Excel School FAQs
FAQs on Pricing, Payments & Discounts
FAQs on Topics & Content
Do I need to be online at any specific time?No. You can watch the lessons at leisure. All the lessons are immediately accessible as soon as you sign-up. You can log-in and go thru the lessons at your own pace and comfort. You can even download the lessons and watch them offline (if you purchase the download option).
What is the difference between ONLINE Option, DOWNLOAD Option and DASHBOARDS Option?Both Online & Download options give you access to view Excel Lessons online. With Download Option you can also download the HD Quality lesson videos.
The Dashboards Option has additional module (8 hrs) on Excel Dashboards. With this option you can download all the lessons in HD Quality.
What do I need to sign up?You need a credit card to purchase excel school membership. You can also make payment thru Bank Transfer & check. In certain countries, you may use your checking account to make the payment too. Optionally, if you have PayPal account, you can use that too purchase excel school membership. But in any case, having PayPal account is not necessary.
How can I get my company pay for this program?I have prepared a simple document explaining this program. Download [pdf link] and send it your boss. Since $97 is not a big amount, your boss should be happy to invest in your skills.
Can I get a payment receipt?Yes. As soon as you make the payment, I will send you a receipt. You can use this to claim reimbursement at work. Let me know if you need any additional documents, I can provide you them. Write to me at chandoo.d @ gmail.com.
I am an absolute newbie, can I join Excel School?The answer to this is mixed. If you don’t know much about excel, then you should watch Excel Tutorials for Beginners series. These are 10 free videos and they should help you appreciate various features of Excel. Once you feel comfortable, you can sign-up for Excel School.
What version of Excel do we use in this program?Excel 2007. For all the demos and videos, we use Excel 2007. Whenever we discuss an incompatible feature, I will provide some alternatives for Excel 2003. But this is not always possible. But most examples and ideas can be implemented rightaway in Excel 2003 or above.
Will there be any home work?Yes, we will have home work once every 1-2 weeks. Each home work file comes with a set of questions and an answer sheet. You can use the answer sheet to verify your answers. You can also post a comment to discuss a particular aspect of home-work assignment.
Can I ask questions or doubts?Absolutely. The Excel School is similar to Chandoo.org blog. You can go thru the lesson and ask questions using comments feature. I will answer them as I get time. Not just me, any one in the class can answer the questions. If I get good questions, I may as well convert the answer to a fresh lesson and post it online. (Pls. note that I cannot answer specific questions related to your work or not related to the topic under discussion).
Do I have Money Back Guarantee?Yes. Your membership comes with 30 day money-back guarantee. If you dont like the program, please email me asking for refund and I will refund the money and cancel your membership. No questions asked. And the beauty is, we are still cool.
How much time does it take to finish the lessons?Since you can access all the lessons on Day 1, the answer to this question depends on your free time and potential. If you are a fast learner, you can finish all the lessons in 2 weeks. Otherwise you can take up to 12 weeks to finish the lessons. The school remains open for 6 months, so that you get ample time to go thru all the material.
Most lessons in excel school are for 20-30 minutes. However, there are some lessons that go on for 60 minutes. This is because some topics take more time to explain. At this point, we have material for over 1350 minutes in Excel school. So, even if you spend an hour a day, you can take up to 24 days to complete the material.
Are there any team discounts? I want to sign up my entire team.Thank you. And of course yes. If you sign up more than 3 people in one shot, you get 25% off the price, for all the students.
Please specify the quantity in order form and your discount will be applied automatically.
If you need further help, just send me an email – chandoo.d @ gmail.com or call me at +1 206 792 9480.
Will we be discussing about Dashboards, Advanced Excel, Macros etc?Yes, If you join for Excel School Dashboards Option, you will get 8 hours of training on Excel Dashboards including some instruction on macros to automate portions of dashboards.
Will I get a certificate when I finish the course?You can request for a certificate when you are done going thru lessons. Around week 8, you will see a “request certificate” button. Use it to get your certificate.
Will there be any OPEN WEEK like you had in Excel School 1?As of now, I am not going to add any OPEN WEEK feature to Excel School 3. However, I may add more content to Excel School for free depending on student interest and my free time. I promise to add at-least 2 hours more of video content to Excel School during next 3 months.
What happens if I finish viewing all the lessons?Your Excel School membership is valid for 6 months from the date of joining. You are free to repeat any lessons or ask questions if you have finished all of them.
Excel School is pricey…$67 (or $97 or $197) is what you will earn in a few days in most countries around the world. Investing this amount to boost your career skills is a very good move. However if you are finding this as an expensive option, I can totally understand to you. Here is what I suggest. Don’t join the program. Instead, just sign up Chandoo.org newsletter or RSS Feeds. Read the blog archives in the last 3 years. There are tons of excellent articles, downloads, demos, tutorials covering practically every topic of Excel. They all are FREE. So go ahead and become awesome in excel.
Can I share the lessons or example files with colleagues or friends?You cannot share lessons or videos with anyone. You cannot also share the bonus content (free ebooks etc.) with anyone. You can, however, share the example files with colleagues purely for work reasons (ie, if you use the example workbook to prepare a chart, you can share that).
Please note that Excel School content is copy-righted and protected by international laws. You are allowed one license for viewing, repeating, learning from the content. You are not given any rights to reproduce or share the content with out my explicit authorization.
You are also not allowed to share your login id / password with anyone.