August 19, 2011 in Tips and How To (E)
[prMac.com] Toronto, Canada - Training solutions provider Infinite Skills Inc today released a new video series to help Mac users work productively with the latest edition of Excel for OS X. The Learning Microsoft Excel 2011 Tutorial, narrated by trainer Guy Vacarro, includes beginner-targeted lessons that show how to use Excel in common applications such as monitoring sales data, calculating profits versus losses, creating expense forms, managing contact lists and more.
"Studies have shown again and again that the best way to learn a new skill is through direct application," said Colin Boyd, sales director at Infinite Skills. "That's why this course has been created around hands-on, real-world examples. Viewers learn a full range of Excel functionality in a context that makes immediate sense."
The Excel 2011 Tutorial begins with a quick explanation of Excel project structure and an explanation of how math functions are executed within the application. From this starting point, the training moves into its first sample project, a functional spreadsheet for recording sales data. Viewers learn basic entry and formulas, which form the basis of tutorials to follow.
The next project is a profits and loss sheet, demonstrating named ranges, 3D referencing and PDF export. As the tutorials move through sports scoring, expense claim forms, stock reports and more, tutor Vacarro covers techniques and features such as error checking, lookups, summary sheets, data filter, mail merge and more. These lessons introduce pivot tables, CSV export and SkyDrive publishing, too.
"Excel plays an important in practically every office and industry, across private, academic and government fields," said Chris Johns, content specialist for Infinite Skills. "And these tutorials draw on several different types of examples to illustrate skills that can immediately be applied to real work."
Course narrator Guy Vacarro has served as a professional technology trainer for over fifteen years. As a consultant, he specializes in helping businesses adopt more efficient technology practices, from Excel and office productivity software to database management and web design. In addition to the Excel 2011 Tutorial, Guy has authored numerous other Microsoft Office courses for Infinite Skills.
Pricing and Availability:
The entire Learning Microsoft Excel 2011 Tutorial Video series can now be ordered on DVD-ROM or as an instant download from the Infinite Skills website. It features 59 separate lessons for a total runtime of 4.5 hours. The MSRP for the course in both formats is $49.95 (USD), and it is available worldwide. A collection of free demos and a detailed list of tutorials included can be found on the Excel 2011 training page.
Based in Toronto, Canada, Infinite Skills is a leading provider of computer based training for individuals, businesses and educational institutions. Combining content delivery innovation with a strong emphasis on customer service, the provides cost effective training solutions for the world's most popular creative and productivity software platforms and programming languages. Infinite Skills continues to release new tutorials and expand the formats in which its training can be accessed, from DVDs to mobile devices. Copyright (C) 2011 Infinite Skills Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.