Lesson Guide

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Since the Excel Course Lesson Plan on the home page has the videos grouped into categories rather than complexity, I thought it would be important to provide a recommended Lesson Guide for watching the videos and tutorials. I’ve tried to group them into Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced (based on complexity).  More importantly, they are ordered in the way that I feel would be most effective for learning Excel.

If you plan on going through the entire course, I would recommend watching them in this order. All lessons are video tutorials unless specified, with the total video time next to each link.

Make sure to download the Master Workbook to follow along with the lessons!

Beginner Lessons

Intermediate Lessons

Advanced Lessons

Excel 2013

93 Responses to Lesson Guide

  1. archie says:

    how to consolidate large data? with sub-total and grand total

  2. ladlaa says:

    Dear I need Your help.
    i have a query in excel.
    if A=B the value come from c. but if A not equal to B, but if cell A and B contain any value from below list then value also come from cell c.

    list:- skt, lyp, lhe, khi

    A = SKT
    B = SKT
    C = 10
    it is easy FORMULA =if(a=b,c,””)
    but if
    A = SKT
    B = LYP
    Both value are from list. therefore result should b c.

    kindly advice formula if possible.
    looking for helpful response

    • Suzy says:

      =IF(A2=B2,C2,IF(I2=1,C2,” “)) then in I2 nest the IF for your list
      case1= a=b result is C
      case2= if a and b both contains an element on the list
      to do that let column E be list
      Column E = E1{q}, E2 {w} E3{r} E4{t}

      Method 1
      let Column G be if A contains the list 1 if true otherwise 0
      let Column H be if B contains the list 1 if true otherwise 0
      IF (A=E1, if true result 1, IF(A=E2, 1 , IF( …. so on ,1, if false 0))))
      Disadvantage is that you cant drag down copy the formula and E1:EN should be retyped

      Method 2
      IF (A=”string of word in the list example: SKT”, 1, IF(A=”q”,1,IF(……. ,1,0)))
      Disadvantage changing the List on the column would not affect this formula therefore deemed permanent unless re type in the cell where the formula was typed.

      Let I be the result of G and H with Fx
      =Product(G,H) would only return 1 if both A and B contains elements on the list
      any number multiply by 0 is zero therefore both need to be G=H contains{LIST}
      SUMMARY: IF A=B answer is C else if I=1 which means both a and b have an element on the list answer is C, else otherwise print this “text”
      =IF(A2=B2,C2,IF(I2=1,C2,” “))
      https://imgur.com/a/UsYOF excel screenshot

  3. Teresa says:

    hello. these lessons have been very helpful! However, I am not able to download the Master Workbook or any other of the suggested materials to follow along and practice. And you have mentioned in one or two videos reference to other videos, but have not seen those videos yet. Is there any kind of order to the videos, to help them make sense, or is it a catch as catch can kind of thing? Thank you for your help!!

  4. Kumari Nikita says:

    Could you also suggest any platform to revise/practice these skills?
    PS-It’d be awesome if I could find it on this website as the lessons are amazing here

  5. Nikita says:

    Hey there,
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  7. Triveni says:

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  10. Veena D H says:

    Really helpful 😊 thanks lot

  11. Jess Radel says:

    This is great! I’m currently in between jobs and have been looking for something to brush up on my administration skills. The downloadable workbook is fantastic. Thank you for making this so easy to go along with.

  12. TERESA A MOON says:

    Hi Ben,
    Can I use this for my 11th grade High School homeschooled daughter? Thank you! Terry

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  14. Salma says:

    Hi Ben,

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    Hello and welcome to the members-Kindly make it convenient to deliver free excel all era posts on daily basis including lessons guide and training purposes.Thanks
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  17. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Ben! I am totally clueless when it comes to the dark arts of Excel. Did your beginner video. Afterwards I could replicate everything 🙂

  18. Anonymous says:

    This is great! Thank you !

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  20. Renee Harper says:

    I tried to download the workbook on my computer and my phone but can’t open it up on either. Any help you could give would be highly appreciated!

  21. Ennelda says:

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  23. Robert says:

    When I try to select and sum a column, what appears is: #NOME (Portuguese) and no summing up

    • Anonymous says:

      You need to specify the range of cells you want to sum i.e.
      =SUM(start cell, end cell)

      Make sure you add the ‘(‘ after =SUM to get the option to select the range on your page.

  24. Alexandra Gampel says:

    Thanks Ben! Your lessons were very helpful, from the beginner to the advanced. Even if I knew the topic beforehand, every lesson had a new helpful trick to enhance my skillset. Practice exercises would definitely be an added bonus.

  25. LISA says:

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    The video is so helpful. It help even a basic learner to understand completely. Great job sir.

  28. Aishwarya says:

    Thank you so much for uploading such great videos. They have helped me a lot!It would be great if you can upload some practice exercises which would help us to understand how to apply the different functions while working on spreadsheets.You can make different exercises for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

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  38. Anonymous says:

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  45. Diana says:

    This site has been very helpful. I have never had to be a heavy Excel user and my new position requires a lot of Excel work. I am working through, and need, all the lessons. have this site bookmarked at work so I can grab a tutorial whenever I need.
    Thank you Ben!

  46. Tiffany says:

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    • Hey Raghavendhra,

      So glad that you found the site/tutorials to be useful! It’s actually not a team but just myself who created & operates the site.

      Getting positive feedback is what makes it all worth it.

      Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or suggestions.



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  63. really very helpful lessons for me, thanks 🙂

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  70. Elizabeth says:

    Hello – again, excellent sessions. You mentioned you might be rolling out a third lesson around pivot table functionality. Today I discovered ‘slicers’ – pretty cool stuff. You might want to include in future pivot lessons. Thanks again.

  71. Rose says:

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  73. Anonymous says:

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    • Hey!

      As much as I would love to be able to do other products, I currently only do MS Excel 2010 and doubt I would be branching beyond that due to time constraints and work. Any other project like that would really take away from my ability to keep up with Excel Exposure.

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