xlcalibre.com is a wonderful site that’s focused on Excel and how it’s used (and can be used) in Human Resources.
I especially like the post Learning to Learn Excel. Often, the question comes up in conversation, in online forums, on Facebook, etc.
- How to you learn Excel?
- How can I master Excel?
- Oz, how did you get good at Excel.
The one thing I can’t stress enough is the point: BE SELECTIVE. Excel is so vast that the only thing you can master is the reasons you would need to use Excel.
Answer: Two semesters of Calculus
Never used any Calculus in a spreadsheet, used minimal Trig, and a lot of basic Algebra. So much math experience trains a person to simultaneously think of the goal and the steps toward it. It trains a person to think several steps ahead. Word problems help a person translate language into symbols.
These are critical skills in using Excel at intermediate and advanced levels. Now you know what to say when a youngster questions why they need to study so much match! They can have a future in helping keep this word’s data clean.