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how can i improve my skills in excel

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how can i improve my skills in excel

I have being ussing excel for two years and i would like to help people make

worksheets or even reply to some of the problem in the discussion groups.

I thought i was good at excel until i read everyones question there is such

a big gap

And whats a developer?

/

is there \courses or is it more of a you learn as go kinda thing ?

thanks

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    • There are on line courses, there are several courses, eg at colleges, which

      you can enter for, you can buy instructional CD's and books, and there is an

      animal called the Help file. All this means nothing if you do not practice

      what you learn! The more spreadsheets you develop - developer - the more

      proficient you will become. Eventually, you can of course gain enough

      knowledge to enable you to develop spreadsheets, really complicated, macro

      driven sheets, for others, and in this way earn something on the side, or

      make a living from being an Excel developer.

      --

      Hth

      Kassie Kasselman

      "CmK" wrote:

      > how can i improve my skills in excel

      > I have being ussing excel for two years and i would like to help people make

      > worksheets or even reply to some of the problem in the discussion groups.

      > I thought i was good at excel until i read everyones question there is such

      > a big gap

      > And whats a developer?

      > /

      > is there \courses or is it more of a you learn as go kinda thing ?

      > thanks

      #1; Fri, 23 May 2008 18:32:00 GMT
    • Hi

      Thanks for the reply where are the online courses and how do u become a

      developer do you have to get a certificate or is it just by reputation

      Where do i go to meet people that want spread sheets made

      thanks again

      "kassie" wrote:

      > There are on line courses, there are several courses, eg at colleges, which

      > you can enter for, you can buy instructional CD's and books, and there is an

      > animal called the Help file. All this means nothing if you do not practice

      > what you learn! The more spreadsheets you develop - developer - the more

      > proficient you will become. Eventually, you can of course gain enough

      > knowledge to enable you to develop spreadsheets, really complicated, macro

      > driven sheets, for others, and in this way earn something on the side, or

      > make a living from being an Excel developer.

      > --

      > Hth

      > Kassie Kasselman

      >

      > "CmK" wrote:

      > > how can i improve my skills in excel

      > >

      > > I have being ussing excel for two years and i would like to help people make

      > > worksheets or even reply to some of the problem in the discussion groups.

      > > I thought i was good at excel until i read everyones question there is such

      > > a big gap

      > >

      > > And whats a developer?

      > > /

      > > is there \courses or is it more of a you learn as go kinda thing ?

      > >

      > > thanks

      #2; Fri, 23 May 2008 18:33:00 GMT
    • Hi

      The following link provides some thoughful comment on what it takes to

      earn a living with Excel:

      http://www.dailydoseofexcel.com/archives/2005/10/19/excel-jobs/

      Richard

      CmK wrote:

      > Hi

      > Thanks for the reply where are the online courses and how do u become a

      > developer do you have to get a certificate or is it just by reputation

      > Where do i go to meet people that want spread sheets made

      > thanks again

      >

      > "kassie" wrote:

      > > There are on line courses, there are several courses, eg at colleges, which

      > > you can enter for, you can buy instructional CD's and books, and there is an

      > > animal called the Help file. All this means nothing if you do not practice

      > > what you learn! The more spreadsheets you develop - developer - the more

      > > proficient you will become. Eventually, you can of course gain enough

      > > knowledge to enable you to develop spreadsheets, really complicated, macro

      > > driven sheets, for others, and in this way earn something on the side, or

      > > make a living from being an Excel developer.

      > >

      > > --

      > > Hth

      > >

      > > Kassie Kasselman

      > >

      > >

      > > "CmK" wrote:

      > >

      > > > how can i improve my skills in excel

      > > >

      > > > I have being ussing excel for two years and i would like to help people make

      > > > worksheets or even reply to some of the problem in the discussion groups.

      > > > I thought i was good at excel until i read everyones question there is such

      > > > a big gap

      > > >

      > > > And whats a developer?

      > > > /

      > > > is there \courses or is it more of a you learn as go kinda thing ?

      > > >

      > > > thanks

      #3; Fri, 23 May 2008 18:34:00 GMT
    • 'where are the online courses..." online, of course, and this is a case of

      "Google is your friend" (or Yahoo! or MSN or your preferred search engine).

      Search for Excel Tutorials and start filtering through the returns. You'll

      find some that expect you to pay for them, you'll find many that don't. One

      of the first hits returned by my search was:

      http://www.usd.edu/trio/tut/excel/ - a free one from the University of South

      Dakota. Microsoft offers a full line of tutorials:

      http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/CR061831141033.aspx

      I don't know that there's a specific certificate that is associated with

      development of Excel or other Office applications. There are MOS

      certificates obtained through testing of your knowledge of how to use the

      Office applications. You can get individual certificates for individual

      programs like Excel, Outlook, Access, Word, Visio and PowerPoint - and if you

      pass enough of them, then you get the MOS Master certificate (which I hold).

      And being a holder of it, I can tell you that it has nothing to do with

      developing - those certificates test things that a person in an office might

      need to know to use the applications proficiently. You can read up on those

      certificates here:

      http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/officespecialist/default.mspx

      "CmK" wrote:

      > Hi

      > Thanks for the reply where are the online courses and how do u become a

      > developer do you have to get a certificate or is it just by reputation

      > Where do i go to meet people that want spread sheets made

      > thanks again

      >

      > "kassie" wrote:

      > > There are on line courses, there are several courses, eg at colleges, which

      > > you can enter for, you can buy instructional CD's and books, and there is an

      > > animal called the Help file. All this means nothing if you do not practice

      > > what you learn! The more spreadsheets you develop - developer - the more

      > > proficient you will become. Eventually, you can of course gain enough

      > > knowledge to enable you to develop spreadsheets, really complicated, macro

      > > driven sheets, for others, and in this way earn something on the side, or

      > > make a living from being an Excel developer.

      > >

      > > --

      > > Hth

      > >

      > > Kassie Kasselman

      > >

      > >

      > > "CmK" wrote:

      > >

      > > > how can i improve my skills in excel

      > > >

      > > > I have being ussing excel for two years and i would like to help people make

      > > > worksheets or even reply to some of the problem in the discussion groups.

      > > > I thought i was good at excel until i read everyones question there is such

      > > > a big gap

      > > >

      > > > And whats a developer?

      > > > /

      > > > is there \courses or is it more of a you learn as go kinda thing ?

      > > >

      > > > thanks

      #4; Fri, 23 May 2008 18:35:00 GMT