Super User

In my previous job, I had the pleasure of working with an Excel … “Super User” would be downplaying his skill set.


He could make the program do the seemingly impossible. The best part is that he was an equally good teacher: He could show me a sample of what I would need to do so that way I would have it and could (attempt to) replicate it in future spreadsheets as needed.

I am considered an Excel expert in my new job. Things are obviously relative. In order to live up to my new expectations, I’ve been boning up on my skills. I love how it feels to be able to manipulate huge expanses of data and discovering hidden relationships within. Yep, I’ve been seriously geeking out over this!

While YouTube is known for its cats videos and all the lovely 1950s government instructional films, I’ve found a wealth of tutorials. This gave me the knowledge I needed right away, but left me wanting more. Part of the process is figuring out where the gaps in my learning are. So what did I do? I found a course.

I have been working my way through a Udemy Advanced Excel class.


Having exercises to do along with the instructional videos is helping me so much. The fact that I have lifetime access to the videos has already come in handy – I needed to use one of the skills and couldn’t quite remember how it worked. That’s the best part of knowing how to research: I don’t have to remember things, just know where to go to find them (again).

How would you classify your excel skills? or Has anyone else had success with a Udemy class? I’d like to hear other people’s experiences with the learning site.

2 thoughts on “Super User”

  1. I’m always amazed at what I can learn how to do on YouTube. Last month I watched several repair videos and was able to fix our washing machine.
    I don’t often use Excel, but there are other programs that I would like to get better at. Udemy sounds like a great way to learn.


    1. Congratulations on fixing the washing machine! YouTube is wonderful resource.

      Udemy has been good to me so far. I’m hoping it’s not beginnners luck. Then again, I will be signing up for another course by the same instructor, so I have faith that one will be equally as useful for me.


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