Excel training for real world challenges

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Over 6 hours of full HD video lessons split into toolkits for data, formatting, analysis, presentation & automation.

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Download comprehensive cheat sheets and fact sheets for each topic covered, with detailed instructions & pro tips.



Download practice workbooks, challenges and and quizzes to build your knowledge & skills.

Learn EXACTLY how to get the most from Excel

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Data Minded is a comprehensive online Excel training course.


Learning Excel the hard way through trial and error can take years. The Data Minded course is a comprehensive, step by step way to learn not only how to use the software correctly, but how to solve complex, real-world data analytics challenges


Microsoft updates Excel every few years, constantly adding new functionality and tools. That's why we offer free, unlimited lifetime updates. Once you enrol, you have the product for life.


We'll show the exact step-by-step process on how we solve complex, real-world data challenges in Excel, how to start professional, fully automated reports from scratch. This is a full beginner-to-expert course, with video lessons, downloadable fact sheets and guides, tests, discussion boards and more.



If you're trying to up-skill your team or business in Excel and Data Analytics we offer large discounts for multiple students. Finish the course and pass the final test to earn the Data Minded certification.

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  Learn the most useful functions


Learn to use the most powerful functions to perform complex analysis and data transformation. Includes VLOOKUP, IF, MATCH and many more.



We cover how to create choose the right type of chart for your data, and how to organise your data to get them right first time.


Report design in Excel is somewhat an art, rather than a precise science. The course covers best practices & templates that work every time.


Learn how to colour & style your data depending on the contents of cells. Includes how to create  'Red/Amber/ Green indicators that auto update.



We'll show you how to automate your most mundane manual tasks using VBA code. From the basics to building bespoke applications, you're covered.



Learn how to analyse your data fast using Excel's most powerful data analysis tool. We'll show you how to create poweful, great looking tables.



The course covers how to format your work using custom styles & tables so you can easily make your work look great every time. 

  Printing your work


Excel is notorious for not fitting your work on the page! We'll show your how to optimise your work for printing & exporting to PDF. 



Getting formulas & analysis right first time can be tricky. We cover how to audit and check your work effectively.



Learn how to use VBA to create custom user forms to capture and record data entry effectively.



Create bespoke applications & tools using VBA to improve business processes.



Learn how to prepare & structure your data correctly so that it can be easily enriched & analysed.


Despite there being many versions of Excel in use around the world, the core functionality has stayed broadly the same over time. For this reason, we have created a single course covering the most useful and powerful functionality. This will enable you to pick up any version of the software and use it effectively. A very small number of lessons cover functionality not available in some older versions of Excel, and we mention where this is the case.

Versions OK for the Course

  • For Windows: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 
  • For Mac: 2016

Versions unsuitable for the course

  • For Windows: 2003 and older.
  • For Mac: 2011 and older
  • For iOS: Excel for iPad & iPhone

Heres' what some of our 12,000+ students have to say about us


Knowledgeable instructor and very well presented.
— Pauline K
A very to the point and informative course, highly recommended.
— Mohammad W
Thoroughly enjoyed the course as it was very well paced. Bite sized yet providing clear concise detailed instructions that I could follow the activities in a separate local spreadsheet and learn by doing. Good clarity in speech and good examples help. The instructor also reverts back quickly if you have a question or suggestion.
— Cathy B
The instructor does a good job of starting simple and building up to more complex ideas using practical examples.
— Jerrett M
This course is simple and coherent.
It is well taught and I do feel that I’ve gained important, practical information.
— Shoma B

Should you enrol with Data Minded?

This course isn't for everyone. Check below to see if it's right for you or your team.


  1. You have time (and patience) to teach yourself through trial and error to save money.
  2. You are comfortable keeping up with the changes to Excel whenever Microsoft release a new version, and know how this will impact files across your organisation.
  3. You don't need spreadsheets or data analytics in your business (still using paper?).
  4. You already have a process in place to train new team members on Excel. 


  1. You want to learn how to get Excel 'right first time', and solve complex data analysis problems in the shortest time possible.
  2. You want to save time and easily train large groups, new employees and new members of your team
  3. You want to be able to easily analyse data and create great looking reports & dashboards
  4. You want to join the 12,000+ other students and businesses using Data Minded courses to improve their Excel and analytics skills

Earn the Data Minded Excel Certification


Let's be honest, you don't need an Excel certification to be great at Excel and data analysis. The best and most experienced Excel experts don't have them. However, due to demand, we have created a certification for the completion of this course.

