Why you should trust The Smart Method to teach you Excel

You'll need to invest a lot of your time to develop Excel skills.  It is really important that you choose the right materials to learn.  Here are three good reasons why you should choose The Smart Method.  

1  You can get started completely free

Our acclaimed Basic Skills course is used by schools, colleges, universities and industry to train Excel fundamentals.  Most students can complete this course in five hours or less

By the end of the free Basic Skills book you’ll be able to create your own formulas using functions from Excel’s vast function library. You’ll also have mastered many other fundamental Excel skills such as AutoSum, AutoFill and Formula Autocomplete.

2  Learning Success is guaranteed

For over fifteen years, Smart Method® classroom courses have been used by large corporations, government departments and the armed forces to train their employees.

Each course has been constantly refined (during hundreds of classroom courses) . This has made the book effective for students of all ages and abilities. We have never had a student who has failed to learn Excel after taking one of our courses.

3  You can learn as much as you need

It is important to realize that Excel is probably the largest and most complex software application ever created.  Hardly anybody understands how to use every Excel feature and, for almost all business users, large parts of Excel’s functionality wouldn’t even be useful.

The free Basic Skills book may be all you need but if you decide to further expand your Excel education you’ll be able to use the other low-cost books in this series to master even the most advanced Excel features.


The free Basic Skills course will get you started with Excel fundamentals. Even though it is a basic skills course you’ll still master many skills that professional Excel users are unable to use. Available entirely free as an e-book with free video walk-throughs of each lesson.

$19.99 or less

The Essential Skills course adds another six sessions to build upon the two that you have completed (in the Basic Skills course).
If you need Excel skills to get a job – but you’ve never used Excel before, this course will give you all the skills an employer would expect. By the end of the Essential Skills course your Excel skills will be better than most office workers (even those with many years of Excel experience)
Expert Skills Book

$24.99 or less

After the Essential Skills course you’ll be really, really good with Excel. If you want to join the tiny elite of power-users who can do absolutely everything with Excel you can take the Expert Skills course and become a true Excel guru. 

By the end of this course your Excel skills will be greater and broader than almost all other Excel users in the workplace.