted (grouped into logical categories).

The previously mentioned Lesson Guide has the intended order for going through the lessons if you plan to take the course from start to finish (with groupings for Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced).

If you’ve never used Excel, I’d suggest watching the Beginner’s Introduction to Excel video lesson as it explains a lot about the program from a first-time user perspective, and discusses some examples from the course.

Also, it’s always good to download the latest version of the Master Workbook so that you can follow along with the video exercises.  It also serves as an all-in-one cheat sheet for Excel functions, shortcuts, and examples.

Teacher qualifications

  • April 2013 – 2016 Recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award (4 years running)
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with concentration in Accounting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 10+ years of experience pushing Excel to the limit and improving my abilities.


Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments or feedback


44 thoughts on “Getting Started

  1. Dear , It is fine, People who cannot afford paying can learn basics from,later earn and go further , Good keep going, let the almighty bless all those who are behind this.

  2. I am interested in learning free excel classes. I am a beginner. I want to learn everything in ms excel like sum and V lookup etc.

  3. Hi Ben,
    want to learn Excel from starting. i am not that much perfect in English so facing problems, can you please give suggestion or logic.


  4. Thank you Ben for the free online classes. You’re amazing! I just started the classes and am so excited about learning Excel! I am getting back into the work force and need to learn excel to open new job opportunities. May you be blessed abundantly for sharing your knowledge and expertise with those of us that need this skill to get ahead in our careers or just to get a new job.

  5. I am currently managing a small complex of forty units and i must do a rent collection report to entre rents. I have never used or taken excel. Im trying to learn the basics. I am very open minded however i am really busy and would like to learn at my own pace. Can you help me?

  6. These tutorials are great. Wish I could download the video so I can play if not on a high speed connection. Thanks Helene

  7. Ben! You’re amazing! These tutorials are fantastic, better than a lot of the courses you pay for. I wonder how many jobs and promotions you’ve helped people secure all over the world. Some seriously good karma is owed to you my friend.

  8. Thanks, Ben. Great to be able to download the tutorials. ADSL network speed in my part of the world makes online viewing a pain.


  9. Ben, you are so amazing. I love that this is free and it really helped my mom as well. You are wonderful! Thank you and God bless! 😉

  10. Dear Ben,

    Thanks a lot for taking out time to create this wonderful tutorial which is free, I beleive this will be of great help to Excel Lightweights like me!!!
    Many Thanks,


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