Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most common questions we receive.
What is DataMinded?
DataMinded is an online Excel training course for individuals and businesses that helps students become expert Excel users as quickly as possible.
What versions of Excel can I use on this DataMinded 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.
What difficulty level is DataMinded?
Most Excel courses are split into beginner, intermediate and advanced. We don't think it's necessary to charge you for 3 courses! DataMinded Excel course 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 Excel 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.
When does the Excel course start?
DataMinded is a self paced learning course. Start whenever you are ready, you'll never lose access to the content.
Is the Excel training course mobile friendly?
Yes, you can take any of the lessons on a smartphone, although to do the challenges, you'll want to be on a laptop or desktop.
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 tactics am I going to learn that other courses don’t teach?
All Excel courses will teach you how to do a VLOOKUP or how to use Pivot Tables, but DataMinded 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.
Can I expense this course, or have my employer pay for it?
Yes, most of our students have their course paid for by their employer, and there are significant discounts available for purchasing courses for a team.
What if I don't like the content?
We're confident you'll see a massive improvement in your Excel skills by taking the course, but if you're not happy you can get a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Just get in touch if you're experiencing any problems with the content.
How long will I have access to content?
The course includes unlimited access, and free updates.
Is this the best way to learn Excel?
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.
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