When you finish the course, you'll get the opportunity to sit a multiple choice test to earn the Data Minded Excel certfication. Finish the course, pass the test and you'll earn a certificate of completion.


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  • Downloadable Fact Sheets, Quizzes, Challenges & Examples
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  • Full access to the Data Minded Course
  • Pay one time, or spread over 4 months
  • Downloadable Fact Sheets, Quizzes, Challenges & Examples
  • Lifetime access
  • Free Updates
  • Data Minded Certification upon completion
  • Bulk discounts for business

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions we receive.


What is Data Minded?

Data Minded is an online Excel training course for individuals and businesses that helps students become expert Excel users as quickly as possible.

What difficulty level is Data Minded?

Most Excel courses are split into beginner, intermediate and advanced. We don't think it's necessary to charge you for 3 courses! Data Minded covers a comprehensive skill set from beginner to advanced. You should be familiar with the Excel interface and be able to perform basic tasks such as entering text and numbers or changing the font.

How long is the course?

The course contains over 6 hours of HD video, downloadable fact sheets, 6 online quizzes, and over 25 practice exercises. You can also download the examples used in each lesson to try it out for yourself.

How actionable is the course?

Highly actionable! We've been teaching Excel in businesses and online for over 10 years, and we've perfected a blend of practical and tutorial based learning that results in the most actionable Excel skills. Becoming great at Excel isn't just about learning what all the buttons and formulas do - it's an approach to creative problem solving that can be used across not only Excel but data analytics, process improvement and more.

Is it mobile friendly?

Yes! The course is hosted on Teachable, an online learning platform with a downloadable app for learning on the go.

Can I expense this at my company or write it off in my business?

No accountants were involved in the making of this advice, but many students get the training reimbursed by work or write it off as a training expense for their business.

What versions of Excel can I use on this course?

The course is recorded in Excel 2016 for Windows, also known as Excel 365. Any Windows version of Excel from 2007 onwards is suitable for the course, although buttons and menus may look slightly different. Excel for Mac 2013 onwards is suitable for the course, although the interface does look different we note where specific functionality is not available. The course is not suitable for Excel for Mac 2011 or Excel for iOS, due to its limited functionality. The course does not cover other spreadsheet packages such as OpenOffice, or Numbers for Mac.

When does enrollment start?

Data Minded is a self paced learning course. Start when you are ready, you'll never lose access to the content.

What secret tactics am I going to learn that no one else knows?

All Excel courses will teach you how to do a VLOOKUP or how to use Pivot Tables, but we wanted to go one step further. You'll learn repeatable methods to create in depth data analysis, design great looking reports & dashboards, and be able to automate complex business processes. We believe that learning Excel is not just about what the buttons do - it's more about using those tools to methodically solve business data problems over and over again, getting your work right first time.

What if I don't like it?

The course includes a 30 day money back guarantee, no questions asked.

How long will I have access to content?

The course includes unlimited, unrestricted lifetime access, and free updates for life.

What if Microsoft bring out a new version of Excel?

As Excel geeks ourselves, we're always on the lookout for new Excel functionality. When Microsoft release a new version we will update the course with any relevant new material.

What are the other options?

Excel is one of the widest taught topics online - so we know there are countless other places you could go to study. Learning for free using tutorial websites, reading books or YouTube is fine, but it requires patience to learn by trial and error. We also know scores of colleagues and friends who have taken classroom based one day courses, and come away with a nice booklet, but no lasting ability to use Excel.

What is the Data Minded Excel Certification, and do I need it?

When you finish the course, you'll be able to earn the Data Minded Excel certification.

Finish the course, pass the test and you'll earn your certification (it automatically integrates with LinkedIn). This certification is not an official accredited Microsoft certification, but will show recruiters and clients that you're an advanced Excel user.

As for whether or not you need an Excel certification, the short answer is no. Excel certification is not required for this industry, but some people like to show future recruiters and clients that they (or their staff) have taken and earned the certification.

I have more questions. How do I contact you?

Email us at hello@dataminded.co.uk